Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day to Day Gear

Today I wanted to share with you a few tools like like to take out with me when I go on a hike, or camp. It always depends on how long I'm going to be out and the location I'm going, but there are a few items that are constants.

I typically carry two knives out with me, my SOG Trident Tanto knife that stays in my pocket and the Condor Bushcraft Basic 4".

Both knives have proven to be very reliable and cost effective at the same time. I also carry out a stone for in-field sharpening when needed. I've beat up that Condor knife pretty good and it still seems to be as sturdy as the day I got it.

When I want to bring a tomahawk out for throwing if just simple woodwork, I bring my modified Cold Steel Rifleman's Hawk.

I'll go into the changes I made to this hawk later on, but it didn't need them when it arrived in terms of function and quality. There are other hawks out there that cost a lot more, but I'm a fella on a budget, so i get what I can afford.

For the one day hikes, my like to carry out my leather satchel and my small CamelBak H.A.W.G pack. My entire 10-piece kit fits in the backpack, with room for a few others things like spare meds and other smaller items. In the satchel, I carry my cooking items, food and some spare water.

All in all, very basic, but still to the point. A little later on, I will talk about the individual pieces in my small kit and  talk about my big pack for multi-day outings. That's all the time I have for now, thanks for reading!!

- Bill


  1. hey i gotta ask, are you partially a Finnish? just noticed your eamail and it looked like a Finnish :)

  2. Hi Perkunas, YES, I am indeed part Finnish :-) Neat of you to notice! I like your blog btw.

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