you know you're a bushcrafter when.....

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    You tell your wife that you are going up the river for a while and she asks whether you will be back tonight.
     
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    Confession is good for the soul. And the weird things many of us have done gives us no place to judge.
     
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    It's almost Christmas and you want to go camping no matter how cold it is out.
     
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    Hope this fits. Tired of doing the dance at the local court house, one day I even wore a web belt with plastic buckle And made sure everything was out of my pockets. Took three times through the detector till we realized it was detecting the metal eyelets on my tennis shoes. PITB.
     
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    You get lost while hiking and the only thing you have is a knife, a water bottle, and a firesteel. Days go by as you try to survive. After a week or so you hear a chopper overhead, obviously looking for you. Fortunately, you are able to duck under some trees and he doesn't see you. You retreat to your shelter, build a small fire, and cook another trout on the coals. You have spent days working on your shelter and it is really looking good now. Previously, you fashioned a hook from thorns you found, made fishing line from the inner strands of the 550 cord you had as shoelaces in your boots, and have caught fish every day.

    Yeah, you're still "lost", I suppose, but in another day or so you'll probably head out in the direction that chopper went awhile ago and where those searchers on horseback came from three days back. Or maybe you'll stay another week.....
     
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    You might be a bushcrafter if no matter how hard you try to get lost so you can just stay in the woods you can't help but finding your way out.
     
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    Harrumph!

    Tough to get properly lost these days...
     
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    In my best Charley Brown voice...
    Arghhhhh!!!!!!

    Why oh why???
    My brain is hurting. Please no more stories like this!

    Make it stop! MAKE IT STOP! :17::17:
     
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    You know you're a bushcrafter when you have a wool blanket... on your bed.
     
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    Yes it is unfortunately.
     
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    As well as the 3 kids' beds.
     
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    Your the weird guy at work because people see you picking pine resin off the trees in the parking lot.
     
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    When you carve a spoon at work and people look at you and say, "Another?"
     
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    You send your daughter back to college 1100 miles away with a box of fatwood and a mora crooked knife... to give to a bushcraft buddy who just happens to work at her school...
     
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    You get a red cedar log from a fellow bushcrafter for Christmas and think it's the best gift anyone has given for the season.
     
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    and pealing Birch Bark..........
     
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    Or filling a baggie full of birch bark because there's no birch where you live and snagging dead Christmas trees from the hardware store for fat wood, fire practice, and carving practice.

    Yes! Lowes and Home Depot are giving away their dead Christmas trees. Get one while you can!
     
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    I keep an eye out by the dumpsters for pine trees this time of year!
     
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    What if you carry more than five knives at a time?? :11:
     
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    Yup. SAK ALOX on the keys, SAK in a pocket, folders in each back pocket, newly modified Condor Kephart on the belt...

    Then there's the choice of a neck knife and which one?!?!
     
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    While your practicing for Bushclass...

    Girlfriend: "Man you can braid better than I can!"

    I'm still not sure how to feel about it...
     
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    lol!!

    Next it'll be after admiring some sewing on a craft she'll be asking you to sew buttons on for her...
    Not that i know...
    Really, I have noooo idea.

    :54:
     
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    ...when you're using your angle grinder to make a file knife and accidentally light a piece of chaga on your workbench.:11:
     
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    uh huh... you SURE it was by accident? or were you experimenting? :D
     
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    Haha! It was already charred, so when it started burning, it went fast! It freaked me out to see all the smoke pouring out of it. Even after soaking it with water, I had to grab it with pliers to bring it outside. That stuff is great when you want to start a fire, and terrible when you want to put one out!
     
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    You have read every single one of these posts....
     
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    I wish I had that much time on my hands! Was it enlightening?
     
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    ...more than once.
     
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    I am getting married in 7 months and our Honeymoon will be spent camping throughout Montana for a month. this one hit a home chord. i just bought her, her first mora the other day, and she is so incredibly excited about the trip because she has just learned the world that is Bushcraft
     
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    When your wife knows that throwing containers away is a capital offense.
     
