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Offline zeker

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some gear reviews
« on: April 30, 2014, 05:09:29 PM »
on another forum one of the UK fellas wants to have a VERY liteweight BOB so he is doing some gear reviews. these from amazon and quite cheap// but good quality
Item #1 The Swedish Mora Companion Knife.

I like this because it is a decent length (4.1 inch), light, very sharp from the factory and comes with a very practical sheath. It's way too easy to go with the latest massive Rambo knives (which I have) but weight and cost are very important here. The Mora was only $12.99 and weighs just a few ounces and has a great rubberized handle. A classic piece of kit in my opinion.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBPOyCj3hlg

Item #2 Sawyer Mini Water Filter

0.1 micron filtration in a tiny 2 ounce package. It will filter 100,000 gallons of water. Less capable filters can run up to $100.00 in cost, weigh more and may not have the life of the Sawyer. I think the Sawyer is a game changer and should be in everyone's home and pack. Amazingly priced at $19.95 on Amazon.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUsdx0UC2uU

Item #3 Etekcity Ultralight Stove

Weighing only 3.9 oz. (with case) and costing only $9.95 this Chinese gadget even has built in piezoelectric ignition. Produces 8,000 - 10,000 btu with standard 1/4 lb and 1/2 lb fuel canisters. MSR and other stoves this small cost $39.00+.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GtJQSQtI8M

Item #4 GSI Pinnacle Dualist Cooking Kit

Not the cheapest cookset available for two people but it is the best at cramming a host of high quality features into an amazingly small envelope at an ultralight weight. The Dualist will also contain your mini stove and a 1/2 pound (230 gram) fuel canister inside it for one nice neat high performance cooking solution. Teflon coated interior and high heat transfer make for quick cooking times and easy cleanup. $59.00 on Amazon, it is cheaper than comparable cooksets from MSR and others and offers more utility.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDqUuve33WE



That's it for now. I will follow up with some product testing results and advise of any more acquisitions.

Looking forward to your comments on this topic!
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Re: some gear reviews
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 06:21:28 PM »
I have a Mora, its is a great little knife. Nothing fancy or large but it really holds an edge and is not too expensive. One of the Members from OSPN was selling them at a meet. I hope he comes to Ontario Preparedness 2014 in July I would like to pick up a couple more for presents.
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Re: some gear reviews
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 06:30:28 PM »
" I would like to pick up a cpl more for presents"
 
so.. I,m guessing you need my birthday?  :P
 
been looking at     woo_daddy_discount     on ebay. they have ALOT of knives.. they come from china. the shipping AT TIMES is LARGE, but then , If you combine with other purchases it works out.. I,m guessing these are cheap knock-offs but then i see ..full shlade warranty.. on some items. ??? I,m confuzzled.
of course the warranty could just be words... 
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Browning-Mossy-Oak-Camo-Linerlock-Skinning-Hunting-Hunter-Folding-Pocket-Knife/360919550078?_trksid=p2046732.m2060&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D6578523036519421598%26pid%3D100040%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D360919574312%26
 
this guy has LOTSA knives./ throwing knives (living power!!!!) skinning knives, fileting knives...  etc
 
no idea on quality   :-\
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Re: some gear reviews
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 07:31:09 PM »
Had a Mora Classic in my younger days. It is a great little work horse.
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Re: some gear reviews
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 10:41:47 PM »
All,

I have have had a few Mora's and Normark's. They use excellent steel. Come with a very sharp edge from the factory. The last one I got was a Mora 746-G it was about $16 USD from a supplier in the SW USA. I do not recall the name.

I also recommend the Normark Erickson, although I am not sure it is still produced.

The Mora's with the painted red birch handle and black plastic sheath are still an excellent knife to have in glove box or BOB.

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