Top 10 Backyard Drinking Games

Drinking is always fun, but drinking as part of a yard game always makes the night (or day) a blast!!

Here is a list of games that you can set up and play with your friends in your backyard. These are great to have on hand for all parties and really helps get that party going!They are not in any particular order because you can’t go wrong with any of them!

They are not in any particular order because you can’t go wrong with any of them!

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What to look for in a Combat Knife?

Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B Black HRT Boot KnifeWhich is “the best” knife. This is a question which is asked by both new people, and experienced outdoorsman time and time again. Many people believe that in the massive sharp metal sea of knives, one knife will stand out as being “the best combat / survival knife” ever made.

The honest answer about which knife is the best is very vague and frustrating to many buyers. The honest answer is “it depends”

Hearing “it depends” is an extremely frustrating and disparaging remark. It often sounds mocking to the reader, and can often cause the reader to simply go elsewhere to purchase their combat knives somewhere else.

When an individual in the outdoor industry hears the question “which is the best combat knife” – it is often coming from the voice of inexperience.

The most appropriate way to ask this question is: which is the best combat knife for me.

Many people have spent small fortunes attempting to figure out which is “the best” combat knife for them. This includes talking to every store representative, reading online reviews, watching YouTube videos, and ultimately purchasing many, many knives in their search.

There are many, many factors which can help determine the best combat knife for the individual.  These factors include things like shape, size, use, budget, metal type, and the most defining factor: personal preference.

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How to Choose the Best Fishing Line

img_0222We all want the best chances for success on the water. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to finding the best fishing line! We are fellow fishermen who have created a comprehensive resource to help you determine what is the best fishing line for your situation. We’ve based this on both our personal experience and on research we’ve done over the years.

Fishing line is arguably the most important piece of equipment when it comes to success on the water. It’s what’s connecting you to the fish. That’s why it’s important to take some time and research what line you need before you go out and buy something. As with most things in fishing, the right equipment depends on the circumstances: What are you fishing for? Where are you fishing? How will you be fishing? These are just some of the questions that will determine what is the best fishing line for you.

Here is some general information about the different types of fishing line and which lines we would recommend.

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Best EDC Folding Knife

An EDC (every day carry) knife can be an extremely useful piece of equipment to have on you. You never know when you are going to be in a situation for when you are going to need such a knife, but when you are you are damn thankful you have one.

Kershaw Junk Yard Dog Folded

An everyday carry folding knife can be used in a variety of situations from cutting boxes, to preparing food to even being used in a survival situation. Their uses are really endless, but so is a number of products out there on the market. This can make your choice extremely overwhelming when deciding on what the best one for you is, which is why I made this post. Here I attempt to not only go through the basic features you need to look for when looking at getting an everyday carry knife, but also list a few top quality models which I highly recommend for you to get.

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Bowhunting Tips for Beginners

bowhunting_tipsJust knowing or memorizing a few bowhunting tips won’t guarantee success in the field. There’s plenty one needs to know or be aware of to avoid a wasted day. There’s going to be times when the deer, elk, or whatever you’re after just won’t cooperate, but you can still practice those things that can give you a bit of an edge, a better chance to get a shot off, and a better chance of hitting your target.

Just for the heck of it, let’s work backward, starting with the kill, and ending with the preparation.

When hunting with a rifle:

  • The goal is to hit a vital spot or failing that, bring the animal down so it won’t wander off for a mile or two.
  • In addition, you can shoot from a distance, and even shoot at a moving target, if it isn’t moving too fast.
  • Finally, you may be able to get off more than one shot in some instances.

bowhunting_arrowheadAll of these advantages go away when bowhunting. You have to be close, you have to hit the right spot on the animal, and if you ever get more than one shot in, tell others about it, because that will be a rare event.

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3 Good Options for Best Folding Knife and Fixed Blade Knife

If you are in the market for the best folding knife or fixed blade knife then you have come to the right place. As they say, good shoes will take you to good places; but so will a good knife. The best knife will provide you with security, ease of use and most of all peace of mind. There is a huge difference between choosing the best folding knife for a civilian and a knife for a soldier. Initially determining your purpose for purchasing a folding knife will lead you to find a suitable one.

So what are the best folding knives and fixed ones then? Here are 3 good options for the best folding knife and fixed blade knives for you. These knives have been chosen according to the most important criteria in a folding knife for survival and self-defense namely: ease of use, the weight of the knife, the quality of the blade steel, the quality of the blade edge, the material used for the handle and the size of the knife.

