What purpose does a camping machete serve? Thinking back to the 1980s when I was just a young man, there may have been only a few times a machete was used on a camping trip. Most of the time I had a camping machete strapped to the side of my ALICE pack, but it was only rarely used. So when was the machete used? Mostly when my buddies and I camped along the swamps of Southeast Texas that were only accessible by boat.
On these trips my buddies and I would load up in a small aluminum boat with a 25 horsepower Johnson motor on it. We would usually take around 45 minutes to get from the boat launch to our wilderness camping sites. If we wanted to pick a new site we would scout along the bayou looking for flat ground that suit our needs. Once a camp site was picked out we would take our machetes and clear some of the underbrush. […]
Got several backpacks out of the storage room and went through them. The issue with having a collection of packs is the gear gets spread through them. Depending on the length of the hike, and what I am doing, certain gear may be brought along. After awhile, gear is spread through all the packs. There might be a stove here and a stove there, and a knife here and a knife there.
Things get so disorganized the packs have to be pulled out, emptied, and everything rounded up.
For example, I have been using the Sawyer PointOne on a couple of outages. However, I still like to bring the Katadyn Vario from time to time. This means the Sawyer Pointone is in one pack, and the Katadyn Vario is in another pack. The problem starts when I forget which filter is in which pack. then I have to go digging through the packs until I find the gear I am looking for. […]
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