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Knife Depot's Tactical Knife Giveaway (Closed)

Over the last 30 years, the tactical knife has quickly become one of the most popular types of knives, with its functional application in different fields and ability to hold up in extreme uses.

Oh, and tactical knives look so damn cool.

That’s why we’re giving away two tactical knife items:

(1) Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops Tanto Pocket Knife with Partially Serrated Blade and

(2) The Tactical Knife by James Ayres.

The S&W tactical folder boasts a 3.3-inch partially serrated tanto point blade with a glass breaker and seat belt cutter for emergencies. And to teach you more about the different uses of a tactical knife, we’re throwing in The Tactical Knife by James Ayres, which teaches you all about the designs, techniques and uses of the tactical knife.

Don’t let the opportunity to know all about tactical knives get away.

Enter our tactical knife giveaway in the widget below. The giveaway ends Monday.
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Kershaw Blur Giveaway from Knife Depot (Closed)

When doing research for our extensive article about the best pocket knives on the market, one knife came up again and again: the Blur from Kershaw.

The popular knife features Kershaw’s patented Trac-Tec handle technology that gives it a non-slip grip along with a Sandvik 14C28N, 3.375-inch blade. Perhaps the most beloved part of the knife is the SpeedSafe torsion-bar opening assist, which makes this an ultimate EDC.

Feel like this might be a little out of your price range? Never fear, we’re giving one away for free. This is the ComboEdge version branded with Knife Depot’s awesome logo.

There are four different ways to enter: follow us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, tweet the giveaway or leave a comment on this post telling us why you want the knife. If you do all of them, you can get more entries. You have until next Monday to enter.

Enter at the widget below.
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Donate to Knife Rights to Win Prizes, Including a $500 Giftcard to Knife Depot

knife-rights-low-resWe here at Knife Depot strongly believe in the right for people to have access to one of man’s oldest tools—the knife. No organization does more to preserve your rights than Knife Rights.

The organization, as we’ve written about numerous times in the past, has done countless things to advance their mission of educating people about knives, giving knife owners a voice, encouraging safety, defending knife owners and accomplishing other knife-related goals.

If you’re looking to give back to the organization that helps keep a knife in your pocket, Knife Rights is giving those who donate the opportunity to win some gift certificates to several stores, including a $500 certificate to Knife Depot.

Your tax deductible donation to Knife Rights will not only offer you the chance to win a gift certificate but it will also be matched dollar for dollar be a benefactor.

Click here to learn more and donate to Knife Rights.

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Win 1 of 4 New Schrade Knives in Our Giveaway (Ended)

Whether you’re going camping in the woods or working around the house, a reliable knife is a necessity. And few knives are as durable and well-made as Schrade knives.

For decades, Schrade has delivered on its promise to create nothing but the best by bringing new and innovative knives that can only be described as masterpieces. Today, we’re teaming up with Schrade to give you the opportunity to win one of four amazing new knives from Schrade: the SCHBOLO, SCAXE2, SCHF9 and SCHF14.

To enter, you must do three simple things. First, Like Schrade on Facebook. Second, Like Knife Depot on Facebook. Finally, leave a comment below letting us know which of the four Schrade knives you would like to win and why. It’s as easy as that.

Here are some images of the four knives you could win. Enter in the widget below the pictures.

Schrade Fixed Blade (SCHF14)


Schrade Extreme Survival Knife (SCHF9)



Schrade Axe (SCAXE2)


Schrade Bolo Machete (SCHBOLO)


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Watch 'The Story of the Knife', Win a Tactical Assisted Opener from Trademark Knives

Every now and again, something so badass comes around that we just have to share it. Enter the “Story of the Knife” from Knife Depot.

We’re so confident that this new Knife Depot video will relate to you that we’re giving away this tactical knife just for watching it. Here’s how you could be the lucky winner.

1. Watch the video above.

2. Write the name of one of the knives you see in the video in the comment section below.

3. Receive a bonus entry by leaving a comment on the YouTube video telling us why you love knives.

You can also click one of the tweet, share on Facebook or share on Reddit icons below for some extra luck.

It’s as simple as that. We’ll announce the winner at the end of the week, so start watching for your chance to win the Assisted Opening Tactical Rescue Pocket Knife from Trademark Knives.

