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Pocket Chainsaws: A Backwoodsman’s Buddy

Pocket chainsaws represent the new innovation in outdoor tools.

I recently became aware of an awesome new product that I wanted to share with you.

This fantastic little device is called a “Pocket Chainsaw” and it is quite possibly one of the best outdoor tools to come along since artificial fleece.

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As an avid big game hunter and wilderness survivalist, I have always had to rely on either a hand axe or a large knife to process large game animals or to reduce large pieces of dead wood to campfire sized pieces.

I have lamented the lack of my chainsaw each and every time!

But now there is a device that allows me to cut firewood even faster than I can with a bow saw, and zip through bone with much less mess than a hatchet or a large knife.

While I believe that there may be more than one manufacturer of this type of tool out there, the one that I am most enamored with is simply called the “Pocket Chainsaw” from Supreme Products, mainly because of its many positive features.

For instance, the saw is 28 inches when uncoiled and features 124 bi-directional teeth that will chew through a 3-inch limb in less than 10 seconds!

In addition, the saw is made from high-strength, heat-treated steel with a corrosion preventative coating and, when the saw is coiled and placed in its accompanying storage can, the entire outfit weighs only five ounces.

In fact, it is such a handy tool to have that it is used by US military troops. Plus, I really like the fact that it is designed in such a way that you can choose to use it with either the accompanying plastic handles, or you can slip the metal rings located at the ends of the chain over the ends of a section of a green tree limb to form a bow saw for single-handed use.

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The Pocket Chainsaw can reduce the carcasses of large game animals to smaller, more manageable chunks. For those of you who have ever downed an elk or a moose many miles from your camp or vehicle, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

It may be difficult to comprehend just why it is necessary to quarter big game animals before attempting to pack them out, but when an animal weighs 1,000 pounds or more, then cutting it up is an absolute must. Anyone who has quartered an animal knows this requires severing bones.

While you can use a hatchet, tomahawk, or even a large, heavy-duty knife for this task, it has been my experience that a Pocket Chainsaw works far better.

If you don’t already have one of these nifty devices, then I suggest that you check them out since they are relatively inexpensive and they are very handy to have available in a survival situation.

Ever used a Pocket Chainsaw? If not, do you think you’ll find it helpful? Share your thoughts below.

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Pocket Chainsaws: A Backwoodsman’s Buddy