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    Its called a bottle keeper. I guess its for beer bottles. Its supposed to be lined with neoprene but I got it at a thrift store and that has been removed. Thinking about making a fishing kit out of it. Haven't quite decided yet.
     
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    20190428_171718.jpg 20190428_171705.jpg 15574424681318880570885838949594.jpg World War 2 katana owned by an officer has combat sheath goes to tree branches like you never would know. Unbelievable to swing. Did I say unbelievable. Unbelievable. Signed with blade Hammond just awesome.
    I guess it's fair they're all recent purchases. The takedown bow 50 lb I can't wait to shoot it. The goshawk crazy the GB it's okay the Tradesman you can't go wrong I'll probably sell all the rest and keep the Tradesman. Although the bow is special at this point. The katana I'll sell it once I find out what it's worth. 15574424681318880570885838949594.jpg
     
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    I bought my first old hickory, a paring knife. I happened to have a sheath laying around that fit it nicely. The combination weighs practically nothing and will be a nice option to stick in my pocket for edc.

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    Nice looking knife.

    Greg
     
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    Good choice. That's my favorite OH.
     
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    Seen the post here on the forums the other day saying Guideboat.com had Council Tool Bad Boy axes on sale. Pulled the trigger and two days later it arrived in the mail. New to this bushcraft stuff but pretty sure I'm going to love this thing.

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    Vintage salt and pepper shakers. The bottom unscrews to fill. One will become a fire kit. And I’m betting tea candles will fit in the other for an emergency Palmer heater.
     
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    WESTERN 932
    Utter brute!
    Liner lock on 1/8" X 4.5" blade.
    Walks and talks.
    First catalog appearance 1968
    1968-1972 - WESTERN/ BOLDER COLO. U.S.A. This version has fuller towards top of blade.
    Lock up like a rock!
    Really heavy
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    Video of later version ("WEATERN/U.S.A." no fuller). Might want to skip 1st minute:



    Still in the Western Catalog in 1980 as the "932 KNIFE-SAW, BEAR."
     
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    Just got my first Silky. This is one of the smaller but not pocket versions. It only weighs 5.7 ounces. I'm going to through it in my EDC/hunting bag
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    The bug shirt seems like a good piece of gear.
     
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    Got this 50 litter Colman exponent tatarian backpack at a yard sale today.
    Didn't need another pack but it's in like new condition and was only 10 bucks couldn't pass it up. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    Had a lucky visit to a yard sale today. Picked up a cast iron skillet that is VERY smooth inside, some covert
    "Snare" wire :14::14:, and an old Craftsman hatchet head.

    The hatchet head was a bit rusty but after punching out what was left of the handle, I used a steel wheel on my drill, then some steel wool and most rust is gone. Now it's taking a vinegar bath to finish the rust removal. No "after" pics yet. Pics in next post.

    Is it just me, or does anyone else love the dimpled/pitted look of vintage tools? ;)
     
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    Carbon steel with a 5/32" thick 6" blade and convexed edge for smashing through food prep and fire prep.
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    CHOP, CHOP!
     
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    soo finally got my dreampack, with only 1.89kgs its lightweight for me! hope to take him out soon!
     

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    I LOVE THIS PACK!! I cut off the straps and replaced with Tactical Taylor. I hiked through Denali and the Kenai peninsula in 2015. It held rain gear, insulation layer, food, binoculars, edc kit, and water.

    Super handy on airplanes. Where did you get yours???
     
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    You'll like that Trangia kit!

    I use mine most every day at work for lunch.

    I need one of those fuel bottles next.
     
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    I don't know that I needed the kit but it was too good of a deal to pass up. I actually had to look up how to use the bottle even though there is a diagram on it. Doh!
     
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    I've been using a pur hiker pump filter for many years. But I keep trying to lower my pack weight. Got this sawyer squeeze water filter. It will save me 9 ounces. image.jpg And 6 freeze dried meals. I've never tried the alpineaire brand ones before but thought I'd try them.

    I finally found the mountain house chicken & dumplings I've been wanting to try it. @bacpacjac said they are her favorite so I got 2 of those. image.jpg
     
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    Food for your romantic trip? :) :40:
     
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    Been wanting one of these "cowboy skillets" for a while and finally found one that wasn't dented up or rusted too badly. They're super lightweight and after cleaning it up and seasoning, it'll be perfect to toss in the day pack. Not as sturdy as cast iron, but not near as heavy either. Should work nicely when I get to making bannock in Bushclass.
     

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    You can't beat a cold handle skillet for a good time. Check out the cold handle/bromwell thread in the cooking and water forum.
     
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    OH NO SISTER !
    For that trip we will be having a nice salad with blue cheese dressing. venison tenderloin with shrimp in garlic butter, backed potatoes, and crescent rolls on a stick. All cooked over the coals. And a bottle of wine.

