chimpac wrote:What about burning the sharp end a bit in a flame to make the wood harder.
I saw this done somewhere to make a wood spear.
DannusMaximus wrote:bonanacrom wrote:At home I use an oil lamp.
I tried duct-taping one of these to my forehead during a big ice storm/power outage this spring. Hot. Heavy. Cumbersome. Tendency to slosh. Did I mention HOT?!?!
Hands-free LED headlamp for the win!
maddmatt wrote:Here is my quick stake technique.
ninja-elbow wrote:maddmatt wrote:Here is my quick stake technique.
I've tried these many times - the main problem I had was finding the Y branch. You'd think it is easy in the PNW; and it is, until Ol' NE needs them. I'll keep my eye out though next time I'm out and just make them when I don't need them.
bystander wrote:In the Old Boy Scouts, one needed to earn a "Totin Chip" card to carry a sheath knife or wield an axe. The practical test was making a tent stake, complete with notch for the guy line, using only an axe.
As an aside, any time a leader caught a Scout doing something unsafe with and edged tool, he cut a corner off of the guilty party's card. Lose all your corners, you lose your sheath knife and axe.
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