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Victorinox Swiss Army One-Hand Trekker Multi-Tool Pocket Knife – the most functional knife on the market is perfect for outdoor survival tasks.

The Swiss Army Trekker pocketknife, formally known as the Victorinox Swiss Army One-hand Trekker Multi-tool pocketknife is one of the best everyday-carry (EDC) knives I’ve come across to date. Its optimal size and legendary Victorinox quality make it a joy to carry and its intelligent choice of tools and ingenious…
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Ka-Bar fighting knife product review – America’s choice for military knives is the best all-around outdoor knife money can buy.

Wilderness Arena Score: 97/100 It’s arguably the most famous fixed-blade knife design in the world. Produced by Ka-Bar, who has knife-manufacturing experience dating back to 1898, and built in the USA (Olean, New York), the Ka-Bar Fighting Knife has been used by military since 1942. Ka-Bar’s fighting knife is an…
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Flexcut Micro Tools product review – you won’t find a better wood carving knife on the market.

Wilderness Arena Score: 92/100 Flexcut knives and micro tools A good pocket knife will suffice for most whittling tasks but nothing beats a tool specifically designed for carving wood. A wood carving or whittling knife will have a substantial handle for easy gripping which lets you carve longer without getting…
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Tools in the wild

How to make a bow drill in the wild (for starting fires and drilling holes)

A bow drill is most often used for starting a fire – it’s the most efficient fire starting method – but a bow drill can be used for drilling too. A bow drill consists of five basic components – spindle (or drill), board, socket (aka handhold or bearing block), string,…
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How to build a simple foundry (forge) and mold metal objects

  Introduction In a survival situation, tools and weapons made from stone, bone, or wood will suffice but those same tools and weapons constructed from metal may prove overwhelmingly useful. However, metal construction requires use of a forge or foundry, a special furnace used to generate extreme heat – enough to…
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How to build primitive weapons and tools from natural bone, rocks, shells, antlers, or animal teeth

Man has been working rocks, stone, and bone into tools, utensils, and weapons for millions of years. Given its abundance in nature, rocks and bone are perfect materials for making tools and weapons in an emergency wilderness survival situation. How are tools and weapons constructed from rocks? All stone-working methods…
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An introduction to weapons, tools, and gear required for wilderness survival.

It is important to properly maintain your weapons, tools, and gear.  This is especially true of your knife. You must always keep it sharp and ready to use. A knife is your most valuable tool in a survival situation. With the proper knowledge and skills, you can easily improvise needed…
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