Never let your knife get this bad, but …
Maybe you were using your carbon blade in the damp wilderness and were a bit sloppy with its care. Or you’ve found a forgotten rusty knife in old pack. Or maybe just a smudge of dirt and rust suddenly appeared on your favorite bush tool.
No matter the reason (or excuse), Survival Mike offers a quick tip on how to clean the rust and grime off that blade.
He also goes through his sharpening, stropping, and oiling routine.
There are several sources for preppers and survivalists to glean important information.
You can always search Google and YouTube for a particular survival skill or how-to video. You can purchase preparedness guides on Amazon or at your local bookstore.
But arguably, one of the best resources for info (besides the Survival Bell site–heh!) is Survivalist magazine.
But before today, the only way to get the latest issue was at your local newsstand or a subscription delivery.
Well not anymore. All back issues, including out of print back issues, are now available digitally.
“Some are fun. Some are dangerous. And some may just be stupid,” says Scott, the owner of engineer775 Practical Preppers.
Says Scott, as he’s moving a 21′ water tank that gravity-fed a greenhouse for years. A tank he bought for $200.
As the tank rolls off the trailer onto his property, he wonders how to both prep and then use this tank:
The two brothers (Krik & Stony) of Black Owl Outdoors, demo their DIY leather slingshot holster.
Using leather pieces (some hardened), a bungee cord, and some copper rivets, they’ve fashioned a very functional holster for a slingshot and possibly an axe.
I enjoy their videos because they not only share their good ideas, but also the mistakes they made in the do-it-yourself process …. and how they’ll make the item better the next time.
Krik mentions hardening the leather for the holster spine, but doesn’t say in the video how he does that. In the comment section he answers that question:
I soaked the leather in warm water for about a minute, then slowly dried it in the oven at 170 degrees. Or it will dry on its own in a day or so.
Watch the video below for additional details on this holster project.
Source & Image: Black Owl Outdoors