As you’re preparing for bugging out, online shopping is a fantastic opportunity and makes it easy to find fantastic low tech gadgets to buy that you would never find in your local shops.
This pocket survival chainsaw is one such example, you’d never find a great little product like this in your local stores.
While the pocket chainsaw isn’t a survival essential it could be very useful in an emergency situation and as it is so lightweight and compact it can be easily added to a bug out bag or an emergency kit for your car.
The pocket chainsaw survival tool arrives oiled and ready to use straight out of the box. Basically you are getting a small hand-operated chainsaw that is studded with eleven sharp teeth. You can order it in black or camouflage. It weighs a lightweight 4.7 ounces and is approximately 24 inches long. On either end of the chain are two nylon handles, the whole package comes in a convenient pouch.
One thing you’ve got to realize is this is no substitute for a gas-powered chainsaw though it could be a handy back up to have around the house. For instance sometimes you need to get in awkward places where a large chainsaw would be unwieldy to use. Using this pocket chainsaw you can get into those areas with ease.
It might also be that you just have some small branches to cut in the garden and you don’t want to fire up you big gas-powered beast for such as small job. You might even want to give yourself a bit of a physical workout and the pocket chainsaw will certainly give your upper body and arms a good workout. Run out of gas for your chainsaw, this handy tool will finish the job for you.
Some of the reviewers claim that the chainsaw cuts through wood like butter and the manufacturers describe it as be able to ‘Eat through wood’. While this manual pocket tool is fairly effective it does take a reasonable amount of physical effort to use it. If you plan on cutting down trees for hours every day this won’t be an option. For small jobs in the garden and for outdoorsmen wanting to cut wood to build a fire or shelter then this is fine.
So how does the Pocket chainsaw work?
It’s very simple to use, you just loop the chain around the tree or branch you want to cut down with the cutting edge against the tree and then you just need to use a seesaw type motion to cut through whatever wood you are cutting. Once you have used it a few times and understand the rhythm it can be very effective.
The main thing I look for when buying any sort of survival gadget is to check other reviews to see how it holds out in the field. The reviews on Amazon for the Pocket Survival Chainsaw have plenty of examples of happy customers using it to cut wood; there are lots of customer video reviews as well showing it in action.
Some examples of user feedback include;
‘To test it out I chose a 4? diameter branch and went through it in about 30 seconds.’
And this guy who has rheumatoid arthritis describes it with great imagery!
‘This thing gnaws through wood like a beaver in heat.’
This is a great lightweight, compact tool to keep in your car, backpack, or bug out bag, if weight is an issue when hiking ditch the hatchet and add this little chainsaw instead.