    We'll be in a canoe weight doesn't matter.
    I've been planing for this trip.
    I even made a list. I never do that.
     
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    NI-ICE!!! :)
     
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    Kabar Tactical spork
    Knife slides into the handle
    Bought for the gimmick factor
    And because at scout outings with 40-50 people where everyone seems to have the same mess kit wanted something different



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    Hiking knife designed by me and made by Todor Hristov. Elmax steel, full height convex grind, carbon fiber scales w/black g10 liners and copper hardware. It's based off my favorite folder the Enzo Birk 75. Don't have it in-hand yet but it's on the way. I'm pretty excited about this one. Todor's work is top-notch.

    (makers images)

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    Greetings,

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    I am going on a trip up north and it is a necessity. :D


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    For the main compartment of my LK35. I prefer to get a larger liner than my pack.

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    I really need to wear my glasses
    quick glance read that as nutsack liner
     
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    Picked up a pocket clip for my Leatherman Wave. I like having the full bit kit and extender on me sometimes but most times its like having a suit case on your belt.
     
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    Greetings,

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    Gifts from wife. Very happy man today!

    I can see myself doing some more quality work with the rotary tool. Better knife handle making, I can properly clean a few of my old tobacco pipes... endless possibilities!

    Calling @Beach Hiker, for the item on the right.:)

    Regards,

    Christos
     
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    Like I needed another axe! :56:

    Husqvarna Camping Axe - Made by Hults Bruk (15" Handle)

    Needs an edge tune-up and some Linseed Oil but she's a keeper!

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    UPDATE:

    Cleaned up the edge a little.

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    Nice little mail call today:

    10x12 BCO Tarp
    5x Fat Ropes
    2x large genuine English flints
    FireSteel Armageddon
    1 tinder tin(free with the Fat Ropes!) A4900B78-C143-431C-AB72-10FC4A94191C.jpeg
     
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    Not a purchase myself, but got an awesome belated birthday gift from my sis-in-law (who is, in my opinion the BEST gift giver ever!).
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    I've been eyeing these and similar pocket knives for quite some time, and she managed to figure it out!
    Even cooler, her twin boys will be learning knife skills in the next year, and I get to gift them their own pocket knives (just like this).. from "Aunt Dawn and Ted - the outdoorsy aunt/uncle" :D

    :40::40:
     
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    I love that Tinker model...perfect EDC knife.
     
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    Got the Nylon scaled Climber and the Huntsman used on eBay ($30!...couldn't say NO to that!) I had shied from them previously thinking that they were WAY bigger than my Compact SAK. They are a bit larger but they aren't unwieldy and the only thing I've 'given up' is the ink pen (and straight pin on the Climber). I've GAINED, a saw, little blade and sewing awl....still have the useless hook (but it doesn't take up too much room) and the can opener does look a slight bit easier to use than the Combo Tool on the Compact. I could likely replace the scales on the Huntsman with a Compact scale and add a pen. I REALLY like the nylon scales on the Climber. They are 'grippier.' :)

    The boxes are from Etsy and basically just a novelty, but not only do they LOOK better in my EDC (honestly who cares...but they are fun?) but they are a bit larger and therefore hold more than any Altoids (or Altoids type) box I've had and they close in a more positive way without needing to put a rubber bracelet on them to hold them closed. Now I have a non-painted Altoids type tin to make char cloth with. :)
     
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    WHERE DID YOU GET THIS?!
    I am strong in the ways of Google and can't find even a mention of such a thing as a Silva Pioneer Red Compass.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a SAK that is an excellent gift NJH.
     
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    Search for "Silva Type 21 Pioneer"

    Bought it on eprey. BIN/Make Offer. Paid ten times the original price. $25.

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    That is nice. I will keep my eye out. Thanks!
     
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    I finally received my Raging River Haversack (Version 2). Man, is it nice! Made to true MIL-SPEC. 12" x 12” x 3".
    Dan does outstanding work and the design is to me... PERFECTION!

    This model comes with a 20oz insulated water bottle that's pretty cool. It has a front Hatchet Sleeve. (I never understood having that on the back against your body like Hidden Woodsmen) 1000D Nylon Cordura with a nylon liner. MOLLE Webbing also abounds. Grab handle on top, strong buckles and all the shoulder strap you might ever need. (think winter coat etc) Padded Shoulder Strap. Two inside zippered pockets with large zippers. I neglected to show the lashing tabs on the bottom that will accommodate straps for whatever you might want to carry on the bottom like a tarp or blanket as well as the outside side sleeves, one behind bottle carrier as well as one on the opposite side. (great for folding saw).

    IMHO this is the best Haversack for your money. :4:

    https://www.ragingrivertrading.com/

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