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Offline sodapop6620

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Anyone here do bushcraft?
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:23:59 PM »
No I don't mean hairy bush, I mean wild and woolly bush. ;D

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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 09:41:51 PM »
I thought you meant this:

bushcraftusa.com/forum/forum.php
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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 09:46:31 PM »
We are talking about wilderness stuff here, right?  Not 1970s porn?



I do a little.  Less than I used to, but I get pretty in to long term wilderness stuff.

My dad was a prospector and a legitimate crazy bushman, wild beard and everything.  He didn't speak enough to teach me anything directly but I inherited his interest in deep wilderness living.

I like fire lighting quite a bit (and have a lot of experience there).  I also get a lot of knot work in which is nice because I do a lot of aerial work at my job.  I'm pretty good with axe work because I grew up in an old (1920s) uninsulated house, in Canada, with a wood stove for heat and dealing with the fire was my responsibility from when I was really small.

I like tree identification a lot and I'm pretty good on all the trees that grow in this part of the country - probably partly because of the amount of time I spent dealing with bucking up blowdowns.

The thing I'm worst at is IDing any non-tree plants and of course that would be the most useful to practise and since I'm not interested in it I never do it so I never get any better.  I always figure that if I get stranded in the wilderness long term I'll be warm, happy and well off...and die after a few months of some vitamin deficiency because I have no idea what plants to eat to supplement my diet of animals.
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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 10:47:27 PM »
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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 07:29:24 AM »
So i guess manly common sense is now "bushcraft"?

Will there be participation trophies or will we be judged on our craftiness? 

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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 08:24:58 AM »
So i guess manly common sense is now "bushcraft"?

Will there be participation trophies or will we be judged on our craftiness?

LOL.  Truth- the pussification of North America.  This was just a part of growing up for me.  My son and I sometimes just go out into the backyard and start the fire in the firepit with a flint-and-steel because it's fun.  I've been an outdoorsman all my life- we heated with wood as well.  I have camped building my own shelters (which is a PIA given a nice small tent).

So I guess my answer would be "yes", but I had to read a bit to figure out what "Bushcraft" meant. 
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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2013, 09:13:42 AM »
I would say yes, if common sense applied to a motorcycle is proficient motorcycling.

In my experience, people who reduce any activity to "common sense" tend not to have the level of expertise that people who make a specific study of the subject do.
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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 09:21:14 AM »
Perhaps. 

It just seems that a lot of this nonsense is just made up by folks that spent their youth in the house. Now think they are special because they figured out how to start a fire without the Bic candle lighter and a wax log.

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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 09:34:48 AM »
Perhaps. 

It just seems that a lot of this nonsense is just made up by folks that spent their youth in the house. Now think they are special because they figured out how to start a fire without the Bic candle lighter and a wax log.

This made me chuckle -- thanks ;-}

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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 09:39:37 AM »
I do quite a bit of hiking/camping with the kids, I think they can both survive in the woods if they happen to get lost. I grew up with an uncle who was an avid outdoorsman and black powder nut so sleeping in a tipi or wall tent in the dead of winter was normal for us. had a blast growing up and learned a lot, hope to pass it along to my girls.
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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 11:01:32 AM »
Perhaps. 

It just seems that a lot of this nonsense is just made up by folks that spent their youth in the house. Now think they are special because they figured out how to start a fire without the Bic candle lighter and a wax log.
definitely if that was the extent of someone's knowledge I would not be very interested in having that discussion.
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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2013, 01:12:46 PM »
I watched several seasons of Survivor and a couple other shows on netflix about surviving in the bush.  I'm sure I'll remember it all and be able to apply it should I ever need it.  I also have BDUs so
that puts me at a distinct advantage.  If I were to wear my NRA hat, I'm sure I'd do even better. 
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Re: Anyone here do bushcraft?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2013, 02:38:34 PM »
I watched several seasons of Survivor and a couple other shows on netflix about surviving in the bush.  I'm sure I'll remember it all and be able to apply it should I ever need it.  I also have BDUs so
that puts me at a distinct advantage.  If I were to wear my NRA hat, I'm sure I'd do even better.

As a bonus, I"m sure you can stealthily traverse the mall with no one seeing you . . . . ninja like . . . . .
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