Ouch; can it be that good to justify £50?!?
Ouch; can it be that good to justify £50?!?
"It is unpleasantly like being drunk"
"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"You ask a glass of water."
Can we change the above to read except a Chris Reeve Knife. Always wanted one.Originally Posted by Roving Rich
It was always fun to see people with those knifes, and then watch as they struggled to do anything with them.
Crossing the moors on a cold misty evening ½° could be the difference between life and death.Originally Posted by Biddlesby
That's always assuming you know how to use a compass and take magnetic variation into account.
Mountain rescue teams have a word for people that do not prepare themselves properly to go onto the hills........Casualties....
_ _ _Wayland's World____________ Living a life less ordinary.
The best bit of kit i have YET bought is the Swedish army issue, methe's fired trangia, it sell for anout #8-#10 pounds, its compact, and the cans can be used on open fires too
I agree wholeheartedly with the Jimny. If you are incapacited like I an You can get extremely close to campsite. Then you dont have to carry gear so far.
My fav 3 are:
PHD down pullover
Oh and my extra wide leather belt I bought of a fellow bushcrafter on this forum. The width makes it super comfy!
Optimus 111 Hiker.
Victorinox SwissTool -- with the Leatherman Charge TTI a close second.
Two litre PET pop bottles.
Turboflame lighter -- which would be the leader by a very long way were it not for the
2. Walking stick
3. Hill Bill knife
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Opticron 8X30 Waterproof Monocular 10 years + and not one problem with it
SureFire 6P 10 years + and just upgraded the bulb
Solingen Survival Knife by Carl Schlieper 30 years
Worst kit ever:
Web-Tex Maya Dust .........................save your cash, its as good as useless...
Vargo Titanium hexagon Stove............An exceptionally rubbish stove...
The new British army clasp knife..........I only got the new one to replace my lost Jack knife that my brother had given me while he was in the Navy The first time I used the new one was to open an oyster shell, the tip bent, the second time I used it was to remove willow bark for cordage the lock spring was to weak and stayed down releasing the blade in my pocket I called the manufacturer and no joy from them, I was so annoyed and disappointed with the knife I put the blade under my boot and tried to snap the blade IT BENT ! round to about 90 degreesl, steel that soft couldn’t ever hold an edge long. Sheffield steel just ain't what it used to be...
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We the most distant dwellers upon the earth, the last of the free, beyond us lies nothing but waves and rock, chieftain Calgacus
Stainless steel sierra cup; had it for 35 years. Cup, bowl, cooking pot
Bushman's friend knife by William Rodgers: again constant companion for over 40 years and new Mora knife after finding all the positive comments were justified
Paramo Jacket: best I've every had for all-round use
HiGear bivvy bag: I'm only 5'9" but it isn't long enough
The older I get, the better I was.
my best 3
Opinel number 6 stainless. (I've got a thing for small sharp knives)
polish issue groundmat (its on a recent thread). its massive and heavy but my god is it comfy. my old scout leader used to say being uncomfortable is for mugs and i couldn't agree more
'judge a man not by his answers, but by his questions' voltaire
Crusader cook system - just the osprey bottle and bcb mug
Mora Clipper knife
Those are my favorite items as i carry them all the time, but ive got a fair bit of kit and everything is tried and tested.
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2. Exotac Matchcap and nanostriker -->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIc91M51CRc
3. Enzo trapper.
i just recently bought a bahco laplander. i havent used it yet, but it looks and feels solid.
1. anything made by Coglahn's is CRAP! save your money and buy quality, you won't regret it.
!. Blue jeans (what more needs be said)
2. Plumb Boy Scout hatchet; still using the same one I bought over 42 years ago (actually this could be said for most of the Boy Scout gear from that period)
3. Sears single shot 22 (still shooting the same one I've had for over 47 years)
My three would probably be...
My Bison Bushcraft Guide Shirt and a set of Ullfrotté thermal clothing both of which make my time outdoors much more comfortable.
Also my old Barbour canvas 'tarras' bag. I cut away the original tartan lining to cut down on weight, I have repaired much of the stitching over its twelve year life and it has a large leather patch on the back which covers the hole where the constant rubbing against my side wore the canvas away.
It has traveled the world with me. I have never lost anything that I was carrying in it. I have used it as a pillow a few times. I will probably ask my family to keep my ashes in it.
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“Yes, but I like knives, axes and fires, why do I need to learn all about this green stuff?”
My UCO candle lantern in its leather case (the light it gives out is lovely)
My Bilmo bush shirt. (never off my back since its mod)
Buffalo bag (which I sold an NEED to replace)
Sorrel Caribou boots (awesome kit, just too damn hot)
It is the wise man who has something to say,
It is the fool who has to say something!
Led Lenser P7 torch
Terra Nova Jupiter Bivi
Coleman Solo Cook set (goes everywhere, been used over and over and over)
Some firesteel that doesn't work
MAYA DUST (ACK, ripped off for sawdust)
Vargo titanium hexagon wood stove (a complete burn, or lack of!)
Suzuki Jimny? you have to be joking. Mitsubishi Pajero Apologies to the blasphemy to all the Land Cruiser enthusiasts
tarp clips for you to alter and custom your shelter find them little gems in my gear,and jimnys are awsome in diesel little hill climbers.
1. Clik-stand (I know some hate 'em, but I love 'em)
2. Hilleberg Akto
3. Mora Clipper - light and enough for my purposes
1. Swedish army trangia (I know some love 'em, but I hate 'em)
2. Grilliput (heavy and a pain to clean)
3. Those cheap waterproof pants that split in the middle of a long and wet weekend.
Swedish Army Trangia
OK - my favourites...
Home made Merino Wool shirt
Home made Ventilesque jacket
Home made knife with a Damascus blade that was a gift
Home made knives various with Mora blades
Home made belt and Sporran pouch
Home made wool blanket tops
Home made coffee can billies
Home made coconut cup
Home made wooden spoon, spatula and ...sporks!
Nothing Beats home made!
Favourite commercial kit
5.11 prolite Shirt and trousers
5.11 tactical shirt and trousers
Trangia burner (civi type)
Jonsson Mora knives - wooden handle type as a basis for modded knives
Duluth Wanderer day pack
SOF replica german peaked woolen cap
Swedish Military meths stove
Sporks (unless hand carved
These are not complete lists.... but I could not hold the good kit down to 3 items....
Love makes the World go round......Lust makes it all go pear-shaped...
Love or Loathe.
I love my Arc'teryx Alpha SV Shell.Best waterproof I ever bought and although seven years old is still 100% reliable and still looks new.
Ben Orford tiny carving knife.I use it all the time and it never fails me.It is also the only one that has never bitten me!
First home-carved saltspoon from a tiny piece of bog oak.I wear it round my neck in case I need to spoon salt FAST.
On the down side.
Gerber pocket locker with a half serrated blade.Huge mistake!Never carried , never used.In car toolkit forever.
Barbour Solway zipper coat and O/trousers.HEAVY and a pain to service , sweaty and uncomfortable.Now sold and gone.
Numerous catapults I never really got the hang of.I kept hitting various parts of my own hand with the bands! OWWWWW!
When I die tell my wife to sell my knives for what they are worth : not what I told her I paid for them.
1. Swazi Tahr jacket.
2. Norrono Recon trousers
3. Berghaus Cyclops II Vulcan rucksack
Only negative item purchased to date being the notorious titanium Vargo wood stove thing which is pants past the first few uses.