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just bought a Svord Von Tempsky Bowie, been wanting one for a long while but other purchases always seemed to get in the way, well I found one (BNIB) for just under $300 landed to my door and just couldn't pass it up.
 

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Heya,
Bit late but I picked up a Garmin Fenix 5 about two weeks ago. A great watch, with built in GPS, compass, barometer, altimeter., heart rate monitor etc etc etc. My biggest problem is that I don't feel I am making the most of it.
It was an expensive buy for me but still a steal at nearly half price.
If anyone has one of these, maybe we can start a thread because I would love to learn more.
Cheers
Bloffy
I've had a fenix 3 for some time now, and I think Thrud has a similar model.
I can't justify replacing it with a fenix 5 on RRP, but it sounds like you got a bargain.

I've used mine a bit for navigation, but always come back to my handheld Garmin Oregon or just a map and compass.
Start a fenix thread, and see how you go. I'll chime in with my 10c worth when I can.
 

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I have Fenix 5, very happy with it and much faster acquisition than earlier models. Get a screen protector for it before you scratch it! Some Fenix 3 protectors fit (avoid the glass ones)
 

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Currently have my eye on a new tent, looking at a Seek Outside Lil Bug Out with Nest.
Quite lightweight makes use of a stick or walking pole to support and has room to sleep cook and sit up in a chair when the weather is bad.
Hopefully it will be the last tent I ever buy.
 

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Currently have my eye on a new tent, looking at a Seek Outside Lil Bug Out with Nest.
Quite lightweight makes use of a stick or walking pole to support and has room to sleep cook and sit up in a chair when the weather is bad.
Hopefully it will be the last tent I ever buy.
Don't know what your budget is, or the tent you're getting which I'm sure is awesome. This tent gets amazing reviews; it might be worth a look? Prices are in US dollars. As well as the reviews, there's quite a bit of experienced use in the discussions
 
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Don't know what your budget is, or the tent you're getting which I'm sure is awesome. This tent gets amazing reviews; it might be worth a look? Prices are in US dollars
Thanks, I already have something similar to this but I am clumsy and last time I was out managed to put a hole in the roof.
Want something that is a bit more robust but not too heavy to carry.
 

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just dropped the hammer on this beauty, first official stamped IronBark Knives custom, this one is a "hunter" pattern so a little different to the bushcrafters LC76 has been making, also 80crv2 steel rather than 1084, a heap more file work on the spine and glow in the dark scales. To say I am excited is an understatement. Can't wait to get her in hand



 

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Cold Steel Boar spear fell through, seems as though customs is having issues these days with the sizing of them (they are too long) and holding the incoming shipment and I was unwilling to wait for a judgement call (waited for a month already) so I cancelled the backorder and as I already paid for the spear I spent the money on these two beauties in lieu, Cold Steel Boar Collector (in keeping with my current obsession with pig stickers) and Cold Steel Viking Battle Axe.

I haven't ever had a seaxe style knife before, and initial impressions are good.Would work well I think at intended purpose of pigging.

Viking Battle Axe, came a bit sharper than the hand axe (though not by much) both are going to get professionally sharpened, I actually think I like it more than the hand axe though they are very similar feeling axes, just slightly different shaped heads (same length handles).







sorry can't get the 30" handle in the frame
 

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Many people make fun of Lynn Thompson - probably because of his videos :ROFLMAO:. I see him differently now. I saw an interview with him; he's a really basic, passionate bloke. He lives in the US where there is a huge emphasis on self defense - and he takes this seriously. So, I suppose I respect him now. His focus is on defense which is law of the land where he lives. After saying that, I know that he could tell you exactly what that axe will cut through and how best to use it. He puts a lot of thought into everything he designs and despite what some of the stuff looks like, they're not gimmicks. You'll laugh when he pulls out his first knife.
 

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Oh, I've made an order overseas for knives. This is something I said I wouldn't do after customs hung onto one for some bizarre reason - it was a regular knife; flipper, 3.5" blade.

I ordered two civivi knives; a chronic and an elementum. Both light weight and reasonably small (around 3" blades). The first one is a chronic, the second is an elementum. I haven't seen the chronic anywhere here is aus. The elementum shows up now and then, but gets bought out quickly.

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Oh, I've made an order overseas for knives. This is something I said I wouldn't do after customs hung onto one for some bizarre reason - it was a regular knife; flipper, 3.5" blade.

I ordered two civivi knives; a chronic and an elementum. Both light weight and reasonably small (around 3" blades). The first one is a chronic, the second is an elementum. I haven't seen the chronic anywhere here is aus. The elementum shows up now and then, but gets bought out quickly.
I love the look of that Chronic. I'm a shiny bum (most of the time) and was looking at the CRKT CEO (which is available in Aust) but I think I like the Chronic more - seems slightly more heavy duty with the clip point rather than the really slender CEO.

I'm waiting for one of these to fit in my Kmart cutlery drainer hobo stove, replacing the tin can billy. Shame it's coming from the US, could have probably got a Civivi Chronic in the same shipping!

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I love the look of that Chronic. I'm a shiny bum (most of the time) and was looking at the CRKT CEO (which is available in Aust) but I think I like the Chronic more - seems slightly more heavy duty with the clip point rather than the really slender CEO.

