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New Knives in 2018? The Knife World’s Changed & Not For the Better

When Elise and I started MTJS, I began by reviewing my extensive Spyderco collection. Over the years, due to constant bugging by you lot, I started …

Knives

Prepper Lessons: What Mistakes Have You Made & Learned From?

While I haven’t been prepping for very long in comparison to most of you, I’d like to think I’ve learned quite a lot over the years through mistakes …

Elise

Canada Essentially Bans the Import of Every Folding Knife In Existence…

The insane have taken over the asylum folks. The geniuses over at the Canada Border Services Agency decided that they weren’t going to let the United …

Genius

December 2017 EDC Pocket Dump

When it comes to gear, I feel I have settled into a groove. I rarely experiment with tobacco these days (same with the pipes) and just stick to what …

Tobacco

Diabetes Preparedness: Emergency, Disaster, & SHTF Preps for Diabetics

We’ve received a lot of reader questions asking us how to prep for diabetes over the years. How many? I couldn’t possibly count. It’s a lot, and not …

Diabetes

SAK Chat: What’s Your Favourite Swiss Army Knife?

I know from when I asked you guys a few months back what knife was in your pocket that a lot of you carry Swiss Army Knives. Actually, the Victorinox …

Swiss Army Knives

Svord Peasant Friction Folding Bushcraft Knife Review

The Svord Peasant knife is a century old design that was brought back to the mainstream by B.W. Baker. This is a knife I have used and owned for a …

Bushcraft

November 2017 EDC Pocket Dump

I basically gave up carrying a flashlight due to a lack of pocket space. I recently found this thing on Amazon and since then have been carrying it. …

Self Defense

Cyber Monday 2017 Knife & Outdoor Gear Deals

Back again with a Cyber Monday post, and just as I’d hoped, Amazon’s deals are a lot better for knife aficionados – and hell even for outdoor gear …

Cyber Monday

Black Friday 2017 Knife & Outdoor Gear Discounts

Welcome to our annual Black Friday Knife & Gear Deal Round up! This year (unlike last year) we have some pretty worthwhile Amazon deals you might …

Black Friday

Kershaw Shuffle II Blackwash Multi-Function EDC Knife Review

Back in 2015, I reviewed the original Kershaw Shuffle. I don’t normally review newer models because usually the differences are so slight …

Paramilitary

What’s In Your Bug Out Bag?

We’ve thought about doing a bug out bag guide so many times before it’d be impossible to count, but somehow in 4 years, still haven’t actually …

Survivalism

How to Treat a Burn: From Soothing to Healing

Being burned is a modern world reality. Not all of us have had a dislocated shoulder or severe lacerations, but I can almost guarantee that everyone …

First Aid

Discontinued Spyderco Knife Sale @ Blade HQ

So we weren’t planning on publishing today, but we stumbled on a sale section of Blade HQ website we thought was too good to pass up sharing. Thomas …

Elise

15 Best Selling Bushcraft Books: Most Popular Wilderness Survival Guides

A long while back, close to when we originally started penning this blog, I published an article about the most popular/best selling survival books …

Selling

Helle Mandra Les Stroud Small Bushcraft Knife Review

Reviewing the Helle Mandra offers insight into my (honest) bias. In a lot of ways, I have to compare my feelings for this little “neck knife” to the …

Bushcraft

What Survival & Prepper Gear Would You Buy In a Dollar Store?

Really curious about this one because obviously, it’s not past me to look for deals when it comes to buffing up a prepper stockpile, and obviously I …

Elise

Do You Sharpen Your Own Knives? What’s Your Preferred Method?

A small number of posts on this blog have been about knife sharpening; probably nowhere near as much as should be on here considering how knife-heavy …

Knives

Asthma Attacks: Symptoms, Treatment, & When to Seek Help

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up to a feeling I hadn’t experienced in over a decade. As a kid I had mild asthma, and to suddenly feel my breathing …

Medicine

Your EDC Picks: Top Knives & Multi-Tools MTJS Readers Are Carrying

Thank you guys so much for answering my question a few weeks back about which pocket knife you were currently EDC-ing. Made for a crazy cool read, …

Knives

Where Do You Buy Knives? In Person? Online? Which Stores?

First off, let me start off by saying thank you so much for answering my question about which knife you were currently carrying a few weeks ago. I …

Knives

Legacy Food Storage Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Bucket Review

I know that many preppers think it’s silly to fixate on taste when it comes to survival food. If you’re in an emergency situation, they’ll argue, …

Food

5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants Flex-Tac Ripstop Apparel Review

I’ve had these 5.11 Stryke Pants for a while now, have tried and tested them and worn them every day for over a month, and yet still have found …

Clothing

Kershaw Pub Sinkevich Multi-Function Keychain Knife Review

I think many of you will have seen this review coming. When Kershaw announced the “Pub” by Dmitry Sinkevich, I was beyond excited. It seems to me …

Knives

What Knife Is Currently In Your Pocket?

Just thought it’d be cool to do a quick survey of what knife everybody’s carrying at this present moment, so: Which knife or (let’s be honest – with …

Knives

Prepper Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

It’s been a few weeks since Hurricane Harvey began wreaking havoc in the south of the United States, and now we have word that Hurricane Irma will be …

Hurricane Harvey

Kershaw Emerson CQC-10K Folding EDC Knife Review

Ever since Kershaw announced their collaboration with Ernie Emerson, I have been waiting for a knife like the CQC-10K to arrive. The first Emerson …

Knives

Do You Have Plans to Bug In, Bug Out, or Both?

We’ve spoken a bit about bugging in versus bugging out on this blog. Quite a long time a go, Thomas wrote up an article about the advantages and …

Elise

August 2017 EDC Pocket Dump

Minimalist EDC in my grandmother’s garden. Nope, the CQC-10K is definitely not UK legal, but private property = I get to carry it anyway. Review …

Cool Stuff

Helle Temagami Les Stroud Survival Knife Review

TV personality knives have always gotten a bad rap from the bushcraft community. Far too often companies overplay their hands and throw in marketing …

Knives