7 Tools Every Adventurer Should Own

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Legion489, Jun 10, 2016.


  1. Legion489

    Legion489 Shining the Light of Truth

    Yes it does have a "buy now" with every item, still well worth a look.

    The 7 Tools Every Adventurer Should Own
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  2. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    A Froe should have a handle at 90 degrees for leveraging against (riving). Other than that, not a bad list.
     
  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    While i would agree with best position being dead behind the blade for leverage (just like my antique froe) i can see the need for a lighter weight, more compact version for travel. So i went in search of one.....and did not find one. That is one tool that needs built. A folding, mulipositional froe. It would pack flat with the blade nested into the handle, slide back the spring loaded locking sleeve, and open to 180° for hack and slash, and open 270° for use in kindling, and shingle making. It would need a rather robust connect between blade and handle, but i can see the appeal.
     
  4. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    I could totally get behind that tool. Have had similar thoughts myself from time to time. "Batoning? What's that?" slaps froe down on a log. Haha.
     
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  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I have seen gorilla tape but never tried it. This guy says it is better then duct tape. True or false? I did not think anything was stronger then Duct tape.
     
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I have a bunch of it.... Gorilla tape is tough stuff!! Better than duct tape.... Yes.
     
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  7. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Gorrilla tape is a lot more like the original duck tape, that adheres and stick strong. Modern duct/duck tape has been reformulated with a weaker adhesive for more day to day tasks. Go get it wet and see how well it sticks...
     
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  8. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Agreed Ax. The best duct tape I've found other than G tape is the stuff made by 3m. Has the woven cloth and really good adhesive. Course it's about 7 bux a roll.
     
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    And you have 20 roll's....right ;)
     
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  10. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Make that 20 cases of rolls:D

    My kid brother used to always end up with a couple of rolls of 90mph tape in his gear when he would come home on leave. Man, I wish he was still active duty...:whistle:
     
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    I probably have a few of them from back in the day....
     
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  12. GOG

    GOG Monkey++

    With the exception of the froe I have all the implements. (and then some ;))
     
  13. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Why not just make a fro ?
    Bend and sharpen a piece of metal on a grinder, and wrap the handle with duct tape.
    If you find that you are actually using it ,then it's worth buying a professionally made one.
     
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  14. Meat

    Meat Monkey+

    Black tape is free. *whistling* :D
     
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    No red tape is free, .gov gives it away every chance they get.
     
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  16. duane

    duane Monkey++

    Froe vs machete vs axe. 3 separate items with 3 separate if over lapping uses. Can make a Swiss Army knife version that will do all 3 things, but not do any one thing as well as each will do alone. Froe, spades and shovels, hoes and spading forks, brush hook, grub hoe, cross cut saw, hand auger drill, axe, come along, rope and chain, wedges splitting maul, and all the rest of the basic hand tools were designed to let you take raw materials that were available and build a life. Need shelter, chose from list A. Foundation, walls, doors, shingles, clap boards, etc Need food, axe, brush hook, grub hoe, spading fork, hoe. Everything you needed would fit in the back of a horse drawn wagon and lasted for years.
    Swiss Army knife will get you through a short term experience and you will survive, but it will not be able to recreate the things you need to live in the long haul. Amazing how many of them require a good blacksmith with a good set of tools and anvil to build and maintain. If you really had to survive, a good blacksmith would be of more use than Einstein.
     
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  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    That is a "yes, but" issue. We are in essence discussing a backpacker's version. Less wieght, multi-useful, not a life time version. A folding camp saw will never compare to a full sized bowsaw, but that does not mean the folding saw has no value (i have one in my hunting gear). It wieghs little, packs small, and works as needed, but would be a poor choice to build a house.
     
  18. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    I might have a funny thing to post about that soon. haha.
     
  19. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

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  20. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I do not know what this is and why I would need it. I like my leatherman and that is very, very useful but how handy is this?
     
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