Great little outing today

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  1. chansta

    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    I keep the tripod up in a few spots I frequent. That way I just tie it on. No need to lash anything! So cozy.
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    Found some punkwood on the way.
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    Had this bark in my pack from a different outing.
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    Quick and easy upside down fire lay. Not everything was primo wood, but that's the beauty of this lay.
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    Charred results. Need more, but better surface area for striking.
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    Needed an extra piece of punk wood as a coal extender. Worked like a champ.
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    And so it burns. down into the larger pieces. No need to keep adding fuel!
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    Hanging my pack so ants don't get the wrong idea.
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    Water takes no time to boil with this setup.
     

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  2. chansta

    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    Had a brief amount of time to lay in the hammock.
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    MMMMMMMMM Bacon. I had planned to have eggs but they'd gone bad.
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    Did some fishing on the way back. First time using this tiny crank bait.
     
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    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    I still find FS sparks on punkwood to be difficult, but it somehow worked after a few strikes this time.
     
  4. Jonah L. Archer

    Jonah L. Archer ~Roughian #21~ ~ MOA #62 ~ Supporter Bushclass II

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    Good stuff man! Way to work on those skills!
     
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    That is awesome. Looks like you had a great day.
     
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    I couldn’t get it to work anymore today but I guess after a while it will be second nature. I think a big part of it is knowing when you need a new stone. Once those edges are worn, you are not going to get the spark you need!
     
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    Jonah L. Archer ~Roughian #21~ ~ MOA #62 ~ Supporter Bushclass II

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    This is true. Gotta have that sharp edge...
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Very nice!
     
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    Nice outing!
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Seeker Woods Bum Supporter Bushclass I

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    Lazy too... Welcome to efficiency.

    I do the same, though I've learned that you can tie the one end of a bush chair off to a tree, and tie the foot end's crosspiece to another tree with some thin rope (lark's head from a big loop on one end, knot on the other). So what I now do is stash just the cross pieces. What I carry for that rope weighs about 3oz, and is roughly 25' of 3/16" braided nylon cord. Normally, I end up with about 8-12' left over, but this ensures I can sling between a lot of trees. If I went to 12' carried, I feel I'd be very limited. 15-18 would probably cover most of my needs. 25' is just what i have, and i've never bothered cutting it (used to be a rifle/bow hauling line).
     
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    Looks like a great day out!
     
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    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    Do you have a pic?
     
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    NJHeart2Heart Backyard Bushcrafter Supporter

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    Love the hammock :) Have you done overnights in it?
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    CoolBreeze135 Scholarly Woodsman

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    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    negative.
     
  17. chansta

    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

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    This will change this weekend.
     
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    Seeker Woods Bum Supporter Bushclass I

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    This is at a Gathering at @Forestree's, 2017 maybe? Set up low and slouchy. That leaning tree made it tough to tie off on, but it works. You can see how I coil up the excess rope and just hang it on the cross bar.
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    And here's one with the trees really close together. Judging from the rifle, I was squirrel hunting. I think the rope coil is on the far side in this pic. Chair.jpg

    The stick 'unit of measure' is from my armpit to my finger tips, about 32" iirc, which gives me about 4" of excess stick on either side of a 24" wide seat.
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to post that!
     
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    bacpacjac Queen of the Cups Supporter Bushclass I

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    What an awesome way to get out there. I especially love the purple hammock. Well done and thanks so much for bringing us along!
     
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    Slick!! Thanks for sharing!!
     
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    Bobsdock So long, and thanks for all the fish Supporter

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    Nice day out brother.
     
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