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Hoodlum Vs. Anaconda?
#16
my big issue now is I have no mentors except these videos... I notice in any outdoors/survival video you only find people surviving in alaska, or the midwest, or foreign lands... no one ever has to "survive new england". And that makes me sad. Because I learn from doing and there's no one to do anything with here.



*sob story over*
Chris LeBlanc

Boston MA
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#17
[quote name='Chris LeBlanc' timestamp='[url="tel:1391192957"]1391192957[/url]' post='587415']

No worries... the molle and the ability to run it diagonal across my chest would cement the deal for an anaconda with a hoodlum sheath. I may just go with the hoodlum them. Thanks so much. I really appreciate the feedback.

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Why not go here and get a sheath just like you want? [url="http://www.armadillosheaths.com"]http://www.armadillosheaths.com[/url]
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#18
[quote name='Motman241' timestamp='1391198829' post='587421']

Another curious question: how does the ATAX fit into the whole Anaconda/Hoodlum/Punk game?

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For me that is a whole other animal. I love my ATAX and I always have it with me. It is either in my car, or on my pack when camping/hunting/etc. I switch out my other knives every once in a while just for flavor, but I always take the ATAX.



Chris, you are doing the right thing, just keep going. The knowledge you gain from learning skills will be far greater than the tools you use. Tools will come and go and you will switch them out from time to time, but your knowledge is yours and no one can take it from you. As far as nobody doing anything in New England, you are now. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
Joshua Swanagon

Associate Editor, Survival Quarterly Magazine
http://www.SurvivalQ.com

Editor, Knives Illustrated Magazine
http://www.KnivesIllustrated.com

Writer, Editor, Photographer, Knife Designer, Adventurer
http://www.JSwanagon.com

They've got us surrounded? Good. That means we can shoot in any direction. Those bastards won't get away this time.
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#19
[quote name='90north' timestamp='1391204384' post='587427']

[quote name='Chris LeBlanc' timestamp='1391192957' post='587415']

No worries... the molle and the ability to run it diagonal across my chest would cement the deal for an anaconda with a hoodlum sheath. I may just go with the hoodlum them. Thanks so much. I really appreciate the feedback. [/quote]



Why not go here and get a sheath just like you want? http://www.armadillosheaths.com

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Copy that. Andrew makes outstanding sheaths. I have a few from him and all are bombproof and fit my knives like gloves.
Joshua Swanagon

Associate Editor, Survival Quarterly Magazine
http://www.SurvivalQ.com

Editor, Knives Illustrated Magazine
http://www.KnivesIllustrated.com

Writer, Editor, Photographer, Knife Designer, Adventurer
http://www.JSwanagon.com

They've got us surrounded? Good. That means we can shoot in any direction. Those bastards won't get away this time.
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#20
[quote name='90north' timestamp='1391204384' post='587427']



Why not go here and get a sheath just like you want? http://www.armadillosheaths.com

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Great idea... I think I'm still buying the hoodlum though so I might like that sheath. But this might be really good for my hatchet which is really better for batoning. I went for size and have the Baer Grylls hatchet by gerber. It's really small and just meant to be attached to my pack. But the silly sheath that thing comes with doesn't even fit on my belt.



And don't slam the hatchet just because Baer's name is on it. Everyone deserves to commercialize their life's work if they can. I wish everyone could make money doing what they love. After using the hatchet a few times I just fell in love with the little guy.



How does that process work? Do I send them my hatchet and they take measurements and fit a custom sheath to it?
Chris LeBlanc

Boston MA
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#21
[quote name='Rather-B-Camping' timestamp='1391204520' post='587428']

Chris, you are doing the right thing, just keep going. The knowledge you gain from learning skills will be far greater than the tools you use. Tools will come and go and you will switch them out from time to time, but your knowledge is yours and no one can take it from you. As far as nobody doing anything in New England, you are now. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>

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Thanks man... that's a really great way to look at it. I'm sure there have to be like minded folks here. I will keep searching and if necessary I'll just keep learning on my own. Nothing I learn will go to waste!
Chris LeBlanc

Boston MA
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#22
Chris, if you PM me an address I would send you the atax dvd for you viewing consideration. I myself am an atax fan(atic)!