Tactical Folding Knife

Enter Knife Depot's Ultimate Twitter Giveaway (Closed)


Do you like what you see? You could win this badass Kershaw Volt II folder from Knife Depot by entering our Twitter giveaway.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow us on Twitter @KnifeDepot or by clicking the follow button in the tweet below.
  2. Retweet the tweet below.

It’s as simple as that. If you want even more entries, you can retweet once a day until the end of the giveaway at midnight Sunday 7/14. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/15.

What are you waiting for?

Winner of "Badass Dad" Father's Day Contest is announced

Knife Depot Father's Day Image

Our “Badass Dad” Father’s Day Giveaway wrapped up today and just a few minutes ago we randomly chose a winner from our 108 entries.  Congrats to Kerwin Dyson, who is getting hooked up with a Smith and Wesson assisted opening S.W.A.T blade for himself and a Bear Grylls multi-tool for his Dad.  Kerwin, shoot an email to with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Thanks again to all the Knife Depot fans who entered the contest.  May you have a happy Father’s Day and may you NEVER LOSE YOUR EDGE!

A Father's Day Knife Story: Knife Depot COO Warren Sager Talks About Passing Down His First Knife to His Son

Knife Depot COO Waren Sager and his son, Ian.

Knife Depot COO Waren Sager and his son, Ian.

At Knife Depot, we know that Father’s Day represents a great opportunity for connection between father and son. Recently, I was able to talk to Warren Sager, Knife Depot’s Chief Operating Officer, about his experience passing down his first knife to his son. 

DL:  Tell me about your first knife.  How did you get it?

WS:  I got it out of “Boy’s Life” when I was 10. This was about 30 years ago when the back of the catalogue was full of ads. I was in Cub Scouts at the time and in the back of the magazine I saw this ad for this really awesome survival knife. In the handle, it had all sorts of additional survival materials as well, so I really wanted it.  I saved up the money and then I waited.

DL:  Then what?

WS:  Well, then I waited some more. Remember, this is pre-Internet, so I had to wait for my money order to get there and then had to wait for weeks for it to arrive. The anticipation drove me crazy. Finally the package came.

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The Knife Depot Badass Dad Father's Day Giveaway (Ended)

Knife Depot Father's Day Image

What to get dad for Father’s Day?  It’s an age-old question, and the answer is usually totally lame.  A coffee mug or tie rack aren’t exactly earth shattering gifts, especially for a badass dad.  That’s why this year Knife Depot is giving you the chance to hook up your dad with one of our bestselling knives for father’s day.  You can also win a knife for yourself. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your two picks from the selection below (one for you and one for your dad) by 12 pm CST on Friday, June 7.   We’ll pick a winner that day.

Now, onto the blades.

Smith and Wesson Swat Assisted Opening Knife 

This sleek assisted-opener from S & W has a 2.8 inch blade and is great for everyday carry. Check out the rest of its specs here.


Winchester Bowie Knife 

14.25 inches of badass Bowie knife steel.  This rocking blade will get you or your pop some instant respect.  Here are the full specifications on this monster.


Cold Steel Jungle Machete

We’re talking 16 inches of 1055 Carbon Steel ready to bushwhack its way through any situation.  The Cold Steel Jungle Machete is certifiably badass, check out more of its specs here.

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Meet the New Knife Depot Community Manager and Win Badass Knives!

Knife Depot Community Manager Dan Lawton

Knife Depot Community Manager Dan Lawton

Dear Knife Depot Fans,

I’d like to take a second to reintroduce myself. For the last two years, I’ve been blogging for the Cutting Edge. In fact, I founded this blog in 2010. The initial name was actually the Happy Dagger. That’s a Bill Shakespeare reference, in case you’re not aware.

Anyway, I have a confession to make. The reason I started blogging for Knife Depot wasn’t because of my love for knives. It was because, like most people writing on the Internet, I was a copywriter.

In fact, I wasn’t just writing about knives then, but about all sorts of subjects like: birdfeeders, picnic baskets, temporary tattoos, seafood restaurants, wedding planning and even bankruptcy law in Arizona.

