Buck Knives Offers Tips to Conquer Camping

POST FALLS, ID— Buck Knives, Inc., a widely-recognized global leader in the outdoors, hunting and everyday carry (EDC) knife markets, acknowledges that many Americans enjoying getting outdoors--and going camping ranks among the top adventures. From backpacking into remote regions to tent camping in a campground to cabin getaways, all enjoyable outdoor adventures begin with proper planning--and preparedness.

Buck Knives offers these tips for everyone planning and going on a camping trip:

*Check all equipment and pre-test any new equipment. For gear that has been in storage since last camping season, do a test-setup in the backyard or garage before the trip. This includes tents, stoves, backpacks, cots, cooking utensils and other items. If new items, such as a just purchased tent, are going on the trip, it is important to be certain all items needed for assembly are included and that the gear can be assembled or used according to manufacturers' instructions. Many camping adventures have ended in frustration because a tent was incorrectly assembled or a stove was missing a part. Prepare well before leaving home.

*Select the right camping spot. The great news is there are millions of campsites across America. These are located on a wide range of lands, such as national forests, state and local parks, US Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, and many other places. Do online research to prepare for your stay and note that some adventures, like a canoe camping trip to the popular Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota or in most backcountry areas of the scenic Grand Canyon, require permits. Plan ahead.

*Camping at any location often includes chores from building a fire to cutting a rope, so pack a knife. Some campers like Buck's iconic 110 Folding Hunter because it arrives with a sheath and can be carried on a belt around the waist--or stashed in a backpack pocket for easy access. Other campers like the do-it-all design of the larger Buck 104 Compadre Camp Knife which also includes a leather sheath with belt loop. The Compadre Camp Knife has a durable 4 1/2-inch Cerakoted blade and natural canvas Micarta handle to provide superior grip. Find the best knife for all adventure needs at

* In addition to making plans, it is always safe to let someone know where you will be camping and when you plan to return. Remember to also charge a cellphone and carry a map and compass or GPS unit (with extra batteries) if backpacking in the backcountry. If you will be in bear country, take appropriate precautions and check with regional offices about any reported problems in the areas you will visit. Follow all food storage guidelines while camping, and if you encounter a bear, moose, mountain lion or wolf, do not approach. Popular camping destinations like Yellowstone National Park advise staying at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards away from elk and bison. Large animals can move quickly, so take precautions.

Camping is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and taking along the right tools can add to the enjoyment. Buck Knives offers more than 200 knives and all are covered under the company’s industry-leading Forever Warranty. Additional details on the warranty and the many knives can be found at Stay safe in the great outdoors!

ABOUT BUCK KNIVES: For nearly 125 years, Buck Knives has been handcrafting the finest quality knives and tools using the highest-quality materials and state-of-the-art processes, like the exclusive Bos heat treatment for blades. With more than 200 knife models available, Buck Knives are built to perform at the highest level and last for generations. Located in Post Falls, Idaho, and employing more than 350 people, Buck Knives is proud to make knives in America and stand behind those with the company’s exclusive Forever Warranty. Visit or call 800-735-2825 for additional details.