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.. Good Morning, fellas.. I want to pick up a coupla different tools for use afield and wanted to check with you guys on possible options.. During my time out in the woods I have found several small tools to be very useful..

..Multi-tool.. I have a nice Gerber I keep in my hunt pack but I'd like another for the daypack.. I like the locking mechanism and one hand opening on the knife and scissors.. I've seen some that had a nut driver kit with them and thought that'd be nice.. Whatchya got that's working good for ya.?

..Folding saw.. I've been toting these little jewels for a few years now.. Wouldn't be caught w/o one but the little thin blades that most use, including my little Gerber, are somewhat delicate and prone to bending IMO.. I know I'm s'posed to only "pull" thru with it but does anyone really do that.? When I saw I hit it both ways.. Is there a nice folding model that fits in a bib tool pocket.? I'd trade weight for rigidity on these..

..What esle will you not be without.? I'd just about leave my rifle before I'd head out w/o hand-pruners anymore.. I can snip my way thru the thickest stuff and keep truckin'.!! And SE Hunt Club has plenty of the "thick stuff"..

..Thanks for any useful info.!! d:^) Jake


P.S..- The board looks great.!! I think the emoticons may help and being able to edit is really nice.. Thanks John & Mike.!!
 

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I have a Gerber retractable saw with a Fisker blade. Sucker is near razor sharp. I like it so much I sent one to a Ghillie Bud of mine in Scotland. He thinks it is one of the finest tools he has ever included in his kit.

I consider a Gerber Multi-tool in any configuration a good to have item in any camp kit. The configuration chosen by the user is specific to each user. I bought one of the first Gerber's and carried it all over the world. Worked from splicing commo wire to cutting mortar ammo out of their waterproof containers. Nice thing about the non-sparking Stainless Steel construction was the ability to punch TNT canisters for fusing without worry of a spark detonation. Yeah, not a big concern in a hunting camp.
 

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For the folding saw. I would recommend any that are made by Fiskars(sp?). I have two, one with a folded length of 6" and another that is 10". Both work great, have stayed sharp for many years, rigid enough to cut from the tip all the way back to the grip. I first started to use them because of the orange handle to make it easier to find when left on the ground, after my first outing with one I will always own one due to the quality of the item.
 
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