It wasn’t a bad gig — I could do it in my underwear — but some of these subjects just left me feeling a little thin.

I quickly noticed that most of my best writing was about knives, because they truly fascinated me. The guys at Knife Depot started sending me boxes of them, which was pretty badass, and I’d use them when I went camping with my friends.

You see, the thing about working as a writer is that you have to spend lots of time behind a computer typing when all sorts of kickass, beautiful stuff is going on outside in nature. It can be kind of a bummer.

The knife was my only link to the tangible world. It was a rugged product that reconnected me with nature in a way I was missing. Over time, I became intoxicated by the power of the blade.

And why wouldn’t I? It’s the world’s oldest tool, suffused with a deep religious, historical and cultural meaning. It was used by Roman craftsmen, Native-American hunters and frontiersman like Jim Bowie and Daniel Boone.

It turns out that over at they Knife Depot office they noticed my zeal for the knife, which is why a few weeks ago they invited me to central headquarters to discuss working full time for the site.

As you can expect, I was a little bit nervous. These guys don’t just rock one EDC: they are a walking arsenal of stainless steel. Their offices have more Bowie knives then paper clips.

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Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners

Another Halloween has come and gone. It’s time to pack away your Big Bird costume, wash the fake blood out of your clothes and tear down the spiderwebs (fake or real) from the corners of your house.

However, there’s still one matter with Halloween that’s yet to be resolved: our pumpkin carving contest.

The rules to our contest were simple. You had to carve an awesome pumpkin, write “Knife Depot” on a card next to it, take a picture of it and show it to us. We received some great entries, but only three can win. Here they are.

The 3rd place winner of the Skull and Bones Knife with Knuckle Guard is…

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Enter the Knife Depot Pumpkin Carving Contest, Win A Horrifyingly Badass Blade!

Halloween is upon us, which means it’s time to shake the dust off that Richard Nixon mask, Clockwork Orange codpiece, busty police officer costume or whatever spooky regalia you prefer.  Why be your puny self, when you can morph into Superman, Jesus Christ, Joe Biden or perhaps even America’s most revered superhero, Duffman?

Seriously, Halloween is the perfect holiday to champion your uniqueness and let loose, which is why Knife Depot has decided to celebrate the year’s most ghoulish evening by giving away a couple of our most haunted blades.  Starting today and ending on Halloween we’ll be holding our annual Knife Depot pumpkin carving contest.  The most badass jack-o-‘lantern will win a 7.5-inch Fire Skull Stainless Steel Karambit with sheath.  Second place will take home a 7-inch skull wing pocket knife and third place will score a skull and bones knife with knuckle guard.

To enter, all you have to do is visit the contest page on Facebook and upload a photo of your pumpkin by October 31.  Please make sure to include a piece of paper with “Knife Depot” written on it next to your pumpkin, so we  can verify that it was carved recently.  Good luck and stay sharp during the Halloween season!

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Enter to win a signature edition Rambo knife

Do you look like Rambo?

Whether you are a splitting image of a young Sylvester Stallone or simply a First Blood fan, you can enter to win a signature edition Sylvester Stallone Rambo knife. Second place wins a pocket knife with real scorpions trapped in Asia encased in the blade.

How do you win?

It’s easy. All you have to do is upload a picture of yourself in Rambo gear to our Facebook page before October 12. So grab your bandannas, dig your tank tops out of the attic and snap a photo of yourself and friends.

Need some inspiration? Check out our Rambo look-alike video below.

Good luck.

Knifeslinger Contest Winners Announced!

After hours of contentious discussion, we’ve settled on a first and second place winner for our Knifeslinger throwing hat contest.  I want to personally thank all 68 of you that entered; there were some really terrific hats, all of which you can check out in our photo gallery.

If you don’t remember, the prizes are as follows:

1st prize: $100, a set of custom-made Jack Dagger throwing knives and an instructional video autographed by Jack Dagger.

Jack Dagger Top Shot Bowies

2nd prize: A Hibben Throwing Axe.

Hibben Throwing Ax

We’ll be holding more contests in the future, so make sure to check our Facebook page regularly for updates. Without further delay, here are the winners.

