A boat is an expensive investment so you want to do anything you can to keep it looking good and functioning properly for as long as possible. A boat cover will help to protect your boat from the elements when it is not being used. It will keep it clean and protect it from extreme weather, birds, dust, sun, wind, rain and hail.

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The boat cover can be either custom or semi-custom fit. A custom fit is made from the exact measurements of your boat, and will be more expensive. A semi-custom fit is tailored to fit specific styles of boats, not the exact measurements of your particular boat. To get the measurements for the semi-custom fit cover measure the boat’s beam at the widest point, and the boat’s centerline length straight from the bow to the stern.

Cotton canvas boat covers will allow the best airflow and breathability, but it is the least durable, is not water resistant and can shrink and stretch. Polyester is not breathable, but it is strong, long-lasting, and water repellent. It is also resistant to rot, mildew and staining. It should not stretch or shrink. A combination of polyester and cotton will give you the best qualities of both fabrics.

The type of boat cover material you choose will depend upon the situation. For towing or trailering, the best choice is polyester or the poly/cotton blend. When you are transporting the boat, be sure the straps are very secure, and the fabric is tight so it does not blow around. A cotton canvas boat cover is a good choice for storage in a covered facility over winter or for extended periods of time. It works well indoors because it doesn’t need to provide protection from the elements, and it allows the air to flow. While polyester is not good for humid areas due to the lack of breathability, it is the best waterproof boat cover for long periods outdoors while exposed to sun, rain, and heavy wind.

Before you put the cover on be sure there is no standing water in the boat. If so, try to swab it out or let it evaporate, but do not put the cover on with the water still in there, especially if you are using a polyester cover. Once you ensure the boat is dry you can put on the cover. Be sure the cover fits tightly so no water, dirt, or animals can get into the boat. To keep water from puddling or pooling on the outside of the cover you can add support holes underneath the cover so it will be on a slope.

You may want to invest in more than one boat cover if you live in an area with changing seasons, or if you will be transporting it from location to location. It is a worthwhile purchase to help keep your boat in great condition. Be aware of the return policy in case your boat cover does not fit properly.

Think carefully before choosing your hunting knife

Anyone who loves to go hunting must have a hunting knife. Whether it’s a fixed blade hunting knife or a folding hunting knife, you’ve got to have at least one. Even better is to have a few hunting knives.

However a good hunting knife isn’t necessarily cheap, and the best hunting knife that you can get is quite expensive. So you’ve got to spend some time analyzing exactly what it is that you need before you purchase. There are some wonderful custom knives and handmade knives available, but you can spend a lot of money.

So how do you determine exactly what your needs are before you purchase your hunting knife? Let’s take a look.

Do you want a folding hunting knife or a fixed blade?

Of course like everything there are pros and cons to both, nothing is perfect.

The advantages of fixed blade hunting knives

  1. A fixed blade knife, as the name suggests, has a blade fixed to the handle all in one piece, and this produces considerable strength. In fact a quality fixed blade knife should be virtually unbreakable unless you seriously abuse it. A full tang knife in particular is very strong.
  2. Because there is no hinge, or joint, in the middle of the knife, thereby creating the strength of one length of steel, the knife is much more versatile. It can handle a lot more stress than a hinged pocketknife, and you can use it for a much wider range of tasks.
  3. A fixed blade knife, because you don’t need to use 2 hands to deploy it, is much quicker, in any situation where you need to have your knife out quickly. It is unlikely, when hunting, that you will need to deploy your knife super fast though.
  4. Whilst a folding pocketknife needs to have a blade designed to fit within the handle a fixed blade does not. So you can have a longer blade than the length of the handle or a blade that is a shape that is wider than the handle. You’re not limited in the length or width or shape of the blade.
  5. The fixed blade knife just looks sexier.
  6. Because there is less work involved in a fixed blade, as there is no hinge to create, it’s often possible to get a much higher quality hunting knife for a similar price.
  7. A fixed blade has no cavities and so is easier to clean.

The disadvantages of fixed blade hunting knives

  1. They are obviously bigger, harder to carry unobtrusively and easier to spot. And in places where carrying a knife is an issue they are also more difficult to conceal.
  2. A fixed blade can be dangerous, particularly if very sharp, unless carried in a quality heath. It is therefore much bulkier than a folding knife. It is also usually necessary to wear the sheath, for example on your belt, rather than being able to put it in your pocket.

