If you're at all like me, you probably carry a pocketknife or multi-tool just about everywhere you go... everywhere that is, except through a TSA security checkpoint when you have to fly commercial.
Of course the TSA rules prohibiting small pocket knives and multi-tools have nothing whatsoever to do with security or safety and everything to do with training the populace to meekly comply with outrageous demands by a totalitarian state, but I digress. … Read this article
No matter who becomes president, the 'war on drugs' will continue. The prisons will stay full. Little old ladies will still get arrested for not mowing their lawns. The police will continue to kill people every day. No matter who becomes president, the drones will keep flying—and killing. … Read this article
The tiny house movement has many underlying causes and goals. Some people want to stop paying rent or a house payment. Others want a more environmentally friendly "leave no trace" lifestyle. Some just want a small vacation home or mountain cabin. … Read this article
When it comes to lightweight shelters for backpackers, there are two broad categories: tents and hammocks. Each have unique advantages and disadvantages. Each requires certain conditions (flat, dry ground for a tent and appropriately spaced and sufficiently strong tress for a hammock) in order to work as intended. … Read this article
Okay, the Spyderco Cricket is not your traditional survival knife, but for everyday use and carry, it's hard to beat. It's tiny (2.75" closed) and light (less than 2 oz.) yet does just about anything you might ask of it. The 1.875" blade is made of VG-10 stainless steel which is one of the best knife steels you can get. … Read this article
Ferrocerium FireSteel is better than matches or a lighter. It works in virtually any condition (including rain) and will last for thousands (or even tens of thousands) of uses.
While there are a variety of ferrocerium fire starters, Swedish FireSteel is special. … Read this article
There are an infinite number of so-called survival knives available these days, but these are my recommendations for some of the best at several given price points. These aren't silly hollow-handle "Rambo" knives with a few matches and a fishhook shoved inside. … Read this article