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Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by Bill Cox, Apr 11, 2013.

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    Picked up a couple knives.
    Mora Companion HD cause I don't have one -- don't have any of the carbon steel Moras, just stainless. I spent some time touching up the edge and stropping it last night and then attempted to use it to shave this morning. My GF walked into the bathroom, saw me with a knife at my cheek and promptly put a stop to that. (Hey, it was worth a try!)

    Ontario Machete cause why not?
    Obenauf's Leather Protectant for the bean boots. Winter is coming...



    She was out of town last weekend, so I had a couple beers and let my Amazon.com fingers run wild. Ordered a Bahco Laplander as well, but it's not here yet :(

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    Boy, that really cleaned up nice.
    I cooked dinner over mine the other night. Burned for an hour, much of that time on high. I used Coleman Fuel.
    There was still a little fuel left in it, but I'm glad I didn't need it much longer. I read you are not supposed to run these dry or you can damage the wick.

    Today I got my gasifier stove and a flint and steel kit. Might as well post them here, too :)

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    First bushcrafty purchases:

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    Only other thing I have is a lifestraw... I know what you're all thinking about the BG stuff- ewwwww. I know. There is no reason why this firestarter has to be this bulky and heavy...just saw some good reviews on youtube. Oh well- I know I wont lose it at least.... Better I mess up on my first firestarter and learn early.
     
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    Don't get down on yourself about the BG stuff. EVERY piece of gear has pros and cons. The important thing is to use it, learn it, master it. Whatever it may be.

    It's a ferro rod and striker. A means to start a fire. And I bet you it will do that just as well as most of the other pieces out there. Practice it and learn it, and if you decide you want something different, then throw the BG in your car as a backup!
     
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    I've got one of those BG fire starters in my EDC bag. Can't go wrong. It strikes a spark, comes with cotton balls in the container, and has a whistle attached to it. You just killed three birds with one stone. And didn't have to drink your own pee to do it :26:
     
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    I happen to like BG. I take him for the what he is: A prior military dude who likes adventure and is charismatic enough to be a good TV host.

    I want to get the whole BG gear set just to go to camp and piss off the haters. :D
     
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    For recreational camping, it doesn't matter what you break- as long as it doesn't get you fined/arrested :p If it's bushcrafting or anything in the wilderness...well...idk I'm no expert :30:

    I hear his clothing/ nylon gear is decent, albeit overpriced. I am a huge fan of his shows, as I said. I also drink my own piss daily- but that's before I had cable :32:


    It's overbuilt, so it has that. But I did manage to have it combust and reduce to ash- at least I know I can make fire now! :29: lol jk. I'll go try it in the backyard.
     
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    Something i have been looking for for a long time and finally found on ebay two weeks ago. LK35 Swedish Army Rucksack in very good condition.
    I have seen people doing a lot of mods on that one but for now i thin the only think i will do is attaching a ALICE pack kidney pad.

    It looks kinda oldfashioned and uncomfortable but actually it is super comfortable to carry and you can carry way more stuff with it than with my cheap assault packs or the italian moutaineers rucksack

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    Where did you get the sfa collar, I need one.
     
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    Uhhh, . . . from : 'Badger Claw', he makes 'em.

    Norm
     
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    Just ordered a BushcraftOutfitters 10'x10' OD tarp.....can't wait!!!!!
     
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    Nice little setup to toss into my day bag for a hike and a quick meal or cup of tea. A 600 ml Keith titanium mug with lid and a Lixada twig stove. Small and compact to go along with the other contents, a space blanket, first aid kit, poncho, small LED light, fire steel, and an Alox Bushcrafter.

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    Yep, there is a section to specify what style or type of axe you have.
     
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    Not a purchase. A trade from @I dream in green

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    I have it splattered with mustard right now and it has already nicked my thumb, so were are good to go :D
    Throws sparks like no tomorrow.
     

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    New 10'x10' (approximate) tarp from Free Soldier. You can see its size compared to a 1L Nalgene.
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    Here’s my Esee PR-4 just back from @T. Pollock. He made me some custom scales that are as comfortable in my hand as they are beautiful.

