Simple, but meaningful 100 post giveaway!

Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by Chazzle, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Chazzle

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    Well, I have reached 100 posts before a full year has even passed! As per the tradition around here, I have decided to offer a giveaway. I want to say a big thank you to all the awesome people out there on the forums! There is a camaraderie here seen seldom elsewhere!

    Upon thinking of all of the things I could post here I started to reflect….
    I thought about how I found this wonderful community, and what “Bushcraft” really means to me. The general consensus is that Bushcraft is the practical knowledge and application of primitive skills and self-reliance in nature. To me, I think it is deeper than that. I was initially drawn to this craft as “something cool to do with sticks!, knives, flint, etc.” but as I spent many evenings browsing the countless hours of work and effort people put on this site, days outdoors, hours over the backyard fire pit, I've learned a few things more:

    • I’ve learned more observation to my surroundings; the woods around me have much more things to tell me if I take the time to see and listen.
    • I’ve learned that knowledge only works if it is applied with practice!
    • I’ve learned patience when trying to craft a wood spoon, or make the perfect tinder bundle.
    • I’ve learned humility when I realized I couldn’t safely pull off an overnighter with the tools or skills I had at the time.
    • I’ve learned the appreciation of the hard work needed to gain an ember from a fire plow.
    • I’ve learned to always make a sincere effort to learn the most of what I can from people here with an open mind, with the tools I have.
    • Most importantly, I’ve gained more respect and appreciation of how important self-reliance with mother nature truly is.

    I enjoy Bushcraft because it provides a complex mix of appreciation of nature, sense of community, and joy of learning.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that every single person here started from somewhere, and I started Bushcraft with just a pocket knife and a used magnesium bar. I want to give these tools away to someone who will use them, or give these to someone else just starting out!

    These items aren’t fancy, but they hold meaning for me.
    The pocket knife is a Schrade Old Timer (Made in U.S.A) that was my very first knife, since I was 13 years old. It served me well, but I think it could use a good home with someone new.
    The mag bar was a hand-me-down from an uncle who thought he no longer needed it after getting a fancy torch lighter! I’ve started many fires with this, but since graduated to firesteel and tinder-bundles. This mag-bar has helped me realize there is more fun and satisfaction building a fire with items other than a disposable Bic lighter.

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    The giveaway is simple: A simple “I’m in” from those who will use them, or give them to someone who will. I trust the honor system. Since there is an edged blade involved, I must ask that participants be 18+ and reside in the USA.
    I will pick a number from a random number generator on 1/31/13 and PM the winner.

    Thanks for participating, and I hope to run into some of you out there !
    Stay safe,
    Chazzle
     
  2. Erdbeereis

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    I'm in! Thank you. :)
     
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    Not in but very generous of you!
     
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    Excellent give away.

    I'm not in, but I respect and value your sentiments greatly.

    -Doug.
     
  5. Grizzix

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    Not in, but awesome givaway that shows that you "get it".

    Grizz
     
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    I'm in, and I thank you for the depth and sincerity of your post. I know exactly to whom these items are going if my number is called.
     
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    I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've been looking for one of these old timers for quite a while now. They seem scarce in my area, but my grandfather carried nothing but the old timer knives, as did my father and I also carried one for years until it was lost in a boating accident. I have yet to find a good replacement because the ones for sale now just dont measure up to the older ones.
    Thank you for even the chance here.
     
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    I'm in! Thanks.
     
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    I'm in , thanks.
     
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    I am in, and Thanks.
     
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    thats is really cool if i win ill give them to my son. he just went on his first bushcraft campout. IM IN!!
     
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    Not in, but thanks for your generosity.
     
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    Not in. Very nice of you.
     
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    Not in, but thanks for your generosity.
     
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    Not in but wanted to say, thanks for what genuinely is a meaningful give away.
    Good on ya!
     
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    I would like to see more posts like this!
    now maybe someone has a daughter out there!?
     
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    I'm in. I know someone that would like to get started.
     
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    Not in but very generous of you!
     
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    NOT in, but that is an awesome giveaway. I love that the knife and mag bar both have sentimental value for you. I hope the lucky recipient gains as much experience from them and as much appreciation for them as you have over the years. Cheers to you, my friend!
     
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    I'm in and thanks for the chance; if I should win this it will go to my youngest Grandson!
     
  23. Gii shi kan dug

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    Not in but very generous to give away a knife you have had for so long.
     
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    This giveaway is the least I could do for all the awesome people on this site! The respectful discussions and kind advice are what truly make this site what it is!

    Chazzle
     
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    I ' m in, thanks.
     
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    Thanks for your kindness, I am in





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    I'm in.
    Thank you
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    Im in

    im new to bushcraft and could put both of those to use. Im in!
     
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    Not in but that's a nice giveaway. Thanks!
     
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    i'm in thanks!!
     

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