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Primos Hunter's Fanny Pack - Mossy Oak New Break-Up
Primos Hunter's Fanny Pack - Mossy Oak New Break-Up
Offered by Wing Supply
Price: $6.95
2 used & new from $6.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet Please !!, March 14, 2014
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A great value pack. The material and zippers do not make a lot of noise which is essential when stalking your prey. Good carrying capacity (seems bigger than 219 cubic inches) and very comfortable riding on your waist. Any type of water bottle carrier can easily be attached if needed. I would not hesitate to recommend this item for under 20 bucks.

Fiskars 9357 13-Inch Fixed Handle Pruning Saw
Fiskars 9357 13-Inch Fixed Handle Pruning Saw
Price: $19.88
14 used & new from $17.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Light Weight Cutter !, January 25, 2014
Don't let the 13" length scare you away if you need a light weight backpacking saw. This is extremely light for the size and with blade guard attached can easily slip inside your pack or attach to the outside. The coated blade and finely finished teeth cut effortlessly through even large branches or trees. Now, it's not a speed saw but it still moves through wood fairly quick without jamming. This is a big Plus to me. You can check it out at Walmart. "Always let the saw do the cutting". Recommended!

A Christian Rebuttal to Dr. Mary C. Neal's To Heaven and Back
A Christian Rebuttal to Dr. Mary C. Neal's To Heaven and Back
Price: $3.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bob should write less and minister more!, December 3, 2013
A total waste of time. Being a christian I understand the importance of the scriptures but what purpose does his little rag bring us? So this women wrote a book about her perception of what she experienced and this guy trashes her thoughts. He may want to think that this may be the start of a journey that causes her to pursue God more and do this world some good. I don't think she ever claimed to be some kind of authority but was just sharing her experience. Mary Neal never said she was writing gospel either. I hope she ignores this guy and continues to work out her relationship with God. Bob needs to spend more time ministering and less time writing this kind of stuff.

Funny that some gave this book 5 stars thinking they were reviewing Mary's book.

Schrade SCH503 X-Timer Linerlock Knife, Black G-10 Skelton Handle with Stainless Clip Point Blade with Thumb Hole and pocket clip
Schrade SCH503 X-Timer Linerlock Knife, Black G-10 Skelton Handle with Stainless Clip Point Blade with Thumb Hole and pocket clip
Offered by KnifeCountryUSA
Price: $11.12
5 used & new from $9.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars X-Timer - Prime Timer !!, November 20, 2013
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A+ on this Spyderco clone! Mine weighs in at 3.5oz and arrived razor sharp. Makes a great large, light use folder and looks great too. The sturdy hollow grind includes relief edge for easy sharpening. It opens easily, locks up solid and blade retention is strong and centered. The thumb hole is oblong instead of round. The G10 handle is grippy and skeletonized as well as the liners. The front of the grip and butt of the blade form a nice finger choil to choke up on. Deep carry pocket clip is right hand tip down only. It has 2 cut outs for reduced weight and access to pivot screw. It also provides perfect tension for good pocket retention and ease of deployment... not crazy tight Pillar construction for easy cleaning. No lanyard hole. A great buy at such a low price... recommended!

Gerber 31-001054 Gator Combo Axe
Gerber 31-001054 Gator Combo Axe
Price: $37.43
25 used & new from $31.61

3.0 out of 5 stars Short Handle, Cool Knife but will Fly out, November 2, 2013
Why such a short handle? 2-3 more inches and this axe would be real good. I like this axe but I got to keep it real. The short handle does not allow for enough leverage to realize its full chopping capability and is also dangerous. If you're chopping at a sizeable log your knuckles may take the brunt of the blow. Love the mother ship and knife docking idea. The knife remains in the handle fine while on your belt but it will launch while chopping so be careful. I had this one for a few years and noticed that the updated version has a safety strap to hold the knife in. The knife itself has a large enough handle for a secure grip and is excellent for small woodworking tasks.

After the first short use stripping limbs from a tree I noticed shards of wood jammed between the blade and wrap around axe handle - not a big deal but the handle material did start to peel back a bit. The handle does however, provide excellent grip and feel. Axe edge did not come very sharp but a few minutes with a diamond rod took care of that. The knife edge needed some attention also.

I think the overall look while in its sheath is pretty cool. The sheath is sturdy, useful and should last a long time. If you need something for light duty, carry-ability and appreciate the nifty parisitic knife, this axe would be a good choice. But for ultimate chopping performance I would choose a one piece, all steel hatchet with a few more inches of handle length or a more traditional hickory handle style. Longer handle, stronger magnet and better axe head handle wrap design and this product would get a 5 star rating.

This was given to me as a gift and wasn't purchased from amazon.

Lightweight and Padded Tripod chair with cupholder
Lightweight and Padded Tripod chair with cupholder
Price: $24.99 - $34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars More Comfy Than it Looks!, October 28, 2013
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I'm tired of standing
When sitting will do!

I finally decided to lug a chair in with me while on a hunting/backpacking/camping trip a few weeks back... why the hell didn't I think of this years ago! The exponential increase in comfort and joy was through the roof! The best 4lbs I ever carried! The camo pattern rocks on this back supporting wonder... just get it!

