One of my favorite pieces of gear. The Cold Steel Magnum Kukri Machete. Anyone that has had the pleasure of using a Cold Steel product know they make quality blades, I have several pieces. It is tough rugged beast that never quits. I have been carrying this kukri for years, I hook it to my belt and 550 cord the end to my thigh to keep it from flapping. In addition to being a great piece of gear, it is also cheap, right around $40. So if I were to lose it or accidentally chip it on a rock it doesn’t break my heart. This is a day in day out work horse machete, whether clearing a path, taking down spider webs, or getting small firewood this kukri is up for it. Great piece of gear, I highly recommend.
I want to start out with I cannot say enough good about this pack. I used to carry a traditional Kelty Pack and it was fine, but it was a top load. It was such a nightmare when I needed something from the bottom. The 5.11 clam-shells open, nothing is ever lost in that pack. I keep lights in one of the side pockets, tools in the other, fire items in the top, food and gear the in the main compartment, accompaniments in the back. I can attach stuff to it, its rugged and tough. Runs a little pricey, its only downfall, I think around $175, still not bad for a pack. For a weekend or a little more, nothing touches it.
Like the kukri….excellent camp tool and in a pinch a fighting tool.