Category Archives: gear

Review: Schrade SCHF 37 Frontier

Lots of folks seem interested in Schrade’s high-value, low-cost SCHF 37. I put mine through the paces and posted a review on This is no custom knife or anything like a TOPS, but for a sub-$40 hunk of high-carbon … Continue reading

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Knife Mods: Schrade SCHF37 Reborn

The inter webs have been buzzing over Schrade’s new bushcraft series knives, and I myself was seduced when I saw the price of the knives–any time I can get a hunk of 1095 steel for under $40, I am likely … Continue reading

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On Knives, Philosophy of Use, and the One-Knife Solution

I will warn you now: knife purchasing can be addictive. Part of this has to do with something knife enthusiasts label “philosophy of use.” Let me chat a bit about a few knives I own to illustrate what I mean. … Continue reading

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DIY Bushcraft Shirt

For some time I have been eyeing the┬áLester River Bushcraft Boreal Shirt. It is gorgeous, just the sort of thing I’d love to wear when scouting and day hiking. Big, warm, durable, and thoughtfully designed. The problem for me is … Continue reading

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Stove Addiction

5:07 A.M. The morning is cool, the birds just beginning to stir in their nests, the wind a soft whisper among the trees. My oil lamp casts a warm glow on the cement slab that has become my testing ground. … Continue reading

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My $4.95 Bushcraft Knife

Initial Impressions of the Dan’s Depot Woodsman One of the nice things about Facebook is that one learns of opportunity at the speed of the Internet. Recently I was fortunate to spot a limited offering of a bushcraft knife from … Continue reading

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