what's a good bow saw?

10:14 a.m. on February 16, 2015 (EST)
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what's a good bow saw? does anyone know a brand name.

10:15 a.m. on February 16, 2015 (EST)
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Schmidt folding saw.

10:24 a.m. on February 16, 2015 (EST)
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do you actually need a bow saw? If you arent going to process a lot of wood, something like a Bahco Laplander will be much easier to carry.

1:41 p.m. on February 16, 2015 (EST)
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The Sawvivor in 15" or 18" is light and folds compactly. I only carry mine on canoe trips. Common name out here is buck saw. Only really suitable if you are cutting a lot of wood.

2:33 p.m. on February 16, 2015 (EST)
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When I want to carry a saw I bring a little fold up chain saw. Made a nice stack of firewood on my last trip I never got a chance to burn so next trip I'm bringing a shovel to dig it out :)

12:06 p.m. on February 17, 2015 (EST)
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I thought that the bow saw is more user friendly than a plain fold up saw

1:39 p.m. on February 17, 2015 (EST)
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Picard said:

I thought that the bow saw is more user friendly than a plain fold up saw

Its a bit faster for processing a lot of firewood... but ask yourself how much will you actually need? I have done fine just using the fold up saw and blade of my Victorinox Soldier!

11:28 p.m. on February 17, 2015 (EST)
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Hi Alexander

You may like this one :

http://qiwiz.net/saws.html

15" blade, just under 4oz.

Here is a video from the maker 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dr8gOly4cQ

Never used/seen one but looks much faster than some.

(I have used the Bahco and the chain saw)

3:31 a.m. on February 18, 2015 (EST)
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When i want a saw on a trip I bring a corona pruning saw. like this one http://www.amazon.com/Corona-RS-7395-Pruning-Curved/dp/B000GIIQFC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1424248197&sr=8-3&keywords=corona+saw

Comes with a nice hard sheath and its easy to stick or strap wherever. It works like a champ.

11:50 a.m. on February 18, 2015 (EST)
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For backpacking I rarely bring an axe or saw and just push the long ends into the fire Indian style.  For longer canoe trips there is usually an axe and sometimes a saw.  The axe can be useful for fashioning a paddle or other equipment besides cutting wood.

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