• Off-Road Emergency Welding

    November 12, 2014 Comments (1) Field Craft

    You can feel the adventure and fun simmering away, ready to go to a full boil as you load up your rig for an off-road camping or over-landing journey: your tent, water, sleeping bag, stove, cooler, food, refreshments, and the miscellaneous basic necessities. You even check your spare tire, your jack, toss in a couple

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  • The Blue Belly Lizard

    November 5, 2014 Comments (16) Fauna

    The blue-belly lizard aka the Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) is one of the most common of lizards found in California. They range from sea level to the mountains and only avoid open desert and wet forests probably due to the need for external temperature regulation. The blue-belly gets its nickname

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  • Axes & Tomahawks: Part 1

    October 20, 2014 Comments (0) Field Facts

    The last few years has been a great time for axes and tomahawks. What do we mean “great time for axes and tomahawks”? Well, we mean this…There has been a re-discovery and renewed interest in this family of edged tools and their utter practicality for outdoor use by a new generation of users. Additionally,

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  • The Scout Knife

    October 1, 2014 Comments (4) Field Facts

    At first pass, “Scout Knife” would suggest that this is a type of knife used by “Scouts”, or “Boy Scouts”. Indeed the Boys Scouts of America® do use a multi-bladed pocket knife usually referred to as a “Scout Knife”. Apart from its namesake, what is, makes up, defines a “Scout Knife”, and where

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  • How to Care For Your Knife

    August 27, 2014 Comments (0) Field Craft

    Maintaining your knife in the field is a lot more important than you probably think. Even though they are made of steel and wood or some sort of synthetic hard handle, they can be damaged rather easily. A bit of simple care can extend the life of your blade and help to ensure not only …

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