Looking For the Very Best Every Day Carry Pocket Knife This Will Help

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The folks at Columbia River Knife and Tool sent us their ParaSaw bracelet and Russ Kommer Free Variety Hunter knife for evaluation. The great news is that regardless of cold weather condition, rain and wind the kids made it out in one piece with no mishaps. Did they find usages for the Kommer and ParaSaw?

Prior to their journey, Mary took the ParaSaw bracelet apart to inspect the stainless steel wire tungsten carbide coated wire saw. Bit by bit, as Mary unbraided the cord, the saw was exposed, nicely sealed in a water resistant plastic casing. The finger hold handles are made by looping the saw at each end and covering the loops with a difficult flexible plastic to secure your fingers.
When they returned, the kids coudn’t stop talking about how wonderful the saw worked. It was much too heavy, so they utilized the parasaw to cut half way through, jumped on the area they had simply cut, breaking the limb in half and dragged the 2 pieces off the path. We want to take a closer look to see if this qualifies as the best edc folding knife or at least one of them.

They took turns utilizing the saw at nights to gather wood for their fire, as it fasted and even fun. They did have one recommendation for future users. The finger handles are not ideal for all hands, however if you put a stick through each deal with, it works completely. It offers you more utilize with no pressure on the fingers.

Mary and I are keeping the sample from CRKT. After the kids returned, I neatly folded the saw into its initial shape and inserted it into a plastic straw and sealed both ends. Mary then rebraided the bracelet. We do not advise this as a method of getting around purchasing a new ParaSaw, due to the fact that if the saw is not sealed correctly and gets wet, it can rust and become useless. We will keep this Parasaw bracelet in our camping trailer as a backup to our regular equipment. We suggest that if you are going camping into rough country and even on a day journey hike into the mountains, take a new ParaSaw and wear it. With an MSRP of $24.99 it is cheap insurance. Better to have it and not require it, than to need it and not have it!

As for the 9 foot nylon cord, they discovered a range of usages around their camp. Being kids, they had to have some fun, so they used the cable to tie the skull to the grill of their GMC and owned home.

Then we inquired about Russ Kommer’s knife. For readers who may not be familiar with Russ Kommer, he was an Alaskan hunting and fishing guide for years and is now a well known custom-made knife maker from North Dakota. He has actually probably seen and utilized more knives over the years than the majority of us carry out in a lifetime. He created the Free Variety Hunter Drop Point to be the supreme folding hunting/camp knife.

Knife Specs:


Type: Lock back folding hunting knife
Open Length: 8.875 inches
Closed Length: 5.125 inches
Weight: 4.4 ounces
Blade Length: 3.75 inches
Blade Thickness: 0.12 inches
Blade Product: 8Cr13MoV
Blade Finish: Satin
Grind: Hollow
Design: Clip point
Edge: Plain
Manage Material: Double injection (tough & soft) polymer
Liner: 2CR13
Sheath Weight 1.1 ounces
2016 MSRP: $49.99.

The manage is ergonomically created to fit both large and small hands, which is no little accomplishment. The manage product is a combination of soft and hard polymers created with an injection molding procedure. The result is an all-weather surface that offers a strong grip. The hollow ground steel blade is made from 8Cr13MoV steel, which means a combination of chromium, molybdenum and vanadium. I do not understand the specifics or details of the steel in the Komer knife, but whatever it is, it is great! The Rockwell solidity is 58-59, perfect for holding an edge, yet easy adequate to sharpen when required. As a side note of significance, the blade on this knife is still hollow ground by hand; no mass production machine here. Each Free Range is special, a quality that is lost on the majority of knives today, even the high priced ones.

Kommer Free Range Hunter Knife
Illustration thanks to Columbia River Knife & Tool Inc
. If the ParaSaw was a homerun for CRKT, the Kommer Free Range Hunter Clip Point knife was a bases packed crowning achievement. We could not get the kids to stop discussing the Free Variety knife. That is actually saying a lot, because, prior to this journey, Carl constantly brought his Kershaw.

They used the Kommer for cutting wood shavings for the fire every night, cutting their veggies for the pot and then cutting the steaks that they took along for the journey. Susannah complained that everytime she required the knife, Carl was utilizing it. After five days of truly heavy usage, the knife still looks as good as when we took it out of the box.

