How to Pick the Best Hunting Knife?

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If you are thinking of buying your first hunting knife, there are basic things you need to consider no matter how expensive or how cheap a hunting knife is. If you don’t check these things when choosing a best hunting knife, there is a big chance that you will make a bad choice.

How to pick the best hunting knife



It must have a full tang design which means that the blade should be continuous until the inside of the handle. This is a more durable and unbreakable blade. Do not get the partial tang design because they are not guaranteed to last for a long time. Also think about how long it will take for you to re-sharpen the blade.

To prevent a carbon steel blade form rusting apply silicon that has wax or keep it oiled when you are not using it. Carbon steel will require more maintenance, but they will last a long time if you maintain it well, but the safest bet is the stainless steel knife.

A more expensive blade is used by some special manufacturers.

It is called high carbon stainless steel knife. This kind of knife would cost a lot more than a carbon or a stainless steel knife, but if you have the money, it will be very worth it.

Steel material

The kind of steel for making knives are either carbon or stainless. The carbon steel knife is more rugged and easier to sharpen although it is more prone to rusting even if it is strong. They are also cheaper.

The stainless steel knife is easier to clean, but harder to sharpen. Carbon steel blades keep more edge compared to a stainless steel blade, but they are popular because they do not rust. Continue reading

Trail Camera Review

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Trail Camera Review: Finding The Right Camera

Finding the right trail camera is difficult especially if you see a lot of it in store or online, but when you want a good trail camera, you need to make sure that you are getting all of the important features you need in a trail camera.

Finding the right trail camera


Once you have bought your camera, check the website of the product maker and see if the software needs to be updated because some of its functions might not work if you do not update the software. The instructions on the website are usually straightforward and easy to follow.

Picture quality

Think about the megapixels. You would want to get something that does not have too much megapixels because large megapixels consume more space in your memory and when this is the case, your camera will not be able to take more pictures until the battery runs out. Your camera will also not make any more shots once the memory is full.

Detection circuits

These are the ones responsible for detecting if an animal is within the detection zone. Detection circuits have a trigger time, detection zone, and recovery time.

Detection zone

The detection zone tells the area where the camera will be able to detect animal motion using these 2 things: detection range and detection width.

  • Detection range tells how far the camera can detect animal movement.
  • Detection width tells how wide the area that the trail camera can detect.

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Best Spotting Scopes

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Spotting scopes are placed on tripods to see birds that are near the area and a lot of wildlife explorers are making use of spotting scopes for their documentary. Spotting scopes come with fine optics which is ideal for bird watching especially if you want to see their every detail. Birds are fascinating which is why scopes were made to better see them.

Best spotting scopes

Snypex Knight T80mm ED APO Spotting Scope

This scope has 80mm objective lens, an eye piece of 20-60x, apochromatic lens, extra-low dispersion glass, dual speed focusing, bak4 prisms, fog proof, waterproof, and multi-coated optics. It is also not hard to take with you because it only weighs 4.06 lbs. And the FOV is 78.5 feet- 57.6 feet at 1000 yards. The design of this spotting scope is straight through and it is sealed with an O-ring. The nitrogen that fills then O-ring is what makes this spotting scope waterproof and fog proof. You can magnify from 20 to 60 times larger and you can easily twist up the eyecup for an eye relief of 25-66 mm.

Fine-focusing is more accurate because it has a low gear of 1:10. It also has adapters for digiscoping. A soft carry bag is included when you buy this so you can carry it easily.

Kowa TSN-883 Spotting Scope

Kowa is one of the leading spotting scope makers in the market. This product allows you to go serious bird watching, wildlife observation, and target spotting.

This spotting scope has a body that is light weight and made of tough magnesium alloy giving the body a robust feel. By not having rubber armor, this scope is light weight, but it is not as easy to grip compared to others. The color green with a matte finish will not make any light reflect on your scope so birds or other animals will not spot you. Continue reading

Weekend Camping

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They charged down to the beach, hopped in the Zodiac and before long were having a close encounter of the cetacean kind as the whales dove and surfaced 50 yards away. “They were colossal,” Davis recalls. “They were bigger and faster than I had imagined, and we were tiny little people.

What if they knock our boat over?

I thought, What if they knock our boat over? Each whale was like a big black bus going really fast. But they were elusive. I was awed by it. They’re not there for you. They’re not in a cage. It reminded me of how things should be.”

