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Re: a-ha!
> The OP, in a reply on the knife-essential-or-not thread: lol Katherine! The best lightweight shelter is the one you don't have. Start building your savings account now!

In GEAR » What is the best lightweight shelter?
August 29, 1:24pm

Switching sides
But, having said all of that in favor of a knife being an essential item, I have to admit that it's not essential. There are other alternatives... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu_cZChQoC8

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 8:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Scenerios
David, Thanks, interesting hearing about your approach, and that's an ingenious saw idea! ---------- I consider a batonable fixed blade (around 4") essential simply because it ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 8:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Scenerios
"How would a knife help you build a fire if all your fire starting gear got swept downstream with your pack?" Excellent point, if the knife and firestarting was in the pack rather than...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 4:09pm

Re: Scenerios
David, that's pretty good, but I'm skeptical about: 1. wax paper catching wood on fire which has been soaked for many days 2. being able to break branches off to get sufficient inner ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 2:02pm

Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
For those who don't think a knife is an essential item, how would you deal with the following scenarios without a knife? 1. You're in a forested area. High temperatures are in the upper ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 1:02pm

Re: Tips for filling up a Sawyer Mini Bag
I use the bottom half of a cheap bottled water bottle. This holds around 8 oz when full, but it's small enough to fit into small pools at seeps. I flex the top into a spout while pouring. I thi...

In GEAR » Tips for filling up a Sawyer Mini Bag
August 28, 8:01am

Re: Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
"I think that's a stretch." People really do take a knife just because it's on an essentials list. Just because you and most of the people on this forum are reasonable doesn...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 9:42pm

Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
If a person doesn't think it's essential, then for them, it's not. It's only useful if they have the skills and knowledge of how to use it. It's one of those magical ten essenti...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 9:24pm

Re: Re: Wool is warmer
Interesting, thanks Roger. Do you happen to know of a definitive, unbiased article on it? I'm skeptical because my field experience is that wool is slightly warmer than fleece when damp, as ...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 27, 5:51pm

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