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3 Easy Ways to Sharpen a Knife without a Sharpener

Hey, is your knife dull – but you ain’t got a sharpener on you? There’s been a lot of times I’ve been out on the wagon or off camping somewhere and I had a knife that needed sharpening but didn’t have any tools with me.
You know there ain’t nothing I hate worse than a dull knife.  But here are 3 easy ways to sharpen your knife without a sharpener.
#1:Use the  rounded edge of a crock jar or the underside of a ceramic coffee mug. Whip it around the edge and it’ll sharpen up.
#2:Use a piece of flat leather and run it back and forth to polish and sharpen your steel.
#3And my favorite method… the window of your car or pick-up. Roll the window down and use the beveled glass at the top of the window to slide your knife down on. If you’ve got a vehicle- you’ll never be without a sharpener!
Use one of these easy tricks and you’ll never be in a bind with a dull knife.
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Dutch Oven Shovel

If you’re going to be any Dutch oven cooking, this has got to be your go-to Dutch oven tool.
A shovel with holes in it!
Yep, I said it. Go ahead and get yourself a shovel and then drill holes in it.
When you’re cooking with live wood coals, or hardwood lump coals you have to sift the ash out before cooking with them. Ash doesn’t cook, it just insulates. So if you’ve got a bunch of ash on or around your oven, it’s going to take forever to cook… if it ever does.
When you go to grab a shovelful of coals, gently sift them so the ash falls out and you’ve got good hearty coals left.
Check out our trip to the local hardware store to get a new shovel….