Hardwoodsman stage 2 skill posts

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  1. wvtracker14

    wvtracker14 Hardwoodsman #9 Supporter

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    Thank you both!

    @OMRebel you gonna keep knocking them out?
     
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    OMRebel Scout Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Gonna try. Got a bit side tracked but hope to get back to it soon.
     
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    wvtracker14 Hardwoodsman #9 Supporter

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    Glad to hear it!
     
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    OMRebel Scout Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Stage 2, I am here!! Starting with Firesteel Only Fire. To be honest, I thought I was going to knock this one out pretty quick, but my normal tinder sources weren't having it. I probably spent about an hour to an hour and a half just trying light the tinder on my first one. I figured a change of location would help me find better tinder sources and I was right. Here is my second go...

     
  5. Pastor Chris

    Pastor Chris Hardwoodsman #7 Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass II

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    The Fellowship has decided that is a go!

    good job.jpg
     
  6. kcardwel

    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass III

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    That is a GO but lizards in prep will give you no extra points. Also tilting the camera to make us dizzy won't help :)
    Looks like the pastor just beat me to it but we conferred earlier :)
     
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    OMRebel Scout Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    @kcardwel @Pastor Chris Thank you, kind gentlemen! I will be posting the floating fire as soon as it loads...
     
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    Still a Go but may I suggest a few pointers.

    1. Always make a base. Ground dampness will make cattail wet quick.
    2. When using flash tinder like fluff, get your fire pretty much setup with secondary right on top. This way the fire has nowhere to go but up. Just like the man in the creek.

    Good Job man. Look forward to the floating fire.
     
  9. OMRebel

    OMRebel Scout Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Oh, Youtube, how slow thou art to upload my video...

    Here is the Floating Fire. I filmed about a minute and a half of it floating, but holy smokes, that thing went on forever!!

     
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    That's a GO!

    Some pointers again. Make some nice fine shavings and then put your firesteel right in those to light them. Move them to rest of the shavings. Use it like a match. This way you won't knock down your other prep.








     
  11. Pastor Chris

    Pastor Chris Hardwoodsman #7 Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass II

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    Solid fire steel technique is so key for these challenges, as is fire prep: Base, brace, lots of fine shavings, well organized prep, attention to the wind/breeze, patience. Prepare and persevere is the motto.

    Great to see you moving through these with gusto @OMRebel . It is the journey and not the destination. Enjoy it!
     
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    OMRebel Scout Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    That's good advise, thanks. I was about to stop and make a larger pile of shavings, but it caught a spark (so a little luck on this one)

    Thanks!!
     
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    I know we're supposed to keep chatter to a minimum on these, but I just have to say that @OMRebel is my pyro hero.
     
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    OMRebel Scout Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Shucks...:23:

    I am far from a pyro expert (much less a hero :18:), the real heroes may be found on these threads:
    Friction Fire Tuesday
    Flint and Steel

    Or anywhere on the Fire Sub-forum helping others along the way.
     
  15. kcardwel

    kcardwel Hardwoodsman Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass III

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    bumping this up reminding people
     
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    Just binge-watched @GreenFrog 's entries. Time to move on to the next!
     

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