Tools

Fiskars 7861 sharpener

Fiskars 7861 sharpener

I bought this purely because it was cheap, which is the only good thing I can say about it, because it's a very very ordinary sharpener. I've used it on several axes and splitters, and when it works, it barely works. I wouldn't even consider using it on a knife. ...Continue reading
Fiskars X17 splitting axe

Fiskars X17 splitting axe

The Fiskars X17 splitting axe sits nicely in between a hatchet and a full sized axe, and is an ideal small axe to take camping, hiking, or for bugging out. Although it IS a spitter, it can still easily double as a small felling axe or as a hatchet, and ...Continue reading
Bahco Laplander folding saw

Bahco Laplander folding saw

After seeing Ray Mears split wood using a Bahco Laplander, I decided to reconsider carrying a hatchet in my BOB, and try a folding saw instead. I'm sold on the idea. The weight difference is noticeable, as is the space difference. The Bahco Laplander is made in Sweden, has a replaceable ...Continue reading
Spark-Lite firestarter

Spark-Lite firestarter

The Spark-Lite firestarting kit includes the tough plastic Spark-Lite, 8 sticks of waterproof tinder, and some reasonably useless instructions - all packed into a clip top plastic container. The Spark-Lite itself operates much the same as a cigarette lighter, you just turn the wheel (can be used one handed), and ...Continue reading
Mini glasses screwdriver

Mini glasses screwdriver

If you wear prescription glasses (or even sunglasses), then you'll know how annoying it can be when you get a screw loose and lose an arm! I bought a handful of these little 3 in 1 screwdrivers on eBay a few months ago, and have given them all away to ...Continue reading