The advantages of a folding hunting knife

  1. Obviously a folding knife is smaller, and therefore easier to carry and more unobtrusive.
  2. Because the blade of a folding knife folds back into the handle it can be carried without the need for a sheath and therefore is more practical.
  3. Whilst not all folding knives have a choice of blades many do, and therefore you can choose from more than one blade choice.
  4. A folding bladed knife is totally safe to carry with or without a sheath.

The disadvantages of a folding hunting knife

  1. A folding knife is full of all sorts of nooks and crannies. If you’re using it for gutting or skinning a deer, for example, it can get quite messy and difficult to clean. It’s not easy getting the mess out of all of those little spaces. A fixed bladed knife on the other hand is easy to clean.

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  1. A folding knife, because of the hinge, is necessarily weaker than a fixed blade.
  2. Even though a good folding knife should come with a lock it’s not unknown for a user to start using the knife without the lock fully engaged and have it close on their hand.
  3. A folding knife is generally more expensive because more work is required to produce it.

Of course there is always a compromise

There’s lots of discussion online, including here obviously, about the differences between fixed blade and folding blade knives. However there is absolutely no reason why you can’t carry both a lot of the time. Both have their uses and neither are all that large, and it usually perfectly possible to carry both at the same time.

What exactly will you be hunting?

Are you going to be shooting deer or shooting rabbits or ducks? Because the hunting accessories you choose, including your knife, depend on exactly what you will be hunting.

Gutting and skinning a deer is a little different to gutting and skinning a rabbit. Whilst many people think that the size of the knife will be different that’s not necessarily the case. A large knife is not necessarily better than a small knife, even for an animal such as a deer.

So for example on any large animal you might be better with a knife with a drop point blade which is better for skinning, and an edge on the knife that is handy for separating bone. On a bird, however, you might need a fowl hook for gutting the bird.

So you’ve got to pay attention to exactly what it is you will be hunting.

What purposes will you use your hunting knife for?

Of course it is rare when you’re hunting that the only task that you need your hunting knife for is skinning or gutting. Most people will be using a knife for a range of other purposes. For example they might be whittling timber for building a fire or maybe cutting up food. Most people, when they have a good knife, tend to use it for quite a few different tasks.

Of course, as observed, you might find that carrying more than one knife is useful if you plan on using it for a range of tasks, so that you have several knives each perfectly equipped for the task you needed for.

What type of blade do you require?

Of course there’s a wide range of different blades available, however the basic types are a clip point blade, a drop point blade and a skinning blade.

The clip point blade has a well-defined point and is a relatively thin flat blade. This is a good knife for a range of general chores around camp and can also be used successfully for field dressing and skinning. It’s a great all-around knife.

The drop point, on the other hand, is a much more specialized type of knife and is much more suitable for hunting rather than more general jobs. It’s a great knife to skin and dress an animal but is more limited as a general knife.

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A drop point knife has a thick curved blade, and this curved blade makes it much easier to use for dressing and skinning. It doesn’t have such a defined point and so is unlikely to tear into the skin or the meat of the animal while you’re working. It is a tough working blade.

And the skinning blade is one which is specifically designed for skinning larger animals, mainly big game animals. It is very efficient at skinning but less so for general tasks. It has a very fine blade.

Not only should you make a choice between the different types of blades but you also need to consider whether or not serrations on the blade are handy. For instance serrations will make it easier to split a rib cage.

Serrations may be present on either a short part of the blade or the back of the blade.

One other feature of some blades is a gut hook. This can be very useful when field dressing large animals, however is a personal choice. Once an incision has been made the gut hook is used to extend the incision without the risk of puncturing any of the innards.

How about the handle on your knife?

Many people pay a lot of attention to the blade but not too much attention to the handle. And yet, as is obvious, it’s the handle that you have to grip and whilst there are some very fancy looking handles around, for example bone handles, some are not quite as useful as you might imagine.

For example some handles can become very slippery when wet or when all covered in blood. A bone handle might look great but can be very slippery.

However there are some very effective rubber and synthetic handles available which might not look quite as sexy as a bone handle but which are extremely strong and also very easy to grip, even when wet.

When researching hunting knives for sale it’s important to consider the handle. Often, when reading hunting knife reviews, the handle isn’t even considered. Many people fail to think about the handle.

Even better is to actually find a shop where the knife is available to pick up and hold. Actually picking the knife up and holding it gives your much better idea of how the knife will feel in your hand.

How about sharpening your hunting knife?

Of course like any knife a hunting knife needs sharpening. There’s a range of sharpening tools which you can use for your hunting knife and you should also consider, when looking for a hunting knife for sale, how you will sharpen it.

