Yah the stick wedge good trick to know, more fun to make with a hatchet than a knife though. I wasn't saying you had recommended he bring a wedge or hatchet just that it wasn't necessary sorry for any confusion. That's a good choice of tools, I prefer a bit more tool than the pocketboy or Esee 3's provide and I've never really cared for moras. My previous knife for well over a decade was a Strider MFS till I decided the blade thickness and grind were a bit ridiculous for my uses. I find the JG5 is perfect for daily use, so much so that day to day when I'm in uniform I have my Emerson CQC-11 but as soon as I get home and go to jeans or shorts I'd rather have the Esee. I especially like the nessmuk style blade since it lets me pinch the front of the blade for finer work, don't care for the sheath though and someday I'll spring for a sagewood leather.