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General purpose folding saw with an 7-1/2 -inch blade, 7 teeth per inch, for cutting both green and dry wood, plastic, or bone.XT Toothing, 7 TPI. Blade is specially coated for rust protection and low friction.Two-component plastic handle for perfect grip, with leather strap.Specially designed for wildlife enthusiasts, hunters, and campersEquipped with safety lock for both lock-in and lock-out
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54 Reddit comments about Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI:

u/ThirstyOne · 12 pointsr/Survival

The Bacho Laplander seems to be popular with outdoor enthusiasts. I don't own one myself so I can't speak to it's quality. I do think it would be better off with a high-vis paint job but otherwise it seems pretty solid.

The saw I use is from the gardening section at my local hardware store. They usually have these $5 'gardening kit' sales that include a foam pad, pruning shears and a folding saw. Coincidentally, the exact same folding saw that's on 'sale' for $14 two isles over.

u/BillyNature · 11 pointsr/Bushcraft

This kind of folding saw is great for camp-scale stuff. And a nice 4" fixed blade knife that you can baton with is all you need to split it. I've heard this is a good starter knife for bushcrafting but I haven't got to use mine yet.

u/blue_27 · 9 pointsr/bugout

Personally, I don't like hatchets. Too much room for error. I'd advise the Bahco.

I'd also consider the Sawyer for water filtration, as I think most water purification tablets taste nasty. If you are going to use them, bring some Crystal Light, or sweetened Kool-Aid or Gatorade to kill the taste.

Definitely need a map and compass, otherwise ... how do you know when you've reached your destination?

What are the Sharpies and the tampons for? How long is it supposed to sustain you? Are there any options to procure more food after the 4 days of rat bars run out?

I'd say that it needs work. 5/10? But these things really aren't quantifiable like that. Try it out for a weekend, and objectively analyze the deficiencies.

/$0.02

u/prepperdoc · 7 pointsr/preppers

I actually don't carry a hatchet, I carry a folding saw and a heavy duty knife. I plan on batoning with the knife if I need to split things.

Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001IX7OW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_pLeUzbTR79YD2

u/infamous-spaceman · 7 pointsr/educationalgifs

For my money I'd take a folding saw over a pocket chainsaw any day. The chainsaws take a lot more work to use, and there are a lot more potential points of failure. Also at least in regards to that chainsaw, it's heavier than a folding saw. The biggest downside is price, although this one is on sale right now and isn't that pricey: https://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW

You can't go wrong with the Laplander, it's pretty much the standard for folding saws.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/CampingandHiking

If I were you, I'd highly consider ditching the hatchet and going with this.

u/Woltz_Sandage · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

So for shelter, I'd suggest this tarp. I also suggest checking out the forum that the tarp is from (www.bushcraftusa.com) because it's a forum all about bushcraft but has sub forums in ultralight and backpacking. The tarp is https://bushcraftoutfitters.com/coyote-tarp-10x10/ which is priced at $67. The reason I suggest this is because this tarp specifically, there's lots of way's to set it up. Check out this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxtHJm51NPY&t=


So for cooking, it's pretty simple. This video will show you what most bushcrafters use and the links that follow are the two items. I use it myself and in fact have two sets because of how much I enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00gwQ4z_nQQ&t and the following links for the items. https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=Ozark%20Trail%2018-Ounce%20Stainless%20Steel%20Cup
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stanley-Adventure-Camp-Cook-Set/16784406
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-9-5-Round-Frying-Pan/49332895


Hammocks are over rated, sleeping pads are a mess to figure out, get a cot. In fact, get this cot. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Super-Ultralight-Portable-Folding-Aluminium-alloy-Cot-Camping-Tent-Bed/112355265955?hash=item1a28e54da3:g:-PUAAOSwTM5Y365i:rk:2:pf:0


And now you need a knife, saw, and hatchet right? Well let's tackle all three.
https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Stainless-4-1-Inch-Military/dp/B004ZAIXSC?ref_=w_bl_hsx_s_sp_web_6501052011
https://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540606867&sr=8-1&keywords=Bacho+Laplander
https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-X7-Hatchet-Inch-378501-1002/dp/B0002YTO7E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1540607032&sr=8-2&keywords=Fiskars+X7+Hatchet+14+Inch%2C+378501-1002
And as a added bonus here's a fire steel.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-x-2-5-Drilled-Ferrocerium-Ferro-Rod-Steel-Flint-Fire-Starter-w-Lanyard-Hole/131485475489?hash=item1e9d2522a1:rk:4:pf:0


