Hence you carry at least one on your person, and if it's that cold, you carry two. My jet lighter is not an electric lighter. It uses a piezo for ignition.
Yes, hence my use of it to light my stoves. However, to light a fire, it's not enough to just get some sparks. You need tinder and whatnot...
Shouldn't three lighters and some dry paper do the trick?
Yes, I do carry a fire striker, but more because I use it light my stove(s) than anything else. I also carry three-five small non-refillable lighters as well as a jet lighter (I smoke hand rolled cigarettes - a working lighter is a must).
Not to sound too ungrateful, but the hatchet is, well, a hatchet (lol), and the Grohmann knife is almost the exact opposite of what I tried to acheive in my own: It has a long blade, it's very, very pointy, the center of the handle doesn't coincide with the tip, the sharp edge is curved, rather...
The bow legged joe seems like a fun knife, but it's rather small (it's a neck knife), but the cleaver sargey posted might be something. Of course, I'd need to grind off the sharp front, but it might actually work.
I'm not so fond of the individual finger "grooves", though. Things like...
An old Leatherman Micra
An old Victorinox "Swiss Tool"
A homemade boat- and camping knife
A knife for eating (as in "food utensil")
A kitchen knife with a sheath for those outings where I feel it would be nicer to have a dedicated one for kitchen duty (i.e. picnics with someone special)...
I use a silk liner from backpackinglight.co.uk, and I also have a thin wool blanket I often use as a bed spread on top of my 9cm downmat. I guess I could use it inside the sleeping bag in a pinch.
What's nice about the wool is that if I move about, it's still warm were I place my feet and...
No problem :)
The standard blades was very high on my "want" list because I llive in Denmark, and purchasing saw blades from another country seems over the top.
Another reason I decided on that one is that it has the same clearance the entire length of the blade. It's not triangular like,say...
Why not use some sand paper or even one of those steel sponges/scrubbers? Or perhaps it's possible to hammer it. Or another option would be to fold just a little bit, and then fold a wider bit (I'm thinking, first fold, say, 2mm, then fold 10-12mm). The extra material would lend more to...
No, no, I think very highly of saws. I like saws and they are really safe compared to axes. My frame saw is pretty good, actually and I like it.
This is the one I have:
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Not only were the leather so soft that I might as well be wearing a bag with a sole glued to it, but the front of the boot are so low that it's practically impossible to not have...
I don't have a firearm, nor do I expect to get one, but I have to agree that there's a definite classy touch about side by sides. If anything could get me to buy a "shooter" and get the required permits etc., it's a side-by-side.
I tend to agree. I also have a folding saw, but it's one of them collapsible aluminium frame saws with a wooden handle.
I usually use the axe to strip the wood for branches etc., and the saw to cut it to perfect length for my firebox, and then - depending on the diameter of the logs, I will...
I'm thinking the same. I have a sturdy "battonable" knife but chose the next size up in the axe - the GB FA - as I have a boat to carry the longer axe in. I figure it might also be slightly safer, in that the head is farther away from me.