The Sabercut Chainsaw Pro is a compact hand-guided chainsaw that can cut in both directions. It is ideal for cutting in confined spaces, and is the perfect size for backpackers who are worried about lightweight survival gear. What’s neat is the teeth of the saw are self-cleaning and can be sharpened with a standard chainsaw sharpener. To use it, you simply wrap the blade around a branch, then by securely grasping the handles and applying pressure, the saw will do the job as you use smooth back and forth strokes.
The Stoke Kit is a ingenious little kit that includes a Micro SparkWheel, 2 Light-Me Tinder pieces and a B.A.S.E. Case 1.0, which in short means that it provides everything you need to start an emergency fire. It’s important to learn the skill of building a fire solely on natural materials when trekking the wild, and while I believe the Stoke Kit is a great option and can be a necessity for beginners, I also think it’s imperative to have a flint and steel kit as well, and a knowledge of how to use it. Otherwise, the SparkWheel is very cool, and similar to flint and steel.
The Outdoor Skill Card Set is a brilliant set of survivalist cards, bound together in groups, that feature all sorts of helpful advice and guidelines as to some of the most pertinent questions that face the beginner wilderness adventurer. If you’re not really familiar with how to build a fire in all conditions, or how to survive on fishing by natural means, or way finding, they’ve got you covered. Additionally, the Skill Card set includes information on first aid, knot making, and shelter building. I’ve always carried around a thick survival manual that went more in-depth than the card set does, but it was bulky and always found a way of getting wet. But the Outdoor Skill Card Set is a different animal entirely. The cards are laminated and waterproof, and are easily stored in a small plastic casing that can hang from a backpack.
Article written & Photos by Brandon Scott / Eye & Pen.