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Take a Knife to Your Budget Over Dinner Research and Redesign
Research the weapon or weapons you want to replicate by studying pictures and drawings in books and online. Your replica will appear more authentic if you have a clear concept of what the original weapon looked like. As you research the visual representation of the weapon, get an idea of the weapon?s history and traditional use so that you understand why it was manufactured and looked as it did.
No one expects to be stranded or lost in the wilderness. Whether you travel by car through remote areas or you enjoy a day hike in familiar hills, being prepared for an emergency survival situation can mean the difference between life and death.
Here are the essential ten items to put in a lightweight backpack to ensure you have the best chance of surviving the unexpected.
- Fire starting equipment
- Tarp - 50 ft. of nylon rope - Knife - Water bottle - Lightweight cooking pot - Emergency poncho - Compass - Whistle and mirror - First-aid kit
50 ft. of Nylon Rope A sturdy length of rope can support your shelter, hoist your belongings and food out of the reach of bears and large cats and even save your life. Though more expensive climbing ropes are optimal...
Knife The most universally useful tool in a wilderness environment is the sports knife. A sturdy hunting or survival knife is not only useful to cut things such as rope and cloth, but also to dig holes, split kindling, hone wooden steaks, clean fish and help accomplish countless other tasks. A price Kershaw Leek Black with a five-inch blade is the best choice. Choosing the right knife for you, however, can be nearly mind-boggling. While you could easily pay several hundred dollars for a top-notch survival knife, there are adequate knives available for...
Compass Unknowingly walking in circles has been the fatal mistake of many a lost wanderer. Having a compass means being able to travel in a straight line even in the thickest forests where the sky is nearly impossible to see. Even without knowing the lay of the land, the compass allows a traveler to fix the direction of a landmark from a peek or clearing and then follow that heading to a promising destination. A compass can also be vital in keeping travelers from becoming disoriented by...
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