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A Hunting Knife's Perilous Journey

October 2012 -- Warren W.

On returning home after dark on Sunday, October 21 after an unsuccessful deer hunt, I could not locate my hunting knife in my pack.

Then I remembered placing it on the rear bumper of my truck before leaving camp. Fearing it was gone forever, with a flashlight I went outside and there it was on the bumper exactly where I had placed it. It had not moved and had survived a trip of over 45 km. on rough gravel roads, steep hills and 100 km. speeds on the highway!

Here's a testament to the smooth riding suspension of late model 4X4 trucks (mine's an 09 Dodge Ram).

I'm almost ashamed to relate this story to anyone as it's hard to believe. Please refrain from calling me a liar!

Note from the Webmaster: No Warren, I would never do that unless your story had involved a Ford 4X4 like mine that would have tossed off the knife even if it had been welded to the bumper. You were very lucky as most of us have genuine fondness for our favourite knives, and yet have lost more than a couple over the years. (I guess the equipment tip here is to either buy a new Dodge truck or remember to secure stuff before travel ;-)


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