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Failure - The Best Teacher

Badey

Supporter, from Pennsylvania
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Failure. It haunts our steps. It looms in the recesses of our minds. It towers above all of our successes as some great disaster ready to fall upon us without any warning; a great destroyer against whom most men fear to stand. Failure. It is one of our greatest fears. How many times...

Comments: 11 Jan 19, 2017

CuriousLearner Learns Local Edibles Pt. I

CuriousLearner

Nemophilist, Male, from Long Island, NY
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Hello Everyone, I joined BushcraftUSA in an attempt to further my knowledge. I am no bushcraft expert, however I spent a large amount of my free time growing up camping out with the Boy Scouts and my younger brother. As I am sure many of you can relate, as I "grew up" and began working...

Comments: 4 Jan 19, 2017

I\'m here to be wrong.

MrEUser

Supporter, Male, from Denver, Colorado
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The greatest thing I can make is a mistake... as long as I can learn from it. The most important thing I can do is be wrong... as long as I can learn from it. Before I learned anything about Bushcraft being a thing, I was/am an Ultralight Backpacker (can you hear the eyes rolling from that...

Comments: 14 Jan 19, 2017

Fall Birds

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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Hunting alone is a labor of love. Long before the milk men have even stirred from their slumber I walk down a dirt road, quickly closing my eyes when a car’s startling white headlights illuminate my face, in a vain attempt to preserve my night vision. Upon reaching a small line of pebbles...

Comments: 20 Jan 19, 2017

Thoughts on the future

MrEUser

Supporter, Male, from Denver, Colorado
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I read a post earlier that was along the vein of... bushcraft has run its course. A thought. I saw today that someone was doing a GAW to a youngster for a Buck knife. I decided to add a one year supporter subscription to the GAW. I'm not mentioning for my edification, but rather an idea. What...

Comments: 3 Jan 19, 2017

Archery Training

Scratch4x4

Supporter, Male, from Childress,TX
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INTRO Im going to try to start keeping a log here on my progress. I wish this was a little more private, as im not looking for any debates with random members. Just want to track my progress and take some critique or encouragement from friends here that know a little something about it. Im in...

Comments: 10 Jan 19, 2017

Buying a Nieche Shotgun

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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I have recently discovered a sort of niche shotgun. Mainly water fowler’s shotguns, but the odd upland gun is out there too from the era between muzzleloaders and the advent of steel shot. These are already getting a bit harder to find, but they are out there and while the prices have crept up,...

Comments: 1 Jan 19, 2017

Where did Werewolf Come From?

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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These days I don’t usually go out on the company’s boats unless there is a problem of some sort that requires my attention. I had not only to go out on one the other day I had to take a smaller boat to get out to it. I was sitting in a small cuddy cabin in the bow of a working skiff and was...

Comments: 18 Jan 19, 2017

Time Passes

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL, from East Freetown, MA
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My calendar opened this morning to remind me of one several anniversaries I keep tabs on – this one is the day, 29 years ago already, the forgotten would be world champion Ferrari’s Didier Pironi was killed. In August of 1982 Pironi was leading the F1 Driving championships. His teammate Gilles...

Comments: 9 Jan 19, 2017

WHY FLINT AND STEEL!

Nakadnu

OBSERVER, Male, from NE MT
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Using flint and steel to start a fire isn't just about starting a fire. It is a ritual as old as steel itself, perhaps even older. It is a form of meditation practicing patience and getting your mind right. It is a way to be a part of the fire making process that just doesn't come from using a...

Comments: 23 Jan 19, 2017

Blessed, not lucky

Dadio

Supporter, from Missouri
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Next week Momio and I should finally close on what we intend to be our last property before we buy our grave sites. We are very excited and are truly thankful for the blessing this represents. I use the term, "blessing" intentionally, because I do believe that this is an opportunity put before...

Comments: 16 Jan 19, 2017

Basic Binocular Knowledge for the Hunter and Bushcrafter

GreyOne

Elder, from Texas
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Basic Binocular Knowledge for the Hunter and Bushcrafter by , 12-08-2012 at 01:03 PM (378 Views) Lifted this from one of my old threads, in hopes it will be of some use to some of our members. Binocular Basics - Optics Bushcraft and hunting can both benefit from good optics. The rifle scope is...

Comments: 12 Jan 19, 2017

Tough Decisions

armoredshoe

Tracker, from North MS
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I have come to a major crossroad and I'm facing a tough decision. I truly don't know what to do at this point. I'm torn as to what type camp I am going to build to live in this fall and winter. Here is the deal. I'm trying to decide whether to build a traditional bushcraft camp or start the...

Comments: 14 Jan 19, 2017

The Serenity of Spoon Carving

FIELDCRAFTLTC

Supporter, from Connecticut
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Taking a piece of wood in hand, observing its grain, its smell, and its texture is the first step towards achieving one’s goal, a spoon carved from scratch. For me, it is also the first step towards realizing a true sense of inner peace and harmony. Spoon carving is perhaps one of the most...

Comments: 16 Jan 19, 2017

A good experience.

Nakadnu

OBSERVER, Male, from NE MT
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While I was sitting there at my little camp watching the fire a breeze appeared and the sun came out from behind a cloud and something changed. It just felt different. I lifted my head and looked down the creek at a log I had seen a 1/2 dozen times before. It was now, in it's own way, majestic....

Comments: 24 Jan 19, 2017

Back from vacation, what now?

EvanStinson

Supporter, Male, from Fort Plain, NY
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Back from vacation! It was some much needed down time for the whole family. We stay at a little log cabin on the west branch of the AuSable river in the high peaks region of the Adirondacks. We usually go up a few times a year with the summer visit being a full weeks stay. We visited North Pole...

Comments: 17 Jan 19, 2017

Vacation begins!!!!!

EvanStinson

Supporter, Male, from Fort Plain, NY
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Vacation began today, errrrr yesterday 7/1. Didn't start on the greatest note finding out I need breaks and a caliper for the vehicle but it was coming sooner or later. On higher notes, tomorrow errrrr today 7/2 is my birthday!!!! Makes this weekend a great weekend every year. NY legalized...

Comments: 17 Jan 19, 2017