Davis is not your average get-thee-to-a-trainer Hollywood type. True, she was a yoga instructor before getting her big break in 1993 as Brooke Armstrong on Melrose Place, and she was a Spinning fanatic before a friend told her she could lose more inches on the Zone Diet. Besides, “I was pushing all the time,” she says of Spinning. “It was mentally detrimental.” If given her choice, “I have to be out side. I’m much more of an outdoors hiker girl than my character on the show. Charlotte works in an art gallery. She gets cold a lot.”

For Davis, adventure is about “things I haven’t done,” she says. “It’s challenging. I didn’t grow up in an athletic environment; my parents work at a university. So it’s all kind of new and fun. And sometimes I do get scared, but I still want to do it.” A few years back, after a publicity swing through Indonesia for Melrose, she traveled alone through Java and Bali. Her friends told her she couldn’t go by herself. “And I said, `Of course I can.’ You read the guidebooks, you learn the phrases and you go. So in that sense, I’m adventurous. I don’t want to jump out of a plane, though.”

Jumping into a kayak was another matter

Jumping into a kayak was another matter. “I was nervous, but it was so easy,” Davis says. “The Sea of Cortes is as flat as glass when the wind isn’t blowing. And I was out with the pelicans.”

After a taco dinner prepared by the outfitter, Davis crawled into her tent for the night. The outhouse scene was a tad sketchy, but the full moon reflected so brightly on the white sand beach that “it was as if the lights were on,” she says. “There was no one else on this island except for us.” Continue reading

Picnic & Camping in Baja

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Sex and the City star Kristin Davis likes wildlife–as long as it comes with a dorsal fin. In two days, she watched whales, learned to kayak and camped on the beach.

Who says adventure requires a long-term commitment?

Kristin Davis may star in a steamy TV series set in New York City, but when she needs to get away, a metropolis is the last place she wants to be. “I like to go to the wild places,” says the 35-year-old actor, who plays Charlotte on HBO’s breakout hit Sex and the City. “I feel like they’re going to be gone. Europe is going to stay there; they’re not going to tear down the Louvre. But I feel that at some point, the undeveloped countries are going to get developed.”

The Los Angeles resident was desperately seeking an adventure before heading to New York to shoot the second season of Sex and the City, which chronicles the dating misadventures of four single career women in the Big Apple (sample line: “You don’t have to Spin if you’re having sex”). And like most of the show’s male characters, Davis didn’t want to make a huge commitment–of time, in this case. So she and a friend made a beeline for Baja, the skinny peninsula that straggles for 1,000 miles off California’s southern border and comprises Mexico’s westernmost territory.

Davis’s final destination was Isla Coronado, a rocky, shadeless, unpeopled land speck 45 minutes by Zodiac boat from the historic village of Loreto on Baja’s southeastern coast. As undeveloped goes, Davis got her wish. Much of the hardscrabble landscape around Loreto looks as it did when the conquistadores passed through 500 years ago: rocks, water, cacti, sand.

Hiking on Coronado

Davis was in the mood to move. On Coronado, she squeezed in three activities in two days: hiking (which she does religiously near her home in L.A.), camping (which she hasn’t done since her summer-camp days) and sea kayaking (which she had never done before).

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Metal Detector For Advanced Users

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If you have been using metal detectors before and want to start using something more sensitive and can detect even the most well hidden metal pieces, then you need the metal detector for advanced users. By this time you already know how to operate one and won’t have a problem understanding controls and functions.

Metal detectors for advanced users

Advanced Metal Detector with Analog Display

This metal detector operates on four functions -target, all metal, tone, and disc. This can be taken near water and can be submerged 20 cm underwater which is okay if you are not going to search underwater. It also has an arm support and an adjustable pole for extension and an audio discrimination of 2 tones is also included as one of its functions. It will tell you if it is already running low on battery and it has an ground balance that is automatic. This metal detector runs on batteries so you need to bring extra batteries with you when going outside.

Advanced Detection System

This company has been around for 25 years and has produced a line of advanced metal detectors for the serious users. Their units have a vibration technology which indicates that it has found something even in tough environments. It quickly picks up the characteristics of a certain object and determines if it is something valuable or not. This metal detector is highly sensitive and they will offer to test the product for free before you purchase it.

This can function even under complicated environments where other metal detectors are not built for. It also has a drop system and a conveyor pipeline available. All of their metal detectors have SurroundSCan technology which are built with protection against harsh environments and extremely loud sounds.

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