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What do you take camping

Discussion in 'Knives' started by plague112, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. plague112

    plague112 Loaded Pockets

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    I want camping this week for a couple of days and tested out some knives I haven't gotten a chance to use in the woods yet and some passed and some didn't do as well as I had hoped.

    mora companion was great, battoned great. Was a good food prep knife too. Ive had thAt one for years and has been tested before.

    I recently purchased a condor bushlore and it kinda struggled in comparison to the mora. I think I have to touch up the edge in honesty. I'm not great at sharpening.

    My manix was great for food prep.

    The winner was the rat 1 though. I had recently sharpened it to a very sharp edge and it did everything to food prep to feather stick to starting fires with a ferro rod. I will even admit to battoning the hell out of it and it did great with that too.


    What do you guys/gals take camping?
    And what works the best for you?


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  2. plague112

    plague112 Loaded Pockets

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    I also brought my alox sak and finally had to use the can opener, pleasantly surprised how well it worked :)


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  3. ozbushy

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    Can't beat a sak can opener in my book.
    For me it's a sak farmer, with my custom made fixie or izzy2

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  4. sungame

    sungame Loaded Pockets

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    One of these guys:

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    Helle Sylvsteinen or Brusletto Storbukken. Plus a Leatherman Wave and/or Victorinox Pioneer. If I go by boat or canoe, I might even add a dedicated cooking knife.
     
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  5. Mumbojumboo
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    Mumbojumboo EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Hardcore hammer naturalist. I've been playing around with some Scrapyard choppers. I really like the one on the bottom. It's sort of a modern Hudson Bay. The most expensive chopper will never beat the cheapest hatchet.

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  6. O_G

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    mora & bacho
     
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  7. bfitz

    bfitz Loaded Pockets

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    Mora Companion, Swiss Champ, and a cheap folding saw I picked up somewhere. Never really needed to barton any wood while camping and the folding saw works great for cutting up small to medium branches. If we are really getting a fire going my buddy always brings a Fiskars axe that we use on found logs/fallen trees.
     
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  8. Getahl

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    I only really car camp. In the crate of miscellaneous stuff I bring along is a Husqvarna hatchet, a Corona folding saw, my trusty Mora #2, and the cheap Leatherman with the saw (Wingman? Which I generally use to pull tent stakes out of the ground). In my pocket is usually a SAK, sometimes a Tinker, sometimes a Camper, whatever I happen to grab. Last time I went to Sequoia, I brought a MiniGrip, which is just about all I used. Whittled some marshmallow and hot dog sticks, cut down some sticks for tent poles, because they weren't in the bag with the tent. That kinda thing. Actually used the SAK can opener on some canned corn and beans.

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    Mora Companions for food prep and there's an Izula in my axe kit for the non food related tasks.
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  11. Gym55Rat

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    While hiking/camping the essential tools for me are a Garant pro series axe, fixed blade knife (I have a few I use), and a Swiss army pioneer or a leather an wave.
     
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  12. Lellobeetle

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    Mora 511, bushcraft Black, any number of SAKs with saws, bahco saw, I have a Wetterlings axe.
     
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    Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2 (highly recomended folder for hiking)
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    Esee 4, orange g10 + molle back

    I also bring a mora spoon knife quite often
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  14. Towanda

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    Did some car camping at a festival earlier this summer. I brought a Hultafors Heavy Duty fixed blade knife, a Benchmade Mini Griptilian, a Leatherman Wave, a Sven Saw, a new Bahco saw to try it out, and a 19" Estwing Campers Axe.
     
  15. A.B.

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    A folder of some sort (SAK or Opinel because you don't have to worry about damage i.e. dirt cheap). A fixed blade, either O1 or 1095. An Estwing hatchet. And there's loads more small stuff I bring. But main tools are these.

    You know what? I don't...
     
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  16. Dadpool

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    I carry a Case Trapper in a little belt sheath -- clip point blade for miscellaneous camp chores, spey blade for food prep. (I also bring a hatchet, but I don't have a picture of it.)

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  17. captainamerica

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    My son takes his Becker 7 and likes it a lot but has really only done minor things with it while camping with his friends.
     
  18. Highbinder

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    I'm afraid I'm recycling old pics, but these are the two main two I take. Chewing over the idea of switching out the khukri.

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  19. Heespharm

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    I love the imp... So glad I decided to get one in elmax
     
  20. Gogogordy

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    Nice sheath....and nice Case. Any info on the sheath?