Monday, September 14, 2009

Cool video, Knives, and Elk

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the time passes when I am busy with nursing school and the clinicals that go along with that, not to mention the daily life of a married man with a nine month old. So I may not post as much as I'd like to, but I thought I'd pass along a video I ran across lately that is a fun watch, as well as a knife or two I have been drooling over...

Alone in the Wild
First up is Ed Wardle, a British (?) guy who was alone in the Yukon for a good bit. His goal was three months, but he did not make it that long for some unspecified reason. It is a National Geographic show set to be aired here shortly, and it is worth a watch, but not as nicely filmed as Survivorman, and Ed doesn't have much to say that is very educational, nor is there much in the way of great scenery. C+ to B-, worth watching on a quiet fall afternoon when you can't get out.

Check out a great article written by Roger Phillips of the Idaho Statesman. "The finer points of elk hunting." While you are at it, check out Corey Jacobsen's elk 101 website.

I am in love with Both Gene Ingram's and Charles May's knives over on the blademakers website. They are similar in design, and just look downright handy!

The Gene Ingram #30 with a firesteel and a cocobollo handle looks just about right for anything I can throw at it in the woods.

The Charles May Skifa looks like a top notch bush knife with everything that Mors Kochanski recommends for a all around knife.

Paired with an axe, I am sure I could stay comfortable in the woods for some time, but I am not sure I want to put myself out there like Ed Wardle, Les Stroud or Bear Grills just yet.

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