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    Quote Originally Posted by Iz View Post
    Time for me to be a hardass. Sorry, bro this is a no-go. You have to start three separate fires with the prep you make. I gotta see each fire going.
    It's the only way to ensure that people get the idea of exactly what three times the prep is.
    Now go get some dad gum rest.
    Good try J.

    But, I have to commend Iz for sticking to his guns. We all know Iz doesn't like being a hard ass. But, we can all see this means a lot to him.
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    Following the "by" that was offered here are the scans of some evidence that I have previously fulfilled the "Navigate to a place you have not been to before " requirement
    My first 2 books on walking in West Wales

    My third book on walking in West Wales plus my Mountain leader recomendation (see how long I have been in the game!)

    Certs for leading a couple of my many expeditions in Africa and other countries

    and a couple of photos of other trips that involved serios nav....
    My pal Greg on a trip we took up the Preseli Hills searching for WW2 aircraft wrecks

    Our bivvis by historic slate mines

    The second day was thick fog - boy did nav come in then!
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    Trekking in the Cederberg Wilderness in South Africa

    Treking in Thailand

    When possible I will try and get a nav tutorial up for the site!

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    This is a great challenge! I look forward to it big time I only ask that I can Scream at myself kick dirt on my Fires and have a possible visit from the little black rain cloud then make myself do pushups on the smokey side of the fires...Thanks Iz lol

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    Never one to make life easy for myself I decided to combine the making 3 splitwood fires with making a splitwood fire in the rain!
    I used some ash, split with a small hatchet and the Helle/Les Stroud Temagami knife, storing the prepped wood under my Ventile smock to keep it dry.
    I positioned the fires under a good thick bit of tree canopy to help keep off the rain – but just got bigger drops of rain falling on the fires!
    Eventually I got the fires going using a fire steel on some of he finest of feather curls I had prepared and once all three were burning well I combined them into one big fire, brewed up a mug of coffee and relaxed while the fire burned out.
    It certainly proved a tough little challenge – first to find a suitable bit of drywood in my soaking woods, then to keep it (and myself!) dry as I prepared it and then getting it all going with a firesteel in the rain….and reviving each little fire as the blobs of rain off the trees tried to put em out again!
    It seemed that just as they were all going well then one would get a dousing and need a bit of TLC!
    Still – it all worked in the end!





    Not many pictures as I was trying to keep my camera dry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iz View Post
    Time for me to be a hardass. Sorry, bro this is a no-go. You have to start three separate fires with the prep you make. I gotta see each fire going.
    It's the only way to ensure that people get the idea of exactly what three times the prep is.
    Now go get some dad gum rest.
    Ah geez here I was complimenting you J and it turns out you messed it up haha.

    I'm glad you went first though so that I know what to do for when its my turn
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    Quote Originally Posted by KerriTM View Post
    I'm glad you went first though so that I know what to do for when its my turn
    One of my mentors said to me before I went to basic....

    "Don't be first.....Don't be last.....Never volunteer!"

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    You're a go on your land nav.

    I gotta say though it doesn't look like it's raining in your pics. It looks like it had been raining but not raining at the time. I'm not calling you a liar at all so don't get excited. I just need to confirm that it was actually raining at the time you built the fires. You tell me that straight up and it's a go.
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    this is getting good

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    Solo overnighter
    I have done too many solo nights out to count!
    On my little spot in the local woods - where I have sole user rights - I have a little bushcraft home from home.
    I built a table and chairs

    and a fire place

    and I go up there whenever I can
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iz View Post
    John f
    You're a go on your land nav.

    I gotta say though it doesn't look like it's raining in your pics. It looks like it had been raining but not raining at the time. I'm not calling you a liar at all so don't get excited. I just need to confirm that it was actually raining at the time you built the fires. You tell me that straight up and it's a go.
    It was raining OK!
    Not the heaviest of rain I will admit and the trees gave pretty good shelter - but dropped big plodges of water just where and when I did not want them!
    I got pretty damp as I was using my jacket to shelter the prepped wood and I found it all a lot harder than normal...

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