Do you fancy carrying a boot knife? If so, you know very well that the term “boot knife” corresponds to the obvious.. a slim blade knife designed to be carried in the boot.
A boot knife or fondly called as the “gambler’s dagger” is a small, double-edged sharp blade that is usually carried or strapped inside a boot. The blade measures 3 to 5 inches and is concealed by a protective sheath before latching inside the boot through the sheath clip.
Boot knives are used for self-defense and for braving the harsh elements of the great outdoors such as wild animals and tall grasses when camping, fishing, trekking, or hunting.
Not only can a boot knife provide protection, but it also comes in handy for doing simple tasks such as opening cans, chopping pieces of wood for fire, cutting off stubborn roots when setting the tent up, and many more. In essence, a boot knife is an indispensable tool for survival in the wilderness.Continue reading
Do deer make sounds? What sound does a deer make? I’m familiar with the different sounds and calls a deer makes due to years of accompanying my dad whenever he goes out to hunt. I may be familiar and experienced, but I’m not an absolute expert when it comes to “deer calling”. The content of this article is based on experience, research, and information from my fellow hunters.
Do deer make sounds? Definitely yes! In fact, deer are very vocal. We just don’t hear them because, in the presence of a predator (hunters like us and other wild beasts), they run like ghosts, not a single sound nor footstep.
In reality, bucks, does, and fawns use various sounds to threaten, communicate, call for help, and convey information to one another. We’re all too familiar with the grunting and snorting noises of deer, but most of us have heard very little of the other sounds they create. Have you listened to a fawn’s distress call? Or a buck’s mating call?Continue reading
Are you tired of rushing to a shaded area and sitting your ass out in the cold while doing your thing? Or worse, walking for miles away from the campsite just to use the outdoor bathroom?
Good news! Your misery ends right now. A portable camping toilet is all you need for a sound night’s sleep. It’ll also be very handy for children and elderly individuals. Not only can it be used for camping, but for other outdoor and home use too. As for me, I used it to potty train my kid.
It is a wonderful tool, people. It has unlimited uses and honestly, it’s a life-saver. When mother nature calls you out in the wilderness, you don’t have to be anxious of deciding where to dump it if you have a portable camping toilet.Continue reading
Have you ever felt that anxious strong call of Mother Nature while you’re out camping, hunting, or doing any other outdoor activities?
Perhaps you've felt the urge to pee or take a dump outside, but sadly, as you frolic to and fro while keeping that relaxed breathing because, you know, it might explode then and there if you succumb to the feeling, you realize that there are no toilet rooms everywhere in the area. GREAT! Just great!Continue reading
Have you ever been addicted to the sweet tangy taste of an apple pie combined with a crispy melt-in-your-mouth crust, warming your insides on a chilly fall night? That’s what the Dutch oven apple cobbler tastes like.
Traditionally, it is a fall recipe that is served steaming hot from the oven as meal desserts. It became a famous camping dessert because it’s one of the few desserts you can cook on site.Continue reading
For starters, a camper’s food list includes a variety of food types – fresh food, dry food, canned food, bread loaves, biscuits and chips, canned beverages, spreads, and sometimes, a few spices. Most of the food we bring are light, not prone to spoilage, and has a nutritive value.
Your body needs all the nutrients it can get from the food you brought because camping is a strenuous activity – setting up the tent and lying cozily in the campfire is just the small picture. The bigger picture includes walking on seemingly endless trails, getting lost in the wildlife, steep trekking hills, and finding a place to camp.
Supposing you are a newbie at camping and you don’t have a portable camping stove, the basic food items enumerated below will surely get you through your camping trip.
Suggested quantity for 1pax/day
One 9 Oz. pack
2 pcs (or pre-cut it into thin strips)
Two 1.31 oz boxes (smallest size)
Whole wheat bread/bagels
1 loaf wheat bread/ 1 bag of bagels
4 pcs / 2 pcs
2 cans (either tuna or sardines or both)
3-4 liters or one 5000-ml water bottle
Two 500-ml bottles
2 cans of beer
(A suggested quantity of food items sufficient for one individual per day.)Continue reading
“If you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one…”
- Luke 22:36 NIV
Most people cringe at the sight of a gun, rifle or other firearms. Yes, these things were meant to kill (of course not a person for goodness’ sake!) and protect. Shooting is also a recognized sport around the world.
For hunters like us, a rifle is the only way to put a 100-pound beast down. You cannot hunt without a trusted rifle by your side as if you can kill a beast with your bare hands, let alone a dagger.
Most importantly, hunting (for me) is far less atrocious than commercial farming of animals.
In hunting, we learn to stalk and trace the animal for as long as a month’s time and kill it with one clean, painful shot whereas, in industrial farming, they cram the animals in filthy cages and subject them to torture.
Now I’m not justifying the act, I’m only explaining my side.Continue reading
In my early hunting days, my father used to tell me that there is nothing worse than getting all geared up and seize any creature in the wild while seeing your tactical vest falling off even before your search kicks off.
He shared that the hunters’ lack of knowledge in choosing and purchasing the right vest is probably one of the few, biggest impasse in the hunting world.
Thanks to my dad, my first mission to finding the right tactical vest wasn’t as confusing and arduous as I have expected it to be. Under his guidance, I learned how versatility and affordability in picking the best vest go hand in hand with some of its most prized features.Continue reading
As a hunting fanatic (I have hunted countless times) and an outdoor enthusiast, I have always been fascinated with hunting deer and does (female deer). Every time I catch one, it feels like the first time.
That excitement and adrenaline rush – it’s really a burning passion inside me. And then a fellow hunter asked me “what does deer meat taste like?”.
Though I like hunting A LOT, I have never thought of trying deer meat. Like, why on Earth would I do that? There’s chicken, pork, and beef meat everywhere! deer meat doesn’t look appetizing to me. The sight of a dead deer is unappealing to a normal person, how much more of a cooked carcass of that dead creature, right?
From the get-go, my father has always stressed the significance of safety in my every endeavor. And in deer hunting, the precaution of unloading a loaded muzzleloader is of paramount importance.
Now that my sons are starting to show interest in hunting just like I did when my dad realized I was like him in this hobby, it is my duty to expose them not only to its competitive nature but also to a much safer, hunting environment while unloading a muzzleloader.
My father, who still is a veteran buck hunter, has always preferred the use of muzzleloader over the newly released, modern firearms which are harder to master.
But while it is more preferred by more hunting enthusiasts, muzzleloaders can also be tricky when unloading. Why? Well, the worse that can happen is it can explode right in your face. I can’t stress enough how important safety precaution is when unloading a muzzleloader.Continue reading