"I like a multi-tool in addition to a fixed blade. The folding blade is handy for things that don't require the strength of the fixed blade and pliers/screwdrivers/can openers/scissors/etc. are handy."
"Your probably safe for a day or two with just the knife(s), appropriate clothes, and an attitude. If your stuck for much longer than that a nice Internal frame pack makes your load seem a lot lighter."
"Sometimes you have just have to go big and even the Ka-Bar is not going to handle it. Some may prefer a hatchet or camp ax, and that is personal preference, my opinion is that if its too big to cut with this then it is too big to catch fire and burn quickly if you are on the move. If you are at your destination by all means go with a full ax and bow saw."
"I have the Explorer Deluxe and it is a fantastic night sleep presuming you get the rain fly on right and your sleeping bag is rated a step or two lower than you would usually go. The safari fixes the rain fly issue and has just a bit more space."
"I can't tell you how much I love these pants. Cargo pockets that are not too baggy but are big enough to be useful, double front for durability and protection from thorns etc., relatively quick drying, and a leather reinforced area on the pocket to clip a knife. They are survival/hiking gear that is decent enough looking to pass as business casual."
"These pants just struck me as cool. I can't say as to their quality or functionality but if the reviews around the Craighoppers site are any indication these are pretty nice pants as well. I will say that for me these would have to be limited to hiking/camping pants and would not be daily wear like the Riggs."
"Always have a couple of dry pairs of socks. I try to pick up the irregulars whenever I can I have never been able to tell what they did wrong but for whatever reason they don't pass muster and are thusly marked at <$5 vice $20."