IMG_0103One of the favorite parts of the work I do with Dan’s Depot is the opportunity to test out gear and give it away.  I particularly like to do that when we can help out someone family run businesses of made in the USA products

That is the case here today.  Clinton Armstrong from Deer Creek Wilderness Outfitters sent me an American Trade Knife and one of their fine oilskin tarps for review.  It was great timing too.  Just as I received it I had about 4 hands on weekend classes I was teaching.  I like this aspect of gear review because I get to put these items in the hands of dozens of people.  This provides me the opportunity to share what lots of people think about an item, rather than just my own.

This American trade knife held up very well to all that we threw at it.  In the video below I give you a review of the specs on this blade as well as a display of how it worked for us.

Here is the best part.  You can own your own knife by heading over and buying one yourself at Deer Creek Forge or you can join in the running toIMG_0105 get the knife you see in the video for FREE.  We will be passing it on to one fortunate winner.

To get the in running all you need to do is this:

  • Subscribe to the Dan’s Depot Youtube Channel, it’s free and full of useful information.
  • Post in the comments section of the blog piece below the answer to the following question:  What did I say in my first of five blog/videos this week you could use to help keep you warm?  Hint it is the featured video on the channel, and it is found here.

We will pick one of the folks that subscribe and comment to receive this knife.  So please jump in on that…this is a great knife!

Come on, join in, let’s learn together!

 

craig1Craig Caudill is the director of Nature Reliance School.  He has taught a range of people ranging from military operators, to little old grannies down the street.  He has an active online school at Dan’s Depot and teaches lengthy classes and short workshops in several states on the topics of survival, preparedness and nature awareness.  Do a google search on “Craig Caudill survival” to see what we mean.  You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.  Please consider subscribing to the youtube channels at Dan’s Depot and Nature Reliance School to learn more and varied lessons.

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342 Responses

    • Brandon Gardner

      Make your camp facing south, to get the most sunlight. The temp in your study showed a 12-15 degree temp swing, between shade and sun.

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  1. John Bailey

    Make your camp facing south, to get the most sunlight. The temp in your study showed a 12-15 degree temp swing, between shade and sun.

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  2. shannon cox

    Craig,

    I believe you said that you can use the “free” natural element, solar heat, to help maintain your core body temperature (in addition to other items you might carry along with you) in a survival situation.

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  3. James Kropf

    In cols weather stay warm by getting in the sunshine as much as possible. Make your shelter facing south.

    Great looking knife very versatile Deer Creek Forge Knife

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  4. Shawn Cox

    Staying in the sun will help one maintain core body temperature. Nicely produced video, Craig.

    Shawn

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  5. Colleene Krause (YT) IrishKitty1024

    The sun will help keep your core body temp. up the most. Stay out of the shade as much as possible. Keeping with the rise and fall of the sun try to make sure you face south where you will get the most sun.

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  6. Peter Ronhovde

    Face your shelter toward the southern horizon since the sun shines from the South in the northern hemisphere.

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  7. Debbie Epps Kennedy

    It’s foggy this morning and I froze outside. Need to find some “SUN” to gain some warmth…
    Thanks for the videos and the giveaway!

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  8. James

    Simply maintain a southerly facing shelter on a hillside.
    I like it.
    We have precticed this for a long time when out in the back country.

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  9. Tim Ahlstrom

    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure. A good thing to keep in mind!

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  10. Doug W.

    Nice extra knife which always is a good thing to have up here in the hill country.

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  11. Vicki Schaaf

    I like to try all kinds of knives for all different purposes. Being native – I use my knives daily. Let me win this one to try!

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  12. Tommy Branch

    Too take advantage of the Sun. Risies in the east and sets in the west. For people in the northing hemspier the sun moves across the southern sky from east ton west. Sorry for misspelled words and thanks for a chance to win. Really enjoy what yall do and the utube channel. Thanks. Tommy B.

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  13. Darryl Pendergrass

    Use the Sun to keep you warm. Good demonstration on the difference between shade and sun.

