GUN Is this a good camping/survival knife?

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    I haven't handled the Prodigy, but I have played with the LMFII from Gerber. Amazingly well built knife. Heavy as hell and solid. If you can't cut something, you can beat it to death. It looks like the Prodigy is similar but with a different grip. Looks good for the price.

    I have a few of the Gerber Profiles. They are cheap so I bought a few and throw one in each car, the boat, etc... just to have a decent fixed blade on hand. No complaints. Holds a decent edge and the rubber grip is easy to hold on to when wet (i.e. on the boat).
     
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    This is a serious question, not trying to be a dick.... What are you guys actually using a knife with a 7" blade for while camping/backpacking/hiking?

    I like the Gerber Prodigy because the blade is almost the same length as the LMF II but the knife is smaller and lighter. Its also almost $30 cheaper
     
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    I have a Gerber similar to that. It's in my backpacking/camping gear. I'll admit it's a bit overkill, and end up using a folding CRKT 3" blade for most things anyway. The only thing I've found I need a big knife for is chopping wood when I don't bring a hatchet.
     
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    i don't have a hunting/camping knife but +1 for gerber. I've carried my gerber evo everyday for 4 years and across quite a few countries and it's never let me down.
     
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    KaBar D2 best knife for outdoors
     
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    Consider the Swedish Frost's Mora or Cold Steel Roachbelly for all but the truly hardcore stuff (which most of us really never do, anyway). Both are good products at low prices. Then, get a spare for when you lose the first one. Still only out about 25 bucks, altogether, which leaves you with more money for better boots.

    You want bigger and badder? Cold Steel Kukri machete. Pretty much the same deal, all things being equal; but you may want to replace the sheath with Kydex. Around 35-50.00 total for a good, solid, versatile woods tool.
     
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    What crap. For camping? Jesus! a short fixed blade or locking folder is just fine. Cold Steel Kukri machete? Ok, Rambo! How about a couple of 24" Harbor freight tools machetes at $6.00 each, blade sharpeners at $4.00 each, and stick one in each vehicle you might use? for 2 vehicles, and 20 bucks, you are set for life.

    A machete is a great tool, but it is what it is, and paying $60.00 for something to whack away on brush, small trees and the occasional opposing tribesman based upon an "urban Outfitter" kind of review is way too metro sexual.
     
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    CS Kukri Machettes are like $15 and indestructible
     

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