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The Derma-Safe Folding Razor Knife is a light to medium duty cutting tool, and due to its size and weight is a great addition to any ultralight backpacker's kit.

The Derma-Safe Folding Razor Knife is a light to medium duty cutting tool, and due to its size and weight is a great addition to any ultralight backpacker's kit.

Whomever gets me a Mushroom Knife for the holiday - I bless your heart. A tool I never knew so necessary  nor gorgeous @generalgood_

Whomever gets me a Mushroom Knife for the holiday - I bless your heart. A tool I never knew so necessary nor gorgeous @generalgood_

Leatherman Wave (2nd Gen) I have had botht the First which broke and was replaced by the Leatherman Company with the 2nd Gen. Honestly I liked my first gen better. It had a lot more features. However, I still carry it daily.

Leatherman Wave (2nd Gen) I have had botht the First which broke and was replaced by the Leatherman Company with the 2nd Gen. Honestly I liked my first gen better. It had a lot more features. However, I still carry it daily.

Build It: Make an Efficient Alcohol Stove - Backpacker

Build It: Make an Efficient Alcohol Stove

Build It: Make an Efficient Alcohol Stove - Backpacker

Light My Fire FireKnife - Mora Knife with a LMF Firesteel Now with free Tinder sticks and dust

Light My Fire FireKnife - Mora Knife with a LMF Firesteel

Light My Fire FireKnife - Mora Knife with a LMF Firesteel Now with free Tinder sticks and dust

'In the Yellow' - $15.95 - Blade has been shaped, convex ground and sharpened to a razor edge. Finish is original (very tough) paint from DeWalt. Good if you just want something slim and SHARP in your kit or toolbox, or for those that want a DIY project.

'In the Yellow' - $15.95 - Blade has been shaped, convex ground and sharpened to a razor edge. Finish is original (very tough) paint from DeWalt. Good if you just want something slim and SHARP in your kit or toolbox, or for those that want a DIY project.

Derma-Safe was designed and patented by WWII veteran Warren Grosjean and is MADE IN THE USA.  It conforms to military specifications.  This item is included in USAF Aircrew Survival kits and many others.

Derma-Safe was designed and patented by WWII veteran Warren Grosjean and is MADE IN THE USA. It conforms to military specifications. This item is included in USAF Aircrew Survival kits and many others.

Knife Angle chart - Every type of knife blade has its own bevel angle. Paring and filleting knives that have to slice through delicate flesh, such as tomatoes or raw fish, have shallow bevels just 5 to 10 degrees. Their edges are very sharp but easily blunted. A camping knife or pocket knife should have a bevel of 10 to 15 degrees; its edge is less keen but will stay sharp longer. Cleavers and chopping knives that have to cut through bone have an even steeper bevel, usually between 15 and 25…

Knife Angle chart - Every type of knife blade has its own bevel angle. Paring and filleting knives that have to slice through delicate flesh, such as tomatoes or raw fish, have shallow bevels just 5 to 10 degrees. Their edges are very sharp but easily blunted. A camping knife or pocket knife should have a bevel of 10 to 15 degrees; its edge is less keen but will stay sharp longer. Cleavers and chopping knives that have to cut through bone have an even steeper bevel, usually between 15 and 25…

ZPacks.com Ultralight Backpacking Gear - 10, 20 and 30 degree 900 Fill Power Down Sleeping Bags. Pricey, but good options, and they will put in water resistant down for free. Most manufacturers charge extra for it--a lot extra.

ZPacks.com Ultralight Backpacking Gear - 10, 20 and 30 degree 900 Fill Power Down Sleeping Bags. Pricey, but good options, and they will put in water resistant down for free. Most manufacturers charge extra for it--a lot extra.

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