Once you start using this tool it makes so much sense. Atax and a SAK in each of my kits. (Why do I have multiple kits? that's another story). Let me know what I can do to help. Lots of great advice here. I have a hoodlum, 2 anacondas, A punk, a couple of other knives, The atax goes camping all the time. Gets taken out and used to fix dinner, cut wood, all kinds of stuff. WHy? because it is the blade I have chosen to take with me. If I took a different blade it would be doing all those things. The knife you use is the knife you have. You will learn to utilize it in various ways the more you use it. Moras have been used for decades. Puukos, obsidian, all kinds of blades. The fun part is trying them and finding out what works for you. Scott Gossman is in Maryland. Ground Zero is in that area. see if you can meet them and get some ideas. There are several Hoodlums in New England and some in New Yawk. Hopefully they will chime in. If you can't find a decent blade feel free to PM me. I can probably find something kicking around in a drawer looking for a new owner. Welcome to the Hood. -JB-
Addictive knife buying isn't guided by logic.

Its probably my age that makes people think I am an adult.

Tolerance is within a standard.

"Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some
may call that bribery. We do not apologize."
 -Catherine Bertini, UN World Food Ex. Director, 1997

Proverbs 27:17
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#23
Welcome to the Hoodlums Chris.

It is a noble thing you are doing preparing to teach your son how to prepare for coming times.

We have several events around the country, Salmon Idaho in June, two in Texas and Ground Zero puts on a gathering in May in the Northeast. It is difficult for a young family to pay the bills and extra money for attending events is sometimes hard to come by or none-existant. But if you can afford one of the DVDs once in a while and if any questions arise from them that is the reason this forum is here to help answer questions. There are some high caliber woodsmen and mountainmen here to use as a sounding board. Later on when you feel ready attend a gathering and meet some of the folk here. One way or another we can likely help you get ready to help your son to become a first rate woodsman. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />

Once again welcome to the Hoodlums......and my answer to your question is The Anaconda and Hoodlum are both excellent knives the best one is the one you have with you at the time. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />





Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



I have a high art..I wound with cruelty, all who wound me...Archillocus; 650 B.C.
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#24
First off , I'm a knife junkie, I have more knives than I'll ever use in a days worth of fun. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' /> I have a TOPS Hoodlum, a Buck Hoodlum, a Anaconda 7B hunter point and an Anaconda tanto point. I've used 'em all a little bit, the 7B and the TOPs hoodlum have been on multiday trips with me. Bought the longer tanto point 'cause I didn't think the 7B was long enough. I'm not a big baton person so I'm not to worried about all that, there are plenty of ways to process wood and burn it up, I don't have to abuse my knife to get the fire wood processed. It is hard with limited funds and making a choice,,,,been there, sometimes still there, still a lot of knives have shown up on the door step over the years.....If I could only do one of the knives in my list above it would most likely be the Anaconda with the tanto point. Most likely able to take a little more abuse, would have plenty of time to learn the knife as I used it. Would most certainly pair with a SAK, mulitool, and a smaller 3 inch give or take blade, mora, izula or otherwise depending upon finances.......I'd do the same with any of the above choices.....the Atax.....yea I got one of those too......ha ha...that's another topic.....search a little......
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#25
[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1391208003' post='587433']

I can probably find something kicking around in a drawer looking for a new owner. -JB-

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Hahahahahahahahahahahaha......hoooooooo. Geez, thanks Jim. I really needed a good laugh. Nice of you to offer a blade. Typical Jim B behaviour (Canadian spelling). I sure hope you make it to EOTW this year. Love to see you man.
"Fighting instruction does not require getting injured, no more than shooting instruction involves getting shot". Brother Vec
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#26
[quote name='sled dog' timestamp='1391218116' post='587445']

[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1391208003' post='587433']

I can probably find something kicking around in a drawer looking for a new owner. -JB-

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Hahahahahahahahahahahaha......hoooooooo. Geez, thanks Jim. I really needed a good laugh. Nice of you to offer a blade. Typical Jim B behaviour (Canadian spelling). I sure hope you make it to EOTW this year. Love to see you man.

