A shadow board is a non-magnetic compass that uses the sun as it’s principal way to determine direction. This discovery is believed to have originated with the Vikings of the eleventh-century and though isn’t practiced today it’s still a valid method. While it’s not as precise as a quality magnetic compass it has proven to …
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Should You Baton Your Knife? (Pros & Cons)
Yes, No, and Maybe – Batoning, if you don’t know, is the technique of driving a blade through wood by repeatedly striking the back of the tool with a wooden baton. Yes, Baton Away! Made to baton – Some knives are made to baton. Froes and Japanese Natas are knives designed to be batoned. These …
DIY Ranger Beads (Pace Counting Beads)
Ranger beads are a set of 14 beads used to calculate the distance traveled between 2 points. They can greatly improve your travel accuracy when used in conjunction with a map. This useful navigation tool that can be used to create a map of coordinates when no map is available.