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by Vulcan
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Leatherman Squirt: The Most Efficient tool on Earth
Replies: 37
Views: 5856

Re: Leatherman Squirt: The Most Efficient tool on Earth

Pretty nifty. I've been looking at getting a smaller, spare multitool (I have a Wave and love it more than is socially acceptable). Quick question, can the blade on the Squirt be opened with one hand?
by Vulcan
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:11 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Ramen... A College Favorite
Replies: 23
Views: 2654

Re: Ramen... A College Favorite

I always use half the salt packet when making Ramen. I then add two Taco Bell sauce packets to add spice and flavor. Try it. You can thank me later.
by Vulcan
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: "Bushcraft" -v- "Wilderness Survival"
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: "Bushcraft" -v- "Wilderness Survival"

I read the first paragraph and skimmed the rest. I wasn't impressed, not even by the big/fancy words in the article. Bushcraft knowledge is what you should be relying on in a 'wilderness survival' situation. They are not to be compared or contrasted. I think I'll go watch some more Ray Mears videos ...
by Vulcan
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: if stuck in the woods without food?
Replies: 62
Views: 2462

Re: if stuck in the woods without food?

To me, the question of what would I do if stuck in the woods is really hard to answer, mainly because there's no bird that lands on your shoulder and says, "Dude, you're in a survival situation", and then flies off to be with his bird family. I mean, isn't the first stage of grief, denial? I've neve...
by Vulcan
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:33 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Experiences with a chain saw?
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: Experiences with a chain saw?

I bought two of them. They are small and compact and lightweight. That's all of the good things I can think to say about them. The teeth are painted over, as you can see in the product photos, which means they are not as sharp as they could be. The teeth are also not bent at consistent angles, I fou...
by Vulcan
Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: EDC: Preparedness versus obsession
Replies: 87
Views: 6594

Re: EDC: Preparedness versus obsession

I started day one of my no EDC a folder knife. The first time in over 30 years I purposely did not carry a knife on me. Relying on the multi-tool. So far... not dead. :wink: I have to admit though, 2 times today I reached down to pat my knife clipped into my right pocket, as this is a habit of mine...
by Vulcan
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Bushcraft Basics: Backwoods wire
Replies: 22
Views: 3381

Re: Bushcraft Basics: Backwoods wire

That's some scraggly looking cordage. Remove the outer layer to expose the smoother, wood colored inner layer. It's easier to tie also. [img]img[/img] Not sure I really class it as cordage...I understand cordage to be something you manipulate - like you did. Yeah it is expedient and it works just f...
by Vulcan
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: 1 stick trap
Replies: 8
Views: 1220

Re: 1 stick trap

You should heat up the rock in a fire before hand, that way you can catch and cook your prey all in one step. :mrgreen:
by Vulcan
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Bushcraft Basics: Battoning and wood splitting 101
Replies: 14
Views: 4819

Re: Bushcraft Basics: Battoning and wood splitting 101

Wood batoning is one of those things that once you hear about and try it you have a eureka moment. "It works so well; why didn't *I* think of this already?!" I would like to add, that when weather conditions are wet and miserable outside, look for a small DEAD STANDING tree. A dead standing tree wil...
by Vulcan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Fishing rigs!
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Fishing rigs!

^C'mon man, some of us don't know how to fish and are interested in other peoples' fishing rigs. Don't just leave a snarky comment and kill the thread, contribute to it please.
by Vulcan
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Bushcraft Basics: Backwoods wire
Replies: 22
Views: 3381

Re: Bushcraft Basics: Backwoods wire

That's some scraggly looking cordage. Remove the outer layer to expose the smoother, wood colored inner layer. It's easier to tie also.
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by Vulcan
Wed May 25, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival In The Bush
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Survival In The Bush