And finally to end it all, we have a sleeping bag. This one is well known in the world. Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree. It's a dry down bag which means it's made of down that can handle some moisture but still keep you warm. It's rated for 20 degree's. I'll post the same bag as well but is rated for 0 degrees'. It'll be more expensive but it'll let you stay warm during the winter.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kelty-Cosmic-20-Sleeping-Bag-20-Degree-Down/253894865275?epid=1152349824&hash=item3b1d50317b:m:mFpUvLXnvtZZETXdugDHwvw:rk:2:pf:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kelty-Cosmic-0-Sleeping-Bag-0-Degree-Down/253375355468?epid=28012067594&hash=item3afe591a4c:m:mCrEnOYV72CJ257e08pGR4Q:rk:2:pf:0


Check the sizes of the sleeping bag before you buy.


Also a pack, this one works as two in one. Really nice for a 60L https://outdoorvitals.com/products/rhyolite-60l-lightweight-internal-frame-backpack1
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If you do plan on doing any winter camping, I'd edit a few things. One of them is I'd get the 0 Degree sleeping bag posted. Instead of the tarp I'd get this pup tent. https://www.ebay.com/itm/USGI-Military-Issue-2-Man-Canvas-PUP-TENT-w-Poles-Stakes-Complete-VGC/392111853275?hash=item5b4bb00edb:g:JEQAAOSw~jJarA5E:rk:1:pf:0 Which comes with poles and stakes. I normally toss the poles and get some branches outside. I get four branches and make a bipod that I tie off on either end. That gives me more room inside the tent and less weight I have to carry on my person.


I'd still get the cot but I'd also include Thermarest Z-Lite sleeping pad to put on top of it https://www.ebay.com/itm/Therm-a-Rest-Z-Lite-Sol-Ultralight-Foam-Backpacking-Mattress/132801349129?epid=1900010560&hash=item1eeb93c609:rk:1:pf:0 as well as one of those super heavy duty emergency blankets. It's a reflective blanket but it's also the same thickness as some of those heat reflectors you use for a car windshield. Not those flimsy things you see "survivalists" use. Those placed on the cot, with that zero degree bag, and that shelter works amazingly. Just don't throw a heavy blanket on the sleeping bag and don't wear a lot of clothes in it either. That'll make everything for naught.
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So with everything listed, the pack, cooking stuff, tools, cot, sleeping bag, and either the canvas shelter or tap, you'd be looking at around $560 assuming you got the 0 Degree Sleeping Bag instead of the 20 Degree. Which you really should. A 0 Degree is much better in my case.


Also if you do get a down sleeping bag, NEVER STORE IT IN THE COMPRESSED STATE!!! Always store it someplace with it out of it's bag. If you keep it compressed 24/7 until you use it, you'll destroy the down.

u/faultysynapse · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

Oh fun! $500 is a good amount to work with. I am going to assume he has absolutely nothing as you said full kit.

This folding saw is just awesome, and on sale! I've had one for many years. About $22.

This Knife is a lot more heavy duty than the Moras people will inevitably recommend (not that there is anything wrong with them). It's also a lot more expensive. I think it would make a nice gift. Also on sale. $104.

A pot $15.

A Silnylon tarp $63.

Gotta have paracord $10

There are a lot of firesteels out there but this one was uber cheap and looks just like the one I've had for years. >$2.

I would HIGHLY recommend a small forest of Hultafors, Wetterlings, or Gransfors Bruks make. I couldn't find a good link for them on Amazon. They'll be about $150

All told that list(including and axe) is about $360 before tax and shipping) Obviously a pack to put it would top it all off and bring you pretty close to $500 mark. It's just too personal a choice and I can't begin recommend one.