I'm waiting for one of these to fit in my Kmart cutlery drainer hobo stove, replacing the tin can billy. Shame it's coming from the US, could have probably got a Civivi Chronic in the same shipping!
I'd recommend the elementum. It is a much stronger knife. The chronic really is light weight / light use; I would class it as gentleman's knife. That may suit you of course.
 

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I am indeed a gentleman, sir.
Yes, just re read a previous thought of yours. It is a good knife, but....the blade is not the weak spot. I doubt it is the weak spot on any folder. It's the pivot. The pivot on the chronic is just slightly bigger than the tiny bearings. The scales on the chronic actually overhang the pivot. If you look at the pivot bolt, the steel liner under the g10 scale is about the same size and shape as the head of that pivot bolt, literally. You can see the steel liners on the elementum are actually larger than the g10 scales! It's a much stronger build. The chronic is a great flipper, and the blade is nice. It is definitely a much lighter use knife. You may or may not know, gentleman's knife is a class of knife; generally well made, light use, light weight, slender small knife. It's the sort of thing to cut up an apple or open an envelope etc. As a fellow member I'm saying know it's limitations and then all is good :) I have a few light weight knives and like them. I have this slender long thing that is a joy to carry; actually, look at that knife - it's much better. Still a light weight slender thing and the blade on it could snap, but to me it is the better knife by far. Real Steel metamorph. It's longer, but slimmer and probably similar weight. I really like it. The chronic really isn't a good knife by comparison. The liner lock on this metamorph is a joy to use. It is a front flipper, which you'll like. It's an easy one to get the hang of. If you show it to someone they probably won't know how to open it. It's a gentlemans stiletto :ROFLMAO:. There's a 2nd edition which has a few improvements over the first generation. It's called the MKII. Here's a link to a good business that has it for $87.00 - free delivery and if you use the code PIG you get 10% off, that's $78.30 delivered :) This is a critical point in your life; don't make the wrong decision :ROFLMAO:. Just noticed the picture here I've shown is the first gen - smooth scales. One of the changes of 2nd gen is some texture in the scales - check out the picture in the link I've given. Another awesome true gentleman's knife that shits all over the chronic is the civivi mckenna. If you find it for sale somewhere - whenever someone gets stock they get sold out pretty quickly. It's smaller but similar, another front flipper - beautiful knife. More expensive; I think I paid $105? $100 from true talon delivered. I think you won't get it cheaper. It isn't in stock, but you can get notified when it comes in. Many civivi knives from true talon sell out quickly, as they do most places. I think whitemountain knives had them for one day! Note: the chronic is still available because nobody wants it! :ROFLMAO: I actually prefer the metamorph, but the mckenna is very well made and gets great reviews - it's just taste. Although, nearly forgot, the metamorph has needle bearings!

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Cold Steel Boar spear fell through, seems as though customs is having issues these days with the sizing of them (they are too long) and holding the incoming shipment and I was unwilling to wait for a judgement call (waited for a month already) so I cancelled the backorder and as I already paid for the spear I spent the money on these two beauties in lieu, Cold Steel Boar Collector (in keeping with my current obsession with pig stickers) and Cold Steel Viking Battle Axe.

I haven't ever had a seaxe style knife before, and initial impressions are good.Would work well I think at intended purpose of pigging.

Viking Battle Axe, came a bit sharper than the hand axe (though not by much) both are going to get professionally sharpened, I actually think I like it more than the hand axe though they are very similar feeling axes, just slightly different shaped heads (same length handles).
Have you tried the work sharp with your axes? My axe actually just fits in the 20 degree guide. It seems like a good angle for the axe. And with the work sharp it is a convex edge. I have used a file when away from home, but my preference is the work sharp. Generally I just use the stropping belt after each use of an hour or more now. Initially I think I had to use the file a bit to bring some of the bevel to the correct angle.
 

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Ordered a 2 man out bound 'mossie ' dome tent from Mitchell's online.via eBay.



The measurements say it's 210 X 140 X 130 if I remember right.

Means I should be able to sit in it and fit a pack and I'm hoping the steep roof pitch means I can put it against a tree to use for a back rest (maybe against a pack) while inside, as sitting in tents can be uncomfortable . 'will see'.

Can use without the fly in warm weather and maybe with a hutchie or tarp instead for airflow.

Also hopeful as it doesn't mention weight , it is very luggable. I will take weight over being squished though.

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Ordered a 2 man out bound 'mossie ' dome tent from Mitchell's online.via eBay.



The measurements say it's 210 X 140 X 130 if I remember right.

Means I should be able to sit in it and fit a pack and I'm hoping the steep roof pitch means I can put it against a tree to use for a back rest (maybe against a pack) while inside, as sitting in tents can be uncomfortable . 'will see'.

Can use without the fly in warm weather and maybe with a hutchie or tarp instead for airflow.

Also hopeful as it doesn't mention weight , it is very luggable. I will take weight over being squished though.

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Report back on the tent. Arrived today and it fairly big enough for 2 people and I'm not too small to say that.

Won't be getting strapped to the bottom of pack though , it's far too long when packed down.

Maybe on the side of a pack.
Laughed when I saw how long it was, this is what happens ordering online with limited info and cant see it first though.

I do like it , sandfly proof they claim, plenty light enough , vertical enough to rest against a tree for sitting against a pack inside.

Despite the length packed.

Still happy with the purchase comfort is there and a little thinking outside the box it will work.
 

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With a Nemo astro long/wide sleep pad inside and sea to summit large pillow.
Could fit another beside.27222
 
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