What an awesome thread! Thanks for the effort. I feel like I just spent that last couple minutes camping!
thanks! haha, i look at my own pics sometimes when i can't go hike and feel like i'm back there again too
sal wrote:Thanx much JV3.
you're welcome, sal.
Wonderful post and pics, thank you! And yes, I agree, there are a few things that axes do superbly but for most tasks there are better tools.
jalcon wrote:That first bird looks to be a thrush possibly..
thanks! never heard of that type of bird before...we did an overnighter on the same location last weekend and we didn't see any of them anymore.
defenestrate wrote:I'm leaning toward American Robin for #2 bird.
Which is a true thrush.
According to Wikipedia.
Probably all standard American Robins.
(didn't realize Robin was part of the thrush family - I know some birds but I'm far from a bird fancier or ornithologist - just seen some robins here in NC and VA.)
thanks for the bird id!
Holland wrote:awesome post and pictures! love threads like this, thanks for sharing
Laethageal wrote:Hey sorry to jump in the thread like this, but the knife in the first few pictures seems to be a copy isn't it? I've seen a few with the spyderco logo messed up like that selling on ebay and passing on them in fear of being copies.
no worries...i bought it from knifeworks - one of the most reputable shops around here.
I completely agree. I grew up with it as "tulip" Never heard yellow poplar until a dendrology class in college. OTOH, my wife, who lived only 10 miles from here always called their Magnolia tree a tulip, so tulip may be a locales term that varies? Dunno...
Those yellow polars are very prolific. The seeds "helicopter" like maple seeds but they are kind of barbed and really dig into the soil. I have to clear out about 100 of each from our back wood lot every year... Ugh!
thanks for the id, ken. i went back there last weekend for an overnighter and didn't see any dead branches to try friction fire but i'm keeping my eyes on it
the maples and oaks have been good at crowding that tulip tree though since i looked around some more and haven't found another one in the area.
Great post again JV! Beautiful colors. I know you love getting out there when the weather turns cold
I just got my GB SFA in last week, but haven't had a chance to use it yet. Nice to see your comparison.
thanks, rodloos! definitely, i'm looking forward to more overnighters in the coming months but i draw the line at only day hiking when it's single digits though, haha.
checkout the wildlife hatchet too if you're concerned about the weight of the sfa on day hikes and the likes...for it's lightweight it's surprisingly a powerful chopper too.
filedog wrote:Great pics, thanks for putting that together. Here's a couple shots of my "SFA". I rehung a Hults-Bruks head of the same weight on a new GB haft, and made a mask for it.
thanks! good job on that axe and that mask looks like a pro made it