The Homemade Bow Saw
A handy tool for those early spring interior trips is a bow saw when making your way along portage routes that haven't seen humans for a few months. The winter tends to bring down the dead branches and weak trees and at times they end up blocking portages. I saw a picture of one on the internet so I thought I would give it a try. I used pine 1"x2", some stainless hardware from Canadian Tire, some rope about 4' & a 21" bow saw blade also from Canadian Tire. All the parts cost about $15.00 and took me about 30 minutes to make. The saw is easy to completely take apart and pack for interior camping. The center cross section is grooved to allow for the blade to be stored inside it.