3 carry things on your bushcraft adventure

There are a lot of gadgets that you think you may need when you start with bushcraft. But the three things that one I always take with me when I give myself out in nature, these three things can also be seen as a small survival kit.

knife
The cutting edge is one of our oldest tools. It is the knife that will allow you to start making things, whether it’s a spoon to eat with or packram to carry your equipment.

Bryne
A dull knife is like a dull mind and it is therefore important to keep both mind and razor sharp, a sharpener allows you to keep the blade sharp.

Fire Starters
Being able to make up an important knowledge as this gives us warmth, ability to cook, light when it is dark and a friend when we are alone. A fire steel is impervious to both moisture and shock and with a little practice, you always have fire.

Here are 3 examples of 3 things

Example 1
This is what Nordic Bushcraft students can bring from their basic course and consists of a simple sheath knife and a fire steel. The sharpening is something that is produced during the course, which we use wet sandpaper as a whetstone. A low priced, simple and highly effective sharpener and is perfect to learn how to whet the edge of the knife with.

 

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Example 2
Mora knife has produced a knife where the knife sheath has a fire steel and sharpener. This has the advantage that you always have with those three things, the downside is that you lose your vagina so you lose all three things. Some of our students have made their own versions of this with the example above.

 

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Example 3
This is my personal little kit that I always carry with me in the forest and consists of slightly more exclusive stuff but the stuff I enjoy doing. Here are the heavier knife and a combination whetstone with both diamond and ceramic side. However, the same fire steel as before.

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example 3
This is my personal little kit that I always carry with me in the forest and consists of slightly more exclusive stuff but the stuff I enjoy doing. Here are the heavier knife and a combination whetstone with both diamond and ceramic side. However, the same fire steel as before.

Survival knives

 The Right Knife

ImagePurchasing the right instrumentality may be a immense boost despite what state of affairs you’re in. that’s why it’s vital to pick the correct quite knife to serve your functions. the correct survival knife can feel nice in your hand, it’ll feel natural, and it’ll interference to no matter you subject it to. Things like rain, dirt, and dirt got to be thought of. the roles you propose on mistreatment it for got to be thought of furthermore.

It is simple to travel to the shop and simply grab no matter is on sale, however if the time ever comes wherever it actually should be used, you’ll most likely regret not golf shot a lot of thought into it. This guide ought to assist you get into the right thought method once choosing the right knife so it will stand up to the weather, the jobs, and therefore the check of your time.

The Knife’s Purpose

The most vital factor to stay in mind once choosing a knife is that the knife’s purpose. If your knife is meant to cut through thick brush or bamboo, then you most likely shouldn’t grab a Swiss Army Knife. If your knife goes to wish to finish little careful tasks, than i might not recommend a knife. the aim of the knife is perhaps the primary factor to think about once getting a knife as a result of it’ll eliminate a bunch of choices, that will have accidentally been thought of.

The Knife Brand

It is forever best to figure with a estimable complete that you just grasp. If you’re completely unsure then you ought to speak to an admirer and see what they use. Once you compromise on a complete, analysis it. My favorite approach of researching a complete is to tug up a bunch of their merchandise on Amazon and skim all of the negative reviews. If you see lots of consistency within the negative reviews then you\’ll wish to steer clear.

Brand isn’t the foremost vital facet to picking a knife, however protrusive to a well established associated estimable company can take away the part of surprise that exists once you get an x-brand or new firms product. it’s forever nice being the primary to possess one thing, however once it involves a tool as vital as your knife, it’s best to stay with the tried and true firms.
Body:

The Body of the knife can verify several things. does one need a folding knife or a hard and fast blade? A folding knife are a lot of compact however could also be bulkier and be uncomfortable in your pocket. a hard and fast blade is fast to draw, however the sheath may be a nuisance once maneuvering in tight areas and if positioned incorrectly it will poke into you once you stoop. can you would like a really long blade? If you are doing, then a folding knife might not be the most effective alternative for you.
Weight:

 you would like a knife to feel sensible, steady, and solid in your hand.  If you anticipate mistreatment the knife for long periods of your time you’ll wish to use a smaller, or lightweight weight knife to attenuate hand fatigue.  If the knife are doing serious duty tasks like chopping brush then you’ll would like a knife that\’s heavier and a lot of durable.
Knife Maintenance

Maintenance is one typically unnoticed facet of a knife. A folding knife might need a lot of maintenance as a result of it’s a folding mechanism, and if it’s spring loaded it’ll create a lot of potential maintenance problems. conjointly contemplate however well you’ll sharpen the blade. If you are doing not have expertise sharpening a rough blade, or don’t have the tools than you’ll wish to think about a non-serrated blade.

Sharpening a blade is simply as vital as keeping the folding mechanism clean of dirt. a extended blade can mean a lot of sharpening, that is additionally one thing to think about. Sharpening a blade properly will take a really long term and are a few things that ought to be thought of once choosing your knife. A folding knife can create a lot of maintenance challenges, particularly a spring loaded knife. If the spring snaps, or becomes dislodged then you face a full new set of tasks, like disassembling it.