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  14. Brian

    You can maintain your core body temp by orientating your shelter towards the South so you can take full advantage of the Suns radiating heat energy.

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  15. Vicky Carlson

    It’s best to use natural resources available like the correct positioning of your camp and location using the southern sky and the warmth of the sun.

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  16. Eric Sabo

    The sun! Using the Sun and your natural surroundings to stay in the warm areas.

    Thanks for this contest

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  17. Rick Keller

    Take advantage of the sun for warmth. Look for a southern facing hillside for more sun and learn how it effects vegetation for direction.

    Thanks!

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  18. Ed Winkler

    the Sun is free! Use it to stay warm by using the southern exposure to the sun.

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  19. GaryL

    Very important to take advantage of sunlight exposure to maintain body core temperature by proactively avoiding shadowed areas and remaining located in southern facing terrain as much as possible.

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  20. melikegarfield

    Subscribed…and regarding your video: orient yourself, at least in the Northern hemisphere, that to take advantage of the sun by facing your shelter (and/or self) to the south. It can make a meaningful difference in warm (certainly 10-15 degrees in your basic test).

    Thanks for the videos and contest!

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  21. Arnold Young

    Your comment about the sun (and standing in it) got me to thinking and about my ol’ dog Buckwheat. He was an Akita and pretty smart.
    At the time we lived in a desert environment and were walking in the middle of the day and it was hot. I stopped for a break and that dog just disappeared. And then I saw him–laying the only shade available-the shadow of a wooden power pole.
    While you were talking about being in the sun to gain warmth the opposite also applies. Get in the shade to stay cool.
    I enjoy your videos because you use a lot of common sense when presenting them. Sometimes us old guys need a little jog to remind us how important and uncommon common sense really is.

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  22. David Gahafer

    If you utilize mother nature and the SUN from a sothern exposure this will help you stay warm. Thanks for the knife review.

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  23. Christopher Sorel

    Take advantage of the sun and setup shelter to face southern sky. youtbue scriber

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  24. Tristan Daily

    Love Dan’s Depot, and the videos. Thanks for those and this give away! If you’re cold go set up in the sun for free heat!

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  25. Jonathan Cates

    It looks to be a great knife, I like to see how it holds up by testing the quality and durability in the woods, working around the house and doing other things. It looks well made, better than some of the others I have bought and ended up throwing away after a month to a year of use. Then find out -we the people who actually use their knives – the uses are not covered in the small writing of the Lifetime Guarantee ( limited ) in small letters behind it. I am very interested in trying this one out, hopefully I win one.

    Videos are great, very useful tips.

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    • Liss May

      It’s foggy this morning and I froze outside. Need to find some “SUN” to gain some warmth…
      Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure

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  26. Liss May

    It’s foggy this morning and I froze outside. Need to find some “SUN” to gain some warmth…
    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure

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  27. amanda assencoa

    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure.

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  28. Jerome Brownell

    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure.

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  29. Serrena Stalmo

    Strategic use of the sun and Southern Exposure keeps me warm on the coldest winter days

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  30. Jenny Nickerson

    Use Good old fashion SUN and the environment to maintain your body temperature. also dress for the season.

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  31. Ted R Jones

    Great looking and performing knife…and perfect size for just about everything you do outdoors…Thanks Dan

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  32. Dawn

    Use the force luke errr the Sun to help keep your core temp up. Southern Exposure is the key to using the force…er the Sun 🙂

    All kidding aside, great video and great tips as always Craig! Keep up the good work!

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  33. Josh Fugate

    The Sun! It rises in the east and sets in the west end is in the southern sky! Great video as always thanks Craig!

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  34. Elizabeth Sul-Celline

    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure

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  35. Jan

    I liked how you talked about the temperature difference you measured from just moving behind a tree! Love that sunshine heat!!!

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  36. Austin Walker

    Gotta use the Sun to your advantage for a free way to keep you core temperature up.

