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  1. ok, not a replacement to be fair-- I have no complaint with it. I just need a second saw to keep with the camping kit instead of always transferring it between field work and camping...
  2. Absolutely true--also, poor quality steel can also lead to these issues. One of the keys here is maintaining a proper bevel angle so that you don't make the blade too thin when you sharpen it. While the weight does do the work, a sharper blade means less effort is required. Still, I get what you're saying-- as long as it is *reasonably* sharp it will do what you need it to do. Let's call it personal preference Hatchets are often used for finer work-- e.g. feathersticks for tinder., so sharpness can be a real benefit for them. A sharp knife can perform this task as well, so again it depends on the situation. P.S. (off topic) what kind of folding saw do you have?.... I'm in the market to replace my Bahco...
  3. worst youtube video ever...
  4. A maul is just an axe designed for splitting wood-- they're not mutually exclusive terms. In terms of firewood gathering, most people cut down trees with a saw (usually a chain saw these days but a felling axe would work), and then buck it up to length that fits in the wood stove with a saw (a felling axe would work but would take way too long-- and you'd waste a lot of wood chips), and then split the logs (for drying and again for size) with a splitting axe/maul. That's why I said that a maul usually goes with a wood stove. I didn't intend it to be dismissive-- I just found it to be an informative summary.
  5. fair enough, but a 'proper' axe to go with a wood stove is generally a splitting maul, which would be not useful in TLD. Splitting axes/mauls are good for spiltting cut lengths of logs, but absolutely terrible for cutting down a tree. (mauls tend not be we well sharpened, and the shape of the head is designed only for splitting, not chopping). Check out Dragon's link to the 5 kinds of axes... it's well done @Boston123, what do you mean, Dug's hatchet is too sharp for meaningful work? (purely curious) My understanding is that the sharper the better for axes (so long as the bevel is kept on the proper angle)... being able to shave with it is just about right in my books... (and Mors Kochanski's as well!)... That's how sharp I (try to) keep mine as well-- hatchet, 3/4 size (ish...), and felling. . Which one of these I take really depends on the trek... long days of fieldwork, I bring the hatchet just in case I need to knock some shrubs/small trees down to open up a heli pad etc. The 3/4 fits in a day pack (or larger) comfortably for short to long hikes (depends on if i think I'll be better served by an axe or a saw though). If I'm going to be canoeing, the felling axe comes along.
  6. I think I'll pass on this idea...
  7. keep looking, you'll find the use. (Or someone here will tell you, or you could look it up. I recommend just discovering it yourself )
  8. Welcome to the forums @I am Spartacus I've seen a few threads where this has been suggested. I think it's decent idea. My question is, can you ride it down hills?
  9. that would be even better-- but I wanted it to be a legendary version of an item already in game..
  10. The Mystery Tomato Soup. When you eat this soup, you gain +10 Strength for 2 hours. Makes you helluva tough and gives you the power to throw wolves further than Mr. T.
  11. lol. This is one of the main things you should not do when you see a bear, especially if the bear is not already running away from you-- remember.... prey runs away. (And, you cannot outrun a bear.) I've seen plenty of bears and moose IRL. My reaction to both depends on the circumstances (primarily the distance between us! ). The one time I was like "Oh s***!" was when I looked up to see a cow moose bearing down on me with her ears pinned back with no prior knowledge that a moose was even in the area. My partner and I moved back behind some shrubs (was the best we could do on short notice), and the cow veered off a few metres from us. We assume there was a calf nearby-- though we never saw it. Prior to the encounter we didn't hear them and they didn't hear us because it was quite a windy day, and we hadn't been making much noise. But I agree with your point (and my sentence following the one you quoted says just that). In general, many people are more likely to think 'oh sweet, let me pet you mr. moose' than with a bear
  12. Good PSA One thing to note when comparing the number of moose attacks vs bear attacks is that part of the reason for this is that there are a more moose than there are bears--so the chances of a human-moose encounter tend to be greater as well. I'm curious whether your source has actual numbers to back up their claim... I'm not disputing it-- I'm just curious is all. The risk is a bit overstated by the Alaskan biologist you quoted (he/she was trying to raise people's awareness that they can be dangerous at all... likely targeting tourists who are unfamiliar with them and might try getting a selfie up close with one )... As with bears, the vast majority of encounters end before the human even notices the encounter, or just sees the rear end of the moose disappearing into the woods. Don't get me wrong, caution is always required. I've been charged by a cow moose, but never a bear.
  13. That was purely my suggestion to make it work in game-- a compromise with a drawback to balance it . Just having any tinder is not a real drawback--as you always end up to way too much of the stuff anyway.
  14. We could also assume the knife is carbon steel and then we just need the flint.. But how many ways to make fire do we need? there's lots of options that might be realistic, but don't really add much to the game play. (I believe at least one more is on the roadmap) In terms of lasting forever, despite being true in RL, this creates a balance issue in the game (even if it is really rare). Magnifying glass lasts forever (I think), but is balanced by the limited conditions in which it can be used. Lighters are a good fit, since they are very common IRL, and have a good mechanic for being used up. They work essentially just like matches, but add a bit of variety.. P.S. one way I see to make the traditional flint viable is to have it light only char-cloth (tinder), which would have to be made beforehand (or they could add a condition to the flint, even if that is a bit artificial. OR, they could make it so that your knife condition decreases if you use it on the flint.. there's a decision to make....)
  15. illegal in Canada hehe. No, I agree. Cut back the # matches and have some lighters to find instead