I've been browsing the forum for a while now and really enjoying a lot of the informative posts.
I'm hoping to do some wild camping with friends, much more experienced than I am, and hopefully spend more and more time outdoors. I'm a keen fisherman (sea angling, and game fishing) and walker so not totally green when it comes to outdoor persuits.
However, I have no knowledge of what would make a good bushcraft knife (i want to spend less than £100). Are there any you would personally recommend? What is your preference when choosing between high carbon and stainless steel and why? I have also been thinking about starting my first carving project (a spoon no less!) but need some help on what wood i should be looking for. There is a woodland area near where I live that is full of birch, a lot of which is just lying around (a lot of this wood seems to be very wet/rotten). What should I be looking for? Any suggestions and help will be greatly appreciated.