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How to Tie the Alpine Butterfly for a DIY Knot Board Display

The Alpine Butterfly is perfect for quickly creating a loop in a rope to use as a tie in point…. View Article

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Designing a New Radio Pouch – Questions Over Coffee 17

Cold weather is here and Bryan gives his thoughts on what to include in an alpine loadout, what someone attending… View Article

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How to Tie the Highwayman’s Hitch for a DIY Knot Board Display

Whether you’re holding up a stagecoach or simply mooring a small boat, the Highwayman’s Hitch is the knot for you…. View Article

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How to Tie the Knute Hitch for a DIY Knot Board Display

The Knute Hitch offers a simple and quick method to tie a lanyard onto pretty much anything with a lanyard… View Article

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Survival Kits and Fire Starting Essentials – Questions Over Coffee 16

Bucking the tradition of long-form answers this week on Questions Over Coffee, Bryan tackles three questions “rapid fire” style. The… View Article

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How to Tie the Half Hitch and Right Angle for a DIY Knot Board Display

Basic hitches might not be the most secure knots, but they’re important to learn and can be used to attach… View Article

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Pack Up the Essentials – Questions Over Coffee 15

This episode is “packed” with information on what Bryan considers essential for his small and large packs. He describes the… View Article

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Foot Care: Treat Your Feet the Right Way to Avoid Blisters

If you suffer from blisters when putting in the miles on a hike or ruck, take the tips in today’s… View Article

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How to Tie the Double Fisherman’s Knot for a DIY Knot Board Display

The Double Fisherman’s Knot works very well with small or slippery lines, like the monofilament line used by fishing enthusiasts…. View Article

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Combining Packs and Chest Rigs – Questions Over Coffee 14

Bryan tackles how to manage all the straps that come from packs, chest rigs and even armor this week on… View Article

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