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My EDC Pocket Knife

I got this knife as a Christmas present a number of years earlier. Initially I was a little reluctant to change my old CaseXX pocketknife that my daddy gave to me, however after just a couple of months, I fell for this blade.

The Kershaw has a smooth style that can be included into practically any clothes design while still having the exact same brute strength of a repaired blade knife. This knife has a medium rate point of around $50.00 so it is not extremely pricey and the Kershaw name has a fantastic brand name history behind it.

– Pros:.The high carbon steel blade stabilizes the capability to hold an edge with the capability to quickly hone a dull knife rapidly.

Speedsafe opening innovation enables fast opening utilizing just one hand.

Frame lock style: the blade will just be opened by pushing the frame lock button, holding the knife will tighten up the lock and keep it from mistakenly closing while in usage.

Stainless steel style: All stainless-steel is simple to tidy and extremely rust resistant.

Large 4 5/8 ” long deal with permits excellent grip with bigger hands.

Kershaw provides totally free life time repair work and honing (you just require to pay the shipping to their Oregon center and they will send it back to you great as brand-new and razor sharp).

– Cons

All stainless-steel frames are slick with damp hands and move temperature level quickly. This can be an issue in winter.

Speedsafe style has an incredibly strong spring and holding the knife too loose might trigger it to turn out of your hand. If it is struck the incorrect method the knife might pop open inside your pocket.

Torx bit tightening up screws are not something that many people have on hand and must the knife ended up being loose (which hasn’’ t took place in over 2 years of everyday usage) it will be challenging to tighten up without the appropriate bits.

The knife flights high in your pocket (stands out about an inch high in my pocket). This isn’’ t a huge offer, however it can be captured quickly or scratch your cars and truck or other things you might lean up versus.

After coupling the other user examines with my own, I can securely state that aside from a couple of small unfavorable elements, the Kershaw Shallot is a fantastic knife to have on hand at all times.

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Originally published on: October 1, 2012 @ 3:45 AM


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31 Outdoor Survival Skills For The True Outdoorsman

If you’re a real outdoorsman, you’ve got the outside survival abilities to sustain anything the excellent outdoors tosses your method. I have to ask… … are you a real outdoorsman?

RELATED: 19 ““ Old World ” Primitive Survival Skills You’’ ll WISH You Knew Before SHTF

In this post:

Camping Survival Skills Outdoor Survival Hacks Using Everyday Items Camping in the Rain Outdoor Survival Skills Defensive Survival Skills Fire-Building Survival Skills Build a Shower Know the Tactics Tell Someone Before You Go Expert Tips Staying Clean Splinter Solution Hike Safely Identifying Poisonous Plants Navigation Skills Stay Hydrated Campfire Without Smoke Survival Skills and Camping Techniques Building a Fire Master the Compass Hide in Plain Sight How to Use a Poncho Cooking Food Off-Grid Make a Lantern Tie a Square Knot Bow Drill Fire Tips Keep Bugs Off Weather Forecasting Trail Survival Skills Lessons Find Dry Wood Drink for Life Mind Those That Slither .Outside Survival Skills Everyone Should Learn.1. Outdoor Camping Survival Skills.

|.There is no much better location or chance for survival abilities training than outdoor camping. These outdoor camping abilities will evaluate your survival abilities in the outdoors.

.2. Outside Survival Hacks Using Everyday Items.

|.You require to understand how to improvise when you’re out in the wilderness. You can’t constantly trust you’ll have a working phone or GPS system on you.

Here are some suggestions on how to utilize simply what’s around you to assist you endure.

.3. Camping in the Rain Outdoor Survival Skills.

|.To some campers, rain is a disappointment. For survivalists, outdoor camping in the rain is an interesting obstacle and survival training chance for catastrophe survival.

.4. Protective Survival Skills.

|.Being outdoors exposes you to numerous threats, which is why shooting is an essential outside ability . And obviously, you require to hunt for food.

.5. Fire-Building Survival Skills.

|.It might be primary, however constructing a fire is truly a necessary survival ability —– specifically if conditions are less than suitable.

.6. Develop a Shower.

|.Remaining in the wilderness makes you susceptible to all sorts of illness. Make certain you preserve great health .

.7. Know the Tactics.

|.When things go from bad to SHTF, you require to understand these outside survival strategies .

.8. Inform Someone Before You Go.

|.When he was loading up for his bike trek in 127 Hours, I still keep in mind yelling this guidance to James Franco. Leave a note or text a good friend, a minimum of.

It does sound minor however when things fail , your liked ones need to understand where you have actually gone.

.9. Specialist Tips.

|.Put in the time to gain from the knowledge of a real survival specialist . These ideas will assist you endure in various sort of surfaces.