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Enjoying the Outdoors with Backyard Games

Why not enjoy the outdoors and nature in your own backyard? Now you can add the next level of excitement to your family and friends gatherings with backyard games. These outdoor games are also great for events in parks, on the beach and so much more!

Outdoor games can range from the size of a frisbee to a life size giant Jenga!  With all of the options out there, I’m sure you’ll find the perfect ones for your next gathering!

Life Size Games / Giant Games

Life size games also known as giant games, yard games or lawn games are your childhood favorite games turned into giant games so you feel you are part of the game. These are always fun as you can move around while you play, others can easily watch, and it makes people want to jump in and join!  The most common life-size game is Jenga, but there are so many more you probably never thought of!!  Our favorite is the Giant Connect 4! A simple, easy to learn game, but super huge! We will go into detail of each giant size yard game so you can see which ones are best for you.

Pros and Cons of Giant Games vs Traditional Games

Uniqueness – Giant games are usually unique so everyone wants to play. It helps get everyone involved and together. Sometimes though you need to take time the explain the rules or have a sign somewhere with the rules on it.

Exciting – When a play is made, such as the Jenga falling, Giant games are so much larger than the tradition table games that it creates more excitement! But, that doesn’t mean that table games or smaller yard games are still not thoroughly enjoyed.

Travel – The size of some giant games often make it hard to take somewhere, but this depends on the game and your vehicle.  Most traditional backyard games are easy to transport and come in handy holding bags.

Cost – Some giant games cost a decent amount, but the extra fun they bring and the uniqueness experience is always worth it! You surely will be bringing life to the party! Traditional yard games are usually more cost friendly.

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Benchmade 551 Griptillian Pardue Design Knife Review

Benchmade 551 Griptillian Pardue Design Knife is a full-sized cutting tool that is available at an attractive price. What is unique about this thumb knife is that it has an excellent grip in the hand although sometimes it can get a bit messy to hold his knife especially when wearing gloves. The Griptilian knife comes with a blade that is 3.45” long, thickness is 0.115” and the material used in this knife is stainless steel. It is relatively lighter compared to other knives and its valox handle provides users with a solid grip on the knife. The relatively lighter weight of this knife makes it a perfect companion to carry anywhere in a bag or pocket. The one interesting thing about this knife is that when it is open, the balance shifts just a fraction behind the lock slide axis.The built-quality of this knife is fabulous and it has excellent durability.

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Picking the Right Mini Crossbow

NcStar Crossbow with Red DotA mini crossbow / pistol crossbow can be really fun to play around with. There are a lot of options available all with different FPS (feet per second), draw weight, sights etc.

There are several advantages that pistol crossbows have over regular sized crossbows such as increased maneuverability and faster movement. They are also significantly cheaper. Where full-sized crossbows can retail at $500-$1000, you can get a great pistol crossbow at $25-$50 (some as low as $10-$15 if you are ok with something that will not last very long). If you plan to hunt small game or gifting it to younger people, pistol crossbows are perfect! The best thing, however, is that you can shoot one-handed! Meaning that you can go double crossbows!

These weapons come in many different shapes, dimensions, cocking mechanisms and even more importantly, they will have different calibers and shooting speeds. We also give you crossbow reviews of the 5 finest pistol crossbows on the market presently. In this post I have gathered the top rated products available on Amazon with real user reviews, so you can make an informative decision on what product to buy.

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The Ultimate Fishing Guide for Beginners

Lake RotoruaThere’s a lot more to the intricacies of fishing than this once you become ‘hooked’ on this enthralling pastime, but basically, if you can sit on the side of the water and hold a fishing pole, you can fish. It’s a hobby in which pretty much all the family from young children to senior citizens can become involved and love it!

Fishing leaves you at peace with yourself, but you can also have a lot of fun sharing your hobby with family and friends.

Freshwater fishing will take you to streams, rivers and lakes in search of the great variety of fish that there are – all of them a different challenge to fish. Take the kids along too – they’ll love it!

But first, don’t invite trouble. Check out your State’s fishing legislation and ensure that you have any licenses that are necessary. Any sporting goods mall/store will definitely guide you, telling you how to get it, where to get the necessary permits, and some of these stores will even provide them.

Take some time in the sporting goods mall/store to make sure you have the best and suitable fishing equipment. You don’t need anything flashy; certainly to begin with the basic fishing equipment will do. Keep your budget in mind at all times, but ask the advice of the staff in the specialist fishing department.

A cheap fishing rod and reel with a fishing line, weights, hooks, a bobber, net and fishing lures to land your fish are all you need, together with perhaps a pair of polarized sunglasses to make it easier to spot the fish in the water, especially difficult in sunny conditions.

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