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You can try to pull strings on bags of dog food and horse feed, but most of us get annoyed with it and just grab something sharp, jam it in there and be done with it. I had kept an old Ozark Trail knife from Wal-Mart on the porch for just that use, until it broke. It literally fell apart. But it was a 5$ knife, fifteen years ago, so I’d say… Read More

One of the first knives my father ever bought me, was a Gerber. It was a neat pocketknife with blades you could swap out. It came with a saw and a gut hook that I never used. My wife still has a Gerber multi-tool that she has had for as long as I can remember. So while I was browsing online, I decided to take a peek at what was new-ish from… Read More

A little over a year ago, I quit smoking. At this same time, I also quit carrying a lighter. It just seemed the right thing to do since I didn’t need to light a cigarette every 45-60 minutes. But I have, on rather frequent occasion, missed carrying a lighter. My need for nicotine is firmly in my past now, but my need for fire never will be.