(B) Student practice for the Pot Hook

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  1. Red Yeti

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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!?

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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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  11. Broke

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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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    I realize this is kind of crude but here it is. I'm going to work on a stand later.
     

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    Pot hook.
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    Didn't have too much laying around as far as materials go.
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    Carved a quick pot hook with the knife I just sharpened to hang a water bottle on, using 550 cord tied to the bottle using two two half hitches.

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  18. Donald Devall

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    No fire for me either. I actually did my twig fire earlier today. No idea why I didn't do this then and try it out. Anyway here it is. Don't make fun of my pack. She Who Must Be Obeyed won't let me buy a better one. o_O

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    Here's my submission for this lesson
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    and a close up of the notch
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    I'ts hard to see but I used some snare wire from my kit to hang the pot. It's not actually levitating, haven't go to that lesson yet.
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    Here is my first attempt at a burtonsville rig. Pretty cool that it actually worked and didn't drop my pot into the fire! IMG_20170812_145935.jpg IMG_20170812_150915.jpg IMG_20170812_151347.jpg IMG_20170812_152843.jpg LivePhoto_20170812_153145.jpg
     
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    Here's my simple pot hook:
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    Worked great for boiling up some turnips out in the bush!
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    Here is my pot hanger - I actually plan to make another as I saw neat one that employs a french windlass - I'll post it when i have finished it!

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    Cooking dinner
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    First time crafting a pot hook! Not too bad...
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    Here's my pothook and how I carved it with adjustable notches:

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  27. Lassmanac

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    Pot hook setup.

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    Here's mine. I carved it green so it only lasted a few days before warping... after that it would no longer lock together. It did work well for those first 2 days. If that doesn't count I'll happily make another!

    Starting by cleaning up the sticks.
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    Carving the joint.
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    Starting the toggle.
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    I need to see this in action suspending a cooking container/pot to give you full credit
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    I don't have that one in action. But I do have this one. No work in progress. Will this work?
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    Pot hook homework.....

    Done using the "Mors" method of batonning an "X" into the wood and then removing the sides from the "X" and carving a ramp onto the top end. When I cut the support post I cut about a 8" length from the fat end of that sapling, carved a point on one end and used it to hammer in the post hole, then turned it crossways on top of the "Y" when I hammered the post to save from mushing the wood.

    ...used Aspen to take it easy on the knife...
    ...pot half full of water....
    ...good times in the back yard!

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    (note the lawn needs mowing; bah to that)

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    My notches could use some work. Not the prettiest, but functional. Canteen was near full. 20171021_160311.jpg 20171021_160258.jpg
     
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    Had a great time making this adjustable pot hook:

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    Need to practice this one more, get better at notching, and estimating wood for the project. This is the third one, the others failed due to hard ground and a long shaft that was too bent in the wrong direction. Physics just wouldn't cooperate! The pot is full of water, but I need to figure out a bail, probably a picture hanger wire and hooks. The keyring works though.

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    IMHO, if your pack carries what you need, then it is a good pack!
     

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