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Jump to new posts Re: Defense, bear v handguns 97% success, & by caliber by chaosmagnet @ 02/19/18 10:49 PM

Originally Posted By: TeacherROYes but... Bear spray more effective than a handgun... Be aware of exactly the study is saying. Yes. I should have phrased that more clearly. I would definitely prefer bear spray with a handgun as a backup.
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Jump to new posts Re: A good knife for bushcraft AND kitchen duty? by hikermor @ 02/19/18 10:47 PM

Per Russ's valid point about getting goo inside the folding mechanism, there is also a fixed blade version available, the 101, I believe (named after the highway??) AKSAR is right on target with his 80/20 observation. It applies to lots of stuff.
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Jump to new posts Re: Jim Bridwell 1944-2018 by hikermor @ 02/19/18 10:41 PM

Sad...A climbing legend passes.
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Yes but... Bear spray more effective than a handgun... Be aware of exactly the study is saying.
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Jump to new posts Re: Defense, bear v handguns 97% success, & by caliber by chaosmagnet @ 02/19/18 09:52 PM

I'd really hate to have to hurt a bear, but it's good to know that it can be done if needed.
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Jump to new posts Re: Defense, bear v handguns 97% success, & by caliber by Doug_Ritter @ 02/19/18 09:46 PM

Article from the 70s: .44 Magnum http://www.fepco.com/bear_attack.html
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I can’t seem to find a folder that’s good in the kitchen. Something about meat, veggies and liquids getting into the folding & locking mechanism. Folders are great for convenience of carry, but beyond that, fixed blades only. BTW, that cheap
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Jump to new posts Re: Jim Bridwell 1944-2018 by clearwater @ 02/19/18 08:18 PM

Hep C. I remember reading about Moose's Tooth climb, sleeping in plastic garbage bags for the bivy instead of tent and sleeping bag and eating only power bars or some such. In Alaska! Hand over handing down a Gondola cable to rescue skiers at Squaw
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Jump to new posts Defense, bear v handguns 97% success, & by caliber by clearwater @ 02/19/18 08:05 PM

Defense Against Bears with Pistols: 97% Success rate, 37 incidents by Caliber "The 37 cases include one that can fairly be described as a “failure”. "We have found four cases where 9 mm pistols were used to defend against bears. All were s
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Jump to new posts Re: A good knife for bushcraft AND kitchen duty? by albusgrammaticus @ 02/19/18 08:02 PM

The Buck 110 seems a good choice, thanks!
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Jump to new posts Re: A good knife for bushcraft AND kitchen duty? by albusgrammaticus @ 02/19/18 07:59 PM

Originally Posted By: AKSARIn my opinion, knives are one of those areas where the old "80/20" rule applies. You get about 80% of the functionality for about the first 20% of the cost. Beyond that you pay increasingly more and more, for sm
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Jump to new posts Jim Bridwell 1944-2018 by AKSAR @ 02/19/18 07:32 PM

Another legend passes. Jim Bridwell 1944-2018
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In my opinion, knives are one of those areas where the old "80/20" rule applies. You get about 80% of the functionality for about the first 20% of the cost. Beyond that you pay increasingly more and more, for smaller and smaller increment
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Jump to new posts Re: A good knife for bushcraft AND kitchen duty? by hikermor @ 02/19/18 06:53 PM

Actually,just about any knife will do, provided you put a decent edge on it. Probably ought to have about a 4 to 5 inch blade. A variety of styles are available. Consider the Buck 110, definitely a good (iconic!) hunting knife, which would be usefu
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Jump to new posts Re: A good knife for bushcraft AND kitchen duty? by dougwalkabout @ 02/19/18 02:03 AM

Originally Posted By: KenKWas it just my imagination? my incompetence at sharpening? or was there really something about that Buck knife? Are they better now? To this day I have a sweet spot in my heart for Buck ... but still won't buy one. I have
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FWIW, Ontario has an Old Hickory 7" Butcher on Amazon. There’s a 7” Ka-Bar sheath you can buy separately.
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It doesn't look like Old Hickory still make the model of knife that I bought 30+ years ago. It's a 6 inch blade butcher knife, I think ... with plenty of patina built-up over those years without onions. Well, OK, I'm sure it tasted onions.
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