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Produced By Cameron McKirdy with Tactical Gypsy

Homeless.  That’s what we were.  My bro and I stayed on this boat for weeks last summer to avoid paying rent, and getting a regular job.  We were free, and so was our lodging.  But with that comes less.  We had to deal with a lot of crap.  It’s noisy in the Skipanon and Warrenton Oregon Marina.  Sleeping is challenging.  People work on boats at all hours, so there’s usually people clamoring, and trucks hauling.

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Skipanon Warrenton Oregon Marina at Night

Once we had to stay on the boat right after our host varnished the interior.  We opened the craft up, but the stench was still awful.  I got a headache, and while grateful for the place to lay down, I was ready to split and catch the bus into town.  In the HD video above we got a solid fire going, but I didn’t film the smoke that filled the cabin, and it was horrible.  I got a headache from that too.  Again, we lifted the lid on the boat, and opened up the ceiling, but sacrificed warmth.  The Survival Bros slept on a wet mattress because the boat had recently sank.

We had a key to the shower and restroom, but that was a hike from the boat.  Plus, we didn’t want to get hassled by security, so we kept our creeping to a minimum, and laid low.  The smart move was to pee in plastic bottles to avoid detection.  However, the other fisherman on the marina were typically very helpful.  We had their assistance many times when we had to do work on the boat, or move it to another slip.  Speaking of, the rent for a spot there is only $70 per month, and our buddy paid that.  You have to pay a little more for electricity, but it’s still the cheapest place to crash in town.  In exchange for a bed, Tactical Gypsy worked on the boat, making sure the bilge was pumping out water, or whatever.  I kept him company, and learned what I could from the Maritime Scientist.  It was an adventure for sure, and I’m happy to share it with you.  More homelessness tales soon.  Thanks for supporting Survival Bros.  Peace and love.

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Selling waterlogged boat motors for cash

Produced By Cameron McKirdy

In this HD video I do a review and stress test on the new Coast DX355.  It was extremely handy around the barn.  I chopped carrots, and squash, cut through a heavy-duty rope, and more.  The knife held up, but then again, it is a Coast.  Their work has a lifetime guarentee.  I like the thick 3.5 inch 9Cr18 stainless steel blade, because it will hold it’s sharp edge well.  Plus, it’s designed with a deep-carry pocket clip, so that’s helpful.  The long clip assures that it won’t easily come out of my jeans.  

All of the materials used are high quality.  I prefer to carry knives with G10 handles.  The DX355 offers textured, checkered G10 on both sides, so it’s serious bang for your buck.  This finely crafted tool is less than $40!  Survival Bros tested it first, and this is the only video out there on the knife so far.  Enjoy! 

Check out the full line of Coast Products at http://www.coastportland.com 

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Survival Bros has acquired two unreleased, never before seen Coast Products knives. This innovative company started up in Portland, OR way back in 1919. They have a long history of quality and innovation. The NEW DX355, and DX356 folders are no different. They are the best blades I’ve seen from Coast yet. Survival Bros will have full reviews, and HD videos of them soon. But for now, all you get is this teaser. Check out the full line of Coast flashlights, headlamps, emergency lights, knives and more at http://www.coastportland.com

I’ve been playing with these beauties all night. They are sharp! I love the beefy dual thumb studs, long deep carry pocket clips, and the dual lock system. Also, the handles are stunning. Look at that detail. Both tools deploy rapidly, and with ease. When these are released to the public, you gotta check out the Coast DX355, and DX356! They make me proud to be an Oregonian.

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Produced By Cameron McKirdy

Produced by Cameron McKirdy

In this HD video I test a brand new blade from Kershaw Knives out of Tualatin, Oregon.  I hiked with it in my pocket near the crater of Mt. St. Helens, from the Johnston Ridge Observatory.  This park is a National Monument, and a true American treasure.  The Junkyard Dog 2.2 is also a gem.  It’s a rigid manual opening knife, loaded with style.  It’s bold, from the slick pocket clip, to the textured black G10 handle.  Kershaw thought of everything.  It comes with a protective zippered pouch too, which will keep the sand and dirt out of it, and save it from hard falls.  My favorite part of the design is the way it opens.  The flipper on the top is easy to grip with one finger, and flick open, and into a locked position.  The liner lock is also the beefiest I’ve ever seen.  It’s no joke.  The blade isn’t closing unless you deliberately push the lock to the side. 

Overall, the Junkyard Dog 2.2 is easy to handle, and use.  I recommend it fully.  I like it’s aggressive design.  Plus, for a folder, it has a thick and wide blade.  It must also be mentioned that the blade is made of composite steel.  It’s quality engineering, boasting both D2 steel, and high-performance Sandvik 14C28N stainless on the spine.  The Junkyard Dog 2.2 can take any beating you dish out.  Survival Bros has even battoned it with wood to cut kindling for a fire.  It has sliced through every material I’ve tried; duct tape, rope, fabric, tree branches, elk meat, and more.  If you’re looking for a bigger EDC knife, this one is epic.  The JYD 2 retails for $149.95.  The version tested is Model 1725CB.  More reviews soon.  I’d appreciate your comments.  Thanks!

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