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Southern Grind Bad Monkey Review

Southern Grind Bad Monkey Folding Knife Review

Southern Grind Bad Monkey Folding Knife Review By: Kevin Estela of Estela Wilderness Education In June 2014, I attended my first BLADE show. With my media pass for SRI, I frequented many of the vendor booths and spoke to individuals in the knife industry. One booth which caught my eye was that of Southern Grind. […]

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Have Skills, Will Travel!

Since starting Estela Wilderness Education in 2011, I’ve traveled around the country and overseas to teach skills, review equipment and document adventures. Just this year alone, I’ve been to every state in New England, Georgia, California, Norway, Costa Rica, Washington, Pennsylvania and still have a couple other places to travel to before the end of […]

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Southern Grind Bad Monkey Review

Southern Grind Bad Monkey Folding Knife Review

Southern Grind Bad Monkey Folding Knife Review By: Kevin Estela of Estela Wilderness Education In June 2014, I attended my first BLADE show. With my media pass for SRI, I frequented many of the vendor booths and spoke to individuals in the knife industry. One booth which caught my eye was that of Southern Grind. […]

Gossman Knives Bolo knife designed by Kevin Estela

Gossman Knives Estela Bolo Long-Term Review

Gossman Knives Estela Bolo By: Kevin Estela Owner/Head Instructor Estela Wilderness Education   In early 2010, I contacted Knifemaker Scott Gossman to make me something special. You see, I had just sat down with my father over the holidays and he told me about the bolo he carried in his youth while growing up in […]

Kevin Estela hiking above Lysefjord

Land Navigation with Map and Compass PDF Now Available

  Kevin’s popular Land Navigation with Map and Compass handout is now available in PDF form. Since posting the first version ( different color layout with WLC logos), this handout has received over 100,000 views and thousands of downloads on Slide Share. Now, it is available in PDF form to download and share. Feel free […]