JOHN RUSSELL SHEATH KNIFE : $17.99
Manufactured by one of the oldest knife companies in the USA, this Russell Sheath Knife oozes history. With a classic 1800’s mountain man design, this simple but effective blade is perfect for any camp chore you can throw at it. From carving traps and triggers to skinning, cleaning and preparing wild game and fish, this design has passed the test of time by thousands of outdoors men and women before us. It features a true high carbon steel blade with a beech wood handle and brass rivets. One thing you’ll notice it DOES NOT have is a sheath. This is on purpose. Your APOCABOX Skills Challenge this month is to build your own sheath from improvised materials. See the SKILLS CHALLENGE line item for more details.
END OF DAYS SURVIVAL CARD : $24.95
I was so impressed when I first saw this card that I knew I had to strike a deal for APOCABOX subscribers. I cannot believe how many awesome survival tools are packed into this tiny, lightweight wilderness survival card. The compact hooks alone are incredible but when you add in other items like tweezers, a frog/fish gig, snare locks and arrow heads, this card is just plain awesome. It fits perfectly in mini tins or in your wallet. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, something like this comes along. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
GLOW IN THE DARK PARACORD: $9.99
GID Paracord has tons of benefits. Not only does it make for great bracelets, necklaces, lanyards and leashes but it’s awesome to use as tent or hammock guy-lines. Inevitably, a trip to the bathroom ends up being an actual TRIP over a canopy guy-line. GID paracord makes it so that these lines are visible in low light or night time conditions. GID paracord can also make excellent night time trail markers or zipper pulls to quickly find zippers or kits at night. A few wraps around your flashlight or water bottle make them easy to locate in the middle of even the darkest nights.
SPEEDY STITCHER SEWING AWL : $14.99
Gear repair is an unfortunate fact of survival. Whether sewing up a torn tarp, tacking a boot sole in place or reinforcing a backpack strap, it’s important to have a plan in place and the tools necessary to execute that repair plan. One of the best and most flexible repair tools I’ve ever used is the Speedy Stitcher Awl. This all-in-one tool can be used to sew any heavy fabric. You can also use this tool to complete this month’s “Improvised Knife Sheath” challenge. For a great video tutorial, see this link: http://www.speedystitcher.com/speedy-stitcher-instructions