Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by BushBum, Oct 16, 2009.
When you're the only one in the room that immediately thinks of fire when you see an altoids tin.
When you're the only one in the doctor's waiting room with ox blood and dark brown leather dye stained on your hands...
When you wake up happy from a dream because in the dream your new work catalogs had listings for moras, opinels, and ferro rods and you now get a employee discount on them.
The other day my 2 yo daughter comes to me wanting me to cut a string stuck in her zipper and wanted me to cut it out. Then she said she would get a knife, in which I told her don't you dare get a knife.
Today I was getting ready to run some patches down my muzzie and I hear my wife tell my 2yo "Knives are not cool, you've been hanging around your Daddy."
When... You notice your shower curtain ring has fallen onto the bath and you wonder if it would spark a flint
My wife saw me braiding fof bushclass today and informed me that I'm going to start brading her hair. I.wonder how mad she'll get when I try to fuse the ends.
Somewhere in this thread I mentioned my 2yr old scraping two toys together and saying, "Me make fi ore"
Well he's 8 now and has his own mora 511 a SAK and his own loaded haversack which he gets to use only under close supervision. His idea of fun is hanging with dad bushcrafting while his brothers are playing their videos.
When you're standing in your kitchen smelling the new tarp that just arrived in the mail like its a big bouquet of roses
When you learn you will have an above knee amputation and you ask the Doc if you can make knife scales or a ferro rod holder from the bone.
Now THAT'S hard core!
Nice one! I do that with lots of stuff. Especially waxed canvas goodies from BadgerClaw [emoji106]
that's some brass right there, rob ...
Your table beside the couch looks like this.
That tatoo just moved you to the top of my favorite posters list!!!
Soon to be AK due to infection problems.
...making your way into REI for the first time ever feels like you might as well tell all your money good bye! tons of stuff I could imagine enjoying and using....plus recognizing all the stuff you all are always referencing and showing off!
When approaching the outlet mall your wife likes to visit you eyeball and then pull a sample of the ornamental grass in the landscaping to see it it would make good tinder or cordage.
you come back from lunch at work smelling like smoke because you wanted to practice your flint and steel and fire by magnification techniques and hopefully you air out before you get home so you don't have to explain to your wife why you smell like smoke....
you also use your lunch baggies that had your snacks in them to collect saw dust from the collection barrel to turn into fire starters...... and use the scrap 2x4's for practice making feather sticks..
Your wife sees a new mint tin and thinks of you, but doesn't buy it because she thinks you don't need anything new to play with. (But she did bring home an altoids tin because the cinnamon color looked like me.)
When your 8 year old knows tinders, has a canvas pack, SAK, Ferro rod.
......when you comb your hair with a folding saw and clean your fingernails with a Mora knife
when a lady at work asks you to sharpen her pencil because everyone knows you have a knife, and know how to sharpen pencils with it.
Who'da ever thunk that would be a "lost art?"
This post makes me want to go find a pencil and do some whittling. I bet it has been a year since I've had to sharpen one.
Edit: This morning, two of my kids brought me a brand new pencil to sharpen. What an accomplishment.
...when your idea of a great day for spring break is sinewing a bow and making a new garden.
sharpen a dull knife on work with a flat rock you found on the road,(it actually works great).
you know you are a bushcrafter when... your favorite food is over a fire
you know you are a bushcrafter when... when you are sick and your mom or wife asks do you need some medicine and you say no and go outside and make a cup of hot tea over a small fire...
you know you are a bushcrafter when... your bed has tinder fungi under it..... guilty of this...
When you have Tulip Poplar inner bark drying under the ceiling heat vent in your room.
When every axe you pick up, you look for the balance point.
When you have more wool clothing items than cotton.
Your favorite reading material is a Topo map.
...when someone forgot their lighter, so you grab your ferro rod and birch bark and give them light.
When you dont need a shotgun to intimidate the daughters date. You just shave a few hairs off your arm with the axe.
You might be a bushcrafter if you have a lucky piece of birch bark you carry in your wallet...
When you have 1 1/2 cords of firewood just for the firepit in your backyard.
And you still collect wood when you get the chance!
When your sitting down to dinner and this is your table.
When you go to a flea market and all you look for is axes,knifes,wool blankets and canvas/leather goodies
LOL true story , which is why I now make clearly audible announcements to the family, "Heads up, Dad sharpened the kitchen knives!"
Of course , that in no way stops her from either cutting or burning herself, but I'm just thankful she's an excellent cook! (thank goodness for Lavender essential oil!)
When you're at scout camp and end up teaching the merit badge counselor about how to sharpen axes instead of the other way around.
When you buy clothing items completely for their function regardless of how they look to someone from a fashion based clothing perspective
When you put the cover on the pool table and make it bushcraft gear table. I haven't played pool in yrs...LOL
When you jump into bed and have something scratch your leg. You investigate and it winds up being a sheet of birch bark.
That was me last night
The shotgun thing doesn't always work as intended. When I met my wife's parents for the first time her Dad had a custom flintlock hanging on the wall. I was like, "Cool, what other toys do you have?"
this what happens when your bored at work
That pencil will never sharpen the same again haha
Everyone at work knows you had an " all nighter" because you smell like camp fire.
Its a construction pincil, ill loose before it gets to that point!
I become a bushcrafter when I go through the trouble of going to the woods to setup camp, fry my sunny eggs and boil my own coffee instead of just going to a Mcdo. Oh dear...
Guilty as charged.
drives my wife crazy when i get those "ugly" wool shirts (pendelton or woolrich) at the thrift store! but I still do it!