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  37. Keith Gehrke

    southern facing hillside is going to have more Sun to help maintain your core body temperature, setup your shelter facing the southern sky. if getting cold, get into the sunlight.

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  38. RichardSitz

    Another great video. Using the sun to stay warm and facing your camp to the south in winter are good tips to keep in mind. Thank you.

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  39. Susan Jordan

    Utilize the southern sun exposure , , especially on a south facing slope (if possible) to keep your core body temperature up! Great videos! Husband fell in love with this knife! We want to Win it bad! Wink, Wink, Smiley Face! Subscribed to your Youtube channel- headed now to like you on Facebook(think I already do, though) and Twitter! Thanks for the chance!

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  40. Dennis D

    Wow!
    Have enjoyed learning so much here and making the knowledge pparticipants my “survival mindkit.”

    Now a chance at a sweet blade…..just awesome!

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  41. Terry

    Thanks for the info and the videos Craig, keep working on the tan while you keep warm in that sun there is not not much of either happening here in NY. LOL

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  42. Drake Firebeard

    Utilize the sun on a southern facing hill. 12-15 degree difference behind shadows to direct sunlight which is amazing. I never knew that. You’ve taught me so much friend and I’ve haven’t even gotten the chance to take your classes YET. 2015 will be my year.

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  43. Thomas Serijack III

    Here in Florida we have the ***SUN*** most of the time. Thanks for the informational vids!

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  44. Larry

    Hey Craig,
    We know all about the SUN down here in Florida. Seriously though great video.
    Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance at the knife.

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  45. Jim Lipscomb

    Just as I try to avoid the morning sun when summer camping, situating your camp to soak in the southern sun in cold weather will keep it warmer. Good advice.

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  46. Peter Kear

    Of course like any smart woodsman knows you would get into the sun for warmth. The reverse is also true where you would get out of the sun to cool off. I would expect you to have suggested nothing less =) BTW have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and I am wishing you both because as soon as Christmas is over I am going offline to get some seriously needed relaxation and a bit of dirt time.

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  47. Butch

    I love the simple no nonsense approach in u’re videos! It’s like a ray of “Southern Sun” to stay warm on a cold winters day. Keep’em coming! U are helping all who watch!

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  48. SAL

    Appreciate your sensitivity Re animal kills. Happy Holidays. Thanks for your presentations and opportunities to win various items.

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  49. Tim Potter

    Use the free sun and natural surroundings to help you keep warm. Great video and nice knife. Thanks for the chance at it.

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  50. michael schwarz

    you said we could use the sun to warm up and have u shelter facing south.

    you really have to work on your sound issues buddy… i really have troubles understanding you sometimes.

    regards,

    mike

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  51. Raphael Achong

    Love your vids! Very informative and a great reference not just for survival but for every day. Oh, The Sun! The Sun! the answer is the Sun!

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  52. Tom McMillan

    I would say the ” modern Farel or Fara Rod” would be what would help keep you warm by using the 90 degree side of the knife and making a spark to light some kind of material.

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  53. T. Bracy

    Use the warmth of the sun! Its free and keeps you cozy…don’t forget to face south!

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  54. Jim Slack

    Love the videos and have learned a lot of good info. All the knowledge tells me to look to the sun for warmth.

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  55. Nicky Daigle

    To help keep warm, one can face the southern sky. taking advantage of the sun to help maintain your core body temperature. stay out of the shade and keep those calories!!

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  56. Tera Farley

    I do believe it was the SUN you were talking about utilizing. Wish we had more Sun here in WV. Great videos as always. Would love to atend Nature Reliance one day. Merry Christmas!

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  57. jerry g

    use the south facing exposure to the sun for personal or camp setup to maximize heat gain.

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  58. Rust

    Big differences in temp between a shady spot and the sun. Face south, use the sun to stay warm.

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  59. William Brown

    Crappie fishing this morning light snow and now wind. Sun needed to shine to warm me and the Crappie up.

