Knives for survival in the city and in the bush articles and podcast episodes.

Episode 103: Road Trip to Austin!

September 16, 2013
Episode 103: Guns, Knives, Ammo, and Silencers

In this episode Hosts Aaron and Jonathan meet up in Austin Texas for an unfiltered discussion about guns, knives, silencers, ammo, and other stuff. Guaranteed to be a fun, albeit long, episode. Aaron goes to visit Jonathan in Austin. And since Aaron and Jonathan haven’t gotten to hang out in person in a while, the […]

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Zero Tolerance Hinderer

September 7, 2012

Looking for a quality new EDC Pocket Knife? Your search might be over… Nearly a year after its introduction the Zero Tolerance Hinderer is still receiving rave reviews–especially the Elmax® model. Based on Rick’s crave-worthy XM-18, the Zero Tolerance Hinderer is a tank like folder featuring a rapid deploy flipper, G10 front scale, Titanium back scale, […]

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Pocket Sharpening Stone

June 1, 2012

Fallkniven–makers of the famous F1 Pilot’s Survival Knife–recently released a new field sharpening stone. With two models measuring 3 inches and 4 inches, the sharpening stone is just 1 inch wide and 1/4 of an inch thick. This makes it perfect for most kits–including EDC kits–or even a pocket. One side features a 25 micron […]

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Friday Gear Report: 3/22/12

March 23, 2012
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Think knives need to be made of metal or ceramics? Guess again… Meet the Carbon Fiber Escort I, II, and III. It comes in three versions: a single-edged blade and two daggers. While Carbon Fiber Gear is not the only manufactures of carbon fiber knives, they do seem amongst only a few producing them. They […]

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Episode 47: Knives and Their Care

December 12, 2011
Episode 47: Knives

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan recap lessons gained from their knife sharpening class with Master Knife Smith Bob Kramer and have a general discussion about knives, their importance, than uses. After your mind, a knife is the single most important tool you will ever carry. Edged tools have done more to advance society than anything else […]

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Phil Rose Custom Survival Knife Maker Interview

November 16, 2011

Phil Rose has quickly become a rising star in the world of custom-made knives. In just 5 years his knives have become so sought after that waiting periods for one can be as long as 8 months. Unlike most custom knives, the demand is not for their flash. I interviewed Mr. Rose in particular because […]

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Friday Gear Report: 11/11/11

November 11, 2011

For this Veterans Day I would like to introduce you to one Vet who is hand making some of the most impressive survival knives around. Meet Phil Rose and his PSK (Practical Survival Knife) custom knife series ($300 – $500). Recently I stumbled upon Phil Rose Knives and had the pleasure of spending an hour […]

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Episode 40: Traveling Prepared

October 24, 2011
Traveling Prepared

A Prepper’s Guide to Traveling Safely. Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss traveling as a prepper. At some point in time all of us will have to go from point A to point B. Whether the mode of transportation is trains, planes, or automobiles, it’s not time to let your guard down. However, you will have […]

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ESEE Izula Review

August 10, 2011

ESEE Knives (formerly RAT Cutlery) offer some of the finest fixed blade survival knives in the $70 – $200 range. They are designed to be simple and a balance of quality and price. What I have always found most impressive is their “NO Questions Asked Guarantee”. It says a lot about a company’s belief in […]

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Friday Gear Report: 7/22/11

July 22, 2011
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How about a knife designed by one of the pivotal people from Emergency who taught Neil Strauss how to survive. Kevin Reeve, of onPoint Tactical, recently released a knife in conjunction with TOPS Knives known as the onPoint. Survival knives are a difficult breed to design. They must meet the needs for many jobs, hold […]

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