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  I used to have a sharp kitchen knife in my cutlery box, thrown in the back of my 4wd. That was it. A knife to me was simply to cut up the steak and potatoes for dinner. But since I received a rather large and heavy duty survival type knife for Christmas, I have discovered so many uses for a decent knife that it’s hard to imagine how I ever did without one! What exactly? Here’s just a few you might not think of every day: 1: Use it to clear your camp! If your knife is a big...

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An essential part of many a campers experience is a good campfire. You can cook just about anything over a fire, you can heat water for dishes or a bush shower, deter mosquitoes and flies with the smoke and use it to keep warm and stare into for hours. You can also burn down millions of hectares of bush and destroy lives if you’re not careful; which leads me to my first point… Be Responsible Never ignore a fire ban. Nuff said. Even if you are allowed to have a fire, it doesn’t always mean you should. If it’s a...

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Like anything in life, camping comes with its share of wonderful and awful experiences. Quite recently, my wife and I endured a nasty camping experience thanks to some rather warm weather (try 30 degrees at midnight). With summer rolling around, I thought I'd throw out a few tips to help keep such bad camping experiences to a minimum.  1: Location Location Location:  It’s an obvious fact that nobody goes camping in the desert during the summer months. Not only might the camping be uncomfortable, but you also risk death. Serious business! Look for a site close to a body of...

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