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Old 08-29-2013, 02:51 PM   #16
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I have an e-tool that does nearly everything. You can use it to pound stuff too. They're a little heavy but worth it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:48 PM   #17
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Hammer, seriously? Is the next thread going to be about why I've got to much shit with me?

I just push them in with my boot if there is no rock. The proper pegs don't bend.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:56 PM   #18
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no need for a hatchet, I just use a little hammer (#18) and Sven (#14) saw which works quicker than a hatchet. This is my long distance kit.



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Old 08-29-2013, 09:14 PM   #19
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I've just got one of the plastic ones from REI. It's lightweight and works well. I've never had a need bike camping for a hatchet or a pry bar for those needs (and I've got other tools on the bike that can serve those needs in a pinch) so it seems a little silly to me, but I'm also trying very hard to pare down what I bring.

Says the guy riding a GSA...
That's what I have too. People are always asking to borrow it.

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Hammer, seriously? Is the next thread going to be about why I've got to much shit with me?

I just push them in with my boot if there is no rock. The proper pegs don't bend.
Says a guy who would ask to borrow my hammer. . I suppose you use a bin liner for a sleeping bag and heat your meals on your bike's exhaust too?

I have to say, I think I'm going to get me one of those hatchet/knife combos. That looks like it's the ticket!
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:33 AM   #20
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:27 PM   #21
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Zippo 4 in 1 Woodsman


Very nice! fetching a nice price too
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #22
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at that price it might be worth a punt but do you have much nail pulling to do when you go camping? you'd be better off with a small hatchet, and if you want firewood a saw is handy
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:11 PM   #23
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If the ground is soft, I push it in with my boot. If the ground is hard, I use a rock or piece of wood.

When I car camp, I always bring a hammer or hatchet, since space and weight aren't issues. On the bike, I leave extra stuff I don't need at home. A hammer for pounding in stakes is certainly not a 'need' in my book. I understand packing extra comfort items, even if they're just a luxury... But a hammer used for a single easy task just doesn't seem worth it to me. YMMV though.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #24
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Free and readily available most every where.


If not then this works just as well:


And if thats not available then using the heel of one of these works well too:
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:02 PM   #25
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Use a rock.

I can't believe this is an actual question.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:37 PM   #26
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+1

Then again, I used to bring so much shit. Now I'm back to the hiking list.

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Old 09-01-2013, 12:01 AM   #27
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Harbor freight sells a cheap short handle ball-pein that fits in my 990 adv tool compartment. And yes I tried to push it in with my boot and looked for a rock, but the lil hammer was the shit.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:05 AM   #28
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I use the small plastic Coleman hammer. Works better than a boot or a rock, bends less stakes too (even the fancy stakes bend).
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #29
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Use a rock.

I can't believe this is an actual question.
Agreed.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:59 PM   #30
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I'm with the "use a rock" crowd, but I also have to chime in that the gerber knife/hatchet is the worst thing they make, and gerber doesn't make a thing work spending money on.

the knife comes out while chopping, the steel on both "tools" don't come with, and won't hold, an edge.

it's too wide to be an axe and cut, and it's too small to be a splitter.

go buy an estwing, your already overloaded KLR won't notice any weight difference, but your pile of firewood will be bigger faster.




or just carry a lightweight saw and a good sized knife--and if you can't split wood with a big knife, you shouldn't be in the woods anyway, stay home.
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