Thoughts on a good Bush Craft/Survival fixed blade knife.

Been looking at many bush craft and survival knives lately and looking to get a couple. I want to have a smaller one that can easily hang from my neck and a larger one for the belt. I know the Mora knives are vary popular but i would like to have both knives full tang. So far i'm kind of stuck on the Gerber Bear Grylls para cord knife for the smaller and the Schrade SCHF9 for the larger. I like the para cord knife since you'll have a good bit of cord one the knife if needed. It can also be changed out for the color of your choice. Not to mention using a better weave on the par cord i can pack more onto the handle and create a more comfortable handle. Of course the price is pretty good too. The SCHF9 is great as a large knife. Seams like a great knife that can do some batoning and chopping. Price is good for it's sizes. I love Schrade blades and designs but there handles are always lacking. But it looks like i can easily remove the existing handle and create my own. Are there any other options i should be looking at here? What knives do you guys use out in the bush? Any major issues with the 2 i've been looking at? I'd like to keep the cost of each under $50 if possible. May be able to stretch to $60 for the larger knife. Trying to get a 72 hour pack together and trying to keep it affordable. I'll be looking into small ax/hatchet next.

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Ebay Bushcraft hobo stove kit I'm selling - backpacking brew kit

Keep upto date with my ebay listings.. on twitter...   @Th3V1k1ng update 21/02/2013 Currently selling bushcraft hobo stoves on ebay uk. Measurements approx are:- Inner diameter across top is 11.6cm outer diameter across top is 11.8cm theres a rolled over edge at the top.. Height is 13.5cm circumference is approx 38cm Crusader cup not included in sale. Have listings on ebay at present. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170965589311?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170987268170?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170990598652?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649..

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can you grid a saw into the back of a knife? Answered

Want a sawback knife, not willing to spend 70$ on one just yet. So with a file, a hacksaw, and some sharpening stones, could one easily make a "saw" or some very coarse serrations on the back of a knife suitable for bush craft and basic survival/trap/shelter construction? wouldn't need to cut down a tree, just make notches in branches for traps, and basic things like that.

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How do I weave or make a cast net traditionally by hand using a shuttle and sheet bend knots?

What I would like to know is how to make a cast net traditionally using a shuttle and sheet bend knots, the problem is that I dont know how many initial loops to put on the metal ring in clove hitches, and where to put the spacers, any ideas?

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Did you miss me?

You may have noticed that I mysteriously stopped posting for a couple of days. I've been camping! I came on as a last-minute substitute when another leader was unexpectedly hospitalised, and whizzed off to Gilwell 24 with a small group of our Explorer Scouts. It's an awesome event for teenage scouts - from 09:00 Saturday, to 09:00 Sunday, 24 hours of non-stop activities without the requirement of sleep.  Four thousand Explorer Scouts took up the challenge, and almost all of them managed a full 24 hours of extreme Scouting. 3G Swing Archery Bushcraft Zone Bouldering Campfire Climbing (Outdoor rock and revolving wall) Craft zone Crate stacking Disco Fairground Flying Trapeze Geocaching Giant games Gilwell gauntlet Global Zone - including Shelterbox High ropes course Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting Mountain boarding Orienteering Outdoor arena Quad Bikes Outdoor Woodland Quaser Raft Racing / Boat Racing Rifle Shooting Competition Scavenger hunt Scuba Diving Slacklining Speed climbing Segways Simulators Technology zone Water rockets Assault Course Car driving Go Karts Power Boking Inflatables Fire Building Fishing Military Activity Team Speed Stacking Caving Zorbing As well crafts and other activities going on all the time (I had my first go at wood-turning at 14:00, and was soldering together an AM band radio at 22:30 (goodness me, the writing on a capacitor gets small later at night!)). Add to that a month's rain in about 20 hours, giving liquid mud on the scale of Glastonbury, it's hardly a surprise that every single Explorer fell asleep on the train home. Because my standing-in was very short notice, none of my electronics were properly charged, but I did get a few snaps of the atmosphere before my iPod completely died. I have never been so wet or so dirty on a camping trip, and I was taking it easy - it's the first time I've been forced to pack my tent away wet and muddy at the end of a camp. If you're a Scout or an Explorer, and will be over 13½ next July, why not take up the challenge yourself? If you fancy taking part, offering an activity, or otherwise getting involved in next year's event, they are already taking comments and ideas.  If you're not in Scouting, and didn't realise it was so awesome (or that girls are allowed at any age), then why not think about joining? (As an aside, I'd never seen Rock-It-Ball being played before.  Looks fun.)

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