I ordered some orange G10 sheets to make liners for my ESEE-5, but after some trial, error, and research, I’ve discovered I am going to have to put that project on hold to get it done correctly. I do not have the skill nor tools currently to produce the results I want.
The good news is, I found someone who is selling exactly what I want at a fair price and will be ordering them, and will re-tackle the knife liner project in the future after obtaining some tools I need.
Speaking of the ESEE-5, don’t forget ESEE and I have teamed up to give away a black ESEE-5 and Maxpedition pack/kit.
This week I bring to you the Turley Knives model #16 “Dogwood Creek” bushcraft knife. I’ll let the pictures do all the talking here. Click the picture below to see the entire gallery.
Boil it, filter it, add purification tablets… whatever your preferred method, you should always clean any water found out in the wild.
Just saw that I got drawn for the early December rifle deer hunt in Southern Arizona. Aside from needing Smuggler-b-Gone spray, the unit I’ll be hunting in is pretty good! Color me excited.
White-tailed Deer Overview: Unit 34A will have an average to good population of whitetail this year. Whitetail hunting throughout the unit is good.
Mule Deer Overview: The mule deer population in the unit Is stable or decreasing at this time. Although there are not as many bucks as there used to be there still are a few good areas to find them.
My first entry into Bushclass is for the improvised cooking implement made out of metal.
I took a stainless steel bain marie pot and a mis-matched lid (for another brand, doesn’t fit), some picture hangers and 14ga. galvanized wire and made a hanging pot/billy can out of it.
First major step was making the lid fit. I used the hammer side of my Cold Steel Trail Hawk to bang out the rim of the lid until it fit around the brim of the pot. Then I used JB Weld to fix the picture hangers, one on each side, and made bails out of the galvanized wire. It’s been used 3 or 4 times now and it works well.
I was browsing around BushcraftUSA, and came across this awesome post about the belt that was found with Ötzi and one of the uses it’s thought the belt had. The post then goes into detail on how to recreate the belt with modern materials.
Looks like a great way to carry some tools and things around camp and elsewhere. Check it out!
I never really got into the whole Youtube thing until very recently. I’d use it occasionally to look up some music or find a movie trailer or something funny I’ve heard about, and that was about it.
When I started this blog I decided I wanted to do a lot of video with it and there’s really no other service with as much exposure as Youtube, so I signed up, and started posting my videos there. I’ve also started watching a lot of videos and subscribing to other people’s channels who have a similar interest and content like mine. There is a vast amount of knowledge on Youtube that is there, and free for the taking – and I’ve been soaking it up.
One person who really has been sticking out to me lately is OutdoorEnthusiast101. He is from England (I think) and has been posting up some really good, informative videos. Go check out his channel when you get a chance.
Up this week is a folding knife. It’s kind of spendy, I think it’s French, but I still like it.
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