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  1. Rowsey63

    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Ah yes, I totally forgot to put my prep on that. Thanks for the reminder! Thanks for the GO!
     
  2. Rowsey63

    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I’m STOKED!
     
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    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Split wood fire in the rain. Broken maple tree limb was used for my prep.

     
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    @Rowsey63 We didn't forget about you, it's a busy week for many of us.

    Move out and draw fire.
     
  5. Rowsey63

    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thanks for the status update. I’ll be patiently waiting!
     
  6. kcardwel

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    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2019-04-21 at 1.28.38 PM by Ken Cardwell, on Flickr

    sorry but we all came to the conclusion it had to be raining the entire time. You did an excellent job in your procedures. You could have stopped and waited for the rain to return if it would. Make sure you continue to have the rain shown and always good to have your camera where you can hear it coming down as well.
    I had to wait almost a year for this darn thing to happen since we don't always get that long continuous rain here so we know how frustrating this challenge is. The challenge does say "in the rain". I am sure you will get it if the weather is there since your skills are.
     
  7. Rowsey63

    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thanks, I can’t disagree with your decision. The rain had increased and decreased throughout the day. I happen to hit the fire lighting at a bad time. Looking forward to further challenges.
     
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    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Hardwoodsman Challenge - Split Wood Fire In The Rain

     
  9. notoiletpaperinthewoods

    notoiletpaperinthewoods MOA #58 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass III Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    @Rowsey63 awesome job getting after these objectives!
     
  10. Rowsey63

    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thank you! The hardest one is the first one. Once you get started, its not too bad and I'm getting the hang of the hardest part... Editing the video and getting it uploaded!
     
  11. Sweeneyguy

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    creepy-guy GO.jpg

    @Rowsey63 Good Job! We knew it was just a point of not having enough rain. One thing we thing you should do it really work on your firesteel technique. Try to get the rod into the fine curls and direct the spark to it. It will help you on your future challenges.
     
  12. Rowsey63

    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thanks for the votes of confidence! I will work on my technique. On this challenge, I wanted to lay the lava down because of the conditions. I told myself to keep it up until I see flames. Kinda over did that one, you can say!! Thanks again!
     
  13. Rowsey63

    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Picture kinda creepy though.
     
  14. OMRebel

    OMRebel Meanderer of the Piney Woods Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Pictures will always be creepy...lol
     
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    Rowsey63 Elk River Bushcraft Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I've noticed! I can entertain myself just browsing through them.
     
  16. kcardwel

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    Some of them are HARD to look at...get it :)
     
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    They will get worse....
     
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    Counting on it!
     
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    Keep up the good work!
     
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  20. OMRebel

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    Counting on Creepy.

    Sounds like a good sermon title!
     
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    The full picture is even more startling.

    Google MOMO
     
  24. OMRebel

    OMRebel Meanderer of the Piney Woods Supporter Hardwoodsman Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    No sir, I will not!
     
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  25. OMRebel

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    AGH.....Ok, curiosity got me....yikes, that is creepy!
     
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  26. Teeps

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    Man in the creek -- I have been wanting to get in on the Hardwoodsman Challenges now that I live very close to the wild and after a pep talk from @OMRebel I decided to try it out today. After two fails I got a decent attempt recorded. However, I am fairly certain it's a no-go due to all the crap in the way of the camera that I didn't notice, realizing my audio on this camera is either terrible or I haven't figure it out yet, and also you can barely tell the lake behind me is a lake. Oh well, this was my first time trying out my birthday present from my wife (the camera) and I got some quality bush time in. I can't wait to keep cranking on these.

    HEADPHONE ALERT AT THE END

     
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    Great challenge. I don't have the patience to record myself in the bush, but I have completed a split stick fire in the freezing rain thanks to the encouragement I've received from this thread. Keep up the good work, all.
     
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    NO-GO
    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2019-06-02 at 11.01.50 AM by Ken Cardwell, on Flickr

    Sorry but too much unclear there. You must show the audience everything. Show the fire starting, flame height etc. so there is no doubt. Really liked your hustle in knowing you had to get it going quickly. Do over and set things up so we can see things clearly with all your skills shown.
     
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  29. OMRebel

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    You did good, @Teeps, keep at it! If you don't have one, get a tripod; that was my number one investment.
     
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    Thanks guys! I am going to give this another try this week and have wifey be my camera-man
     
  31. Teeps

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    The funny part was I hadn't thought it through til the end.... I got done and realized I had a waist high fire in the middle of the national forest and nothing to put it out. So I took off my flannel and dipped it in the lake and kept ringing it out over the fire til it was dowsed. Hahahah
     
  32. OMRebel

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    now you definitely should have filmed tht, lol!
     
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    Okay yall. Wifey and I got out of our third shifts and headed to the river today. Here is my much better attempt number 2.

     
  34. Pastor Chris

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    Teeps that was awesome!!!! Well done!
     
  35. OMRebel

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    I'm going to agree with the camera lady, that was pretty darn fast! Great job!
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Thanks to the both of you. I have been practicing my off hand hatchet swings and it is no joke. Haha.
     
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    looking forward to it :)
     
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    Make a natural shelter without tools and sleep in it / Overnighter Alone

    Sorry my editing is so bad. Haha

     
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    That's a go, but we sure are glad it didn't rain...keep up the good work!
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    Thank you! It was a great night. I was treated to all i could eat wild blueberry too. I am loving these challenges. I have gone from "probably would never try that" to "I can't wait to do that again"

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  44. OMRebel

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    Sometimes I wish I still had some left to do. Guess I could always do some again...

    Should've took you some bannock mix out there for the blueberries.
     
  45. Pastor Chris

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    You could make some in depth guide videos while redoing the challenges. Not to over step Iz's boundaries or anything, but I am sure we can all agree the instructionals are vague at best.


    Yes I definitely should have brought bannock. Had to swing by that camp on the way home from third shift this morning... going to be pancake time a little bit..

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  47. OMRebel

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    Pancakes, even better!
     
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    Thanks Chris!
     
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    My Splitwood Fire 3X prep attempt:

     
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    Is that three fires or one long fire? :33:
    LOL, nice job @Teeps!
     

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