.10. Remaining Clean.

|.Human waste is among the leading sources of illness. Stay tidy, specifically when you’re outdoors and find out correct sewage disposal .

.11. Splinter Solution.


It’s simple to get a splinter out in the wilderness, however the infection is the primary issue. Discover how to eliminate a splinter correctly here .

.12. Walking Safely.

|.Treking is an excellent method to develop your badgering out abilities! Make security a leading concern when treking .

.13. Determining Poisonous Plants.

|.You require to understand what plants to prevent . An allergy is the last thing you wish to have out in the wild.

.14. Navigation Skills.

|.When the grid is down and your devices are dead, you can constantly rely on the old compass and map to discover your method to security. Understanding how to utilize a map and compass sure is among the most useful outside survival abilities.

.15. Stay Hydrated.

|.As you stroll, you’re consuming your body fluids. Find out how to remain hydrated here .

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.16. Campfire Without Smoke.

|.There are circumstances where you require to keep warm or cook food without smoke so as not to expose your area.

.17. Survival Skills and Camping Techniques.

|.Camping ends up being much easier and more enjoyable when you understand these camping techniques .

.18. Developing a Fire.

|.When understanding how to construct a fire will not suffice, here’s an approach that may fit you.

.19. Master the Compass.

|.The compass can conserve your life if you get lost. Make certain you understand how to utilize it, and how to read it.

.20. Conceal in Plain Sight.

|.Human beings are simple to identify in the wild; discover some camouflaging methods .

.21. How to Use a Poncho.

|.There’s more than one method to utilize a poncho. Have a look at some survival utilizes for a poncho .

.22. Cooking Food Off-Grid.

|.Electrical power is nonexistent in the wilderness, so you need to discover how to prepare without it .

.23. Make a Lantern.

|.When the sun goes down in the wilderness, light ends up being a need. A fire can rapidly pass away out however a homemade lantern can offer you light over night.

.24. Connect a Square Knot.

|.This is among the simplest knots to master . If it isn’t currently on your survival abilities list, make certain to discover it quickly.

.25. Bow Drill Fire Tips.

|.It might not be the simplest fire to begin, however a friction fire is extremely fulfilling–– a beneficial survival ability.

.26. Keep Bugs Off.

|. Apart from the danger of getting an illness, skeeter bites can be aggravatingly scratchy. Do you understand the most efficient methods to avoid bug bites in the wild?

.27. Weather condition Forecasting.

|.Understanding how to anticipate the weather condition can assist you prepare much better. Discover how to anticipate the weather condition yourself – – no Doppler radar needed.

.28. Path Survival Skills Lessons.

|.Some individuals believe treking is all enjoyable, however it features genuine risks, too. Take these path pointers for your own great.

.29. Discover Dry Wood.

|.Discovering the best type of fire wood and tinder is among the beneficial outside survival abilities due to the fact that it’s much easier and quicker to begin a fire with dry wood .

.30. Consume for Life.

|.Out in the wild, you can quickly end up being thirsty and weak. Find out how to discover and prepare drinkable water .

.31. Mind Those That Slither.

|.Lots of snakes are poisonous so make certain you understand how to handle them .

This video from TA Outdoors will reveal you how to establish camp and discover your outside survival abilities by real experience:

These 31 pointers are evidence of the significance of survival abilities when you’re in an emergency situation or SHTF scenario. Let me ask you this, do you have what it takes to endure in the outdoors?

Do you believe you’re a real survivalist? Take our Wilderness Survival Skills Quiz, and put your outside survival abilities to the test !

Have you put these outside survival abilities to the test? Inform us about it in the remarks area listed below!

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Editor’’ s Note: This post was initially released on July 15, 2016, and has actually been upgraded for quality and significance.


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How to Make a PVC Fiberglass Bow | Survival Life

Have you been wanting to make a bow for practicing in the yard or just playing out in the back yard with the kids for some affordable bonding? The PVC fiberglass bow might be the perfect project to take on this fall.

For many survivalists, when they think of a “Survival Bow,” they think of honing some hearty tree sapling in the woods. But, the world is changing and supplies are a plenty for making your own high-quality survival equipment.

Check out these awesome PVC fiberglass bow instructions from our friends at DIY Ready!

