Self-Reliant Skills: Sharpening A Buck Saw Now and When the SHTF

Sharpening A Buck Saw Now and When the SHTF


We are so “modern” that we have lost many important skills, like sharpening buck saw blades. Fortunately, sharpening skills aren’t too physically intensive, but it does take a little know how.  And although we have lost many of these skills through our “modern way” of living, the internet and Youtube provide us with great instructional tutorials that can help us practice and hone our skills. 

Recently, I came across a three-part video by Old Sneelock’s Workshop that walks you through how to sharpen a buck saw blade. 

Personally, I believe that buck saws are an important and easier tool to cut wood with than an ax.  Through the years, I have linked to videos of bushcrafters who only carry a blade into the woods and then fabricate their own buck saw in the wild.  I think it is a great strategy. 

I know that I can easily take a saw blade to a local hardware store and get it sharpened for a few bucks.  But, I believe that if we ever find ourselves in a true SHTF situation, that having the tools and the skills to sharpen our blades will be very important, especially if we are depending on fires for our main sources of cooking and heat.

I hope you get a chance to view these videos below and visit more of Old Sneelock’s videos.





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