A while back, I reviewed a high quality hollow handled survival knife… Kizlyar Supreme’s Survivalist X. In the video accompanying the article, I went into some depth concerning the MOLLE panel on the front of its sheath, which I added a 50? hank of paracord to. I have since replaced the paracord with Kizlyar Supreme’s MOLLE Survival Kit SMP1… it attaches to a belt or anything MOLLE-compatible.
A while back, I wrote an article based on a video I made taking a nostalgic look at “The Survivor”… the cheapo hollow handled survival knife inspired by the film First Blood. After making fun of that piece of crap knife that so many of us naive 10 year old “survivalists” got from Santa Claus in the early 1980’s… I went on to recommend a few that my research revealed as viable survival knives.
Hollow handled survival knives appeal to minimalist survivalists who like a complete survival kit in one item… and to those who like essential survival item redundancy.
Here is a US Navy training film from 1955 titled Survival in North Temperate Regions… Living Off The Land. It focuses mainly on recognizing, procuring, and preparing plants and animals that can be commonly found globally throughout the north temperate region roughly between 45° and 70° north latitude. It is based on the premise that most plant life found in the north temperate region is edible and that animals are abundant. The film does not go into detail on how to identify plants, nor much into how to procure animals for food, although it does show a few illustrations of some snares and traps such as the figure-4 deadfall.