Jack Dagger throwing knives, Hibben axe, added to prize pool for the "Knifeslinger Giveaway"

You like axes? We got an axe for you.

The Hibben Pro Thrower Axe is a powerful throwing axe that packs a a punch and does it with style.  It’s made of stainless steel, is a foot long and comes with a great leather sheath.  And it will now be given away to the second place winner in the “Knifeslinger Giveaway.”

A Throwing Ax

And that’s not all the news we have. We’ve also updated the first prize to include not just any throwing knives, but a pair of custom-made throwing knives and an autographed instructional DVD from professional knife-thrower Jack Dagger.  You also still get a $100 in cash.

Bowie Knives

Don’t remember how to enter?  It’s so easy, it’s painful.  Just listen to the Knifeslinger break it down here:

Want a free set of throwing knives and $100?

Do you dig throwing knives?  How about cold, hard cash?

If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, then you’re in for a treat.  From now until July 1, we’re taking entries for our first knife throwing promotion, and the winner will get a $100 and a pair of dazzling throwing knives.

There’s a totally hilarious video below explaining how to enter, but if you’re too lazy to watch it (you’ll really be missing out), you just have to do the following:

  1. Go to our Facebook page. If you haven’t already, click, “Like” at the top of the page next to our name.
  2. Post a picture of your favorite hat on our wall.
  3. Wait until July 3 to find out if you are a winner.

You heard it right, all you have to do to win a badass pair of throwing knives and $100 is go to our Facebook page and post a picture of your favorite hat on our wall. Your picture must be posted prior to 10 p.m. Central Time on July 1 to enter.  The winner will be announced on July 3 and you must be 18 to win.

And all week, we’ll be writing about the art of throwing knives, so check back for some great content, and possibly, a second video from the knife slinger about an additional way to win.

Thanks for reading The Cutting Edge and good luck.

Second William Wallace sword contest winner calls sword "life changing."

Last month’s William Wallace sword giveaway was a big hit and yesterday I posted a picture and testimonial from our first winner, Eino Hill.   Feel free to our large collection of swords, we have a new Scottish Highlands Claymore Sword and it is over 56 inches! 

Here’s a picture of our second winner, William Gagliardi.  Gagliardi, 18, lives in Ohio where he attends high school and holds down three jobs as well.

Man with huge medieval sword
“The coolest thing about the sword is its size and weight,” he said.

Gagliardi said he has plans to mount the sword on a plaque in his bed room.

“Has my life changed?” he he said during a recent interview.  “Heck yeah!  I got a sword off Facebook, what more could I want or need.”

We’ll be holding a new product giveaway soon over at The Cutting Edge, so make sure to check the blog regularly for a chance to win great knife gear.

Want to buy a badass William Wallace sword for your bedroom?  We’re selling them for half off, so snap one up while you still can.

William Wallace sword winner revels in conquest, frolics with hot babes

The following is an essay written by Eino Hill, the winner of the William William Wallace sword contest held in April.  The Cutting Edge does not endorse, comprehend or validate in anyway Mr. Hill’s medieval fantasies, delusions of grandeur or other strange musings, though we do think that his experience is a prime example of the awe-inspiring power of a sword.

William Wallace Medieval Sword

Eino Hill celebrating with his William Wallace Sword

The elongated cardboard box with my name on it could only mean one thing:the Sword of Galleon had arrived.

Alas, the quest was now over.  After many years of searching for the fabled sword, its whereabouts having been shrouded in mystery for centuries, a signature was the only thing left standing in my way of its possession.  I signed and ran to my room, box in tow.

Flipping through the scriptures, I read again The Passage of Righthood for the One in Possession of The Sword of Galleon.

Turn any man of dust and sand, from across the land o’er yonder,
Who once a pawn thou now shall spawn a mortal man no longer.

There is the Fountain of Youth.  And then there’s Immortality!  Who wants to be young their whole life when they can have everlasting omnipotence?  Powers we, as man, cannot even conceive due to our paltry, insignificant existence?

“Just call me God Jr.,” I said to the heavens above.

Cleverly disguised on the Cutting Edge Blog as the William Wallace Sword, obtaining the Sword of Galleon was much like capturing Bin Laden.  It took years of searching, just to discover it was hiding in plain sight.

