Unpopular opinions and gear choices.
I prefer corona saws to bahco.
I like moras but will never carry one because I would not trust my life to it.
I like quality tomahawks Inna woods over hatchets
would be interested in trying a corona but availability here in the uk sucks sucks, about the only readily availabe folding saws froma hardware store are shitty unbranded ones or are fiskars, you've got to shop around for a bacho- the closest place I know shop wise where you can walk in and buy one is like 70 miles away
Definitely worth while they are bigger and heavier but you get that curve and 3 more inches.
I use a tops bob knife. Full tang. Thick spine. Feels more substantial.
I also believe the knife is the most important piece of kit, so why would you skimp on that cost wise. I have seen people carry a 80$ titanium cup and spork and a 14$ mora. Don't make sense to me.
I prefer my cold steel trail hawk to my GB forest axe.
Most hiking boots are little better than most work boots which cost half as much.
911 was an inside job, except the Gov on the inside was the Saudi Gov.
People who favor big knives for going out are morons who don't know what their doing and never really go out.
I'm convinced that hatchets, saws and large blade knifes are 99% of the time only mantoys and are not needed for camping except if you are into serious bushcrafting in the boreal forest
I also believe that /out/ has become the home base for said mantoy collectors.
I believe they never use those tools either, because they never post OC
I don't think hatchets are, even regular camp ground campaign my dad apwats brought 2 fire axes camping that me and my brothers always used to chop wood for fires, they were overkill but got used so I think hatchets are justified.
I agree with you on the other points though.
I used to shamelessly run around with a Buck Hoodlum, then I realised just how little use it gets in real practical terms.
I now only pack an ESEE 3 If I want to have a dedicated bait knife out fishing, I've gone the past 3 years needing no more than a Fallkniven TK4
All of these bushcraft knives are really quite pointless. For hunting, a dedicated skinner will be better. For food prep and light tasks, a small folder or meme Mora will be better and keeps your skinning knife razor sharp.
Bushcrafters have some sort of superiority complex about how they make stuff in the woods in a "minimalist" way, not realising that most backpackers carry less gear and travel much further while still being able to be fully self sufficient for the same length of time.
Bushcrafting is also fun, if you don't take it too seriously and recognise that you're doing something the hard way because it's something you enjoy, not because it's better than any other way.
Modern particle metallurgy steels greatly increase performance of general purpose knives.
Tents should not have floors.
GB axes are cool and all but they don't outperform other axes of similar design, like Wetterlings, Husqvarna, Council, etc.
Starbucks via is an optimal coffee for backpacking.
Making fire with anything other than a lighter time wasting tryhardism.
There is not going to be a zombie apocalypse or other SHTF happening that will require anyone to go innawoods and survive, so developing skills to support such a thing is ridiculous.
>and costs three times more faggot
>Tents should not have floors.
I see you enjoy sleeping in the mud like a fucking animal.
>There is not going to be a zombie apocalypse or other SHTF happening that will require anyone to go innawoods and survive, so developing skills to support such a thing is ridiculous.
>no fun allowed.jpg
And you call other people tryhards.
you have to consider that you either gonna burn or simply discard your cordage.
synthetic cordages should be an emergency only thing. unless you reuse them bit i find it a hassle and the lines always get dirt icky not cleanable gonna have sap and resin on them and who knows what.
just becuase you get your firewood at the gas station doesnt mean the rest of us do
first thing i do when setting up camp is start collecting firewood. downed wood for sure, no cutting live trees as green wood sucks. but i for sure use the saw first thing.
thing is the knife is not so useful as you can pretty much do everything with the hatchet and it does better i'm saddened to admit.
i ended up only using my knife to cut my food and skewers for roasting.
Not every outing has to be about Muh survival.
There was a thread where some anon asked if he should bring his axe on his appalachian trail thru hike. A lot of people told him he should just in case he was in a survival sitiuation.
>on the AT
Do you burn your pack and shoes when they get dirty, too?
Seriously, I've never needed to burn my rope because it got a little sap on it. I'm still working off the $2 roll of nylon clothesline I bought a few years ago and it's been just fine.
I guess whatever you need to do to justify your special snowflake tactical twine.
>your special snowflake tactical twine
i use the most common twine desu and it works fine for most tasks and i can throw it on the fire when done with it or leave it to decompose
i don't throw away my pack but i use a garbage bag when i put it on the ground partly to protect from dampness and rain party to keep it clean then i use the bag to collect my non burnable garbage i just turn it inside out so the clean side is outside and you can stuff it in the bag even.
I use a felco saw and a glock fm 78 outdoors. (Yeah i know no fulltang mi mi mi). Never failed doing its job.
Don't like moras but use them for sailing , if the mora goes overboard i dont cry a single tear and order a new one on AMAZON. Used the fiskars knife once it was too shitty
i've got fiskars axes and use them for lumbering.
Allways giggle when someone call his tactical 30kg bag with 5 blades and 8 magazines extra ammo "edc".
So is it the thread where anons from a dozens of different biomes talk as if their tiny slice of land is the world and then go out of their way to look as retarded as possible before devolving into 'You don't even go /out/ of your basement!'