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Survival and Bushcraft go hand in hand with knives! This group is about anything survival/bushcraft! Show us your videos...what's in your Altoids survival kit? What kind of paracord wrap do you prefer for your neck knife? That kind of stuff...

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Comment by Steve Hanner on September 29, 2014 at 20:11

I like that Shlomo looks like a very handy thing to have around

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 23, 2014 at 12:28

Shlomo, that one works pretty well.  The other kind, using chainsaw chain also works well, but as I mentioned, it tends to bind toward the end of the task.  The one you showed doesn't bind as much as you near the end of the cut, but it takes a little longer to do the work than the chainsaw chain models.

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on September 23, 2014 at 10:48

I carry this with me in the bush all the time:

Pocket Chainsaw - by Supreme Products

Comment by Jan Carter on September 23, 2014 at 10:39

I dont think this list was meant for  something along the lines of bugging out but staying put.  Living in an area with hurricanes I see the reasoning behind this information.  But I dont know it is enough.  I think the back up info below is great but everyone should also have some sort of hand saws and either know how to sharpen them or have additional blades 

Comment by Howard P Reynolds on September 23, 2014 at 10:22

Chainsaw:  If you are surviving on your own, you are up against it to begin with.  I mention this because while one of the various pocket chainsaws will serve you well, it takes two to work it under some conditions.  These "handsaws" are very compact, and come in lengths up to 48" and some are lengths of motorized chainsaw chains.  I have found them to work very well unless you are cutting off an overhead limb.  As you get near the end of the cut your hands get closer together, and it is difficult to prevent the pocket chainsaw, made from chainsaw chain, from binding - unless you have a partner who can work the other end and widen the angle of attack.  You can't fell a tree with em, but otherwise you can get plenty of firewood , cut to length, fairly easily by packing one of these pocket chainsaws.


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Comment by Charles Sample on September 22, 2014 at 20:09

I have a backup to my chain saw, it is a bow saw.  The handle is aluminum and I could cut through a foot thick log or tree if necessary.  I can cut through a six inch limb in just a few minutes.


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 22, 2014 at 15:16

Jan when it comes to chain saws and survival first on my list would be to get a chainsaw and then for back up another chainsaw.  As it is, I don't think it is going on my list of survival equipment.

Praying that I don't regret this decision but you can only carry/store/afford so much!

Comment by Jan Carter on September 22, 2014 at 15:02
Comment by Jan Carter on September 19, 2014 at 20:08

Saw this on the survival blog and thought it just seems like a good idea

I never see recommendations for chainsaw spare parts. 

Recommend:
Sharpened chains
Bar and bar nuts
Air Filter
Primer bubble
diaphragms
spark plugs
Bar Oil
2 cycle engine oil
Anything you tell yourself that you can just run down to the store and get.

I dont use mine very much so when I do end up getting it out, I find the primer bubble cracked and the diaphragm in bad shape. I take the time to take it in to the local small engine repair guy, and have him fix it while I play the annoying customer that asks too many questions. Then when I get the bill for the parts, I purchase spares. I also try to keep all my 2 cycle equipment, (ie, chainsaw, weedeater, trimmer, edger, blower) all in the same family.

Hint: I keep my spare chains in a zip lock bag with extra bar oil coating the chains.

Comment by Michael O. West on September 15, 2014 at 19:48

Those were some good ideas and good food for thought. Thanks Jan !

 
 
 

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