There was one issue: They will not offer it back to us! However, we will get some fulfillment from watching the kids as they argue over who gets to keep it.

Among the other chaps that ventured into the Gila with the kids was from the UK. His hobby is wood carving. Each night, after dinner, he would discover a suitable piece of wood and carve spoons and knives. He was so impressed with this knife that he notified us that he plans to order one, not for hunting, but for general usage around his home in England and, obviously, wood carving.


Good Tips For Your Next Camping Trip

Good Tips for Exciting Camping

Enjoy a fun weekend can be done with a variety of outdoor activities. One of them is camping. This type of activity is not costly but can give maximum pleasure. With a traveler camping, it is indirectly saving on lodging accommodation sector. For such a short holiday weekend, a traveler can choose the beach as a place to hold a tent and spend the night there. Camping is an activity that is easy bother to do if the beach is medium. Set up a tent was not at random, there are some special tricks that must be understood by a traveler who wants a camping on the beach. In order to make the camping run smoothly and exciting, you should first read the following tips.

Camping is an outdoor activity in which a person will live in tents installed in the open space including the beach. Therefore, the weather greatly affects the success or failure of the camping. Although the tents are made of parachute waterproof but rain will disperse the other support activities such as failing to look at the stars and mostly, you are not able to make a bonfire. We all certainly agree that camping without a campfire like vegetables without salt. For that before leaving the camping make sure the weather around the site. Rain can not predict exactly when down however by looking at natural phenomena such as clouds began to gather could be a reference us to predict whether it will rain or not. The easiest way is to choose a day outside the months of the rainy season.

In theory, the tide is affected by the gravity of the moon to the earth. Usually high tide the sea will experience during peak full moon that occurs every 15th of calendar. So benchmark the camp by the beach is date instead of AD. By knowing this calendar, you can predict the sea conditions on the spot. After knowing about the dating, a traveler can decide where to set up a tent safe from the brunt of the tidal wave. If not familiar with date, you can ask the locals about the maximum limit tide on the beach if your camping is on a beach close to the locals. For more safety, build a tent rather far from the beach or area that feels safe at high tide occurs. You certainly do not want fast asleep when suddenly the tents were washed away in the waves.

Do not just wave you need to consider when assembling the tent, but also the state of the wind. To note that generally in the evening breeze on the beach faster than other places. All you have to do is put up a tent in a place protected from direct exposure to sea breezes. You can choose sheltered places such as under trees or bushes. These objects will automatically mute gust of wind in the tent. But keep in mind as well if you choose to build a tent in the bushes, choose shrubs that are not too heavy article to anticipate the breeding of animals in the bush. Find a place that is wide enough to be used also for cooking and making bonfires.

To make the tent does not wind, it takes stakes to hold it. If camping in the mountain is an easy thing considering the solid terrain then what about the beach filled with sand? Not all parts of the coast are in the form of loose sand. Some distances from the shore usually have fairly dense sand. The place is most fitting to set up a tent with a peg stuck steady. Making a bonfire on the beach sand is also not a trivial thing that is easy to do. The evenings will shore winds blow strong enough. It is quite difficult to just start a fire to make a campfire.

The beach sand is very easy to stick to the skin so it is almost certain if playing on the beach must be part of the body stained with sand. Therefore, before entering into the tent, make sure first if you already sterile sand. Because sleep with the conditions in the tents were full of sand will give discomfort. Whatever your activities, do not ever leave rubbish. Do not sacrifice yourself just for little fun. For the discerning traveler, each traveling make sure to always carry plastic bags jumbo size. The point is to enter the waste that you generate during camping. The waste is then later you take it home or thrown in the trash that you find in other locations. This habit can certainly be started from you, but do not hesitate to remind others if there is littering or even burying rubbish in the sand. That way you can learn to be a responsible traveler. Well if all these tips you understand it, the next step is to determine the day and set up equipment. After that, you can go directly to the location.

Preparation for Hunting and Fishing – Yep We Fish Too!

If we want to buy hunting and fishing equipment, it helps to first determine its type. For example is a salt water or fresh water. The sea water is very easy to make the metal rust. So the reel for salt water is specially designed. It is different with fresh water reel. In addition to consider the water, the pull of the sea fish is also very strong.

