Is there going to be any interest in this or should I scrap it...too much trouble? finding a log the right size and dryness? Let me know...need 5 to make it worthwhile. March 15th at 6:00 is the deadline
Just some preliminaries first; then I give a demo with more specifications and then you try it. Have two knives(folders...one friction...one spydie and a whistel for the prizes) Spyderco is a Gin-1 all serrated rescue style, orange scales, fricition folder is more of a custom that I can't find who made it. Whistle is just an orange rescue whistle. I have made a swedish stove and they work very well but I made a big one with a chain saw, etc. Here are some preliminaries...piece of wood of your choosing cannot be over 7" in diameter and down to 4 1/2". Can't be more than 16" in height. no power tools allowed...you need to split the wood into 4 pieces close as you can to the same size and then put it back together in the way you see fit. no accelerants, fat wood, birch bark but any other wood, shavings can be used. My idea of this is that one should be able to use tools in their backpack to make this...saw, axe, cord, etc. The ultimate to win is to get one cup of water boiling the fastest put on the top. the container can be of your choosing. Trying to not make this too technical(last one was) so that more people will try it and probably something that some have never done before. I think they are fun to make and pretty impressive. you can practice as much as you want and I would advise it but only one video counts posted. If I were you I would play around with wood you think would work better and just test things out. that is why I am going to go slow on this. I will post pics of the prizes soon...tomorrow or the next day. And then show my video of one way you can do it. This is open to international membes as well especially since the idea I believe came from Sweden. You can start looking at vids of swedish fire stoves to get ideas but there will be certain requirements on limits on this one, dimensions, tools used, accelerants, and how it is lit. Time starts when you first light it and stops when you show the water is a rolling boil. There may be more prizes but probably it will go to just the first place unless a tie.
PICK YOUR WOOD WELL PLEASE DO THIS IN VIDEO FOR THE MAJOR PART. ACCOMPANING PICUTRES WOULD BE FINE AS WELL.This should be fun so get your knives sharp your axes shined and your twine ready.
Ok have decided on the prizes and these are biggies! Will be a second place and first place. First place is the drover bhk knife and second is the three spoken of already. here they are!
first place:used but in super shape and very sharp edge...little patina on it but any bushcraft person would be proud to own this one