Different sharpeners work well on different shapes of blades. Some sharpeners will not work at all on some types of hunting knives, and some specialist blades, for example a blade with a gut hook, needs a very special type of sharpener.

You may already have a quality knife sharpener at home, and if this is the case then it’s cheaper to buy a knife that can be used on that sharpener rather than buying one which will require you to buy a new sharpener as well. Obviously this just increases the cost.

A stone is a good all round sharpening tool, but it won’t sharpen everything. Like a gut hook for example.

You should consider the steel the blade is made from

Different knives are made from different types of steel. The type of steel is important to consider, for example it can influence how well it’s likely to hold its edge after sharpening.

A softer steel will not hold its edge as long but will be easier to sharpen. A harder steel will hold its edge longer but be harder to sharpen. Your knife can have either a carbon steel or a stainless steel blade. Carbon steel will rust and stainless steel blades will not.

Of course it’s quite possible to stop your knife rusting provided you pay sufficient attention to maintaining it. A silicon based wax will help prevent rust on your blade. A carbon steel blade will be easier to sharpen than a stainless steel blade but will be much more expensive in many cases.

There’s many different types of material that can be used in the blade of a knife. It’s a very complex subject and one which is best to be the subject of an article all on its own, however as a general rule it’s important to choose a blade with sufficient quality so that is tough and resistant to rust and wear but retains its edge reasonably well.

As is always the case the knives made from steel which exhibits these qualities are more expensive than blades made from cheaper steel which do not exhibit these qualities.

There’s many different types of steel used in the blades. Far too many to list here. However much more common than some of the others are the following:

  • S30V This is a quality steel with a high component of vanadium and demonstrates good wear resistance, good rust resistance and holds a reasonably tough edge. It is not Buck folding hunting knife entirely easy to sharpen. It has a very high level of Carbon and Vanadium. It makes a very high quality blade, and is considered by some to be the best steel available for making blades.
  • 154CM This is a stainless steel with a high degree of carbon and retains its edge extremely well. It is slightly brittle and better for smaller blades. It has Molybdenum added to the steel and is less expensive than some of the other well-known steels. It retains its edge very well.
  • 420HC is a slightly softer type of steel with slightly less carbon than some, but resists rust very well. It has reasonable edge toughness but not the best.

The above is really just an introduction to the different types of steel available in different knife blades. For most people it’s unnecessary to go into extreme detail about the different

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types of steel, you may well just confuse yourself.

As a general rule the top end hunting knives available on the market should all have good quality steel blades, but like everything it’s all a compromise, and there is no one perfect steel.

So how do you choose the best hunting knife for your needs?

Hopefully all of the previous information has not confused you, our intention is simply to alert you to some of the considerations you might wish to keep in mind when choosing a hunting knife. But at the end of the day the best hunting knife for you is the one which works best for you.

There is no one right or wrong. Eventually it comes down to a personal choice between all of those knives on the market. Other factors will intervene, for example price, and it’s extremely difficult to determine exactly what your requirements are and which is the best hunting knife to fit those requirements.

For that reason many people end up with more than one knife, and some have many of them. There’s nothing wrong with that, there’s no reason why you can’t have a number of knives and make a choice, on each trip, between each of them to determine which will be the best one to take away on that particular trip.

We will cover individual knives and offer some individual hunting knife reviews on our website over time.

A final word. Maintaining your hunting knife

Maintaining your hunting knife is important as well

One aspect knife ownership and is often overlooked is maintaining it.

It’s very easy to give your knife or wipe over when you finished skinning that deer and then to put it away when you get home. However the ideal way to keep your knife in tip top shape.

It’s important to give your knife a complete and thorough clean when you get home. Make sure, if it’s a folding version, that you clean out anything caught in any of the little fissures.

If your knife is a little dull then steel it or, if necessary, sharpen it.

And give it a wipe over with the group silicon based wax to avoid any possibility of rust.

And if you’re putting it away for any length of time then it helps to rapid in clean paper and add a little packet of desiccant to make sure that it’s totally dry and won’t rust.

Barska Blackhawk 10×42 Waterproof Binocular (Camouflage)

Best Hunting BinocularsThis is one of the best hunting binoculars you will ever find in the market. The Barska Blackhawk is great in its stylish design and features that ensure outstanding performance. This is the kind of hunting binoculars that will take your viewing to a greater new height.

