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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: 14 Oct 14, 2019

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 Oct 14, 2019

The Serenity of Spoon Carving

FIELDCRAFTLTC

Roughian #10, Male, 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 Oct 14, 2019

Where did Werewolf Come From?

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
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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: 20 Oct 14, 2019

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 Oct 14, 2019

Vacation begins!!!!!

Luchtaine

MOA #22, Male, from Upstate, 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 Oct 14, 2019

Bushcraft Reality

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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For a few years now I have fantasized about VANLIFE. Getting a van and hitting the road to live out of and living the life of a traveler. There is something romantic about the thought. Maybe it is akin to being a Pirate in the modern day? But I just watched a video about the reality of...

Comments: 65 Oct 14, 2019

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 Oct 14, 2019

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: 18 Oct 14, 2019

Spoon carving

wisconsinwalter

Supporter, from Stoughton WI
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[ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] I have been carving seriously for about a year. I started as a diversion to kill time since I am considered an unemployable veteran. During that time I have made many discoverys about the process and the results. While I started like...

Comments: 13 Oct 14, 2019

Fall Birds

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
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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: 22 Oct 14, 2019

Failure - The Best Teacher

Badey

Bushmaster, Male, 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: 31 Oct 14, 2019

Guess Where I Am?

werewolf won

TANSTAAFL
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“Hey, guess where I am?” comes my occasional hunting partner’s voice over the phone. “I don’t know, standing over a fresh kill I imagine” is my reply. “I wish, I’m waiting on a hand surgeon”. He went on to explain that he had indeed been standing over a bird, one he emptied a 3-1/2” 12 gauge...

Comments: 3 Oct 14, 2019

Back from vacation, what now?

Luchtaine

MOA #22, Male, from Upstate, 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 Oct 14, 2019

I\'m here to be wrong.

MrEUser

The Wandering Apistevist, 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 Oct 14, 2019

How long?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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How long does one mourn? I am ready to move on but I feel guilty. It’s like there is nothing more I can do so I feel like I need to move on. Everything has been taken care of as far as I can. There will probably be medical bills coming for months but everything else has been taken care of....

Comments: 38 Oct 14, 2019

Archery Training

Scratch4x4

Guide, Male, from Giddings, 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 Oct 14, 2019

#5: Random Thoughts & Comments

PMSteve

Old Timey Outdoorsman, Male, from Salt Lake City, UT
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After reading through my previous four entries and making a few corrections to clarify and make them more readable, it occurs to me that I've had quite a lot of interesting experiences in my life. I've never really thought about my life that way, but having lived it all, it just seems fairly...

Comments: 3 Oct 14, 2019

Sell it all?

Riverpirate

Supporter, Male, from Milner Georgia
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Now that the wife is dead and I have no kids and living in this house alone is working for me, I am considering selling everything or nearly everything I own and buying a camper and hitting the road. I really have nothing to hold me down now other than my job. I have some savings put up......

Comments: 19 Oct 14, 2019