“It’s too bad I didn’t obtain this sword a month earlier,” I mused.  I would’ve gone to that compound in Abbottabad myself and turned him into a Taliban Kebob with this damn thing!”

I wasn’t fooled though.  I followed the path.  I did as the Scriptures told.

Follow the pen, whose might shall rise,
Not that of swords, but in disguise.

It took me some time to figure out.

We, as children, were always taught that the pen was mightier than the sword.  But let’s get serious.  They clearly weren’t referring to the Sword of Galleon!  The Sword of Galleon will bust a pen up!  I don’t care if it’s ballpoint!  I don’t give a damn if its a Mont Blanc or even a Bic?

So that part made sense.  The sword was still mightier than the pen.  But how could a pen’s might rise and be in disguise?

I Googled it.  Specifically, “How could a pen’s might rise and be in disguise?” Google had no answers for me, had no clue.  It did, however, lead me to this woman with a drawn on beard evading the police. Wikipedia wanted me to learn about Optimus Prime. “Robots in disguise” was what triggered that one.  After countless minutes of frustration, I realized not finding the answer to this all-important question was a good thing.

“If someone had the answer, they would already have the sword,” I thought.

Then I started thinking.  Pen.  Writing.  Words.  A pen writes words.  Words form sentences.  Sentences form paragraphs.  Paragraphs form chapters.  Chapters form books.  Books form libraries!  I must go to the library!

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Vote for Your Favorite Entry in Our Bear Grylls Contest

So, after reviewing numerous entries, we’ve narrowed down the field in our Bear Grylls contest to two.  One of these knife enthusiasts will win a 12-component Bear Grylls’ signature multi-tool. Check out the entries and vote for your favorite by either typing 1 or 2 in the comment field. Voting ends on Sunday at midnight Central Time.  Here’s the scenario, once again.

Bear is standing on a rock in the middle of the Amazon River wearing nothing but camouflage briefs. On one bank there is a nest full of anacondas. On the other, there is a vicious-looking jaguar. The river is full of piranhas.

Bear has possession of the following things: a coconut, a monkey, two Budweiser bottles and 10 palm leaves, in addition to his Ultimate Multi-Tool with 12 components. Give Bear advice on how to escape to safety by entering your answer in the comment field below.  You can’t submit an entry after Friday.

(1) By: Robert Worsham

OK guys, this is too easy. Using the multi-tool, pop open the beers and give ‘em to the monkey. After two beers, he’s not gonna give much of a rip about anything. While he’s drinking the beer, tie all of the palm leaves together, making a makeshift rope. Tie one end around one of the monkey’s ankles. Yeah, you guessed it, sacrifices must be made when it comes to survival. Toss the monkey towards the jaguar, getting him as close to the shore as you can. The jaguar will see the monkey splashing around as the piranhas go to work on him, smell the drunken fresh monkey meat (easy pickings, he figures) and jump in the river after him.

Oops, too late!! Cats are so stupid. Instant monkey and jaguar meat piranha feast. Grab the coconut, jump in and swim for shore right past the disappearing monkey and jaguar. Those piranha will be so overwhelmed by the fresh monkey and jaguar meat that they won’t even notice a skinny little guy in camo skivvies. Once you make it to shore, use the multi-tool to crack open the cococut for a refreshing and energy-building drink and then get outta there. Don’t even go NEAR the snakes! I HATE snakes!!!

(2) By: Conner Bircher

Use the knife to kill and skin the monkey, save the meat. Drench the body in beer since it will leave a sticky residue, use the palm leaves to wrap around your body using the monkey skin to tie the palm leaves on. Throw the monkey corpse in the river distracting the piranhas, break bottles open with knife as a swimming/thrashing tool, keep multi tool between teeth while swimming. Once on shore dig a hole with a split coconut deep enough to cover the snake completely, use broken bottles as a impaling tool, cover hole with palm leaves and when the snake falls in, jump on top of it and stab its head with the blade… that’s how I would do

Vote for your favorite entry by typing either one or two in the comment field. A winner will be announced on Monday.