Hunting and Fishing

With basic fishing techniques, sometimes it is weak already bent rod although only bear the burden of weights and lures only. Having a good survival backpack is a must to keep your hunting and fishing gear dry and secure.

As for fresh water, only a riverside location just requires rod and reel rather strong. It is the need for ballast more to hold the bait stays in place when using benthic fishing techniques. The ballast requires matching rod so fish can feel the sensation but on the other hand is strong enough to attract fish and ballast.

Go here for a complete guide to fishing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishing_tackle

Reel for sea water up to a depth of 200 meters can be as follow. Just suppose we want to buy hunting and fishing equipment for the marsh, ponds or pools. The technique used is to use a float. We recommend looking for the smallest reel, enough strings 3-14 kg. String length is 150-180 cm. If the strings are too strong, the sensation is less pronounced and hard strings tied to the hook. Similarly rod that is too big and strong, the pull of the fish sensation felt. If we want to fish to a depth of 200 meters in the ocean, string measuring 40 kg (about 80 lbs) it is enough to subdue the resistance of fish. Unless see stingrays, another story. The strings are too strong, difficult for anglers when the hook or ballast stuck on the reef.

Fishing pole to swamps and ponds can be done as follow. Tackle shop provides many options. If not solidify option, then potential buyers will be confused and unsure. If so, the fishing rod is used because it purchased less than the maximum moment of doubt. The fish is later free to be hooked. Once at the bait shop, find the appropriate equipment specification required. Then find what makes us falling in love at first sight. Do not hesitate, have such equipment. After we bought it, a new look around the other fishing equipment. As for the hook, how to choose a good hook is as shown below. Pick hook there, and choose a hook that snagged the bottom. It is a sign that the hook is already impatient hooks to the fish’s mouth.

Choosing reel is much to be of concern, ranging from the material, weight, gear ratio, and the drag on the reel system. Heavy reel of course directly related to our comfort, especially when fishing using a reel that is quite large, such as for popping techniques. Reel with strong materials tend to be heavy, while the reel with light and strong material made quite expensive but at least there are a few weight ratio reel with a quality that is not much different that could be taken into consideration. Especially where we stand when we feel comfortable.

fishing backpack and gear

Gear ratio on the reel determines the speed of rotation of the spool in one round handle reel, it affects how long strings of maximum taken into the spool reel in one round handle, (in this case a big spool on a spinning reel also influential), which is certainly related to engineering fishing which we will use, reel with a high ratio above 5: 1 would be more suitable in use for fishing techniques that require fast retrieve such as casting or popping, while the ratio below 5: 1 is more suited for jogging or heavy foundation engineering. System drag on the reel to be smoother to pull the strings out on the fish, if not smooth drag system will provide power shock on strings, it is very bad for the wearer strings branded that could not take the pounding and at risk of dropping out.

To drag wisher itself I do not advocate to make modifications even though the grounds to enhance the Performance drag on the reel, since manufacturers reel into account the ability to drag with axles and other systems on the reel including body stamp (the handle of the reel) which directly receives the effects of the load drag given by drag reel. At the risk of reel as bent or broken handle of the reel, the reel with some less good material. For more details, read tips on choosing a reel.

Hunting Supplies for the Great Outdoors!

Hunting Supplies

Hunting activity is included in the outdoor activities that sometimes we in the hunt less attention to the problem of preparation as well as standard equipment and hunting supply. It is necessary, because we do not know when or where we get lost or wrong path while doing the activity outdoor or hunting.

Well, here we try to review a bit limited knowledge of the author about the equipment and what preparation is needed in these outdoor activities. First of all the things needed in outdoor activities in this case the hunt is the knowledge of the terrain or the term knowledge inland navigation, because these activities are done on land, of course.

Definition of inland navigation is the study of how does one determine a place and leave the shadow field, whether a state of the surface as well as the landscape of the earth with the help of at least a map and compass as hunting supply. Based on the above understanding, the minimum we have to master the knowledge of maps and compass.

The topic of discussion is not wide. Here we will discuss about the land navigation in detail, because I will review some more on the post of its own, but simply provide an overview of the importance and understanding of inland navigation base to do all the outdoor activities or in this case the hunt. Hunting is fun, sometimes we forget to do the preparatory activities or carry standard equipment, which is already carry guns and bullets, immediately unplug it. After the incident we experienced lost or disaster, such as injured or fall, we are aware of the importance of new standard hunting supply equipment inland navigation.