    I know that Tim was secretly hoping that I’d hate it and promptly give it to him. Sorry brother. While I can’t function without my Kosters, this thing is going to have to take a trip or two with me.

    Amazing work and craftsmanship! You took a knife with stock scales that was miserable in my hand and made it amazing!

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    Wow. That knife looks awesome, @Zoomie
     
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    I'm thrilled you're happy with it brother! :4:
     
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    Best Kephart handle design that I've ever felt !
     
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    I love Esee knives. My one bone of contention is their scales. The ones on this one were especially bad for me.

    That said, I think what Tim did is amazing. Its still modern Kephart with tribute paid to the original design. Took Esee's knife to a whole new level.

    Thanks again, @T. Pollock , for pouring your heart and soul in to these. THey were clearly made with love!
     
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    I don't have words to express how happy I am that you're pleased with it my friend!!! 100% satisfaction is always my goal and yes sir, I love what I do. Seeing something I've made being used and enjoyed always puts a huge smile on my face! :)
     
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    As it should ! You need to proud of what you can do!
     
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    Is that TKC scales on the Junglas?
     
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    Yes. I'm on the fence about them. I need to round off the holes where the screw heads pass through the scales. The rear ones scrape my hand while chopping without gloves on. Other than that they are very comfortable. Have put about 6 good hours of trail clearing with it so far, and enjoy the feel of the grip with gloves on.

    I've switched back to the factory ones to test it on some hunting trails next weekend. The thicker rear portion of the factory grips may give me a better hold for heavy chopping, but that's purely speculation at this point. I do love the knife.
     
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    Interesting. I love my Junglas and the TKC scales look like a very comfortable upgrade.
     
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    Just came in the mail and had to get it sharpened. Snow and Neally outdoorsman hatchet with a Badgerclaw leather mask. Excited to finally give a hatchet (other than an Ace Hardware carpenter’s hatchet) a try.

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    I picked up a few items last week at the SMKW.
    Concil Tool Axe 3.5 Ibs head Minors ax
    Tops Turley

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    Well this is over the past month or so, haven’t had the chance to post. All pre modification
    First up is : Finissh Gas Mask bag. Plan on putting a CRKT Woods Chogan hawk on it in some way, and a leather strap pad.
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    Next is some 9oz leather from Hobby Lobby, for a sheath for my file knife that has already sold before I finished it:
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    My new buddy Bailey. mom was beagle/bassethound mix, dad was a unknown hound. She is 10 weeks old right now, so I have a little bit before I take her out in the woods:
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    And my last purchase is my new Esse 4HM and fero rod that I funded with my standard esse 4 sale last week: mods will be striping the coating off, 90° spine, gun blue the blade. New kydex/leather sheath with fero rod loop. And will eventually swap out the micarta scales for some wood ones once I decide on what I want and matching handle for my fero rod too.
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    Not really bushcraft perhaps, but I got this little set of carving tools on ebay for around 6 bucks incl. shipping. Curious if anyone here has any experience with these? You can find them all over Amazon too for just a few bucks:

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    It looks to be well worth the money from a first glance, fit and finish is way too nice for this little money to be honest. I had to knock off a couple of burs but otherwise it seems very nice and usable. Just curious if the heat treatment is somewhat decent at least.
     
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    At least get the Bushnell monocular from the BG range while you're at it. It's actually a very good monocular, especially for the money. Sadly it was discontinued so you won't be able to get one for much longer.
     
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    Also got this cheap little Laplander-killer last week:

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    I've been a huge Laplander fan for years (just stuck a new blade in it to make it a fair comparison with the also new Silky) but as a lover of all things sharp I just had to try one of these Silkies eventually. I was completely shocked by the performance difference!

    It's just no match, not even close, so out goes the Laplander

    You folks can expect me to post a few more Silky saws in this here thread very soon... brow.gif
     
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    Traded a member for the Tops BOB and I just got this along with a Toaks 750 pot with bail handle. Ready for camping this weekend

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    Greetings,

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    Freshly delivered survival blanket because as someone - or many someones - have said, "assumption is the mother of all f*ck ups".

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