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#149 - GeneralLeeInsane (02/08/2014) [-]
There are better alternatives to the hand chainsaw...
WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY.
User avatar #160 to #149 - landartheconqueror (02/08/2014) [-]
the nice thing about the hand saw above though is that you can pack it really small, and it wraps around the tree to give it a bigger cut.
User avatar #155 to #149 - Durn (02/08/2014) [-]
in a camping/survival/backpacking situation, i dont think im going to carry around a hacksaw lol
User avatar #161 to #155 - GeneralLeeInsane (02/08/2014) [-]
It'd be faster than the "hand chainsaw" and easier than one, you'll use a LOT less energy cutting with a bucksaw. They have a much smaller kerf, which is why it's so much easier and faster.
Sure it'd take up a bit more room, but it's not very heavy.
They also make collapsible ones, so yeah.
Anything too big to cut with a bucksaw, is too much time and energy to waste on the hand chainsaw. Seriously, find something more reasonable. If you want to get that serious, take a REAL ******* chainsaw with you.
User avatar #163 to #161 - Durn (02/08/2014) [-]
obviously, but the thing is that the hand chainsaw is good for a pinch or an edc type thing. its used to take down like small ass trees so you can build your shelter or ******** . i mean if you know what enviornment you will be in then by all means prepare accordingly (bucksaw > handchain saw; etc). but if your making like a survival kit i think the hand saw will suffice.
#165 to #163 - GeneralLeeInsane (02/08/2014) [-]
I promise you, the kerf is killer on that.
Like I said in the first post, if you're in that much of a need, a hatchet is still the fastest way to go, anything bigger than your hatchet can handle, isn't worth wasting your time and effort on..
If you have the time and energy to waste, a bucksaw won't have much trouble with a tree upwards of 5 or 6 inches in diameter. Which should be MORE than plenty for some decent firewood for a night. Usually anything with leaves that would make for some kind of shelter material have small enough stalks that you can break or tear them off of the tree with your bare hands. If it's some kind of damned palm tree, get a ladder, or climb the tree. It'll be one hell of a lot faster and easier than trying to cut the stupid tree down.

Old school woodsmen could carry just the blade and a bit of binding into the woods, and would make the rest of the saw out of sticks that they cut with hatchets and knives, and using the bindings to create tension for the blade, and tie off the joints.
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