VIDEO: How to Build a Better Bucksaw

A saw is an indispensable backcountry tool. It allows you to construct structures, process firewood, and even make tools. However, it’s not always practical to carry a large saw.

So what do you do when even a fold saw doesn’t make the packing list?

Well, in this video, Tyler shows you with only a saw blade, cordage, two bolts, and a couple of nuts, you can construct a buck saw. And, not just bucksaw, but an upgraded version designed by Kelly Harlton of Karamat Wilderness Ways.

Tyler uses a folding saw to cut the pieces, but with practice and care, you can use the blade from your saw to harvest the wood and then just about any knife to shape the pieces to size.

This design uses a few extra pieces of wood to greatly strengthen the saw and help it main rigidity, so don’t miss the instruction in this video.

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Tyler White is one of those rare creators of online survival content who is amply qualified. Growing up on a ranch, Tyler learned about homesteading and preparedness as a way of life, taught by grandparents who had lived through the Great Depression. Although he had already worked at a guide in Alaska, served with U.S. Army, Tyler knew there was more to primitive survival than he could learn from military schools or other outdoorsmen. His passion for primitive survival drove him on a quest to track down the most knowledgeable instructors in the field, traveling from Utah to the Amazon to Canada and finally back to Utah. Like all competent survivalists, Tyler has experience in a broad range of subjects. Highlights from his background includes criminal justice, law enforcement, archery, small arms, amateur radio, farming, gardening, raising cattle, and poultry. He has attended classified schools, worked in law enforcement, studied too many martial arts to list, and achieved the rank of 2nd Dan in Shōrin-ryū karate.

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