What stuff if any does he have already? A blanket or sleeping bag could be a good choice. A small alcohol stove too.



u/hecticlorax · 5 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

ESEE-3 is the fixed blade knife I bring backpacking and its all i've ever needed. carrying a folding saw on top of that is all you would ever need for faster processing of wood. the two items below are less than half a lb (~7.2 oz)

http://www.amazon.com/ESEE-Knives-ESEE-3MIL-P-Military-Micarta/dp/B004DTREPI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453321931&sr=8-1&keywords=esee-3

http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-9-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1453321958&sr=8-3&keywords=folding+saw

u/jesuswithoutabeard · 5 pointsr/Survival

I have one of THESE guys. It stays sharp and works wonders for the weight. Takes a bit longer to get through hardwood because of the length, but it's a nice workout so all's good in my book.

TL;DR: I have a giant right bicep because of this saw.

u/CreativeRealmsMC · 4 pointsr/Bushcraft

I had been making photo albums but just started a YouTube channel. My friend was nice enough to let me borrow his GoPro and mounts but most of the time I record with my phone (also have another camera but it's a bit broken and can only take pictures). Part of what I'm ordering from amazon is a new monopod/tripod/selfie stick which I'm very much in need of at the moment since my videos are a bit shaky.

Haven't gotten around to do any solo 2 day trips yet (most of the time I'd be with a group and there would be designated campsites to fill up water at) but if I was going out with no means to fill up I'd take anywhere from 4-6 liters of water. The climate here is very hot and there is no such thing as bringing too much water. If there was a water source I could potentially allow myself to bring less since I could boil any water I find.

Amazon list:
-5.11 Rush 72 55L backpack
-Mora Companion (stainless steel)
-Bahco Laplander
-Headlamp
-Jetboil 10in frying pan
-Whetstone

All together that weighs 7.9 pounds and at some point I'd like to get a sleeping pad and tarp bringing it up to ten pounds (not including food, water, and other supplies which might get me to around 15-20 pounds depending on the duration of my outings).

As for the grill it's just a makeshift one. Four tent pegs and a small grate.

u/porkchopmike · 3 pointsr/backpacking
u/OddTheViking · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

I had assumed you meant this: http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-8-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW

I have one, it's awesome.

u/korgothwashere · 3 pointsr/bugout

Laplander or a Silky Saw dude.

Also, a little bag like a Maxpedition Rolly Polly would make a great small addition that can expand for some more space in a pinch.

u/swflanglers · 3 pointsr/kayamping

I use this folding saw and a machete. Saw is for wood mostly, machete is for vines/whatever piddly defense it'll give me against raccoons or gators.

I haven't camped in the summer yet, but I prefer hammocks because they stay cooler than tents. With a basic under quilt and top quilt, I was comfortable when it got down to the 40s. A kid might do better with a tent though, my kids move a lot while they're sleeping. Warbonnet Blackbird is what I use, they're actually on sale today(7/4) I believe.

u/king_human · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I'd suggest 2 things:

  1. Send your SCHF51 back, especially if the heat treat is poorly done.

  2. To pair with your ESEE 3, I'd suggest an Ontario RAT 1 or 2, and a Laplander folding saw. Maybe also throw in a Mora or two (for feather sticks!).

    A saw is waaaaaaaaay better for cutting down firewood to useful sizes, and, using a Mora (or similarly shaped & ground knife), you can make wedges and split big logs. Also, Mors Kochanski is awesome. That is all.
u/Lurkndog · 3 pointsr/Bushcraft

For processing firewood, get a Bahco Laplander folding saw. It's lightweight, durable, works well, and it's only about $24. It's lighter than an axe or hatchet, and much safer to use.

u/Robin_Hood-Rat · 2 pointsr/knives

Can't go wrong with an Ontario Rat1. Best to keep your knife and saw separate. Just get a handy folding saw. They are light and so nifty https://amzn.com/B0001IX7OW

u/firsttimebowyer · 2 pointsr/Survival

I plan on bringing this saw http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0001IX7OW/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1425742544&sr=8-3&keywords=folding+saw&dpPl=1&dpID=31RlPumzdlL&ref=plSrch&pi=SX200_QL40 and although that's a neat way of bringing a saw I don't really see why I wouldn't just strap the aluminum handle for the bow saw on my bag if I were going to bring one. The aluminum handle is light strong and takes much less effort to set the saw up. But in a pinch that would be a good backup if the handle somehow broke

u/HamwiseVonTossington · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Bahco Laplander is a badass folding saw and currently $25.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0001IX7OW

u/MrrrrSparrrrkle · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

For about the same weight, I highly recommend the Bacho laplander folding saw.