Intro best survival knife blog

Although I can not boast much experience in this field, I presume it is still touch me to make this best survival knife blog.
Expect to be criticized, contradicted, corrected or guided by those with more “book” of nature, those who currently practice this activity. But I do not want sterile discussions and inappropriate language.
We walked a lot in nature, the mountains, the delta, forests and hills. I did a little climbing and climbing seriously about 18 years and then a little snatch. I love nature in general and especially the mountains. Also love, appreciate, respect (some of them and understand) any living being. (I have to be honest and admit that excepting people. Namely some not, but species that … I will return to this subject).
In these trips, excursions, tours, I was often something that could be called survival or bushcraft, even though I had no idea that doing something like this. Do not confuse them, because they are two totally different concepts – I will detail in the next post.
Survival always fascinated me, whether it’s wild, unknown places, be it about disasters, dangerous meetings etc. I always saw her as a human capacity for intelligence and imagination, rather than a strong one. Of course in some ways I was wrong, but not all. I had a kid pretty serious health issues and obviously neither too strong nor too strong I was. Therefore, the majority of my wander I made one to confuse others do not. This resulted in the necessity to solve all problems by yourself, without help. I had to find solutions simpler, lighter for every need. Solutions for. 2 mani, not more. And I say without modesty, that what they did others, normal, I kinda did too. Often better than others and with less effort.
On the other hand I loved woodworking, although very few times I had the chance. I do not mean to forestry but also carve something, to make something useful out of wood. It obviously took me back to nature, but from another direction closer to bushcraft.
So, newly arrived in this court, in the following I will continue with my personal opinions inevitably subjective. And perhaps that sharing my experience, if someone will find useful.

Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife Review

Bear Grylls, star of the hit television show Man vs. Wild, has become a sort of cultural icon. Capitalizing on this success, Gerber has teamed up with Bear Grylls to introduce a new line of survival knives. They’ve been a hit, and I decided to take a look at the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife. With a name like that it’s got to be good knife, right…? Wrong. The Ultimate Survival Knife is a complete piece of garbage. It’s over priced and the quality would be disappointing in a bargain bin knife. They tacked a lot of things on to the knife but the overall construction quality is awful and it seems like Gerber rushed this out to capitalize on the Bear Grylls fad.

What can this knife handle?

On paper the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife has a lot of capability. It’s a fixed blade knife with a full tang. There is a hammer pommel with an attached whistle on the lanyard, a fire starter, and a sheath with an attached sharpening stone. You’re getting a lot of extras with this knife but how does the knife perform? Well, as the name suggests this is supposed to be a tough survival knife that can handle the kinds of jobs you need to perform to survive in wild. In reality the construction (particularly the handle) is so poor that it is almost useless for batoning or hammering unless you want it to fall apart. The Ultimate Survival Knife was manufactured in China and the quality is that of a cheap mass produced discount knife (which is what this is). It can function as throwaway backup knife but under no circumstance would I want to have to rely on this Bear Grylls blade in a survival situation.

Construction and Blade

Gerber doesn’t like to let out what kind of steel they use in their blade construction and I’ve always suspected this is so they can push junk steel on you and say that it’s “high quality”. The high carbon stainless steel in the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife is poor quality. Out of the box the blade was dull and even after sharpening the knife, it loses its edge quickly. The knife is partially serrated (I prefer a plain edge) but there is nothing really wrong with the blade design. The blade is 4.8 inches long so you have plenty of knife to work with and the knife weighs 11.2 ounces (there will be plenty of force behind your cuts). The Ultimate Survival Knife has a drop point design with a swedge on the top. It’s designed to handle a host of different tasks in the field and if it was just a question of the blade it would be adequate (despite the sub-par steel).

Handle, Grip, and Feel

But it’s not just a question of the blade, there is also the question of the handle and the handle for the Ultimate Survival Knife is garbage. The handle is rubberized for grip and it does provide a non-slip, comfortable handle that stands up to the elements. The problem is what is under the rubber. The plastic is used in the handle construction is both hideous looking and cheap quality. Planning on batoning, chopping, hammering with the pommel? Not with the Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife your not. At least not for long as the whole handle will fall apart. This is especially true in regards to the hammer pommel. The fact that Gerber even stuck this on the knife is a sick joke. If you try to hammer anything with this pommel it will break, and I’m not exaggerating. You may ask how the pommel can break so easily since the knife has a full tang. This is good question. The answer is that while Gerber calls the Ultimate Survival Knife a full tang, the pommel is not actually connected to the tang (which means I wouldn’t actually call it a full tang knife). All that’s connecting the hammer pommel to the knife is the aforementioned cheap plastic. If you were placed in a survival situation would you really want a hammer pommel that would break trying to crack open a pecan (yes, that’s how I broke mine)?

Final Thoughts

I need to touch on all the other features of the Bear Grylls Survival Knife briefly. First there is the whistle attached to the lanyard, it stinks and you can barely hear it from 50 yards away. I would replace it if the knife wasn’t already broken. The fire starter works pretty well but I wish the rod was longer. The sheath is ugly as sin, but it works well enough. My main problem with the sheath is that it feels bulky and isn’t comfortable to wear. The built in knife sharpener was a nice idea but in reality I think it makes the sheath to cumbersome, so I could have done without it.

I have serious doubts that Bear Grylls or anyone else would survive 20 minutes in the wild if they had to rely on this knife. It’s cheaply made and breaks and that’s the bottom line. I think they tried to do too much with the knife while trying to keep it affordable and the result is a knife that isn’t great at any one thing but is bad at all of them. Why include a hammer pommel if it’s going to break when you try to use it? I’m guessing the knife sharpener was included because Gerber knew you would have to sharpen the knife constantly because of the soft steel they employed. The Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife is a piece of junk that Gerber cranked out quickly and has been able to sell because of the celebrity’s name they slapped on it. If you are seriously interested in a survival knife don’t be fooled, there are much better knives available at the same price.