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The older I become the more I look to reduce the weight of the gear I carry to camp; the distance can vary between about a mile to up to about five miles on a trail. My intent is to enjoy the time at the camp rather than the time on the trail.

The campsites I prefer are those that allow for the most privacy so I can experience an "almost wilderness" outing in the densely populated region where I live.

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... X 10 on privacy...
Although, a wilderness area is less than 75 miles away for me (here in Colorado)... I actually prefer difficult jeep trail camping for ease of access (by modified 4WD); vehicle camper here. (The knees don't like downhills, any more. even day hikes are limited).
I like the specs on the bag; It would likely work great for me with a liner to extend the lower comfort range. Temperatures can vary widely in the mountains, especially near tree line. (I have shivered too many nights to take any rating as gospel).

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Watched your video... looks good!
Is that a SvenSaw that I see near the beginning of the vid?

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Gotcha @Happy Joe! I mix it up by taking my 2001 Honda CR-V to Pennsylvania's forest roads for dispersed camping. I'm a little envious of those who live in Colorado (have the best of both worlds, primitive camping and overlanding). My knees are good, but the hip joints become painful every so often (depending on pack weight or pace).

I always bring the Big Agnes McKinnis as a liner, plus it helps to use as the main sleeping bag on warm nights with warm mornings (see CR-V interior photo) when the Hyke & Byke bag is overkill.

You're correct about the sleeping bag ratings, but since I've recently discovered the difference between a "cold sleeper" (me) and "warm sleeper" (wife) the gear preparation is dialed in better (not perfect yet).

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Yep @Happy Joe, it's a Sven-Saw, but a friend purchased the Agawa Canyon Backpacking Saw. The Sven-Saw cuts through the "forearm size" branches with ease but the BOREAL saws work better with cutting the "thigh size" branches ("size" is solely a ballpark guess).

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Yep @Happy Joe, it's a Sven-Saw, but a friend purchased the Agawa Canyon Backpacking Saw. The Sven-Saw cuts through the "forearm size" branches with ease but the BOREAL saws work better with cutting the "thigh size" branches ("size" is solely a ballpark guess).

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I have been using the larger size SvenSaw for a long time (if I remember right the ratings at the time said that it cut larger branches easier)... it does the job; however, after 40 years the design is likely getting a bit dated. I try to limit the firewood size to 6 inches or so; its easier to cut; and to drag back to camp and does not need to be split to burn well...
When the wood gets into the 8+" inch diameter range I start wishing that I had brought a chain saw. It only takes a bit more walking to find the right sized, dead wood, snags to push over around here.

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Thanks @Happy Joe! I’ll probably purchase the larger size Sven-Saw, based on your positive experience. I attempt to keep campfires small, mostly used for boiling water for the freeze-dry meal packets or small size sausage (foods that don’t weigh much, don’t take a lot of space, and can stay edible when becoming tepid for short periods.). Large campfires are used for cold winter nights, but I’ve recently decided to limit the winter outings to once in the season. Friends who I sometimes camp with are younger and stronger, plus they seem not to mind prepping a night’s worth of wood.
 

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Thanks @Happy Joe! I’ll probably purchase the larger size Sven-Saw, based on your positive experience. I attempt to keep campfires small, mostly used for boiling water for the freeze-dry meal packets or small size sausage (foods that don’t weigh much, don’t take a lot of space, and can stay edible when becoming tepid for short periods.). Large campfires are used for cold winter nights, but I’ve recently decided to limit the winter outings to once in the season. Friends who I sometimes camp with are younger and stronger, plus they seem not to mind prepping a night’s worth of wood.
One of the reasons that I got the SvenSaw was that it was light weight (was doing mostly backpack camping at the time)... However, today I would seriously look at other saws too.
While, I'm pretty sure that the SvenSaw remains a viable candidate; there have been a lot of design and material advancements since the 1970s & 80s and there is a real possibility that a stronger, lighter, more packable (better) saw now exists...
Besides I always like shopping around, comparing specs, for new stuff!

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