The Bushcraft Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Smithy, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    No shit, beer is food. Some people just have to over think everything.
  2. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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  3. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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  4. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    Can this thread be revived?

    My BushCraft pack: Frost River Isle Royale

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    Gransfors Bruks Scandinavian Forest Axe (top), Wetterlings Backcountry Axe (middle), Condor Greenland Pattern Axe (bottom).

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  5. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Always!

    Thanks for sharing, that's some good looking gear.
  6. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    Bear claw firesteel and striker... gift my youngest son made for me.

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  7. Squidward

    Squidward At home in my jammies

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    Very cool! (For several reasons)
  8. Apxgrndr

    Apxgrndr In the snow

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    Thats really cool!
  9. Bill 310

    Bill 310 Poser Emeritus

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    My dad did the original surveys of Red Lake and Rainy Lake, North of Lake Superior in the 1920's while a Med Student.

    He had a ton of great little tricks he learned over the years.

    One of my favourite ones.

    When you are in an old cabin filled with field mice as you know they tend to run all over your face and body at night keeping you awake.

    The Solution

    Take a few pieces of bread and heavily butter them (really slather it on) they put the pieces of bread in a corner of the cabin away from where you are sleeping.

    The mice will run across the bread, get butter on their feet and then stop and like the butter off. This will go on all night.

    Sunlight Soap.

    If you wash with it (including your hair) far fewer mosquitos will find you
    interesting
  10. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    Cold Steel TrailHawk, looks bushcrafty, but in my hands the Wetterlings Backcountry Axe is far more practical.

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    Paint stripped from head, 4/0 steel wool, and a little Boiled Linseed Oil...
  11. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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    So when are you going to take that to the island it was named after?

    FYI if you have never been there you should go. I just got back last week...

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  12. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    Basic BushCraft Tools:

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    Condor Greenland Pattern Axe, Condor Nessmuk, Condor Bushlore, Bahco Laplander.
  13. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    High speed, low drag, Nessmuk inspired Trio:

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    2 lbs. carry weight, <$70.00 @ Amazon:

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    Fiskars X7 (Finland), Morakniv Robust HighQ (Sweden), Victorinox Farmer (Switzerland).
  14. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    Another trio:

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    Wetterlings Backcountry Axe, Sven 15" saw, TOPS B.O.B. knife.
  15. Electric Cowboy

    Electric Cowboy n00b

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    Bush Knives
  16. Electric Cowboy

    Electric Cowboy n00b

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  17. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    Blind Horse Knives...

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  18. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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  19. badweatherbiker

    badweatherbiker Been here awhile

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    cotton ball/ vaseline tinder user here as well, nothing better to get a good fire started

  20. 09Prodigy

    09Prodigy Instigator

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    How do you like your BOB? I bought one this year and used it to clean/skin my deer. I think it needs more of a point to it.