It has worked much better than any hatchet I have used and is much easier to carry.

u/thelastboyscout007 · 2 pointsr/preppers

Becker BK22 - This knife is a freakin beast. I've batoned 4in thick hardwood logs with this badboy with no problems and it still held its edge. And at 1/4 thick you could pry open a car door with it if needed.


Sawer Mini Water Filter


Mountain House Meals - Lightweight long storage and taste great.

Laplander Folding Saw

u/Sardine_Sandwich · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

I sometimes take a Bahco Laplander with me, I use this saw a lot at home and on camping trips, it's a perfect size for me to carry around in the field or on my canoe or kayak. https://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW/ref=sr_1_1/147-0484187-1007762?ie=UTF8&qid=1496260867&sr=8-1&keywords=bahco+laplander+folding+saw

u/All-Consuming-Fire · 2 pointsr/MTB

Those chains work but just barely. One of these will cut it down 10x faster.

u/DevonWeeks · 2 pointsr/knives

If you're looking to do bushcraft tasks, it'd be better for you to get a knife, saw, and a hatchet so you have all the tools you need for manipulating wood and natural cordage. If you're trying to stay under $100, I'd recommend...

Knife - Mora Bushcraft Black

Saw - Bahco Laplander

Axe/Hatchet - Cold Steel Trail Boss

This will bring you in right at 100 dollars I think and give you a great starting set of tools for bush/field-craft.

There are other options in each of these categories that could combine to keep you under 100. I can list some of those, too, if these don't meet your needs. But, this will definitely do any bushcraft task you can think of.

If you do get the Cold Steel Trail Boss, take some time and thin the cheeks a bit and put a bit of a thinner convex edge on it. You'll be shocked at the results. Trust me.

u/rayvenbushcraft · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

I’d take a good full-tang knife (though a Morakniv is always a good, cheap choice ) and a folding pocket saw (I use the Bahco Laplander ), as most wood needed can be easily processed with the saw and batoned with the knife.

Some sort of fire-starting implement.. ferry rod is an easy choice if you are in an area where you can access quality tinder, and you can always bring some char cloth or other tinder type with you.

u/Vanq86 · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

First I'd make sure you both have all the clothing and footwear you need to be comfortable and the things you'd need for an urban day out (pack, water bottle, some snacks, etc.). Nothing ruins a day like an unexpected blister / rain shower that causes a chill / burned hand from a fire.

After that I'd consider basic survival needs and comforts that might be different in the woods. A small survival kit (and the knowledge required to use it), toilet paper, bug spray, gloves to protect your hands from heat and thorns, a tarp (which you already say you have) to escape the sun or rain, etc.. One suggestion I have that I don't see mentioned often is a lightweight foam kneeling pad. You can get them at the dollar stores in the gardening section usually and for the negligible weight and space they're worth having in my opinion. They are great for kneeling on (obviously), which you'll be doing a lot when practicing bushcraft skills like fire making, and they make a huge difference for the backside when sitting on ground / logs / rocks that are hard / wet / dirty.

With comfort and survival covered you can look at the real 'tools' of bushcraft. The most important thing, in my opinion, is a good knife for each of you. Soooo many projects / skills that are considered 'bushcraft' require / are made easier when you have a decent knife. You don't need to spend a lot (a Mora Companion is a great choice for under 10 dollars), just be sure to do your homework before spending money so you don't end up with something that looks cool but isn't practical for your bushcraft needs.

Beyond the knife I won't go into details about the rest of my suggestions but I think you'll find reasoning behind them fairly self-evident. I've been bushcrafting / camping / hunting for the better part of 2 decades now and all items I list below are all ones that I've personally used many, many times and wouldn't recommend if I didn't find them awesome and reliable. If you look into them further I think you'll find most / all are considered the best 'bang for your buck' option in their given class.


