Do you bushcraft?

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  1. MasterChief1

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    Do you bushcraft? What works? What do you like? What have you built? Shelters, traps, fishing, hunting, new ideas...pics are invited and welcomed! @AndyinEverson you have anything for us to start?
     
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    No, but I'll be watching.
     
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    Target rich environment.... off we go! :D
     
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    I've built multiple types of shelters, solar stills, traps, sun and stick compass, cordage, etc. I love it. One of my goals is to make a burn bowl eventually. They take a lot of time though...
     
  5. 66PonyCar

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    Bushhhhcraft!!!!!!:p
     
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    I do kind of. I limit my camping supplies if it's just me or my army buddy. He gets mad at me because after coming back home he gets more MREs and primitive camping! I'm a great friend.

    Mostly just do lean to shelters.
     
  7. No_Regerts

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    I crafted a bush into a lightning bolt once....
     
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    I mean Bushcrafting is my favorite past time!! :D
     
  9. Joe13

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    She it:rolleyes:!

    That's what hippies call man skills:p.

    First part of my life was in a tropical jungle and from 12 on SW WA was my backyard...

    Lots of time in scouts and then camping after that.

    I've done most of it before it was cool and just what redneck's and hillbilly's did.

    Took my survival merit badge during the winter where it snowed on us all night.

    Not much I can't do with a knife, string, a ferro rod and the forest.

    Well... ok, I'd need needle nose pliers and duck tape to fix a car:D.



    I am glad to see a revival of those skills though. Except batoning wood with a knife:confused: I'm not sure what numbnut thought that was a good idea or test for a knife.

    Get a good axe and save your calories;).
     
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    Something I hate. Pack a saw...I'm used to packing a bow saw or a small folding saw in a pack. Carry a hatchet. Carry an actual axe on your pack. I hate batoning.
     
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    I'm rather out of practice, but a lifetime of rural living, growing up on farm, hunting and infantry training has given me a solid basis in bushcraft. I'm far softer these days than I should be; I sleep much better on my memory foam topped mattress than on the hard ground...
     
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    I'll second that:cool:.

    A hammock can be fairly comfortable for me too though. Not a great winter accommodation however.
     
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    That's why a camping partner with boobs is preferred. :D
     
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    Any more as long as it's a specific partner; but then Mrs. USMC-03 has never been fond of camping.
     
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    Yes, and I teach it for a living. Everything from shelters, tool making including bows, bowl burning, foraging, traps, fishing, orienteering, etc, the best job in the world after the Army.
     
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    My boobs are getting bigger every day. Does that count?
     
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    I like bush. I enjoy being in the bush. I enjoy trimming bush. Bush gives me wood. Burning bush can be cured with ointment. Bush makes good cover for secret cave entry. Bright eyed and bushy tailed is a sign of an eager beaver. A day in the bush will leave you bushed. Sleeping in the bush can leave you a little crusty in the morning. Bush beer, always served warm.

    Ewwwwww!
     
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    I'll get a picture and or video of using flint and steel to start a fire ... that is always a crowd pleaser at our displays / rendezvous.
    Learning how to read a map & compass
    Basic first aid
    Learning how to pack and carry a ruck
    These are some of the most overlooked , but most important "bushcraft" skills , I think.
    Cool thread MasterChief1
    Andy
     
  19. USMC-03

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    Yep. Most people don't understand how much skill and especially conditioning is required to hump a pack for more than several hundred yards. I'll just walk out to my hidden redoubt even though I've never been on any sort of real hikes in my life; right...
     
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    Never underestimate the value of extra socks;) - and drawrs too:D
     

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