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Morakvin Companion HeavyDuty MG High Carbon Steel

So I finally purchased a legendary Mora Knife the other night. The reason I chose the Morakvin Companion HeavyDuty MG High Carbon Steel from the other types that Morakvin produces was the price, availability, and the high reviewers rating.  My first impression of the knife not very spectacular. For me the knife reminds me of… Read more »

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Hike to Camp Muir

This passed weekend me and a friend of mine attempted to hike up to Camp Muir on Mount Rainier. It was the hardest hike I have ever attempted. The incline is great and altitude is incredibly high at 10,080 feet. This is not for the inexperience hiker, the terrain changes dramatically the higher you go…. Read more »

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Tools – Blue Hawk Leather Gloves

These are the generic leather palm work gloves that are mass produced in China and go by many brands. They fit well and comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time. Quality is good and is holding up to average bush crafting use. The nylon strap works, but I am worried that it will… Read more »

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Tools – Propel DownRange AO

The Gerber Propel DownRange AO is one of my favorite every day carry (E.D.C.) knife. There was a few reasons I chose this knife as an E.D.C. one of which was the simple fact that I can open and close the knife with one hand. Most of the time I am holding onto something with… Read more »

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Tools – Light My Fire – Fire Steel

This is my first and only fire steel  I have ever used. Which makes me a novice on such devices.  These devices go by other names such as ferrocerium rod or ferro rod. I purchased this after some research I have done. It does what it advertise, it create incredibly hot sparks to start a… Read more »

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Tools – Bahco 396-LAP

The Bahco 396 LAP Laplander Folding Saw is a best folding saw I have ever used. Typically I would use a wooden handled folding saw that I picked up from my local hardware store.  From the reviews I have read they indicated that is folding saw a good choice for bush crafters. So I purchased… Read more »

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Tools – Gerber Gator Axe II

The Gerber Gator Combo Axe II is a light weight axe that I purchased specifically for backpack camping. The handle had a good grip even in wet conditions and is compact enough to fit inside my pack without poking out. It includes a small saw inside the handle as a bonus feature, but sadly it… Read more »

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Tools – Gerber Strongarm

The Gerber Strongarm is my general use hiking knife. It is light, strong and a comfortable non slip grip that works incredibly well in wet weather. I modified the blade angle from the factory to a 20 degree angle. This lends the knife to be better for fine wood working but requires more frequent sharpening…. Read more »

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Progress in Fire Starting

The next day after I successfully started my first true fire, I went outside to practice lighting fires. I noticed it was very hard to carve with my Gerber Strongarm knife with the factory edge. Typically the factory edge is fine for me but not this time. When making feather sticks I found it very… Read more »

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Fire Starting

Lighting a fire with just wood and a Ferrocerium rod is allot harder than it looks. I have never successfully light a fire utilizing these two materials without an accelerant. This will not only be a very useful skill, but it will surely amaze my friends and family with such a primal task.   Ingredients:… Read more »

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Bush Crafting

Since I moved to the Pacific Northwest I found a true love for hiking and camping. Constantly pushing myself to hike further and higher. Getting better gear on the way. I can navigate with a compass/map and carry everything I need to sustain myself incase of emergency.  But do not have any true camping skills,… Read more »