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  60. Kevin Fitzgerald

    Nice knife…seems that the “sun” gleams off the blade of that beauty! Thanks again Craig. Keep up the great work. “;O_)

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  61. Shareen Mioskowski

    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure.
    Thank you for all the useful information!!!

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  62. Lane Martin

    Use the sun to increase core body temp. Love the videos; keep up the good work.

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  63. ReaganL

    Staying warm is critical in the winter months. By day use the Sun (dark clothing really helps) and by night use cover and a fire to keep warm. If your really getting cold stop standing around and start moving, you’ll be toasty soon enough!

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  64. Elizabeth

    Look to the light…the SUNlight that is, to the south. Thanks for the info and opportunity. It was “enlightening.”

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  65. Laura Wernet

    Using the sun and south facing camp will help to around 15 degrees added warmth.

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  66. Humeulus

    That radiant ball, way up in the sky, helps you warm, helps you see and helps wet things dry.
    It helps algae grow and flowers to bloom, it powers solar lighting and illuminates the moon.

    The sun……. tis’ the sun.

    Merry Christmas to the Caudill household.

    Signed,

    Ethan

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  67. Patty Kasiewicz

    Utilize the free sun to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure. Love to have thatn knife.

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  68. robert townsend

    After viewing the YouTube on the knife I think it’s must have for a BOB.

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  69. Seth

    Southern expose…. But be sure it’s the sun. no one wants to see your southern moon exposure, or mine, so keep them pants up!

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  70. Rhonda Harvey

    Use the energy that you have at hand to keep warm!
    Great videos. Keep them coming!

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  71. Robin Kalthoff

    How can you help to keep yourself warm? Rub your hands on your core area! Works much better than rubbing hands together.

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  72. Jim Aldridge

    When you aren’t allowed by your employer to grow a beard for warmth, it is probably best to use the SUN.

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  73. David - NorthTexas

    Thank you for another informative review and demo. I am one that likes the large handle because my hand a bigger then most folks.

    I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas and safe New Year!!!
    David

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  74. Jonathan Glenn

    Soak up some solar rays, best done by finding a southern exposure. This trick saved me from hypothermia after getting caught in an unexpected rain shower in the Sangre de Christos mountains (mumble) years ago.

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  75. maryann grace

    Utilize the free sun to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure. Thanks for the chance.

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  76. peter wehrmeyer

    The happy glow of your face warms my heart, but that sunlight never hurts.

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  77. Allan Fisher

    Looks like a good knife but, I have a part time job at poultry / fish market here in south Florida. I have nicked myself more times at the back end of a knife, this knife is cut at a 45 degree angle and not at a 90 degree angle and it has nothing to protect your fingers from going forward into the back end of the blade. Most knifes have an extra piece that extends beyond the back end so you don’t nick yourself. I would like to try it at the chicken farm to see how it works. always love the videos.

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  78. Papa Bear

    I’m staying warm with layered clothing because there is no “SUN” where I live. But I always manage to be warm on the inside because of the “SON.”

    Thanks for the knife review; would love to win.

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  79. Paul

    ok, SUN, that knife is mine! Let me know when I win it and I’ll send you my mailing address. ☺️

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  80. David Burks

    Use the sun to keep you warm by staying in the direct sunlight when it’s cold and setting up your shelter with it facing the south. This could add as much as 12 degrees to the temperature.
    Very cool knife, would love to win it. Thanks for the hot tip, no pun intended.

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  81. Robin Kalthoff

    Does it always take a long time for comment to be “awaiting moderation?”

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  82. Ted Kane

    Another great video. Thanks, and utilize the sun for warmth, keep the camp facing south in the winter.

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  83. Ty Reynolds

    It’s foggy this morning and I froze outside. Need to find some “SUN” to gain some warmth…

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  84. Bellamy Oughton

    Set up on the south facing side of a hill to get sunlight throughout the day.

