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Odds & Ends

Postby Nathan C » Thu May 16, 2013 7:33 am

What small and inexpensive pieces of kit does everyone like?

I'll start with a Havalon Piranta. It's a good deal at 30-$35, and really handy.

I'll also put the Mora in. It's a heck of a camp knife for $10-15.
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Re: Odds & Ends

Postby Nathan C » Fri May 17, 2013 10:54 am

I've been looking for a small backpacking grill for cooking over a wood fire for a while now, and the options I had looked at were the Purcell Trench Grill Streamside Packer at about 4.6 oz and $60, then the Zia grill which is a UL Titanium and again $60+.

A few days ago I found the Lawson Equipment stainless steel grill which weighs 7.4 oz and cost $20. It shipped same day and arrived in no time. It's good quality and I look forward to playing around with it.

Honestly I would rather have a lighter option, but this isn't something I'll take every trip, so the low price is the reason I got this one.
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Re: Odds & Ends

Postby liteisrite » Fri May 24, 2013 12:59 pm

I like the Swedish Fire Knife. THe Havalon is great as well, but scary sharp. I really like the Sawyer filters as well.
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Re: Odds & Ends

Postby Nathan C » Sat May 25, 2013 5:49 am

The Havalon is definitely scary. After I butchered my index finger along with my bull last year I did a lot of thinking. I am taking a cut proof Kevlar glove for my off hand this year. It cost about $8 and weighs a couple oz. I think it'll speed up boning because I can cut and not worry as much about my fingers.
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Re: Odds & Ends

Postby Weaponeer » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:46 am

Nathan C wrote:The Havalon is definitely scary. After I butchered my index finger along with my bull last year I did a lot of thinking. I am taking a cut proof Kevlar glove for my off hand this year. It cost about $8 and weighs a couple oz. I think it'll speed up boning because I can cut and not worry as much about my fingers.



Great idea. the last thing anyone wants is an accident while in the field camping, and this could very well prevent one
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Re: Odds & Ends

Postby Backpack Hunter » Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:24 pm

The Havalon works well for me, another light weight piece is a simple tin foil wind screen for my cooking stove.
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Re: Odds & Ends

Postby floorguy » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:35 am

I really lime my Swedish fireknife as well to compliment my havalon. The sawyer mini is another good one.
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Re: Odds & Ends

Postby Lefty » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:48 pm

Just bought a LED flashlight. The Photon lights I bought years ago quit after 18 years
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Re: Odds & Ends

Postby woody29 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:57 pm

Mora with the fire steel built in
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