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Yesterday at 03:35 PM What is every knife design best used for ?? by Chisel

Most of my knives are drop point. Some are clip point.

I have seen Joe Teti in Dual survival using a tanto and it looks attractive but made me wonder if it practical , and where it can best be used !!

So here is my question. There is electrician knife, bushcraft knife, you name it. What design do you prefer and why ( drop point, clip point, tanto, sheepfoot , spear ...ect.)

And, where is tanto used mostly ??
OK, other than its looks !

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05/22/22 02:44 AM Arizona Fatality by dougwalkabout

I thought this was worthy of mention: "Searchers find missing Arizona hiker dead, his dog alive with him."

This an AP story, posted here and likely on a zillion US sites.

This gentleman made contact via cell phone, was advised that rescue was coming, was advised to stay put, and still wandered out into difficult terrain. And perished.

It's hard to see how a person could make these decisions in their right mind. But a couple of times I have needed to fast extremely for medical tests. I found my ability to problem solve or make good decisions to deviate from a plan went downhill very quickly.

So at least I am aware of it, and that is a tool in my toolbox. I can only imagine that dehydration would hit much harder and faster. What sort of self-awareness would you cultivate to know when your cognitive abilities were impaired?

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05/14/22 02:44 PM A bug that eats through your plastic gas cans by brandtb

For those who keep their own 'Strategic Petroleum Reserve' in the Southern states - something new to worry about.


Every now and then entomologists get calls that border on the bizarre. Last week I received an email from a citizen in far east Texas. He was having problems with what he said were “insects boring into his riding lawn mower gas tank”. Of course my first reaction was that insects don’t eat plastic, nor do they drink gasoline. Why should they be boring into a gas tank? But the caller had photographic proof. Not only did he have pictures of the holes, he was able to pry about 15 of the crazy insects from the plastic can and take pictures of some of them.

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They [entomologists] published a scientific note describing cases where a small beetle had been found boring into plastic gas cans. The authors identified the beetle as a type of bark beetle called camphor shoot borer

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How can we use what we know about this insect to prevent it from ruining lawn mowers, and perhaps causing fiery mayhem from Charlotte to Houston? A glance at the collection data stored on BugGuide suggests that this beetle is active primarily in the spring (March to June). Storing gas canisters and mowers in enclosed sheds or under some type of tarpaulin may be helpful, especially in the spring. Keeping the outside of the plastic fuel canisters free of spilled gas also might help.

In the case of our caller, his mower was stored in a half open car port setting. If he could find gasoline without ethanol he might not be plagued any more; but these days that might be harder than building a new shed for the mower.

[Full article at link] - https://citybugs.tamu.edu/2017/04/27/boozy-beetle-the-camphor-shoot-borer/

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05/12/22 01:53 PM Lifevac by pforeman

So I recently found out about this product:

A paramedic I know is really excited about it and I'm going to take a look at one when I can meet up with him in June. Anybody here have any experience with it or know anything more about it? From what I can see so far it looks like it may be worthwhile.

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04/19/22 12:25 PM 76% of Documented Handgun Defenses Against Bears H by Doug_Ritter


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