Little blade, big potential

by Manny Edwards -- This Boker Magnum Lil Friend Micro neck knife is a high quality, supremely practical little cutter at a reasonable price, although you shouldn’t depend on it for self-defense. more…

Hot-weather camping can be cool

by Manny Edwards -- Hilleberg has a great modular option for hot-weather camping. Their inner mesh tent can stand alone, or with a fly (or tarp), or it can replace the inner more…

Consider geodesic PVC zip tie chicken coop

by Manny Edwards -- Geodesic PVC zip tie domes are a practical and cost-effective way to raise free-range fowl of every kind, so you get the best meat and eggs available. Watch more…

Considering a new fixed-blade knife?

by Manny Edwards -- If you’re considering a new fixed-blade knife, you must watch this comparison of several different ESEE knives. With a variety of sizes, features and configurations, there’s probably one more…

South African biltong: better than jerky

by Manny Edwards -- Here’s another fantastic addition to your meat-preservation repertoire. Think of it as beef jerky that’s sliced after curing, instead of before. In fact, though we use a traditional more…

Take a tour of the toolbox

by Manny Edwards -- Take a tour of Manny’s Fuelbox, the excellent auxiliary tank/toolbox combo from TheFuelbox.com. Your needs may vary, depending on your work and hobbies, but you’ll get some ideas. more…

Wild edibles around your house

by Manny Edwards -- Manny Edwards explains how to cook "poke sallet" to prevent toxicity, and demonstrates how he cooks it – against all recommendations! Watch the video below, then learn more more…

One man's weeds are another man's dinner

by Manny Edwards -- You don't have to live in the wilderness to find wild edibles and medicinals. Several of them thrive even in suburban areas. A few are quite tasty, and more…

The fine point between tactical and utility blades

by Manny Edwards -- Although designed with tactical features, the Benchmade AFO 2 doubles as an excellent automatic everyday carry utility knife. Manny Edwards discusses its features and uses, and compares it more…

Where's the beef?

by Manny Edwards -- With beef prices at an all-time high, Manny Edwards demonstrates this important tip for stretching your meat budget to the fullest. Watch the video below, then learn more more…