I thought I would test out my new Ka-Bar and some other goodies in the field . :) I woke up at 6:30 am and headed just 15 minutes from house to this spot.
I brought this collapsible shovel recently and I used it to dig the hole for the fire.
Ka-Bar, SOG Trident Tanto and Garmin 60csx GPS.
The Ka_bar worked as expected for creating tinder.
I'd say that's sharp enough to get the job done.
Batoning wood was effective with the Ka-Bar's 7" 1095 Cro-Van blade. Notice the powder coating is rubbing off. I expected this and I think it gives the knife charcter. No safe queen here. :hugegrin:
Tinder+dryer lint+magnesium+striker=start of a fire.
After some coals built up I put the food on the "grill"
I then started my MSR Whisperlite stove, which works as good as the day I bought it.
I used the MSR to boil water, which it did in about 6 minutes.
Kicking back, waiting for the food and rock'n my LaCrosse Burly boots. :happy:
Breakfast was served! Hash-browns, eggs, sausage with a side of fruit. Washed it down with some hot cocoa. MmMm Beats sitting at the dinner table any day! It was fun to get out and dust of the gear. I was only out for a couple hours but sometimes that's all you need to start your day off great!