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    Ia woodsman taught me how to do this because I wasn't smart enough to figure it out myself. True story.
    Anyway, this is for the hardwoodsman challenges. One of the challenges in the first stage.
    Check 'em out when you get a chance, it's no longer a requirement for you to be bush class basic certified to participate. If you want to get in on them then there's no restrictions anymore. I'd like to see some more folks get involved if they want.
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    that last big azz piece of bark ya threw on -you could use it as a under-mat and put grass or pine branches on it for insulation...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keyser Söze View Post
    that last big azz piece of bark ya threw on -you could use it as a under-mat and put grass on it for insulation...
    For sure, bro. It was huge. lol. I hit the jackpot, I found a big ol' cottonwood that had slipped most of it's bark.
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    this has been on my list for a while now. I wnat to incorporate something that naturally is shelter like already and pile on the no tool debris. thanks for the inspiration.

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    Oh man the sneaker pimps.

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    Who knew you were a closet trip-hop lover Iz..

    Seriously though guys hardwoodsman is major skill level up just from learning about it. I have a few down and every single one I did as much as cursed and sweated and bled has not only boosted my confidence in the outdoors but in life. If anything ever gets to me I can think of when I started a splitwood fire using only a knife and a ferro rod left-handed, their aren't a lot of people in the world who have done that and it made me proud.

    Iz cutting the bushclass requirement is a big deal, you all need to get on this now. Go through the skills thread and watch the videos from the guys who have completed stage 1 or are trying to complete it. There are skills displayed there like nothing else.

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    Well done Brother
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    Awesome stuff Iz im retarded and never think about these chalenges till im in the middle of the woods and then I cant ever remember them. Im gonna start calling you everytime im in the woods so you can tell me all the rules and requirements haha
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    Here's a shelter I built for another forum's challenge. First time I've done a shelter like this one. I didn't use any tools, either. Branches were found and broken by hand. Roots dug up and split, and then weaved around the support poles. Some pine boughs were thatched into the top of the weaves. Added some more shaping boughs to the outside and covered with pine needles. The inside has boughs, weeds, pine needles, and ceder for an insulation bed. I don't expect it to keep me dry in a heavy rain, and I did NOT sleep in it. If I were to actually use it, I would have built it in the woods to have more of a wind break and overhead coverage. It was a fun experience.


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    Good stuff IZ. I still plan to do your challenges. I actually did the man in creek awhile back, but my stupid camera was too cold and did not record it. In any case it was a good, cold practice run. I will get back on them as soon as I can.

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