Hello, Happy Camper, and welcome to the great outdoors. Or, more than likely, the not-so-great outdoors. After all, a lot can go wrong out there. But with a Case® Knife and a little bit of know-how, you’ll be right at home when things go wrong far from home.  In this blog, you’ll find tips and tricks to keep the wild at bay.  Whether it’s weather, gear left at home, or bears, there’s nothing a savvy camper can’t fix. So read this blog  AND if you do save the day, be sure to let use know on social media.

Just In Case: It’s wet out there

How to make a feather stick for wet conditions

Feather Stick Illustration Instructions

Step One: To begin, find a stick and split it in half using a fixed-blade knife, like the Case® Winkler Recurve Utility No. 6.

Step Two: Repeat Step One to split the stick into quarters. That’ll give you a nice right angle to work on.

Step Three: Starting about 3 inches from the base, run the knife along the sharpest angle to create a curl of wood.

Step Four: Rotate the knife slightly, gliding it along the angle each time. Repeat, creating curls around the entire base of the stick.

Step Five: Create a pyramid of wood with the feather stick at the base. Use flint and steel to create a spark along the fine curls at the base of the feather stick. Make s’mores.

Just In Case: The stakes are low

How to carve your own tent stake

Tent Stake Instructions Illustration


Step One: Track down a fallen branch about 2 inches in diameter. Trim the bark and carve the end to a sharp point. Case® XX-Changer Knives are a great multi-tool for this task!

Step Two: Cut a small notch into the top end of the stake. This will keep the rope in place and make sure your stake holds its own.

Step Three: On the notched end of your stake, carve a chamfer (round the end) in order to prevent the stake from splitting when hammered into the ground.

Step Four: Carve a hammer, your gonna need it to hammer the stake into the ground.

Just In Case: You’ve need for a hammer

How to make a wooden mallet

Wooden Mallet Instructions

Step One: Source dead-fall with a branch at a 90-degree angle to the main trunk. The branch will act as the handle and the truck will act as the business end. Trim the excess. Case® XX-Changer Knives are a great multi-tool for this task!

Step Two: Round out the head on each side of the mallet to prevent the wood from splitting on impact.

Step Three: Congratulations, you’re now Thor, god of thunder.

Just In Case: You’re needing more camping tips

How to download our full booklet

Click to Download Guide from Case Knives


Step One: Click the image above to download the booklet.  Print, staple and take it with you when you venture into the great outdoors!

This awesome guide was originally published at Case Knives. And trust us when we say DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE! There’s some GREAT information in there that you won’t find in this post. It’s worth every byte. ?

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