These special rugged roof prism binoculars are designed to perform extremely well in all weather conditions. Unlike other binoculars, these are 100 percent waterproof and are developed to offer optimum long eye relief with its twist-up eyecups while being used. It uses fully coated optics to increase the clarity of the images.

Bushnell H2O 10x 25mm Waterproof / Fogproof with Rainguard Binocular (Camouflage)

These are great pairs of hunting binoculars ideal for outdoor, nature, hunting, stadium sports, and other general viewing usage. The Bushnell developed these binoculars with insightful technology to offer an all-time outstanding viewing performance. These best hunting binoculars are developed to be effectively waterproof and fogproof. They use multi-coated lens so that they deliver outstanding performance.

Just like its name suggest, these binoculars are completely a 100% waterproof. You can soak them, duck them, splash them but they will still function well. Other good features about these binoculars are that they provide wide magnification of 10x with a 25mm objective lens.

Bushnell Trophy 8×42 Realtree Camo Binocular (Camouflage)

If you have been looking for best hunting binoculars then this is the right pair to buy. The Bushnell Trophy 8×42 Realtree Camo are insightfully developed to be fully perfect for hunting, outdoor, general use, and bird watching. These binoculars are developed by the Bushnell to be fully 100 percent waterproof, fogproof allowing free use even in boats and other water bodies.

These binoculars offer the best clarity due to its impressively developed twist up eyecups. These binoculars are developed to offer versatile choice for hunting, birding, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activity. In addition, they are developed with a tough rubber armor that keeps them protected at the bottom.

Barska 10-30×50 Zoom Gladiator Binocular

These are very great performing hunting binoculars ideal for long distance land or sky viewing. They are developed with a wide variable magnification range that allows you to effectively target in on a single object and then magnify and zoom in to obtain a closer look with greater detail.

These binoculars are developed with perfect zoom thumb lever that offer great convenience by allowing you to make smooth and quick zoom adjustments. Again, it has fold down eyecups that are useful for accurate viewing even without eyeglasses. To help minimize UV glare while viewing very distant objects, these binoculars are developed with ruby lens.

Bushnell Excursion Ex 7 x 36 Chuck Adams Bowhunter Edition Binocular

This is one of the most outstanding best hunting binoculars available in the market at quite affordable price ever. These binoculars are great in stylish design and exemplary performances due to its insightfully developed features.

These are the type of binoculars you need for perfect outdoor viewing like gaming, birds viewing, hunting and other outdoor use. They are developed to offer wide field of view thereby enabling most accurate, perfect and detailed viewing. In addition to this is their great performing locking focus wheel. It is very light in weight and very compact to enable easy portability for outdoor viewing.

8×21 Black Binoculars Ruby Coated Lens Hunting Camping

If you have been looking for best binoculars great for hunting, sporting events, camping, boating and traveling then this is the right one to buy. They are offered at affordable prices ever from Amazon. These best hunting binoculars are developed with features that ensure you fully enjoy viewing the wild animals at a distant.

First, they come with a new pair of black 8X ruby lens that offer great magnification necessary for most accurate distant viewing. In addition, it is developed with red coating on the lenses to prevent glare while viewing. The rubber grip makes handling it for outdoor viewing very simple. There are many other cool features about these binoculars.

Yah, there you have it. Hopefully, this gives you a head start on picking out some best binoculars for hunting.

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If you want to give you upcoming fishing trip the best possible chance of being both successful and enjoyable, then preparation can be key. Here are just a few of things which you might want to consider doing in order to make sure that you are well-prepared for your trip.

Fishing Trip

When you’re packing up your fishing equipment, don’t forget to take one or two things which will keep you entertained. After all, fishing trips can often require some patience, and you won’t want to get bored waiting for a bite. If you’re fishing from the riverbank, then you might be able to take a laptop, so you can watch movies or play online games. If you’re venturing out onto the water, then you may prefer to take a magazine or book. This is especially important if you plan on going alone on your trip.

In addition, you should always remember to take some snacks. After all, if you’re hungry, then you may not be able to concentrate as well, and you could easily miss something important. It can take a long time to set up all the necessary equipment for a fishing trip, so you won’t want to pack up again in just a couple of hours in order to go and find somewhere to eat. Taking a packed lunch means you can stay out, and won’t miss out on that all-important catch.

Of course, before you even set off you will need to prepare by doing your research! Find out the type of fish that are found in the location where you are planning your trip, and invest in the best bait or lures to attract them. It can also be worth finding out where in the water they like to swim, and at what time of year you are most likely to get a catch. Don’t forget to pack your camera so you can keep a record of your most impressive catch!