Thursday, December 3, 2015

Traditional Pocket Knives

Traditional Pocket Knives are sometimes overlooked by younger knife collectors and users. They see them as their grand daddy's knife. But these old design endure and are more then capable of most choirs.

Some of my favorites.










Monday, October 19, 2015

The Value of a Vehicle Based Kit

Having a few essentials in your truck or car for unforeseen events is smart these days. Bad weather, stranded on the road or even large scale disaster can be challenging. Most of us carry some sort of essentials for or vehicles. Tools and jumper cables are the norm. But what about having a few pieces of gear that can assist you in being more comfortable for the long term. Or having some gear that can help you bail out and get home.

Some kits can be extensive, but I prefer something smaller that allows me to be mobile. I dont have a lot of room for days worth of food or gear. So a small pack with essentials coupled with a warm blanket and some road side tools are what I am focusing on.

This is one approach and depending on where you live you may need more. I try to focus on the ten essentials.

I started with a Maxpedition Noatak. Its small at 500 cu. in. But it fits nicely behind a seat and has just what I need. It even makes for a great day hiking kit if decide to stop somewhere and explore.

The kit consist of:
  First Aid
  Fixed Blade Knife
  Navigation Tools
  Disposable Tarp
  Space Blanket
  Fire Making Tools
  Repair Tools (tape, wire)
  Fishing Kit
  Energy Food Bars
  Water Container
  Metal Cup
  Wire Saw
  Cordage
  Signaling Device


























































Hope this helps some get some ideas for building there own vehicle kit. So many great options these days! Kudos to IA Woodsman for posting about this and inspiring me to write about mine. Please check out his blog! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Launching a new business!

Some of you may know that I am a graphic designer/artist by trade. It has been my pleasure to design logo and graphics for many friends and businesses. I am taking my talents and applying them to T-shirts. Through a website called Spreadshirt I will be selling my unique designs.

Please check them out and let me know what you think! Better yet buy some merchandise! I appreciate the support!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I posted a thread in Trips and Expeditions at Bushcraft USA, and there seem to be a lot of interest around this bag so I thought I would put up a separate thread here for the pack hoarders.

First Hidden Woodsman is one man custom shop. He has a nice following on Facebook and his business seems to be taking off. Plus Malcolm is a great guy to work with.

The haversack is roughly 12x11x4, made out of 100 denier cordura.



The back of the haversack has a sewn in slip pocket to slide your hatchet into. Very cool option.


Double buckles on the front for easy access.


Inside are two flaps that velcro shut, this holds the load in so it doesn't dump out.


There is also a front pocket with a velcro closer. And behind that is an open pocket (perfect for thin items like maps)

There is also a slot pocket on the inside back wall of the pack.


Holds a ton of gear and carries very comfortable due to the 2" strap.


US made and reasonably priced at $70. Not bad. Plus lots of custom colors and camo patterns to choose from.