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    Working on building my ultralight kit. I carry a estwing hatchet and saw in my main kit. But looking to eliminate the hatchet with a solid knife that can I can baton wood with. Looking for recommendations. Thanks!

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    I bet you think a .22 is the perfect "survival gun" too!
    If you didn't bring jerky what did I just eat?

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    I took a wilderness survival course with an Opinel.

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    A Crashete works well.
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    I'm scared of mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I took a wilderness survival course with an Opinel.
    I taught a survival course with a Harbor Freight box cutter!
    If you didn't bring jerky what did I just eat?

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    I can't beat that...

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    I'm definitely no expert on this, but as a beginner, my question about your question is: "Isn't that like asking, 'What is the best framing hammer to use for driving wood-splitting wedges?'"
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    Just use some old piece of junk heavy knife that you don't mind beating the crap out of. Even an old lawn mower blade would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLeePettimore View Post
    I'm definitely no expert on this, but as a beginner, my question about your question is: "Isn't that like asking, 'What is the best framing hammer to use for driving wood-splitting wedges?'"
    My thought was that it was the same as asking which hammer was best for driving wood screws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    My thought was that it was the same as asking which hammer was best for driving wood screws.
    Same thing, only different.
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    Here you go. Skip to the 11 minute mark and you'll get the idea. Save your knife.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghs5mtbKP_g

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    I did a lot of camping with a pocket knife. Slept on the ground (sleeping bag), stars for a tent, break dead branches against trees for firewood size chunks, ... and if the fire got low in the night, slide a little closer to that squaw and do a little batoning. There's a lot of things I didn't take on camping trips but I always took a good squaw.

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    We won't let wife #1 know about this. You own way too many guns to share this with her and your land is way too open for her to even give you a running a start.

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    Oh that's okay, she knows about it. She was the squaw helping me get wood...


    See what I did there?

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    Tricky. Mighty tricky.

    Two Indians standing by a TeePee. One looked down and said Uhg Bug. The second one said squash it. The first one said No. Uhg Bug. If you can't figure it out let me know.

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    I get the squash it part but drawing a blank on the Ugh Bug.

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    It was a bug. The 2nd one said squash it. That's why the first one said no, it's a bug.

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