Mora Companion fixed blade knife - carbon or stainless doesn't matter, both are great: ~$12-15

Nalgene leak-proof water bottle - The cheaper HDPE bottle is actually better believe it or not: ~$5-8

Bahco Laplander folding saw - Silky saws are worth the upgrade price in my opinion but are definitely just a 'nice to have', considering Bahcos can't be beat for the price / function / reliability: ~$20-25

Sawyer Mini water filter - filters twice as good as the LifeStraw (0.1 vs 0.2 microns), lasts 10 times longer (100k vs 1k gallons), is much more versatile (you can screw the Sawyer onto a 2 litre coke bottle), and costs less to boot: ~$19

Fiskars X7 hatchet - I know you already have one bust I figured I'd mention it. For a bombproof, light weight, made in Finland hatchet it can't be beat for the price: ~$20-25

Tramontina 18" machete - great balance and blade, just sand or wrap the handle in some tape if yours isn't finished perfectly to avoid potential blisters (this is also where good gloves come in) - ~$15-18

u/lamarkia · 2 pointsr/Survival

I have a Gerber multi-tool Suspension GE22-41471. I like it but it's pretty heavy for its size and, as others have said, you don't need half the tools in the wilderness.

Go Outdoors have a selection. Might be cheaper on Amazon.

I have a folding saw which is light.

You could try a wire saw. I haven't tried one myself.

I find my folding trowel very useful.

Don't get this trowel - it's flimsy

I also have a bushcraft knife. I'm not sure it's legal to carry around (UK) all the time but I think it's ok if you're using it while camping etc. (better check if you do buy a knife).




u/Fuckenjames · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

I'm not a folding saw guy, but if this is the saw you're talking about I don't see why you'd want to save just $10 with a product you're not familiar with. Doesn't seem like enough of a value over the one you know will be good.

u/Showdo · 2 pointsr/knives

The saw and axe are a good idea, though if this is something you'd see yourself doing quite often I think investing in a Wetterlings or Gransfors Bruks axe could be a good idea. You can get a small/medium sized axe and Bahco Laplander for under £100.

Knife wise, possibly something like a Becker Bk7, or if you're willing to go a bit over the £100 a Becker Bk9 or a Spec Plus SP-50 Gen II, heavy knives which are good for chopping. Possibly the Cold Steel Recon Scout if you're willing to go further over £100.

u/mornsbarstool · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Assuming you don't have a bunch of pre-sawn logs just hanging around, a folding saw is the answer. I bought a Bahco Laplander a while back and every single time I use it I fall in love with it. I've gathered camp firewood for years, but this just changes the entire game. It's like a goddamned bandsaw, and I'm the motor. It's beyond belief. Get one. Also, it weighs a fraction of what an axe does.

u/fromkentucky · 2 pointsr/Survival

I had an Ontario RAT-5 for a while. About the same size as an ESEE 5, but with a thinner blade and full-flat grind. The handle was uncomfortably bulky and although it held up to my abuse, I just didn't like it. The blade was thin enough to do finer carving tasks, but it was too wide and the edge profile was terrible. I ended up using my Mora knife and Fiskars hatchet more and the RAT-5 was relegated to batoning duty and even in that I preferred the hatchet. In fact, I carved my first bow drill kit with that Fiskars.

I was considering stepping up to an Ontario RAT-7, but instead I traded the RAT-5 for a KaBar Becker BK7, which is a BEAST of a knife. Longer than an ESEE 5, but just as thick and with a similar profile. It really impressed me with the amount of work it could do and how easy it was to use, but it was heavy and just too fat to do anything but chop and split, so again, I was using my Mora and hatchet for most stuff.

I finally decided to try a different direction and traded the BK7 for a much smaller ESEE 4. Around the same time I bought a Bahco Laplander, and I am in love with this combo. The Bahco eats through 1-2" branches with ease (while generating plenty of sawdust for tinder) and the ESEE is just long enough to baton them into kindling and carve up some feather sticks. The best part is, the ESEE 4 and Bahco together weigh about as much as the BK7 in its sheath, and take up about as much space, but they are FAR more versatile.

I realize the ESEE 4 may be just out of your price range, but Kabar makes a similar knife called the BK16. However, the ESEE comes with a lifetime warranty.

I still take my Fiskars with me occasionally, but for weekend camping, I can process plenty of firewood with the ESEE and Bahco faster than I ever could with any of the bigger knives. If I needed to build a shelter or was venturing into unfamiliar territory, I'd want the hatchet because it's such a capable tool.

