You are reading a single comment by @nick_h. and its replies. Click here to read the full conversation.
  • Not that I carry a knife (they won't let me) but digging holes with it is not how I would treat it if I did carry one.

    STOP, POO SHOVEL TIME!

  • Who won't let you?

    I bought a fine poo shovel for my last big trip. Only 52 grams. https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/­equipment-c3/washroom-c14/washroom-acces­sories-c20/backpackers-trowel-p268

    But it was huge, so I gave it to a couchsurfing host (without ever using it) because I was carting far too much junk around. My strategy for the next big trip is to have a small pocket knife for best, and big cheap one to be abused. And a sharpening stone and a strop to achieve peak sharpness. I've got the strop all worked out. It's this. https://www.rockstead.jp/maintenance/ I made one and it's BRILLIANT. For travelling I'll carry the denim and drawing pins and a small bottle of polish, and make a rough single use board when necessary.

    I don't have a sharpening stone yet - I'm going to get a Sharpening Lesson. So every time I dig a hole with my big knife I'll have the satisfaction of using my sharpening skilz. And if I meet anyone with a metal trowel I'll put an edge on it so they can use it to decapitate foes.

About

Avatar for nick_h. @nick_h. started