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September 26, 2015
It's Not the Size of the Rod, It's How You Use It!
It's Not the Size of the Rod, It's How You Use It!

Ferro rods are great firestarters if you know how to use them. The sheaths provided with many Fiddlebacks have the firesteel loop on the side and if you are concerned about safety in the outdoors, you should fill it with a quality ferro rod. Why? Keep reading....

By Kevin Estela, Owner/Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education
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September 17, 2015
The Five Cuts Necessary to Carve a Figure 4 Trigger
The Five Cuts Necessary to Carve a Figure 4 Trigger

The Figure 4 trap trigger is a great benchmark for gauging knife skill.

By Kevin Estela, Owner/Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education
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September 10, 2015
Night Hiking and Awareness
Night Hiking and Awareness

Night Hiking and Awareness with pre-teens/teens lead by Kevin Estela. Awareness while night hiking can be taught at any age, but is a must for everyone!

By Kevin Estela, Owner/Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education
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September 8, 2015
Happy Birthday Horace Kephart!
Happy Birthday Horace Kephart!

On this day, 163 years ago, Horace Sowers Kephart was born

By Gryffindor
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More Options
More Options

The mid-tech models bring much more than one new option to the table

By Fiddleback Staff
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August 22, 2015
Th Mid-Tech Runt
Th Mid-Tech Runt

A classy option for every-day-carry

By Fiddleback Staff
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August 12, 2015
Five Uses for the Collapsible Hiking Staff

The humble hiking staff. It doesn’t sound as sexy as a scandi ground piece of sharpened steel but it has many practical applications the outdoor enthusiast can tap into.

By Kevin Estela - Owner/head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education
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August 7, 2015
In Praise of the Birch
In Praise of the Birch

Sure, Birch bark makes a great tinder for fire starting, but that is only touching the surface of how useful it is in the field.

By Kevin Estela, Owner/Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education
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August 5, 2015
First Aid In The Field
First Aid In The Field

My experiences as a father have taught me to always have a small first aid kit on hand when I am out with my children. Accidents can and will happen.

By Gryffindor
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July 18, 2015
No Squared Spines?
No Squared Spines?

There are more good reasons to not square a knife's spine than there are for squaring it.

By Gryffindor
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