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  85. Dario

    You can use the sun to warm you up. Specifically on the Northern Hemisphere you can use the southern exposure, in this way you will be facing the sun.

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  86. Zero9r

    Put me down for the giveaway, Please. Answer is to use the natural Sun and stay out of shady areas

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  87. John Elinor

    Utilize the free sun to warm through strategic southern exposure.

    ××××Set up your shelter facing east when possible. That warmth of the SUN on your face after after a chilly night will help your morale.

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  88. Mike Burk

    Great video. I’ve always loved using the sun to warm up. I usually shelter in the lee of a large tree out of the wind and just enjoy it. The knife looks very durable and I’d love to add it to my stash.
    Mike

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  89. Brad Emery

    It’s sure nice to face south to warm up a bit…but it’s even nicer to baton some firewood while facing the SUN. Warms you up even faster. Dang I wish I had a knife to baton with!!

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  90. Kathy J

    Use the sun and especially the southern exposure to stay warm…love your video’s…learning a ton!

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  91. Paul Sessions

    Great video always learn something, the old saying is not true,( old dogs do learn new tricks.) Would love to win that new knife.

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  92. Sam Richmond

    Great video as usual Craig. The answer is: Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure. I’d like to get this knife. I saw some really snappy come backs on this one. Always good to see people enjoying life.

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  93. jen

    Help keep you warm?

    use southern exposure. face the part of the sky where the sun is, as it were

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  94. Tracy Petitjean

    Face the south and use the sun to warm up due to a 12 – 15 degree temperature difference.

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  95. cam

    face the south to get the most sun; place your dwelling so it faces south, like on a hill

    You’re a cool guy, Craig! Keep it up

    i don’t have a knife, so any knife would be great. especially this:)

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  96. matt

    the sun! use the sun. point your tent toward it, face it, its free energy. so use what you have

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  97. Daniel L. Tellez

    Down here in the southern states (Texas) we use the SUN to stay warm most of the year.

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  98. ed rather

    utilize sun heat by parking yourself on a hillside facing it, so you get the most direct heat

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  99. john kennedy

    Nice fire prep demo with the trade knife..very useful– and we’ll always stay warm…Thanks for a chance…

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  100. kevin kidder

    Hey guys. i watch a lot (not all) the videos, so i know this one; you keep yourself on the sun side of wherever you are, so you get the most sunlight. for heat. Craig says to set up camp on a hillside facing south, to get the sun

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  101. Johnny

    The sun. Good, free, and combined with a reflector and clear tarp, you can even grow veggies!

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  102. brent hyde

    I don’t have any knives like this, so i’m intrigued.

    To stay warm, use the sun to your advantage. sit on a south facing hill to get direct sunlight

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  103. howard

    Rad knife. If i got it, i would definitely utilize good sun exposure and maximize my south hillside useage, like he says to in the video

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  104. Rick Mann

    Set up your camp to utilize the southern exposure. And use the sun to help you warm up.

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  105. paul warren

    Plan your camp on the south side of a hill. I’d also walk on that side if possible

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  106. Jeffrey Johnson

    The sun!
    With the use of a solar over you can even cook with it!
    Great video!

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  107. paul

    I don’t think my first comment worked.

    The answer to preserving heat is utilize the sun. find a south facing hill side for camp. get direct sunlight

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  108. Jeff Buzzard

    you were talking about the Sun and Facing South in Direct Sun to Help Keep or bring your core Temp up, “SUN”

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  109. Charlie Blanchard

    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure. I’ll be on the EDGE of my set for the give away!

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  110. Niko malias

    You said the sun… You mentioned and demonstrated how the sun can change the feeling of your clothin and your body wove you step out of the shade. I went out and tried and it really worked. I put two thermometers out and there was a ten degree difference!!

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  111. JLA

    The sun & the southern sky are both helpful when you’re trying to keep warm in cold weather.

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  112. Tom Wardell

    Gotta have that SUN! That beautiful wonderful star can heat up lots of things.