DIY PVC Fiberglass Bow

 Supplies needed for your Fiberglass Reinforced PVC Bow:

x1 – 62-inch length of 3/4-inch PVC Plumbing Pipe
x2- 2-inch sections of  1/2-inch PVC Plumbing Pipe
x2 – 3/4-inch PVC Pipe End Caps (optional)
x4 – Fiberglass Rod Reflective Road Markers/Driveway Markers (available to most hardware stores)
x1 – Paracord Survival Bracelet or 7-feet of loose paracord (160+ pound test)
x1 – Lighter
x1 – PVC Pipe Cuter
x1 – Tape Measure
Optional: Paint to bad-assify your finished product

Step 1: Cut those pipes if needed

Use your PVC pipe cutter or, if in survival situation, your survival multi-tool saw bit to cut your main bow pipe to 62-inches in length. Do the same for you 1/2-inch pipe to create two sections, each 2-inches long. A PVC cutting tool like the one below works best, and leaves no traces of work behind like plastic shavings.

PVC tools like this cut like butter, and with no mess, so no evidence of your work is left behind.
Step 2: Sand your insert edges

We need to sand one edge of our little 1/2-inch pieces, because pretty soon we’re going to slam them into the 3/4 bow pipe as reinforcement inserts. Hand sanding is fine, just taper one end of each piece so it can slide easier into the hollow portion of the 3/4-inch pipe. It will be a tight fit!

Step 3: Hammer them tips

Get one of your 2-inch pieces and line it up on the hollow end of your 3/4-inch pipe. Give it a few solid whacks with a hammer (or any blunt object) to seat it into the post.

Get it lined up and ready to hammer. No hammer? Cave man that thing with a rock!

Step 4: Binding Fiberglass Core

Start by taping together all of your rods so that you have two cores, each made from two rods taped side-by-side.

Don’t go crazy with the tape, all you need is small, one-layer strips. It will be a tight fit for the core, and tape may make it impossible for you to pack the core inside the bow if you put on too much.

Now take your other 1/2-inch pipe insert and place it next to the end of your bow, as this will give us an idea of how much room we have inside the bow. We then line up the rods, so the tip of the rods end at the point where the insert starts.

These standard rods are not long enough to go all the way down the bow by themselves, but that is okay, because we are going to layer them on top of each other.

As you can see below, if one of our rod pairs is touching the bottom of the 1/2-inch PVC (the one we haven’t slammed in yet) we can place the other rod pair about a foot down the line.

We line up our second rod pair so that it reaches to the other end of the bow, also accounting for the insert, and tape this whole system together.

Don’t over-tape this system either.

This layered 4-rod system should be about 58-inches long. We know this because our pipe is 62-inches, and it has (or will  have) the smaller 2-inch inserts on either end. These rods will eventually sit inside the bow pipe in-between the space left by the 2-inch inserts on either end.

Step 5: Stuff the bow

Now that you have your core, stuff it in the bow pipe from the end that does not yet have the 1/2-inch piece in it. Once you get to the last inch of rod sticking out, use a pipe, stick (or in our case, a socket wrench extension) to push the rods the rest the way into the pipe.

It will be snug, but not impossible with some good ol’ brute force.
Use your insert piece as a guide to see how far down you need to push the core into the pipe so it clears the insert.

Step 6: Put in second insert

Hammer your other 1/2-inch limb reinforcement pipe into the end now that your fiberglass core is snugly in place. It should seat perfectly, creating a tight system of rods inside the bow.

Repeat Step 3 on the last insert.
Step 7 – Mark your limbs

Peer down into your bow pipe and you should just be able to see the two fiberglass rods. Mark the top of your 3/4-inch pipe so that the lines on either side line up with your two rods. Your line needs be this way so the front of the bow and the fiberglass core line up.

The first photo is overexposed so that, if you look closely down the pipe, you can see the faint orange of the two rod we just pushed down with the socket extension.

We did not move the pipe in the next image, so you can see how the pen marks line up with the fiberglass core.

Measure down one inch from each line and mark the pipe.

Step 8: Cut your string insert

We used a hacksaw to cut down each side of our sharpie marks. You want to use a blade that is not too big, as your bow string is going to sit into the area we are cutting out.

I’ve seen people heat up a knife and cut out the pipe that way, but it can make a real mess and smells god awful.
If your saw cuts leave scraps, just pull them out with pliers.

If you use a small blade like this and need to make the gap slightly bigger, just throw a small drill bit onto your drill and run it up and down the existing cut line. This will also allow you to widen the bottom of you cut, giving your bow string a smooth place to sit.

Step 9: First bow string loop

Take apart your paracord bracelet and make a loop knot at one end.

Take apart your 7-foot paracord survival bracelet, or get 7-feet off your bundle of loose cord.

Just make the loop and pass the free end of your cord back through it.

Then pass the free end through the second loop you just created.

And pull tight.

Cut off any excess, your first loop is done!

Step 10: Second bow string loop

You make the second loop on the other end of the line in exactly the same way, but you want the loop to terminate 9-inches down from the other end of your bow. This will create the literal bow in your bow once the other end is affixed…

For the rest of the steps, check out DIY Ready.
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