The ESEE 5 was designed for downed pilots who can't fit a hatchet or folding saw into their kit but may need to build a shelter, so they made it big and heavy. I understand first hand that big knives are appealing and certainly have their strong points, but their size, weight and thickness can make them difficult to use in a lot of ways and in reality, a big knife will never chop as well as a decent hatchet, because the knife's weight is centered just above the handle, not directly behind a huge wedge that drives into the wood. What you really want in a survival knife is versatility and I've spent a lot of time, money and energy figuring out that size doesn't add versatility.

u/-Celdritch- · 1 pointr/Survival

I'm confused... I paid about $20 USD for my Laplander. Where are you that it costs $50?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001IX7OW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s02

u/Stuff_i_care_about · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

Gomboy would be top of the line. A note about silky, a replacement blade (should you ever need one) costs about as much as a whole new saw.

A middle ground alternative is the bacho lappander. Well liked by the community.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0001IX7OW/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497708781&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=bahco+laplander&dpPl=1&dpID=31YTo1DFaFL&ref=plSrch

u/g4r4e0g · 1 pointr/preppers

Bought a folding saw for the gear kit.

Bought a few more ounces of silver and a 1/10oz American Gold Eagle.

u/unitconversion · 1 pointr/Tools

Depending on how many branches you're cutting down, a hand sawspecifically for that purpose like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001IX7OW works really well and doesn't take that much effort.

u/b1narygh0st · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I'd recommend a folding saw first. Weighs less and requires less energy (IMO) to take limbs/small trees down. I've been using the folding saw in the link below for a few years now, about two dozen trips overall where I've used it and it's made quick work of everything I've attempted with it. The biggest being a dead tree about 9" in diameter. Still cuts through stuff like the day I got it!

folding saw

u/umop3pi5dn · 1 pointr/Survival

Might I suggest a Laplander instead? It's honestly faster and easier than a machete for chopping at small trees. And it makes cutting up sticks for firewood extremely easy.

u/Artyom33 · 1 pointr/Survival

Maybe there's a reason, but why carry a heavy "axe" (hatchet?) when you can carry a knife like a BK-7 and a folding saw and have most if not all of the functionality of a hatchet with the two?

u/tortugaborracho · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I registered for a bunch of gear when I got married, and it was a fantastic decision.

Where are you planning to register?

There are lots of decent items on Amazon, but there's a whole lotta crap on there, too. I got this little coffee filter from someone off our registry and it's probably in the top 5 pieces of gear I most value.

You may want to try to pick stuff that can double up, like a backpacking chair like this if you're not real concerned about weight. I got one similar, and while I haven't actually taken it backpacking, it stays in my truck and has come quite in handy.

Second for a good knife. I'm a big fan of any Columbia River Knife and Tool blades. My EDC is this guy but there are a lot of CRKT options on there.

Also, a small folding saw like this one is worth a little extra weight in my opinion. I have this same one and use it both when working on my property or out on the trail. I even carry it with me when I'm canoeing because it's just so dang handy.

Stuff like Permethrin spray, or seam sealer is also a good idea. It's cheap, which means folks will buy it for ya, and it's usable no matter what other gear you end up with.

u/poestal · 1 pointr/CampingGear

hey man welcome to bushcrafting so far you have a pretty decent list but i'd like to give you suggestions from what I learned throughout the years.

knife- good choice for chopping and batoning but too much blade to use whittling and making small cuts. generally you want to use either large blade/small blade or axe/ small blade combos.

backpack- 65L is very overkill unless your doing 5 day+ with clothing for every day. I would suggest something in the range of 45L max.

compass- do you know the area your going to or do you really know how to use it? I know every person says to just have one just in case but if they already know their terrain or dont even know how to use the dang thing its just wasting space.

ferro rod- generally stay away from things like multi use gear. also just from my experience you want a long rod (5"+) for more surface area to generate more sparks for an easier chance to catch fire.


pillow- I would not use hammock pillows for on ground sleeping. they're extremely small and have almost no support on the count of your body is in a curling position in a hammock. I would suggest something like an inflatable pillow for you to adjust for your support and then covering it with something like a shemagh or t-shirt.


first aid- your going to get more cuts, scrapes and burns so I would buy extra of that stuff, but I would also add some quick clot just for the off chance of having a serious injury out in the field. and also some moleskin for your feet and pain relievers. and dont forget sunscreen.


now for some additions for your gear loadout.

saw and stay away from those stupid hand chainsaws


cooking vessal


cowhide gloves


Again; welcome and I hope you enjoy yourself and grow with your errors out in the field.

