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Must have Bug Out Bag item #19


sven saw

The Sven Saw is an ideal camping saw. I grew up watching my Dad use one to make short work of the tree limbs I dragged through the woods to the campsite. Now I take mine on every backpacking trip. It makes gathering firewood easier, because you don’t have to search for logs you can break or hack through. Larger logs left by others or downed trees that you’d never be able to hack down or break are fair game. I leave my hatchet at home, because this saw is so efficient and well-designed. I’ve used mine extensively for almost ten years without replacing the blade. It’s also great for pruning tree limbs and taking care of downed wood at home.


sven saw assembly

The original 21″ saw weighs less than a pound and folds down to 24″ x 1 3/4″ x 5/8″, which slips easily (and safely) along the inside of an internal frame backpack. A 15″ version is now available, which saves even more weight on long treks.

Sven saw

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One Response to “Must have Bug Out Bag item #19”

  1. WITWCT says:

    One thing I don’t see covered in most articles about bugging out is a means of self-defense. I know we don’t like to think about it but if a bug out bag is needed there may also be a need to defend yourself against crime or attack

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