Product Reviews

Product reviews are a big part of content creation. If you have a retail business, tell your customers about the products you offer. Show them being used and tested in real world scenarios.

Below you will find some recent reviews we have done on bushcraft and sloyd tools, and outdoor equipment.

Teton Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack

The Amazon description says its "Not Your Basic Backpack; High-Performance Backpack for Backpacking, Hiking, Camping; Sewn-in Rain Cover", and we agree.

This pack is nicely made, has plenty of room for at least a 3 night stay in the wilderness.

Here are a few of the PROS:
Large 40 cubic inch (65L) rucksack
Internal frame
Pass through side pockets for storing tent poles, etc.
Hydration ready (bladder not included)
Lightweight - 5 pounds (2.3 kg)
Waist belt: adjustable 28 - 70 inches
Multi-position torso adjustment fits wide range of body sizes
Open-cell foam lumbar pad and molded channels provide maximum comfort and airflow

Nylon fabric can fray especially if rubbed
Cheap zipper pulls
Many people have had problems with bad stitching

At the time of writing this the price was only $61! Feel free to read the reviews over at Amazon


BeaverCraft, Wood carving hook knife

This is a great starter knife for carving bowls and spoons. The knife comes with a fairly good edge out of the box and with a little honing it is ready to carve. Though there are many more expensive knifes for carving out round objects, this one is cheap enough for you to see if spoon carving is a hobby that is right for you. More experienced carvers may want to look into some of the nicer hand made hook knifes made of higher carbon steel. We normally suggest Morakniv for most things in the knife world, bu in this case the Mora 164 hook knife is a real disappointment and should be avoided. The BeaverCraft knife has a nice large handle that makes carving safe and comfortable.

At the time this review was written the BeaverCraft hook knife was $18.95 at Amazon


BIGTEDDY - Leather Craft Basic Stitching Sewing Hand Tool Set Saddle Groover for DIY Leathercraft Projects

This starter set is just that - a starter set. Sometimes we will recommend a "cheap" set of tools for messing around with basic projects. This is one of those times.

While we do like the variety in this set, most of the tools appear to be made of cheap pot metal and will not last long, but we only needed them to last long enough to make a few leather journal covers. they did everything we needed and the project was a success! You can check out the kit and decide for yourself.

At the time this review was written, the kit was $19.95 at Amazon

F.Dorla 16x52 Dual Focus Optics Monocular

Nice little monocular, it can fit most anywhere. It's a fairly light, and has a smooth focus. The Amazon description mentions low light, but we have found it to be no better than any other monocular/binocular. at the time of our purchase it was $12.95 at Amazon


Umarex Beretta M92 A1 .177 Steel BB Airgun

Yes it's a BB gun, and Yes you will be glad you bought it.  It goes on sale for $99.99 often, and is the most fun you can have.... Wait. Did we mention this thing has a happy switch? That's it shoots in full auto!!! Why are you still reading it's on Amazon get it now!

Morakniv Craftline Safe Fixed Blade Blunt Tip Knife

Perfect first knife. This is from the one and only Morakniv knife company. It's sharp out of the box and is identical to the more popular styles except it has a blunt tip. These are a great deal for less than $15.00 on Amazon

Giant Ferro Rod

It is what it is. Stop fumbling around with those tiny ferrocerium rods and give this one a scrape. Sparks fly everywhere! Cheap on Amazon

nice little propane burner

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