(B) Student practice for the Pot Hook

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  1. Red Yeti

    Red Yeti Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    This is my FINAL LESSON and elective for Bush class 1 !

    It was finally a nice afternoon so I carved this and set it up on a local beach.
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    I lit a fire and boiled some water and made up a brew.

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    I took a few moments to think about all the different lessons in the Bushclass. This has really been a fun leaning opportunity. Some of the tasks were things I was very familiar with, others were new to me like this one. I have leaned a lot and honed some skill and I want to send my thanks for the folks who have put effort into organizing these lessons and reviewing the student practice.
     
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    Here is my pot hook. Don't have a cooking pot yet, but I'll have to get one done for my improvise a cooking implement class. Pot hook is made from Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense). I put a rock in the bottom of the bucket to simulate being full of water. Fun lesson. WP_20170502_18_50_55_Pro.jpg WP_20170502_18_50_24_Pro.jpg WP_20170502_18_46_19_Pro.jpg
     
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    The weather here is mild thunderstorms and steady light to medium rain. I got bored with TV so I got the pothook practice in today while @PrincessoftheWoods was taking a nap!
    The canteen was the only thing I could find handy with a bail on it, so it made the pic.
    Took probably a good 30 minutes or so to find the right pieces and to cut em up like I wanted.
    Pretty cool stuff, and another lesson completed!

    Used the Reeves pack axe on these

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    The AS Classic did the rest
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  4. jackpine

    jackpine Fire? I don't see any fire!? Supporter

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    IMG_0451.JPG IMG_0450.JPG IMG_0449.JPG My main bushcraft knife had a loose scale so I knocked this out with my local made hawk

    This makes my last basic cert complete!
     
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    Rainy day here in Rock Creek, Al. Walked out on my property, batoned a few trees with the Esee 6 and got to work. I did this with a 5 year old, which is why there is no fire. Having to mind him a fair bit today!

    Used Esee 6 and baton for the whole project

    It's a little steep, but my son took it down 4 times while I would make a notch deeper or change the pitch. It'll stretch out. It's holding around 3 gallons of water, so 24ish lbs

    I don't have cookware yet. Will be gathering that to make the improvised stove/pot
     

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    Counter weighted pot hook
     
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    Make a Pot Hook
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    I had hoped to make something different but the sticks weren't available. Made an old fashioned spit style hook with some spare wire an sticks. It worked!
     
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    I was doing a bunch of bushclass activities during a single outing and forgot my pot with a bail hook at home! I used a sapling that had a natural fork tucked into some rocks. The ground is very hard and rocky here, so it's easier to make devices above ground than digging

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    Not very complex, but works IMG_0006.JPG
    There's a rock on the far end to hold it down
     
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    I wanted to try out the knife I made carving notche's in wood, so I made a Pot hanger!

    Worked pretty well, also used my little hatchet,and my new /used bahco laplander.
    This was my first use of the bahco and although it carries well, and cuts great, closing can be a bit janky.

    Anyway here's the pic, hung my 12cm zebra pot off it, no fire as the kids burned all the dry wood...

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    And lessons are done:) with this pot hook using a hanger, try stick with a pot hook notch. I am ready to start my outings
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    Hanging out at camp, I figured I'd give this a whirl. My notches are ugly, but functional. I would've rather had a pot than a tea kettle, but it works for demonstration. I'll definitely have to work on my notches.
     

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