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by gillis
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

awesome info all. Thank you. I wonder if Crabapple tree would work well? I have an abundance of them at my disposal too.
by gillis
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

Cold smoking sounds like the perfect winter project with the required colder sustained temps. So far my research has given me this information: **Work in Progress - Use at your own risk Below are my notes... Smoking Meat============================================================ Hot Smoked Meat smo...
by gillis
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

@ineffableone Thanks for sharing that method. I'm jotting that one in my field journal just do to the charm of the procedure. There are so many ideas in this thread that I am adding to my notes thank you all. I guess what I am starting to learn is that to truly smoke meat with the intention of 'pres...
by gillis
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

Great info guys. the Cold\Hot smoking is really nice info.

As for the Karluk I think the cause of the tainted pemmican was a shady figure 'Vilhjalmur Stefansson' who planned the expedition and cut corners. Check out the book. 'The Ice Master' by Niven Great read.
by gillis
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

@woodsghost - Good info. I think I do remember reading about Pemmican in some accounts of early arctic/antarctic expeditions. Good call. I will note some Pemmican recipes in my journal for future experimentation. If I remember right sometimes berries were added in to help prevent scurvy. I have been...
by gillis
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

@spanningtree that is captivating. I will read up on confit. Perhaps when the method was told to me they had said it was cooked and I forgot that detail. That has got to be it. Cool. Thanks all.
-Dan
by gillis
Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

Thanks all. So it sounds like using green leaf vegetation to smoke meat is not really a common practice and therefore I will not do it. I guess green leaf is just good for signaling rescue then. Off topic question -- sort of off anyways... I have heard of a practice in Old Mexico where they would pr...
by gillis
Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Re: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

Nice. That helps. I do have Crab apples at my disposal as far as 'Urban-craft' -Dan
by gillis
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?
Replies: 38
Views: 3432

Wood Safe for Smoking Meat?

I am looking for a good general description of US solid\green woods that are safe/unsafe for cooking/smoking meat over a fire. I am surprised how many survival books skip right over this topic. I am hoping to make this a concise enough that I can copy the info down into my field journal eventually. ...
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: CamelBak New Antidote Bladder Leaky?
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: CamelBak New Antidote Bladder Leaky?

AKFTW wrote:I would go for a Source bladder instead- they are only $30 and they're the best out there. Period. See my review here.
http://thepracticalsurvivalist.blogspot ... ource.html
Awesome. Thank you. I will grab one.
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: CamelBak New Antidote Bladder Leaky?
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: CamelBak New Antidote Bladder Leaky?

My experience with most bladder systems for carrying water is that they leak mostly due to user error...some of them have hard-to-seal threads or easy-to-open sippers, but in general they work better for people who take the time/care to use them extra-carefully (extra-correctly). Jamie Good point. ...
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bugout Books?
Replies: 25
Views: 2317

Re: Bugout Books?

local wild edible manual and regional wild edible cards. 2 pieces of scrap paper. Laminated maps and one small animal track reference.
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots or Running Shoes?
Replies: 46
Views: 6761

Re: Boots or Running Shoes?

The Merrel GTX's are a great lightweight waterproof hiker. I have a solid year on one pair without a problem other than a bit of stink like someone mentioned.. I did like the the discussion on the Neo Trekkers and they are now on my Amazon wishlis ;) I think the stink is common in all waterproof sh...
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots or Running Shoes?
Replies: 46
Views: 6761

Re: Boots or Running Shoes?

Great call on the merrells. I have a buddy who swears by them.
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: CamelBak New Antidote Bladder Leaky?
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

CamelBak New Antidote Bladder Leaky?

Checking Amazon I saw that nearly 50% of reviewers were reporting leaky vavles etc. Have you guys seen this issue with the new antidote bladders? It might be a good idea to pick up the Camelbak Omega HydroTanium Bladders before they are gone for good. They are scarce to find already. I just ordered ...
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Lowdown on Molle Frames (56K warning)
Replies: 61
Views: 27960

Re: The Lowdown on Molle Frames (56K warning)

Anyone still using MOLLE for primary Bugout?
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Unbroken
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: Unbroken

Just finished another in the same genre for want of a better description. Its called the "the forgotten highlander" a story of a gentleman by the name of Alistair Urqhart. He was a Scottish infantryman captured by the japanese when Sinapore was surrendered. This guy was slave labour on the Burma ra...
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots or Running Shoes?
Replies: 46
Views: 6761

Re: Boots or Running Shoes?

Here is a quick demo of how I use : Overshoes + Down Pacboots + Running shoes This is a light solution... keep in mind that "One pound on the feet (i.e., heavy shoes) is like having 5 pounds on one's back." http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1196/dsc09707f.jpg http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7153...
by gillis
Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots or Running Shoes?
Replies: 46
Views: 6761

Re: Boots or Running Shoes?

Here is what I do after years of intense backpacking in the Colorado Mountains and southern canyons. Take both! (keep winter in mind for bugging out if it gets cold where you live) These are good in winter (LOVE Guide Gear catalogs!)... take Bates or the like in summer. http://www.amazon.com/Thinsul...
by gillis
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gnats, "no seeums" & Mosquitos - Suggestions Needed.
Replies: 24
Views: 2643

Re: Gnats, "no seeums" & Mosquitos - Suggestions Needed.

I am really surprised no one has said anything about garlic. Sure, your wife/ girlfriend/ buddies will not come near you. :lol: But all the bugs will not come near you ether. :twisted: All you need to do is eat A LOT of garlic for about a week before and during your trip :) Does this work with scen...
by gillis
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3427

Re: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my id

Just a quick followup on what I ended up with.... "All encompassing tool kit" at minimal weight. machete rig straps to belt and right leg and hammer and Awl attach securly to pack... Added a Copper Scrimsaw mod (knapping) to the bottom of the autobody hammer. Leather sheathing protects sharp point f...
by gillis
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3427

Re: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my id

TheFishinMagician wrote:Always the advocate of multi-use, I say fence pliers.

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This has a second use too. Barbed wire is a good firesteel... and it is everywhere.
by gillis
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3427

Re: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my id

Thanks for the welcome Gillis. Hope this pic comes through ok but this is what I had in mind. http://www.jerzeedevil.com/gallery/files/1/5/1/7/img_20120222_072823_thumb.jpg http://www.jerzeedevil.com/gallery/files/1/5/1/7/img_20120222_072827_thumb.jpg http://www.jerzeedevil.com/gallery/files/1/5/1/...
by gillis
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3427

Re: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my id

Maybe it isn't the hammer that is the problem? Rock is probably the best thing to use because you can find them anywhere but what might be a better idea is to get, make, or improvise a stake holder. A 20" piece of paracord and a stick with a Y in it to secure the stake while you are holding it will...

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