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    wow nativedude thats impressive , how big was the cabin?


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    Thanks Marcraft!

    It is 16'x20' with 7 1/2' side walls and 9' ridge beam. I fell the trees in the early summer of '04 and built it in the late spring of '05. I just finished the final touches on the dunne and food cache this past summer. I have lived there full time for the last year and a half.

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    wow nativedude thats impressive , how big was the cabin?
    Everything I have posted is pure fantasy. I have not done any of the things that I have claimed to have done in my posts. I actually live in Detroit.

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    Quite impressive, good to know someone round here other than WrEagle69 is living off the land Will be me in a few years.
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    Possible to get some pictures? Id love to see that cabin sounds nice and warm.

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    Possible to get some pictures? Id love to see that cabin sounds nice and warm.
    I will try to dig up some pics. It is the first place that has ever felt like and I have ever truly called "home" in my 43 years.
    Everything I have posted is pure fantasy. I have not done any of the things that I have claimed to have done in my posts. I actually live in Detroit.

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    I carry one and was wondering who else carries them. What kinds and how often you use them? I use mine every time I go out. The Sven Saw folds flat and weighs next to nothing. 1&1/2 inch wide and 22 inches long. It has made getting fire wood ready fairly quickly.

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    I have a folding saw similar to the sven saw and also one that fits in a tube andsets up like a buck saw they both work very well.
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    I used to carry one but then I started making my fire with long logs and letting the fire cut them for me. But a folding saw is definitely useful, don't get me wrong.
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    I love my folding saw. I didn't even buy the best one out there either. Mine is a Coghlans sierra saw, and it really tears through logs. I like it because cutting a log is safer than trying to break one by hand, and there is something nice about having fresh cut firewood for your fire. It's really light too.

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    I carry the Sawvivor (available from Campmor.com). It's pretty rugged and collapses into a small package. There's also a bone saw blade available for it if you needed it for quartering game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch.chesney View Post
    I used to carry one but then I started making my fire with long logs and letting the fire cut them for me. But a folding saw is definitely useful, don't get me wrong.
    Yep, what he said.
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    Carry a hatchet so no need for a folding saw. Then again I find wood the size I need to I don't to cut as much.
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    A saw can be so much more in the woods . It can keep pointy stick ups down and cutting slots for frames and things you want to have a good fit a lot of uses for a saw even if it is on your swiss army knife.
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    I don't mind letting the fire cut the logs but it seems like I need to watch it more when the wood is hanging out of the fire ring. I know it can't travel that fast but it makes me feel better knowing that every piece of wood is inside the rocks and less likely to travel.

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    I prefer to carry a modified Ghurka over a hatchet. It's pretty light, inexpensive, tough and works pretty well for chopping. Saves my straight blade, too. Of course, I'm not building a cabin out there, either. But for a debris shelters and such it works just fine. I posted some pictures and a write up on:

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    Post #30 if you're interested.

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    Okay, three pages in I'll tell ya, I carry one full size custom hawk the Danny made me. It is a copy of my H&B that was given to me by an old friend who won it in Friendship. Donny's hawk is made of steel horseshoes, razor sharp and I decor. the handle. Good for chopping, throwing, and fighting.

    The second is a little bag ax, it has a little pole on the back of it, and it is also razor sharp.

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    Here is a pic of my large hawk and my bag ax.

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    And, you can shave with either one of them.

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    I see posts all the time where people state that their knives and axes are "shaving sharp", why would anyone try to shave with a knife or axe? One slip and you're the headless horseman!!

    I have a straight razor that I use (when I used to shave.) Now that I keep "razor sharp", but my knives, axes, & hatchets are sharp enough to shave bark off of a tree, but if I slip shaving a tree I don't have to worry about bleeding to death or being the headless horseman!!
    Everything I have posted is pure fantasy. I have not done any of the things that I have claimed to have done in my posts. I actually live in Detroit.

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    I have two small hand axes. Whether I carry one or not depends on where I'm going and for how long I plan to stay out. I carry it on my belt.
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