Is Man vs Wild Fake? Give Your Opinion and Enter to Win a Free Knife

This the last day of our Bear Grylls contest.  See the contest rules at the bottom and enter to with a Bear Grylls’ Signature Ultimate Multi-Tool.

Bear GryllsIf you’re a Bear Grylls fan, you’re likely an avid viewer of Man vs Wild, where Bear battles the wilderness while exhibiting his top-notch survival skills.  The show features a number of incredible scenes, from Bear lassoing wild mustangs to traversing  a lava-filled volcano.  However, in recent years, critics have identified a number of inconsistencies in the program, leading some to allege that Bear is misleading his viewers.

What’s the Man vs Wild Controversy About?

Critics of the show start by pointing to the premise as being contrived.  Most Man vs Wild episodes consist of Bear parachuting into a harsh climate, surviving for a number of days, and then eventually venturing to safety.  Many say the show is framed to make viewers believe that Bear is alone in the wilderness, when in fact he consistently has aid from a camera crew.

In addition, prior to entering a new setting, it has been revealed that Bear and his team perform weeks of recognizance, briefing Bear on possible locations where he can peform survival skills.

“I get a really good briefing before we go,” Bear said.  “I know there’s a big river there, there’s going to be a great cliff climb there, there’s loads of snakes in those rocks, watch out for an alligator.  So, I do have a good idea of 80 percent of what’s going to happen.”

Does Bear stay in hotels?

There have also been allegations, which are fairly substantiated, that Bear sometimes stays at hotels during survival missions.  According to a 2007 article in the Daily Mail, Bear stayed at the Pines Resort Hotel in the Sierra Nevada mountains during an episode in which he bit the head off a snake and boasted that he was living on “just a water bottle, a cup and a flint for making fire.”

In an additional episode, where Grylls was supposedly stuck on a desert island, he was actually on a Hawaiian archipelago, where he retired to a motel at night.

Faking Scenes

There have also been two allegations that Bear faked scenes in his shows.  In an episode where Bear is supposedly lassoing wild mustangs, it was revealed that the mustangs were actually tame animals from a nearby ranch.

One of the most controversial episodes involves Bear traversing an active volcano in Hawaii.  According to reporting by the Times in London, smoke generators were used off-screen to make smoke fumes, and molten magma was supplemented by burning hot coals that were brought in by the production team.

A fan site of Survivorman, a survival show that features Canadian bushman Les Stroud, posted a video debunking the episode (shown below).

Lastly, a survival consultant who worked on Man vs Wild revealed that in one episode, the production crew built a raft, which Bear would later claim on camera to have constructed himself.

Response from Bear and Man vs Wild

Few , if any of the allegations made by Bear’s critics have been denied by Bear or the Discovery Channel, which airs the show.  Instead, Bear and the network have said that the show never claimed that Bear was unassisted in his survival techniques and issued the following statement.

“The programme explicitly does not claim that presenter Bear Grylls’ experience is one of unaided solo survival.  For example, he often directly addresses the production team, including the cameraman, making it clear he is receiving an element of back-up.”

The Discovery Channel also said that future episodes would have a disclaimer at the beginning stating that Grylls had assistance, and since the controversy, Grylls states on camera when he receives help.

Public Response

Though some viewers felt betrayed by revelations that parts of Man vs Wild was faked, the controversy did little to affect the shows popularity.  It still attracts hundreds of millions of viewers across the world.

Win Bear’s Knife, Get Tough

We’re currently giving away a Bear Grylls’ signature 12-component ultimate multi-tool and to win all you need to do is advise Bear on how to get out of the following situation, which, considering his reputation, is totally realistic.

Bear is standing on a rock in the middle of the Amazon River wearing nothing but camouflage briefs. On one bank there is a nest full of anacondas. On the other, there is a vicious-looking jaguar. The river is full of piranhas.

Bear has possession of the following things: a coconut, a monkey, two Budweiser bottles and 10 palm leaves, in addition to his Ultimate Multi-Tool with 12 components. Give Bear advice on how to escape to safety by entering your answer in the comment field below.

You must submit your entry (and you can only submit one) prior to Friday 10 p.m. Central Time. Then, we’ll pick our top three favorites and publish them on the blog for readers to vote on. Be creative. Be imaginative. Good luck!

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