Interesting find... I call BS all over it as it was obviously a work of fiction, but it was interesting. Baptiste prob knew what he was doing... I had to turn it off for a bit when he was talking about making bedding and plates and they hadn't eaten yet... Also when he said they were out there for ...
by Vulcan
Tue May 24, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Cesar's Bark Canoe -- (Birch Bark canoe making video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: Cesar's Bark Canoe -- (Birch Bark canoe making video)

For anyone interested in more photos of traditional(ish) boat-building, this guy is a little more modern in his tool and materials, but still has some very pretty handbuilt skin-on-frame kayaks: http://www.capefalconkayak.com/stepbystep.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And he als...
by Vulcan
Sun May 22, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Cesar's Bark Canoe -- (Birch Bark canoe making video)
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Cesar's Bark Canoe -- (Birch Bark canoe making video)

This is the best birch bark canoe making video I've ever seen. It is an hour long film of Cesar Newashish who, "67-year-old Attikamek of the Manawan Reserve north of Montreal, uses only birchbark, cedar splints, spruce roots and gum. The film is without commentary but text frames appear on the scree...
by Vulcan
Fri May 06, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival In The Bush
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: Survival In The Bush

Wow. They survived, no, thrived with just an axe. :shock: I have a lot to learn.

EDIT: I found, "The Rainforest Wisdom of Moises Chavez".
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by Vulcan
Thu May 05, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Let there be fire!
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Let there be fire!

Dried up cattail 'fluff' from the head is like a super "bird's nest" if you pluck it from the head and fluff it up.
by Vulcan
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bartering - Do you plan to do it?
Replies: 57
Views: 1885

Re: Bartering - Do you plan to do it?

BluelegSamantha wrote:Best way to barter?
Put your gun to their head and demand they give it up, it's just the way things will be done in a SHTF scenario, don't expect mercy from anyone else because you wont get it.
That's when the hidden support snipers put a bullet through your chest. Or head. Either works.
by Vulcan
Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Friendly Fire Ain't...
Replies: 42
Views: 1916

Re: Friendly Fire Ain't...

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by Vulcan
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Farm is coming together
Replies: 43
Views: 2585

Re: Farm is coming together

How did you kill three pitbulls with just a knife? What part of the dogs' bodies did you stab? Spine? Throat? Sorry, I *am* interested in the gory details (PM me if it's too bad). Also what kind of knife?
by Vulcan
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ongoing Project- acorn flour -will update as progresses
Replies: 42
Views: 1724

Re: Ongoing Project- acorn flour -will update as progresses

Do yourself a favor and re-read my two posts above.

Cold leaching = no
Hot leaching = yes
by Vulcan
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ongoing Project- acorn flour -will update as progresses
Replies: 42
Views: 1724

Re: Ongoing Project- acorn flour -will update as progresses

Spoiler alert: cold leeching in stagnant water takes weeks.
by Vulcan
Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Ongoing Project- acorn flour -will update as progresses
Replies: 42
Views: 1724

Re: Ongoing Project- acorn flour -will update as progresses

I have nothing but red oaks around and use them. I use a nut cracker to crack the acorns into fourths and a nut pick to get the nutmeat out. I have an off brand mini slap chop to chop up the acorn into small pieces. After rinsing it in a strainer, I put the acorn meal in a pot with lots of water and...
by Vulcan
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your EDC!
Replies: 745
Views: 86664

Re: Awkard moments or negative responses while using your ED

So I go to walmart the other day to pick up my wifes order --- site-to-store. So I go to the back area where you pick that crap up and it came in a box way bigger than what was needed. Being it was in a standard brown shipping box, I asked the girl to open it so I could make sure it was what my wif...
by Vulcan
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME
Replies: 405
Views: 69559

Re: PREP FAILURE: THE WALL OF SHAME

Stabbed myself in the hand with a screwdriver the other night. Realized I didn't have any neosporin on hand (which I later found out (once I cleaned all the useless @$$ $h17 out my car) that I did). Couldn't find my NewSkin either. My FAK has lots of useless stuff, and not enough useful, in it. Time...

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