Originally Posted by Raspy
Yeah, but storing the table saw is a hassle, and offensive to other campers
I decided to bring a Duraflame log along for starting fires. I know, it's not traditional, but it works. Just cut a thin piece of the waxy log off and it will start a fire very well. Even with wet wood. One log will start many fires.
Pulling a camper with my truck and enjoying the convenience of a hot water shower, toilet, cooking stove and oven, a refrigerator
, is so far from traditional
camping, that I allow myself one more deviation: to start camp fires with the click start torch that I use otherwise to sweat copper pipes when doing house plumbing projects.
Other than that, I bring along a small bow saw (keep the blade covered by a piece of plastic pipe while stored), a folding pruning saw, an axe and a small hatchet. All come handy wherever it is permitted to collect firewood.