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Batoning Wood With A Knife To Make Quick Kindling

batoning wood with a knife

Batoning wood with a knife is a great way to make kindling at the campsite. Before I talk about how to do it, let me first talk about when you would not want to baton wood. It is not meant ...

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The New Zebco 33 Reel – Available in 2020

On the last 50 Campfires Field Trip, I had a chance to field-test the new Zebco 33 reel that will be out in 2020. The most significant change is that it will have a 20% faster retrieval rate. I like ...

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Got A Birthday? Don’t Forget The Fishing Poles!

Introducing friends to fishing

On our last 50 Campfires Field Trip, we had the good fortune of celebrating a birthday with friends at the lake. It was hot and sunny, and a perfect day for fun in the sun. Our mission has always been ...

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How To Carve A Spoon At The Campsite

how to carve a spoon

A few years ago I was camping with some friends, and as soon as we got there, one of the guys started carving a spoon. I soon learned that he does this every time he goes camping, and I thought ...

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Protected: 10 Do’s And Don’ts For First Boating Adventures

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What Do the Numbers on Binoculars Mean?

what do the numbers on binoculars mean

What Do the Numbers on Binoculars Mean? If you’re shopping for binoculars, chances are you’ve seen a series of numbers and symbols in the product description. Something along the lines of “12-40×40” or “10/30×25”. To the uninitiated, these can be ...

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How to Choose Binoculars For Outdoor Adventures

how to choose binoculars

How to Choose Binoculars A good pair of binoculars should be part of every hiker’s kit. They can allow you to get a better look at the wildlife, or to zoom in on natural features like waterfalls and cliffs, which ...

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Do I Need a Bear Canister?

do I need a bear canister

Do I need a bear canister? That’s a good question. When you’re camping in bear country, it’s important to remember that bears have a strong sense of smell. Scratch that. Bears have a very strong sense of smell, about equivalent ...

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Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener: Review

work sharp guided field sharpener review

The Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener is one of the best ways to keep an edge on your knife in the field that I know of. It has two features that set it apart from other sharpeners: 1) five levels ...

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Kershaw Reverb: Review

kershaw reverb review

Here’s something that I’ve noticed over the past few years: I don’t usually need a large knife for most camp tasks. I’m usually cutting rope, carving a marshmallow stick, or opening a package of hotdogs. In all of these cases, ...

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