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    It -5F and your out woods-bumming, whittling and drinking piping hot tea for a few hours. Nice day.

    You hike out to your car to find a shivering LEO shining a light in your car and when he sees you he says, "Thought you had trouble.... Aren't you cold?" and you say "Toasty Warm, how bout you?"

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    When, with a folding saw, small forest axe, and a mora knife, you make a 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath log cabin that is nicer then your apartment in a single weekend outing. You then give up on all your bills, quit your job, move into it, only to have your relatives tell you that the city park jogging path is not a valid address and the coy pond is not for catching dinner.
     
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    you save shredded thin cardboard packing material for tinder and you also save cardboard egg crates to make fire starters.
     
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    When you're driving down the road and you scare your wife by yelling "hawk!" and pointing to a lightpost.
     
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    When it is time to empty the paper shredder and you have to force yourself to throw the shreds in the garbage.
     
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    When you stop to pick up discarded christmas trees thrown to the curb.
     
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    I do this quite often with the deer and moose crossing signs. Scares her everytime..lol

    BTW, how do the moose and deer know to cross at those signs.


    Took this back in 2008. Was out taking pictures of ducks, geese, etc... in the spring flooded fields. While I was up on the bridge taking pics, this young lady came along beside me. Took the video footage and pictures to CBC news and made the evening news.


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    Parked on the left, down the hill is my 1995 Pathfinder.
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    The moose eventually made it safely across the bridge.
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    You know your a bushcrafter when... you don't carry a windshield scrapper in your pickup because the old roofing hatchet you pack with you everywhere works just fine. Just gotta be careful not to slice off a wiper blade.
     
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    When your on a family outting and wont drive because youre looking for prime places to get away from them, off the grid lol, no seriously I doit all the time.
     
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    You think your wife is crazy for throwing away dryer lint.


    You take notes while watching Jeremiah Johnson.


    You clean and carve fatwood into a trashcan in the living during the championship game party with 20 guys...


    You forget your fork and solve the problem by making chopsticks from twigs.


    You score high on the GeoGuesser game by identifying plants in the photos.
    http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20131206-how-well-do-you-know-the-world-play-geoguessr-to-find-out

    You identify with John Candy when he says of the hatchet in his trunk, "I like to keep my razor sharp."
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    When you tell your friends you're planning an overnight trip and they immediately start suggesting you bring along things like a chainmail or kevlar glove and surgical glue.
     
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    So true lol !!!
     
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    Oh man if only get my wife to read this she thinks she suffers alone.
     
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    You hide your bark/grass/wood forages in your pockets very well to avoid awkward stares when walking out of the park trails.
     
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    When your wife gets onto you for

    Using your bushcraft knives to cut up food in the kitchen. You then decide to sharpen the hell out of the kitchen knives and she gets on your case for playing with your strop at the dinner table.

    When your wife has to turn up the tv because you are stropping, sharpening, grinding.... your blades in the living room.

    When you have to constantly vacuum the area in front of your recliner because it's littered with wood shavings from all of your whittlin'.

    When you get excited when the power goes out, but you get bummed out because the lights came back on before you could get all of your gear deployed in the living room.

    When you can list the Army/Navy or Outdoor store as a dependent on your tax forms.
     
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    I feel so relieved that I'm not the only one who does this.




    You know when....

    You have a perfectly good smoker/grill in your backyard, but you choose to cook dinner on your Donk grill.
     
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    Haha, this!

    My wife and I are doing a light cleaning/organizing of our home and we have come across a dozen empty jars. I don't know what I'm using them for yet, but I know one thing's for sure, we're not throwing them out. :p
     
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    When you MAN-UP and break out the wife's sewing machine and make a hoodie cause you want a woodsie color.
     
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    When you get angry that you just broke your sail needle.
     
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    When your Wife tells you that you have too many knives but then she buys you a new knife just because.
     

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