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Old 11-29-2020, 11:02 AM   #1
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why not cut fishhooks in half for Alone show?

if you know to take a modified Crunch tool, and use a charcoal fire and a couple of hard rocks, you can reforge the ends of the "half-hooks" and add the barbs that they wont let you take with you, too. Then you'll have 48 hooks and a sewing needle.. You can wrap a few of them in the snarewire, creating treblehooks, which you bait and suspend 2 ft off of the ground. These sets, wired to 40 lb drag logs, will rid your area of predators that are stealing YOUR game. Live mice and small birds can be used to bait in raptors and a couple of springpoles can cast a small net over them, too.

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Old 11-29-2020, 11:09 AM   #2
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The Crunch's vice grip gives you powerful wire cutters, for cutting fishhooks in half. Grind the very ends of the jaws into needle nosed configuration. Convert the medium flathead into a scoopknife and gouge. Convert the small flathead into an awl/drill, for making the mounting holes in the various different length handles for the Cold Steel shovel. and for making pontoons out of the various items of clothing, sealed with tape and stuffed with dry debris. Toss the SS serrated knife blade, phillips and file blade. Replace them with a pair of Nicholson files, one of them fitting the saw teeth on the modified Cold Steel shovel and one of them for sharpening the shovel. Make both tools capable of being dis and re-assemble both tools with your bare hands. Then the file can be used to sharpen the knife blade, too. if need be.
 
Old 11-29-2020, 11:18 AM   #3
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when you know to utilize the major advantage of not needing firewood for warmth, you dont need the belt knife, axe or saw. You'll only process at most 3 cords of wood in 100 days, instead of 25 cords or more. If you dont need to heat rocks for warmth during the 17 hours of darkness of the last month of your stay, you'll only need 2 cords of wood. A cord of wood is 4x4x8 ft, a small pickup truck load. If you're not drying out green wood with Siberian fire lays, you'll be roaming far and wide to find enough down or dead trees to make that much firewood. All that extra time and exposure to the cold is just stupid. So taking the belt knife, axe and saw is stupid, too. It's just not that big a deal to gather 2 cords of firewood when you first arrive, stand it up on end, to reduce its getting wet while it still might rain and to make it easy to find in snow. Once you can make a "spare' igloo to protect your gear and firewood, gather all of those hunks of wood and you'll be good for the 100 days. Let the idiots try to burn green wood inside of their shelters. Cause they wont have 25 cords of dry/dead wood within hauling distance of their shelter.
 
 
Old 11-29-2020, 11:24 AM   #4
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Need a picture of the modified Leatherman.
 
Old 11-29-2020, 01:08 PM   #5
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Photos or video, please, other wise no one believes you Melvin
 
Old 11-29-2020, 01:44 PM   #6
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you gain nothing by looking at mine. The issue is, can you make your own? There's no reason to own one if not for going on the Alone show. they are expensive I paid $70 for a used one on E bay, new retail is about $120. For a BOB, just have saw blades to hold in the visegrip, a $40 Gerber, a big 3 sided file, cold chisel, and a small vicegrip. No need to make a saw edge on the Cold Steel shovel for the BOB The replacement blades for folding saws are cheap and much more efficient than the saw-edged E-tool. It takes half a day to alter the shovel to have 8" of saw teeth, offset them, case harden them with the torch, etc. Without the saw edge, you only have to sharpen the shovel half as often and you have 1/3rd more shovel-area for moving dirt, snow, etc.
 
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