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Bushcraft 101: Sharpen Knives Once, Then Hone Forever

You must regularly sharpen your knife to re-establish a worn edge. A dull knife is worse than useless; it’s dangerous, since it’s harder to control. The sharpness of your knife is a key indicator of your skill level as a bushman. By Dave Canterbury A whetstone is a sharpening stone, a tool used to remove metal...

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Bushcraft 101: Tools, and Caring for Them, Are Invaluable

Quality, well-maintained tools can mean the difference between an enjoyable, comfortable tramp and an unsuccessful—or even dangerous—venture into the bush. By Dave Canterbury Remember from Chapter 1 that cutting tools are one of the five Cs. This means they are essential items when practicing bushcraft. Because there are so many options when it comes...

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Do You Know the Best Way to Sharpen a Knife?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a hunter, outdoorsman, knife enthusiast, collector or even an experienced survivalist or do-it-yourselfer, learning the basics of knife sharpening often takes a backseat to more pressing matters. It’s a question on everyone’s mind — what’s the fastest, easiest way for me to sharpen a knife, and what’s the best...

10 Steps to Healthy Venison

by Dan Schmidt, Deer & Deer Hunting Editor With chronic wasting disease now east of the Mississippi River, hunters everywhere are worrying about the safety of their venison. Although CWD is troubling, it should not deter you from eating venison from healthy deer. After all, the World Health Organization has officially stated there is...