Minimum equipment that must be carried by a hunter outside the rifle based on the experience of the author, among others, a small or medium knife. Knives or machetes can help us, such as a small example to cut branches or twigs for the base we sit down or it could be to cut the branch where we hid.

It also can be to open the way to the lush bushes. In terms of hunting, gun certainly will not be left behind but sometimes we overlook the bullet / pellet reserves, whereas in certain situations bullets as hunting supply are needed so it would be nice if it was about to hunt on the field that we have never touched or terrain that we lack experience, it needs to be considered.

Another thing that needs to be prepared is P3K equipment, such as antiseptic, plasters, gauze and cotton. Small scissors may be additionally can we include in our P3K equipment, or can use a knife which we have brought earlier. Medicines and equipment is needed before the first treatment when things happen that we do not want.

Equipment that is no less important in the other hunting is a means of communication, such as phone or handy talky for hunting supply.

In the era of technology and communications, these tools cannot be underestimated, especially in terms of hunting because we need information about the existence and position of comrades to anticipate misunderstanding and miss-targeted, as well as for coordination in ambush prey.

Technology for mobile phones now are becoming more sophisticated, such as are already equipped with GPS navigation or a Google map that can be used as a substitute for the compass and map manually. But in the hunt, sometimes we go into a weak signal area or even blank, where the role of a compass and a map is needed. So, a compass and a map as hunting supply for me personally are obligatory to carry.

As an additional tool that may be taken is a versatile toolkit, which is in one tool there are various types and function of each, such as pliers, knives, spoons, screwdrivers, saws, etc., to be more simple and practical. Another addition is a pair of binoculars, rope, solid food supplies such as bread / biscuits and chocolates, drinking water, a hat and a whistle. To cap besides useful to shield the head from the sun as well as the chief protector of wild animal bites that are above, such as tree snakes. And can also as a protection from sharp branches or twigs that are above.

Meanwhile, we can use the whistle as hunting supply to sound marker or caller comrades, when we are separated from the group or our group, because the sound of the whistle louder and higher pitched voice raises, so within its reach farther than the human voice shout. You must have seen the movie titled Titanic in this film there is a scene where the actress acts fragment of the effectiveness of using a whistle to mark the presence of a person in a rescue mission. It is such as the usefulness of this whistle as hunting supply.

Bowhunting For Beginner – Mom Teaching Son Survival

Learning to shoot for beginners is not difficult. But the ease of learning to shoot do not make it as something that is not too ignored, because it can only be a matter that could be a factor in the failure to hit a target you shot. The rifle used mainly for hunting wild animals or just for sport in skeet shooting. Here’s bowhunting equipment and how to learn shoot pets hurry for beginners.

Learning BowHunting – Mom Top 6

  1. Hold the rifle correctly

The rifle must be held at any time with a hand that is not used to shoot at the center of the palms, more or less in the middle of the handle of the gun. Hold firmly with “v” formed by the thumb and forefinger. Grasp the handles with a handgun used to shoot (the hand used to write) on the handle behind the trigger. Grasp the rifle securely but gently, like when you shake hands lightly.

  1. Always treat a gun as if in a charged state

Always wear protective ear as bow hunting equipment and eye when shooting. Keep the safety key to the rifle in a shooting position. Never put a finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot. When you are not in a position to shoot, keep the barrel still pointing up or straight down toward the ground, never direct the gun to your own body or someone else and assume that the gun is always loaded. Before you try aiming for, charge or firing a rifle, shotgun and learn to appreciate its usefulness.

  1. Point the gun in firing position

Pull a little rifle of bow hunting equipment to the shoulder, the hand is in the same position, but the gun directed upwards. Pull a rifle butt firmly toward the shoulder. Not putting the rifle tightly to the shoulders will make a kick more painful when you fire it. Position closely on the shoulder allows your body to absorb the kick, and if it does not close, the gun will be mental to your shoulder. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, with the body tilted about 40 degrees toward the target during shooting hand position. Do not put a finger on the trigger, but hold the butt of his rifle behind the trigger of bow hunting equipment with your other fingers.

