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I was wondering what cutlery do you guys bring in the woods. Do any of ya'll follow George Sears's ideas of what cutlery to bring in the woods? I must admit I do sometimes, but I usually adjust it to my surroundings or situation. I'm from South Louisiana and I would love to hear and see what some of you guys use in other parts of the country. Please add a picture if you can.
For me it really just depends on my mood. Somedays I'll be loaded to the gills with all kind of traditional folders, and usually a big locker, then on other days I like to keep it simple with a Medium sized folder and a Small fixed blade, like a Buck 102. I trust myself not to go too far from my comfort zone, and I have an okay sense of direction, so I really feel no need to have a huge blade on me.
I actually had to look him up. I had no idea so I went to the wikipedia. So now I want to read his stories and cant wait to find some material by him
Sounds like you have a GREAT job. Maybe you could share a story in our outdoor forum as well. I would love to see a picture of the Old Boker you love so well!!
Gosh Shlomo, I didn't realize anyone still had a copy of "Woodcraft" (4th edition) by E.H. Kreps? I bought mine back in '62-or 3 along with a copy of "the Trappers Handbook. My copy of Woodcraft was published by the magazine, "Fur-Fish-Game". It is a brown paper back with a copyright date of 1923. Elmer Kreps was born in Union County in 1880 and most of his information is still practical for today's use. I also have a copy of John "Lofty" Wiseman's SAS Survival Handbook (2003) which is no longer available except that a person can still find a used copy on eBay.
Being in N. Florida I like to keep an Ontario 18" machete in my boat for an emergency. Up in the far north, I would prefer a good axe or hatchet though. Presently considering a Gransfors Bruks Wildlife Hatchet or their Small Scandinavian Axe?
As far as knives go, I really like my Buck Special 119 but also find a smaller knife like my Buck Woodsman 102 to be useful more often. My standard pocketknife is a Buck Stockman which I always carry. A Leatherman Tool is also a very handy companion especially when I go fishing.
Shlomo ben Maved said:
List of "classic" camping books in my library:
Bean. Leon L. -- Hunting - Fishing And Camping
Jobson. John -- The Complete Book Of Practical Camping
Kephart. Horace -- Camping And Woodcraft
Kreps. E. H. -- Camp And Trail Methods
Kreps. E. H. -- Woodcraft
Ormond. Claude -- The Complete Book Of Outdoor Lore
Riviere. Bill -- The Camper's Bible