Discussion in 'Adventure, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel' started by Bozho, Jun 2, 2019.
This last set of photos looks very much like our American west, almost a mirror image of it in fact.
Do you have lots of wild boar there?
Here there are plenty, there were many tracks today.
Unfortunately there is some "swine plague" and their numbers will be reduced.
We have millions of feral hogs, literally millions. So many they are considered a destructive plague. You can hunt them anytime and kill as many as you like.
Ah yes - the black pigs. Some people here, especially in the Strandzha and Sakar regions release the pigs to live outdoors and harvest them in the winter - the pigs are fed at the same place and do not go too far away. Regular domestic pink pigs become like these ones in a few generations.
The wild ones we have are much larger and are the most desired animal to hunt here. They are the tank of the woods
Ahhhh yes.....European Boar as we call them !! They are on my bucket list of game hunting (I like to hunt hogs !!) you can see the influence of both the European Boar and Asiatic Boar in ours here....the REALLY bog once are not far removed from big pink domestic hogs.
I made a little fire yesterday - to make some tea and test the Silky saw. I am really impressed with it, it really cuts wood extremely fast and effortlessly. Awesome tool! The saw and the Fiskars X7 are a fierce camping combo.
Cutting the wood with the saw and splitting it with the 6 - easy I usually prefer to split the wood with an axe, but for smaller branches the knife is safer and more convenient. For the larger stuff- axe only.
The 6 has the edge thinned out a bit cuts very well. The M5 also has a thinned edge and is is truly awesome knife. These 2 are my all time favorite blades.
I am also very happy with the Fiskars axe - great balance, cuts really well and has a very strong handle. Wooden handled axes are beautiful, but Fiskars are nearly indestructible - my splitting axe is being used for 15 years, it has hundreds of strikes on the handle and it is still going strong with zero issues. It sharpens very easily which is a huge plus for me, as I am not so good with convex edges, but flat grinds are easy to do.
I am very happy with these tools and for me personally, they are exactly what I want and need - for hiking,camping, fishing.
I am now looking at the Fiskars X5 (the wife promised to buy it for me today ), a larger one - X10 or X15 and some Silky Saws - Pocketboy 170 and Bigboy 2000. These would be my next purchases, as it is slowly getting colder and big camp fires and outdoor cooking are coming! And they require saws and axes
The gomboy is king of the saws for sure.
With almost 10" if blade it is a monster. The BigBoy 2000 would be amazing, it is 5" longer.
Thats what i have and its almost too big as the push can sometimes buckle it and potentially break it. User problem likely.
Yes, I am also concerned about breaking the larger saws, as they twist more during cutting. I have bent and broken a few folding saws, also bucksaw blades. I am super careful with the Silky as it there are some broken ones, but mostly due to user error. It is more fragile than a Bahco or Fiskars saw, but way more effective.
I carry an extra blade as I was assured i would break it. Havent yet.
Carrying a spare blade is nice, especially as you can have a curved one with larger teeth as spare.
Going on adventure tomorrow
Excellent !!!!!! Looking forward to the pics !!!!
I'm going into bear country and hope there will be no encounters
Safe travels my friend.....
I will keep the Glock loaded
This is where I am having my morning coffee today. Life is good