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  113. Robin Lee

    Thanks for the review Craig. I always enjoy learning about new tools and toys which become available. Just like the Sun in a good old Southern Exposure.
    All the best and a Merry Christmas to you and yours

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  114. John Jackson

    Great info Graig thanks using the Sun to bring up body temperature in cooler temperatures plus wearing darker clothing always helped me learn that years ago when I was deer hunting always warmer is the sun before getting in to a dark deer Stan.

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  115. Micheal Moses

    Looks like an awesome knife! If that’s the one you are giving away, I hope you sharpen it first. ;-))

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  116. Charlie

    The sun is a great tool to use to your advantage. You just have to learn how to use it.

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  117. John Pritchard

    The Sun will warm you if not covered by clouds and your not standing in a shadow.

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  118. Max

    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure. A good thing to keep in mind!

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  119. Mike Kirk

    You said from what the good lord provides us…jk but not really….the Sun. Thanks from Winchester, KY

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    • Mike Kirk

      Craig not sure why my comment won’t take? It says your comment awaits “moderation”. I moderated!:)

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  120. Douglas Houston

    Utilizing the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure is great advice.

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  121. James Reed

    Well, I try to stay out of the SUN in summer, but the SUN is great for keeping warm in winter. Thanks.

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  122. George

    Utilize the free SUN to warm up through strategic use of southern exposure. Could use that knife to cut kindling for the fire as well!

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  123. Bentbrook

    Great “direction,” Craig! Just goes to show that sometimes when things go “south,” it can actually be heart-warming! It just depends on your exposure and how sheltered you are. So find you spot in the sun, pitch your tarp to capitalize on it, and bask in newfound knowledge sure to warm the cockles of your heart! 😉 Thanks as always for a fun opportunity, and best wishes for a blessed holiday season for you and your family.

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  124. Chris Currin

    Use the sun to help keep you warm. Take advantage of the suns warmth when setting up your shelter.

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  125. Pat

    The sun is a good source of heat. Set up your campsite facing the south to get the best benefit from the sun. There is up to a 10° difference between sunlight and shadow. Thanks Craig for all the great blogs and videos.

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  126. Dan

    face the shelter opening towards the south will help warm you as the sun comes up. It will help raise the body core temperature. Do what you can to use the warmth from the sun to survive.

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  127. ed rather

    utilize the sun. use the southern sun when you can, like setting up your tent on a hill that faces south. get direct sun exposure, not slanted

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  128. Cale Long

    You can definitely notice difference when you step out of the shade and into the sun, especially if youre wearing dark colors. Setting up in the southern sun is a must during winter treks. Thanks for directing me to the right pace to comment lol. Have a happy holidays!!

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  129. David

    Utilize and take advantage of the sun’s natural warming rays! Thanks again for the giveaway.
    Best Regards,
    David

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  130. David Stone

    use the sun..south facing slope of a hill with your shelter opening also facing south. thanks for the giveaway.

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  131. Albert Yurgal

    Southern exposure has the most sunny exposure. Face the sun and feel the warmth.

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  132. Patrick Flowers

    What I have just been reassured of yesterday it to open a tarp shelter to face where the SUN rises because the WARMTH feels good in the morning and WARMS you up from a cold winter night.

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  133. MichaelDubya

    We have plenty of SUN here in Texas to keep us warmer than some folks can handle.

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  134. Phil Jones

    Use the South facing slope to stay war, in summer or deserts, say on North slopes to stay cooler.

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  135. Billi

    You are my sunshine and will help maintain core body temp! I mean the Sun will! Thanks for another fantastic video!

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  136. Fred

    Craig, Thanx for all the great info as always in your video’s. Using clothing, sun placement, and thanx for mentioning carrying a compass. The knife is awesome. Thanx again. Have A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Very Respectfully, Fred

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  137. Ann O

    Southern sun exposure is your friends….always! Great video, thanks, and Merry Christmas!!

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    • Ann O

      Edited to add that I subscribed to YouTube (Love Old) and shared the super nice knife video!