  1. Attach your rifle butt cheeks

To aim properly, you must develop the ability called attachment cheek on the handle. It means that you should make your eyes parallel to the direction of shooting guns by keeping cheeks still clung to the rifle butt. When rifles drawn into the pockets created by your shoulder, chest muscles, let your head leaning on it to make to keep your neck relaxed. If the rifle has a sight aperture (binoculars to zero) approximately half of the barrel, align the rifle so that the crosshairs point near the end of the gun barrel parallel to the aperture. Practice putting your cheek at the same point on the rifle as bow hunting equipment and align point as fast and comfortable as possible.

  1. Develop your swing

With a gun that has not been filled, make sure the seat is installed and practice directing gun into position quickly. Push the gun away from your body then place the butt of his rifle to your shoulder, to keep it stuck tightly on the shoulder pouch formed by your body.

  1. Focus on the targeted goal (game)

Once you understand and have mastered some of the above steps on the basics of learning how to shoot for beginners. Try to shoot all the targets you aim (game). One thing you should keep in mind that the gun as bow hunting equipment is a dangerous tool. So watch around you.

Those are the explanation of the basics of learning how to shoot game animals for beginners. It may be useful for you. And again, if you have mastered the way friends do not use your shooting technique to things not desired.

Hunting Tips for Successful Outcome

There are some ways I had been applied in hunting and its successful outcome. The following are the top hunting tips to hunt, but the results are satisfactory.

Hunting Tips – Top 4

  1. Waiting for a target in a ground blind

Waiting is the actual activity test of patience. How can? You wait a full day in a ground blind. In need of time which is long enough to wait for the target, sometimes I am also able to fall asleep that is so long its target is not out of the nest, but when you see the target out of the nest, the adrenaline increases. Therefore, the target is out, safety off, aiming, target crosshair, and pull off the trigger. Hit! Your work will pay off with satisfied by these hunting tips! Good luck!

  1. Patrol

The second way is the way of the usual hunter had done. It runs along the hunting area to find the target on purpose. However, when the patrol tries to look at the direction of angina, animals do not smell the arrival of humans. Try at the time of the patrol went very careful so that the target is not running because of fear, but once the target in sight, just close to the shooting range rifle that has been zeroing for example 20 meters.

  1. Tracking

Actual tracking method is similar to patrol but the tracking is a trace on the target, tracking the target of hunting tips.

  1. Hunting with dogs

This way uses the sense of smell of the dog and effective enough to find the target. Usually it is used for hunting wild boars, weasels, and other large animals.

One example is to hunt bird. Bird is fairly easy to hunt during the day. The clothes wore is critical to both shirt and pants. Try to wear brown or gray, dark color hat but not black, for the equipment required for me is HP or a music box that can play MP3 or other MP3 player. HP, a music box that had been prepared from hunting tips before we fill bird sounds, if already ready to live departed. Look for a strategic location, habits of birds in the morning typically looking for a field such as garden bean, or a newly plowed land. At the site look for a tree that usually leaves not a lot but a lot of branches.

Just look for a comfortable seat. If you use a gun type of PCP, distance between you and the tree is approximately 30-50 meters. Whereas if you use a hand pump shotgun kind you can sit at a distance of approximately 20 m from the tree. Play MP3 sound of birds as hunting tips. Concentrate the view around you, because usually birds come suddenly. If you are not ready, it could run away although later also back again. If the targets are hanging on a tree, try to stay on, do not make the bird startled but just relax as if we do not pay attention. Do not forget to take a deep breath, release slowly, and point guns to the birds. Hold your breath again later on the count to release the shot. Tranquility is the key of success target shooting because if not used to hunt when viewed target hand difficult to calm as hunting tips.

The best approach to target is a circle that we do not walk directly toward the target but we walk toward the target but a bit circular. Remember, walking should also be considered. If not, birds definitely blur. To walk, if there is a lush place we should sneak in these places, but if in the fields trick used is as though we are a farmer who is walking. Walk like usually and do not stop unless we have found a strategic place for firing. Remember, the primary key field is unhurried. Concentration has been prepared since our first step, so when it is near and ready to fire, you do not need long time to navigate directly rifle after it but who had previously been filled wind.