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That Tilley hat you sent me is my favorite piece of headgear in the fall and winter. Thanks again!
Addictive knife buying isn't guided by logic.

Its probably my age that makes people think I am an adult.

Tolerance is within a standard.

"Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some
may call that bribery. We do not apologize."
 -Catherine Bertini, UN World Food Ex. Director, 1997

Proverbs 27:17
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#27
[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1391218645' post='587450']

[quote name='sled dog' timestamp='1391218116' post='587445']

[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1391208003' post='587433']

I can probably find something kicking around in a drawer looking for a new owner. -JB-

[/quote]



Hahahahahahahahahahahaha......hoooooooo. Geez, thanks Jim. I really needed a good laugh. Nice of you to offer a blade. Typical Jim B behaviour (Canadian spelling). I sure hope you make it to EOTW this year. Love to see you man.

[/quote]

That Tilley hat you sent me is my favorite piece of headgear in the fall and winter. Thanks again!

[/quote]





My Tilly has been from South America to Alaska, Egypt to the Philippines, and still going strong. A great piece of gear.
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#28
[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1391218645' post='587450']

[quote name='sled dog' timestamp='1391218116' post='587445']

[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1391208003' post='587433']

I can probably find something kicking around in a drawer looking for a new owner. -JB-

[/quote]



Hahahahahahahahahahahaha......hoooooooo. Geez, thanks Jim. I really needed a good laugh. Nice of you to offer a blade. Typical Jim B behaviour (Canadian spelling). I sure hope you make it to EOTW this year. Love to see you man.

[/quote]

That Tilley hat you sent me is my favorite piece of headgear in the fall and winter. Thanks again!

[/quote]

My Tilleys are my favourites. Nothing too good for my brother Jim!!
"Fighting instruction does not require getting injured, no more than shooting instruction involves getting shot". Brother Vec
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#29
Thanks Griz! My responses tonight will be short. Trying to type on my phone now that the baby is asleep. This doesn't last long of course. Lol.



[quote name='Grizzly Dave' timestamp='1391212297' post='587440']

Welcome to the Hoodlums Chris.

It is a noble thing you are doing preparing to teach your son how to prepare for coming times.

We have several events around the country, Salmon Idaho in June, two in Texas and Ground Zero puts on a gathering in May in the Northeast. It is difficult for a young family to pay the bills and extra money for attending events is sometimes hard to come by or none-existant. But if you can afford one of the DVDs once in a while and if any questions arise from them that is the reason this forum is here to help answer questions. There are some high caliber woodsmen and mountainmen here to use as a sounding board. Later on when you feel ready attend a gathering and meet some of the folk here. One way or another we can likely help you get ready to help your son to become a first rate woodsman. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />/>

Once again welcome to the Hoodlums......and my answer to your question is The Anaconda and Hoodlum are both excellent knives the best one is the one you have with you at the time. <img src='http://hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />/>





Griz

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Chris LeBlanc

Boston MA
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#30
End Of The World?



[quote name='sled dog' timestamp='1391218116' post='587445']

[quote name='jbarrow' timestamp='1391208003' post='587433']

I can probably find something kicking around in a drawer looking for a new owner. -JB-

[/quote]



Hahahahahahahahahahahaha......hoooooooo. Geez, thanks Jim. I really needed a good laugh. Nice of you to offer a blade. Typical Jim B behaviour (Canadian spelling). I sure hope you make it to EOTW this year. Love to see you man.

[/quote]
Chris LeBlanc

Boston MA
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