u/CaptRon25 · 1 pointr/camping

Night time hikes through the forest with a quality flashlight is fun. Several modes from dim to turbo. Amazing how the forest wakes up when humans go to bed. (which includes mt. lions in ca)

Yes, mosquito repellent. Also, buy a tent for 4 or 6. Two person tent is way too small. Sleeping pads (thermarest are good) A Coleman type camp stove is nice to have, and a set of camp pots and pans. These particular ones are what I bought, and work really well. If you camp in an area that isn't picked clean of dead tree limbs, one of these comes in handy to cut up small stuff for fires. Get yourself a good camp knife like a Morakniv, and a good locking cooler to keep the trash panda's out.

u/DPRKSecretPolice · 1 pointr/MinnesotaCamping

I use a pullsaw and a big knife or axe. I have an Esee 6, though I've used a Fiskars X7 in the past, and I'm currently lusting over a Skrama.

Anything else is too much. Truthfully, an axe is mostly unnecessary. You can cut logs with the pullsaw and split them into firewood by batoning with the knife.

u/discretion · 1 pointr/XTerra

Lordy, you can run a sawzall off your inverter?

I just got one of these, one of these and a cheap true temper axe and have been served well so far.

u/polidox1 · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

This is the one I have, it is a beast and cuts through wood very quickly. if you look at comparison videos of it to the sawvivor its much quick and just as compact. http://www.amazon.com/Snap--Industrial-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding/dp/B0001IX7OW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332873585&sr=8-1

Also Ray Mears has a Parang Machete that I would love to find, it seems perfect for backpacking.

u/Syberz · 1 pointr/Survival

A more compact and very effective saw is the Bahco Laplander, it all depends on what you plan on doing with it :)

u/theoutrider5485 · 1 pointr/bugout

Thank you! It weighs roughly 15 pounds and feel like 2 pounds when it is on your hips, the weight is distributed well enough that I wore it all day hunting from dawn to far past dusk with only a slight hip soreness caused by not being fit enough. I have the machete tucked into the back of the belt because it did impede some movement and whacked against the side of my leg which immediately had to change. I did consider the water tablets, but these kits are more to be worn when outdoors so if that we do get lost, we can survive until SAR can find us. If we are actually bugging out then in my pack is a very good back-packing water filter by MSR and if that fails I have a bio-lite camp stove for boiling water in. Next time I head out I will be testing the saw and if it fails I will be buying three of these saws as they come highly recomended. In my pack, I carry a sven saw which is also awesome, if you dont have one, get one!

u/calumr · 1 pointr/Outdoors

I have one of these saws for cutting wood:

http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-BAH396LAP-Bahco%C2%AE-Folding-Saw/dp/B0001IX7OW

They're cheap & light but really well made. Don't use a knife to cut bone, it'll get blunt very quickly.

u/spydy · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking

Anyone knows how is it compared to the Bahco Laplander Folding Saw?

u/mds1980 · 1 pointr/knifeclub

Check out the Marbles axe offerings on Amazon. They're solid little numbers and are cheap enough that you can spend a little bit more on your knife and maybe add a saw as well.

For a beginner, I'd go with a more versatile knife until you find what you like and dislike. The TOPS B.O.B. knife is a bit more than you want to spend but has a lot of smart features that will help inform future knife purchases.

If you decide you want a saw (I think they're a wise choice) the Bahco Laplander is tough to beat. Small, light, efficient, and dirt cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/Marbles-Outdoors-American-Hickory-Handles/dp/B008PPZO94/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462247202&sr=8-1&keywords=marbles+axe

http://www.amazon.com/Tops-Knives-BOB-Hunter-Wood/dp/B004GAM1UC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462247669&sr=8-1&keywords=tops+BOB

http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-Laplander-Folding-9-Inch/dp/B0001IX7OW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462246674&sr=8-1&keywords=bahco+laplander

u/17496634303659 · 1 pointr/Bushcraft

41.99$ you liar >:(

But really that's a cool account O:

Heheh....


Whetstone

Folding Saw

u/ryanmercer · 0 pointsr/Survival

Just buy a pruning saw. It'll cut through anything that you don't need a chainsaw for. They look like big pocket knives. Harbor Freight has cheap ass ones guess you are a kiwi... as do most home improvement stores but the Bacho laplander is the king of them https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001IX7OW/