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  1. Papa Sean

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    IMG_0354.PNG IMG_0353.JPG Hello to everyone on the Bushcraft USA interweb forum here!


    We Just joined up!
    Father & two children in Silverdale,WA

    I'm originally from KY, TN, LA, FL areas in that order. Mostly Louisville KY & New Orleans


    Divorcée with children two nights a week (so every moment is precious)
    When not at work/school...We are mostly backyard/creek bushcrafting each week. But we also head over to the Olympics any chance we get!

    Love learning on how to dwell in better harmony & skillful participation with the natural world. We are also interested in developing more stealthy camping skills & abilities/games.


    I'm trying to keep these youngins experiencing an emphasis on their own humanity rather than the more modern trends of YouTube & video game reality haha...which I regularly have to contend with in raising them (virtual reality vs natural reality-reality) ;)

    Once I pry them away from home comforts we tend to almost always have an awesome and special time out & about. :)

    Seeking positive & knowledgeable Bushcrafters & Woodsyfolk community to participate & grow with.

    Thanks in advance for any consideration, participation opportunity, guidance , &/or support

    P.s. We just acquired our first Axe for campcrafting ..... I mailordered a Husqvarna 19" carpenters Axe

    It looks to be in pretty nice condition aside from the top of the handle wedge setting looks a bit on the sloppy side.

    Is this a deal breaker & would it be recommended to send back for replacement? Or nothing to be much concerned with? Any advice would be most appreciated.
    Cheers & Laissez les bon temp rouler!
     
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    Welcome to BCUSA!
     
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    Welcome, sounds like you found the right place here at BCUSA!

    In my opinion, that axe hang ain't picture perfect, but there ain't nothing about it that will prevent it from giving you many years of service.

    I wouldn't do nothing with it other than cut up some wood for a smore cookin' fire, kids require lots of sugar, and often you know.
     
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    Hey buddy welcome from B.C. Canada
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Welcome from western wa.! We are very limited with our technology, although we have movie and game night.
     
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    Welcome!

    Where do you live?
     
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    Hello from the NorthEast corner of Washington State. Glad to have you join us. Good on you for getting the kiddos some good unplugged time.

    That hang seems pretty typical of production axes.
     
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    Greetings from a Sean in Michigan. I wouldn't worry about the axe. It's not great, but straight and tight count for more than pretty. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome to the camp young fellar, sounds like you're trying to aim the children in the right direction. joe
     
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    Hello and welcome from Kansas.
    As to the handle, I’d just go ahead and use it. It looks more like the wood was crushed a little by the off center wedge but I don’t see it hurting anything
     
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    Howdy from SE Texas. Welcome to the forum.

    JohnP
     
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    From the Crossroads. [​IMG] to BCUSA!

    My only advice with kids & the outdoors... Start 'em young, and make it fun! Don't just create memories. Create Treasured Moments that they will remember the rest of their lives. Good on you for teaching them that there is more to life than technology, Papa Sean.
     
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    Welcome! There aren't too many waterfalls out in the middle of the US, so that looks like a really great area. I'd love to move to or even just visit Washington state in my life.
     
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    Hi Sean and welcome from SW Florida. Looks like your priorities are in order.
     
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    Welcome to you and your younguns!
    I'd use that axe as is. Nothing saying the replacement won't be the same or worse! You can always rehaft that axe down the road.
     
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    Thank you Harper!
     
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    Thank ya J.Pierce! Good to know.... yeah, guess I'll just roll with this axe as is & own it /make it my own ;)

    Yeah I've unintentionally become the pied piper of campfire & sugar in our Nieghborhood lol. Get them hyper & send em back home to their moms'
     
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    Thank ya much Jim

    B.C. Huh!?
    Awesome
    That's where they shoot all the cool shows aboot backwoods /survival right !?

    Pretty dang cool backyard y'all are rockin up there, ...... EH!? ;)

    Grizzlies too!!! ((( Yikes )))
     
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    Hello! Welcome to the fire.
     
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    Thank ya Friend!

    Don't get me wrong I love cinema & video games ... I was an 80's kid afterall.

