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Geocaching knife? help please!

Discussion in 'Knives' started by ryan34, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. jzmtl

    jzmtl Loaded Pockets

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    Not as tacticool or anything, but I keep a regular pruner in my fishing bag for when I need to clear shrubs or branches.
     
  2. tower
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    It's becoming a serious flaw of mine. :laugh:
     
  3. Bagnerd

    Bagnerd Loaded Pockets

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    My Brush Clearing Knife
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  4. Larwyn

    Larwyn Loaded Pockets

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    I carry some kind of pocket knife and a multitool every day. Most often it is a Stockman's pocket knife and a SOG pocket power plier. I never ran into a situation while geocaching that made me feel that I needed anything different. I generally push branches and bush out of the way with a hiking stick, either one I brought with me or a makeshift one that I picked up on the trail. Geocaching requires no special tools that I am aware of, other than a gps.
     
  5. indigo_wolf

    indigo_wolf AKA Breezy

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    +1 to clueless (again no offense intended).... could just be the person is envisioning scenarios not entirely based on reality. :laugh:

    +1 to leaving things undisturbed.


    If your friend is absolutely adamant on his "brush clearing" stance, I would vote for something like:
    Both are considerably less imposing than a machete, easier to pack, and more importantly, marginally easier to "explain" to a LEO. It is better to have someone shake their head and roll their eyes rather than take out the handcuffs and ask you to turn around. :tickedoff:

    ATB,
    Sam
     
  6. Helrazr

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    Took the words right out of my mouth Defloyd!
     
  7. Gödel_Fan

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    Well, I have found a good multitool or SAK is useful when geocaching, but I've never seen the need for anything specialized. For instance one cache was supposed to dangle from a metal clip, but the cache had been damaged. I had to use my multitool to rebend the clip and reassemble the support it was dangling from to fix the cache. I don't clear brush though, I just bring a pair of gloves so I can it aside without scratches.
     
  8. jag-engr
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!
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    If you clear the brush around a geocache, in addition to violating geocaching ethics, you make the cache more visible to vandals, kids, or geocache-haters and make the game less fun for the geocacher who comes along.