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  1. rg598

    Trip Report Part 4: Classic Backpacking 2/13/16 - 2/14/16

    Last weeks outing was uneventful, so I decided to skip the trip report, but this past weekend we lucked out with some actual winter weather, so I figured the trip would be worth shearing. I also wanted to test the limits of my current Classic Backpacking sleep system, and I figured this would do...
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    Trip Report Part 3: Classic Backpacking 1/30/16 - 1/31/16

    Again, I know not everyone is interested in these trip reports, and I usually try to give you only one per month, but I’ve been writing more of them because I want to keep you updated on what I’m doing as I am trying to figure out this Classic Backpacking thing I’ve undertaken. My drive behind...
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    Trip Report Part 2: Classic Backpacking 1/24/16 - 1/25/16

    This advice is not intended for the tenderfoot, for he should never attempt to "rough it," and that is just what it means to "travel light," for when making long journeys over land, carrying the camping outfit and food on one's back, one must leave behind all of those little articles which are...
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    Trip Report: Classic Backpacking 1/1/16 - 1/3/16

    “The man who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth. He can follow his bent, obey the whim of the hour, do what he pleases whenever he pleases, without deference to anybody, or care for any beast of burden or obedience to the course of...
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    Trip Report: Mt. Washington Solo Winter Summit 2/8/14 - 2/9/14

    For a second year now I have tried to do a winter summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. If you guys have been following the blog, you know that I failed in my first attempt last year. You can read about that report here...
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    Trip Report: Kaaterskill High Peak Airplane Crash Sites 10/26/13 - 10/27/13

    It's been a while since I posted a trip report, so here is one. Last December I made an attempt to locate two airplane crash sites on Kaaterskill High Peak in the Catskill Mountains. I made the attempt from the north side of the mountain, but was unsuccessful. You can see the trip report on my...
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    Hunting in the UK

    I've been around the forum for a bunch of years, but recently I noticed that there is no hunting sub-forum on Bushcraft UK. I live in the US, and most US outdoor forums have hunting sections. Since I am not familiar with regulations in the UK, I assumed that there simply wasn't a lot of...
  8. rg598

    Trip Report: 6/4/13 - 7/4/13

    Unexpectedly this past weekend (two weeks ago now that I'm posting it here) freed up for me, so I decided to spend it in the woods. I've been very sick for the past few weeks so I haven?t been able to do any challenging trips. This past weekend was no different. I decided to go up to Bear...
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    Trip Report: Wilderness Survival Challenge 13/4/13 - 14/4/13

    You guys have probably noticed (those of you who read my blog) that I am posting about more trip reports than I used to. The reason is that I usually only post the ones that I think are more significant or interesting. Lately however people have shown interest in my random bumming around in the...
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    Trip Report: Echo Lake 23/2/13 - 24/2/13

    We only have another month or so of winter left, so I have been trying to make the most of it before the weather warms up. This past weekend some friends and I had planned on going ice fishing. More precisely, they were going ice fishing, and I was going along with them since I don?t know what...
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    Trip Report: Mt. Washington FAILED Solo Winter Summit Attempt 2/10/13 - 2/12/13

    For the past few months I have been thinking about possibly doing a winter climb of Mt Washington. I finally decided to just do it. I bought a map of the area, took two days off, and this past weekend I gave it a go. Just as some background, Mt. Washington is located in New Hampshire, and is...
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    Trip Report: 1/19/13 - 1/20/13

    I know I usually don't post my trip reports here, but I thought maybe I'll start, if I can figure out exactly how to do it. :) Anyway, I had some free time this past weekend, so I decided to plan out a trip into the woods. My goal for the weekend was to pick out a route that would be...
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    Truper 1.25lb Camp Axe (Wood Handle)

    This is yet another low cost axe that I have been waiting to review for a while. It seems to be available at every Home Depot that I’ve seen, so I thought people might want to see something about it. This hatchet exemplifies what people mean when they say “hardware store axe”...
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    Snow & Nealley Hudson Bay Axe Review

    For this review I want to take a look at an axe, manufactured by a company, with a history spanning back to the golden age of axe manufacturing, the Snow & Nealley Hudson Bay Axe. Specifications: Manufacturer: Snow & Nealley Axe Head Weight: 1.75 lb Axe Length: 24 inches Axe Head...
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    Husqvarna Traditional (Multi-Purpose) Axe Review

    You can view the page at http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/content.php?r=292-Husqvarna-Traditional-(Multi-Purpose)-Axe-Review
  16. rg598

    A Cheap Alternative to the Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

    We are all familiar with the Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe. It is arguably one of the most popular bushcraft tools, and is the axe of choice for many. One of the reasons why it has become so popular is that it is very compact and easy to carry. It has a head weight of 1.5lb and a handle...
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    Collins Hunter’s Axe Review

    One of the most successful axes in bushcraft has become the Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe. One of the reasons for its success is that is it light weight (1.5lb head) and relatively short (20 inch handle), making it easy to carry in a ruck sack. For some reason however, there are very few...
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    The Northern Tool 24oz Camp Axe Review

    Here is the next affordable hatchet that I wanted to review. It is the Northern Tool 24oz Camp Axe. For some of the pictures here, I have removed the paint form the head of the hatchet so it can be better seen. Specifications:Manufacturer: Northern Tool + Equipment Axe Head Weight: 1.5...
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    Razor-Back Camp Axe Review

    This is yet another axe manufacturer whose products I wanted to test. I found that the price far exceeds the quality. Specifications:Manufacturer: Union Tools Axe Head Weight: 1.25 lb Axe Length: 14 inches Axe Head Material: Unknown carbon steel Handle Material: Hickory Cost...
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    Marble’s Belt Axe No 9 Review

    Continuing my pursuit of quality tools with reasonable price tags, I decided to test out the Marble’s Belt Axe No 9. Specifications: Manufactures: Marble’s; made in China Axe Head Weight: Estimated to just under 1 lb. I have not been able to find exact specifications. Axe Length...