    I think the problem today is the virtual world is so seductive & expansive that the children are not properly interested in going outdoors to play as well ...they are perfectly capable of binging all day long if allowed to do so .

    I want them to have cool parent/wilderness & neighborhood memories as well as being savvy little pop culturists haha
     
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    Cheers! ..I sure miss the K-Y.. mostly the convivial smiles , full four season forests, & the monster portions of comfort food ;) ♥️
     
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    Awesome Thanks ☺️⛺️
     
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    They did a season of "alone" on Vancouver island. Which is a afternoons boat ride from here. Black bear are as common as house cats in my little patch. There are grizzly here but not nearly as common as other places in B.C. we've had two problem grizzly shot and killed in the last 5 years or so. Several blacks get shot every year by comparison. In terms of t.v. stargate sg1 is a tour of the Vancouver area. I can't watch that show and not say. "I've been there." The one that made me laugh most. Was a episode where they were breaking into a air force hanger. Supposedly in Nevada. The green slime on the Windows (from a lot of rain) of the "hanger" just screamed not a dessert LOL! I think that building was in Richmond (a burb of Vancouver) the pic is shot of my home harbour taken from mount Daniels. (Off the web not mine)
    Cheers Jim
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    Thanks Darryl!

    Stunning Country up there!

    Caught a blues show at Gorge with a sweetheart last summer . She grew up in NE WA

    One of my best friends from NOLA is now relocated up in Twisp -Winthrop Area working on the salmon rehabilitation projects. He bought some land & got chickens & Aussie dogs.

    The children & I went up there last Sprints . Had a Blast! We absolutely loved it there.

    Gorgeous country ! A neat mix of people. Had the both old school work ranchers & hippie yoga types all having a brew at the bar or coffee In the shops.
    Everyone was real friendly out there & politics/or lifestyle doesn't get in the way

    I think y'all get a lot more sun than we do in the Peninsulas

    I bet all that glorious mess of fruit trees are producing right about now? Yum!
     
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    Whoaaa
    Paradise! Look at all those trees & all that Water

    Have you eaten bear meat yet? ... I hear it's hit or miss sorta deal

    Yeah Hollywood is really silly & way off most the time green slime
     
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    Thank ya Brother!
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    That's exactly what I was hoping to hear. I'd like to eventually learn to hang an axe handle properly anyway ... so maybe this will be perfect motivation ( when the time will come) ;)
     
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    Thanks Mr. Joe!
    Well , in all humility it's often them* aiming me better. They do just as much if not more for me..... often in unexpected ways ha! Getting outdoors with them is the best ...hands down
     
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    Thank Ya Winterhorse.
    Yeah, The crushed wood is what made me wonder the most if I'd be better swapping! looks like the consensus is that it doesn't matter much. So I'll prob just roll with it for now as is & hope for the best . & rehang it my dang self when the time comes to slap a new piece of hickory on Her ;) = build my skills
     
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    My brother in law is the family hunter (shooting 7mil mag). I get hand me downs. He won't give away his bear meat. Thats hands down the family favorite. hence I haven't tried it. Before they married my sister was totally anti hunting. He slipped her some bear one night on the sly. That changed her view right quick. I get lots of venison on birthdays and Xmas. Ive had, elk, moose and duck. Duck,moose and venison are my favs in that order. Im told elk is awesome if done right. I guess the stuff i had wasnt done so well. A little to gamy for me. The area (particularly the small island's) is overrun with deer. At dusk i can spot at least 3, commonly 6-8 in my yard alone. Lawns and gardens are far better grazing than the woods. Few predators and no one look twice at them. We do get coyote packs thru regularly. But even they can't dent the deer population. If you get a chance B.C. has some great places to see and things to do. I would highly recommend you stock up in the U.S. as much as possible if you ever do. Even with the exchange in your favor our prices are crazy high.
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Thank Ya Winterhorse.
    Yeah, The crushed wood is what made me wonder the most if I'd be better swapping! looks like the consensus is that it doesn't matter much. So I'll prob just roll with it for now as is & hope for the best . & rehang it my dang self when the time comes to slap a new piece of hickory on Her ;) = build my skills
     

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