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  138. Albert Quackenbush

    Using the sun to stay warm. Wow, what a difference between the temps in shade and sun. Great tip!!

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  139. Swede Douglas

    The blade looked of good design, and as you said, it has a large handle which may fit my hand, I have large hands. Thanks

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  140. Joshua Shuttlesworth

    Stay warm utilizing the natural power of the sun by facing your shelter in a southward direction.

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  141. Mosher

    Entering the knife giveaway.
    In your video, you said to use the sun and face your shelter toward it in the southern sky.
    Great videos! I hope I win the knife.

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  142. R Daniels

    The Sun as a warming technique… Good simple reminde. Appreciate your practical videos and opportunities for gear!

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  143. Michael Goddard

    basically said to use the sun to stay warm. nice looking knife. would love to have it. hope this is the right place to post. thanks for the videos

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  144. Keith G

    Use the southern side to you advantage to keep your core temp up, also move into the sun when available.

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  145. Sean Rutter

    Always utilize the sun to increase your chances of keeping your core body heat up. Great Vid.

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  146. Keith Gehrke

    Awesome tip’s, using the southern side of the hill for more sun exposer. expose yourself to the sun to help maintain your core temp.
    Thanks~

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  147. John Rezabek

    OK, I’ve posted a comment twice to answer the question and enter, both times my comment has shown “awaiting moderation” and both times my comment has disappeared when I come back to check and see if it was approved.. What gives? I’d like to enter this drawing. The answer is to utilize a Southern exposure to keep yourself warm.

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  148. Michael

    Craig,

    It is a rare treat when I get a chance to check out your site and your reviews. This knife looks great and I love American made quality products. I am going straight over to their website after this. It is with regret that I do not get here more often, but thank you for what you do and all of the great information you share for so many. God bless and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  149. Tristan Daily

    Stay in the sun and make sure where you’re staying has good southern exposure! Love your videos Craig, looks like a fantastic knife.

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  150. Olivia

    The sun makes a difference of 10-15 degrees from the shade. Face your shelter south.

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  151. Robin Kalthoff

    I made the mistake of subscribing to follow-up comments. Bad decision, my inbox has been flooded!

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    • Reagan Lynch

      Yeah, me too. Click the unsubscribe button on the bottom of the next email. I had 200+ emails this morning! Yikes!

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  152. Doug Poling

    Set your cover up facing the South so to be able to absorb the most sunlight! Nice knife too!

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  153. kael

    Make your camp facing south, to get the most sunlight. The temp in your study showed a 12-15 degree temp swing, between shade and sun.

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  154. kael

    Make your camp facing south, to get the most sunlight and solar heatas possible. The temp in your study showed a 12-15 degree temp swing, between shade and sun.

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  155. Kavin Shannon

    If in the Northern Hemisphere, use direction to set up your camp toward the south where the sun crosses the sky. Utilizing the sun for warmth!!!!☀️

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  156. ChristianHeart

    Southern facing camps will provide increased solar heat.

    God Bless and thank you for the videos!

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  157. Jeff Glover

    Orient yourself and your camp to take advantage of the sun’s natural – and free – heat source!

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  158. Matt Lund

    Utilize the sun by setting up camp to face the Southern Exposure. Great classic looking knife. Thanks for the info, your videos are a great way to learn something useful.

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  159. Derek

    You can utilize the southern sky and a southern facing hillside because the sun passes from east to west over the southern sky, so it would be most advantageous to set up camp facing this direction so that you can gain the most warmth from the sunlight. It would be also important to have a compass to navigate where the southern sky would be.

    Thank you.

    Psalm 37:5

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  160. Zachary Doll

    You can utilize the sun to maintain core body temperature. Facing your camp south will increase your time spent in the sun.

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  161. Rod Smith

    Set up your shelter in the path of the south rising sun. Great looking knife … thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  162. Brian Hansen

    Use a south-facing hillside and darker colors to gain/retain heat.

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