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Estela Wilderness Education Review of the Spider Monkey Folder

Southern Grind Spider Monkey Review

Southern Grind Spider Monkey Review By: Kevin Estela, Owner/Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education Last year, around this time, I was praising the construction and performance of the Southern Grind Bad Monkey Folder. After carrying it for an extensive trip through parts of coastal and northern California as well as Lake Tahoe, I was impressed […]

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Chasing Rambo in Hope, British Columbia

Everyone has that movie. The one that catches our attention and the one we know all the words to. The one that we are compelled to watch on television regardless of how many times we’ve seen it before and how annoyed others are in the room when we anticipate what happens again and again. The […]

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Estela Wilderness Education Review of the Spider Monkey Folder

Southern Grind Spider Monkey Review

Southern Grind Spider Monkey Review By: Kevin Estela, Owner/Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education Last year, around this time, I was praising the construction and performance of the Southern Grind Bad Monkey Folder. After carrying it for an extensive trip through parts of coastal and northern California as well as Lake Tahoe, I was impressed […]

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Spyderco Mule Team 20 Review

Spyderco Mule Team 20 Review By: Kevin Estela, Owner/Head Instructor of Estela Wilderness Education Overall Length: 7.63” Blade Length: 3.46” Weight: 2.8 oz Blade Steel: CTS B70P Sheath: Not Supplied MSRP: $79.95 Background: Years ago, I saw my first Spyderco clipped to the inside of a friend’s front pocket and seeing how easily it opened […]

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In Nessmuk’s Wake: Paddling a Modern Ultralight Canoe

In Nessmuk’s Wake: Paddling a Modern Ultralight Canoe George Washington Sears, A.K.A. Nessmuk, created a name for himself with his ultralight philosophy and kit. He himself was ultralight, 5’3″ and about 106 pounds, maybe more soaking wet and frail in nature. The man suffered from tuberculosis and was not in the best health when he […]