The saying goes that “there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing.” That applies as well to the gear you carry when you head into the wild. There’s no such thing as bad gear, just having the wrong thing at the wrong time.
The team at Al Flaherty’s put together this post to help outdoor adventurers find the gear they need. It’s a good idea to pay heed because, with more than 70 years of experience in the business, they know a thing or two about bushcraft tools in Toronto.
Quality tools - The first thing you need to do is shop around to find the best quality tools you can afford. Substandard gear will let you down, but if you choose from the major brands, you will get durable and rugged equipment.
Look after your tools - If you do, they will look after you. This means doing simple things like checking the batteries in your lights and keeping the lenses clean. Lubricate moving parts, and don’t abuse your gear. Keep your knives, hatchets, and saws sharp, and making camp will be a breeze.
The right tool for the job - Make sure to get the bushcraft tools that you need. It’s going to be pretty tough if you find yourself trying to chop firewood, and you don’t have a hatchet. Think about what you will need and make sure to bring it along. Take a backup, too, if you plan on being out for a while.