HQ ISSUE 8 1/2x8 1/2 foot Tarp Digital Camo
HQ ISSUE 8 1/2x8 1/2 foot Tarp Digital Camo

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Seam Sealed But..., October 21, 2013
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... it's still high value. Almost gave it a 5. Here is what everybody wants to know... the tarp itself weighs 18oz so it is light duty but with care and proper use should work well and last a few years. There are 15 sewn in guy straps. 12 around the edge, 1 sewn into the center and 2ea sewn in about 1' from 2 corners on the same side. The sewing on these straps is reinforced but the material and thread is very lightweight. I would recommend a stretch cord set up to preserve all attachment points. I may even add a few stitches myself. It is a couple of inches short of 8.5 Ft but this is to be expected as the cut length is usually given and not actual length. It packs extremely well and could be stuffed in a large coat pocket if need be. The main seem runs from corner to corner so get the seam sealer ready before you take it to the field. I will give an update after use in the field.

Oh yeah, it also comes with 8 steel rod stakes, 8 nylon guy lines w/adjusters, and large carry bag.

Cold Steel Survival Edge Black Knife
Cold Steel Survival Edge Black Knife
Price: $23.82
75 used & new from $20.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Wait any Longer... GET IT !!, September 17, 2013
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I am amazed at how the blade remains secure in the molded handle. I was skeptical at first but this is the real deal. Could the blade come loose? I'm sure it could if abused excessively but mine has not and it is only about an inch deep into the plastic. I think it's magic or something! At 2.9oz knife only and 4.9oz with sheath and fire steel this thing is incredible. The 4116 steel comes scalpel sharp and almost cuts as well as a Mora... I mean real close. The edge is scandi but seems to have a slight convex to it which increases strength but prevents it from reaching the crazy Mora like cutting edge. The 5" blade length is nice to have also. Cold steel really does a great job with this economy steel and found a way for it to hold a decent edge. Love the round handle for comfort and the o-ring grips are a good idea. Put whatever you want inside the handle. The sheath does a good job retaining the knife while remaining easy to insert and extract. The fire steel is secured by friction and the knife's hand guard... it won't be lost. It's short but it works.

I have done some light batoning and other bushcraft type tasks and it has held up well. I highly recommend!

Update 1 Feb 2014:

I took this knife out on a hunting overnighter last month and batoned through several pieces of hardwood. After a few hard whacks I thought I might have loosened the blade from the handle but to my surprise it was still rock solid. Great, great knife!

Morakniv Bushcraft Fixed Blade Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, Orange, 0.125/4.3-Inch
Morakniv Bushcraft Fixed Blade Knife with Sandvik Stainless Steel Blade, Orange, 0.125/4.3-Inch
Price: $27.03
23 used & new from $22.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Mora WOW!!, September 16, 2013
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I own several Mora models and they never disappoint. This one's a bit heavier with the thicker steel and steeper grind so It doesn't cut through wood (bushcrafting style) like the originals but it is still a class tool that's geared towards those heavier tasks. Mine came paper cutting sharp although not as smoothly as the thinner blades. I saw a video showing the scandi edge on this model to have a secondary (micro) bevel. I had to examine mine very carefully to notice it but it is there and ever so slight. It feels very serious in the hand and sports the same handle as the Triflex model. The Triflex and this Bushcraft Orange fit in each other's sheaths. Triflex weighs 3.4oz, this knife weighs 4.2oz. The blade has a brushed finish... not as smooth as the smaller originals. The spine is squared from handle to tip and will set sparks a flyin' with any good ferro rod. You will not lose this knife or sheath as they are as bright as the sun! Well worth the money and recommended!!
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Schrade SCHF13 Drop-Point Fixed Blade Knife with Sheath
Schrade SCHF13 Drop-Point Fixed Blade Knife with Sheath
Price: $31.62
13 used & new from $30.69

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Schamazing Schrade !!, September 11, 2013
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Schrade does a good job with their new line of China born knives and the SCHF13 is no different. I am well pleased with everything right down to the nifty new green box. This handle heavy knife has some heft at 7.8oz so if your afraid stick with a lightweight. The kydex (per Schrade's website) sheath comes in at 2.2oz. Length measurements posted are correct. This thing feels real good in hand with no hotspots but sanding the G-10 will take care of any you may find. The 5/32" thick blade sports a strong, slight hollow grind with secondary bevel... not delicate at all. It came utility sharp. The tip is sturdy and seems ready for abuse. I would categorize this as an all around utility/outdoor knife. Hunting use?... yes, but my edge came with a steep angle and would need some work to be a true meat cutter. Plus, I would prefer something lighter as a dedicated hunter. Could also be a bushcrafter but it would never cut as well as a scandi grind. Someone suggested a Mora as a comparison but the two could not be more different... this is nothing like a Mora and the applications are worlds apart. There is an attempt at thumb jimping but the smooth cuts only slightly improve thrusting traction. This is not a problem as the G-10 and finger choil provide good grip.

The sheath is excellent. The knife locks in with very little wiggle... it will not fall out. The belt loop is removable and could be modified to your liking very easily.

After some moderate use chopping, poking and shaving wood I am confident it will give many years of service. I recommend this knife!

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