Discussion in 'General Bushcraft Discussion' started by BushBum, Oct 16, 2009.
... when you've got more packs (from waist- through expedition- ) than underwear....
... when you've broken your wife's sewing machine while making or customizing gear -- three times!
PS: And, because of the above. the dog house in your back yard now has carpet, hvac and internet.
[Seriously, I regularly have a table at the local gun show. I do collectible, usually US military, knives from WWII through Desert Storm, along with some modern fixed-blade knives for hunting, camping, bushcrafting, etc.]
... when about 1/3 of the knives you have for sale are those you "just had to try," only to discover another, "even better," one a couple of weeks later.
That, my friend, is an excellent example of a WWII Ka-Bar Commando. There are two versions : yours (parkerized flat-ground blade) and the other (plated blade with fullers). Your version is very hard to find. Both versions have possibly the most comfortable handles I've ever held.
Only if one does so without the fire department getting involved!
When its cold but you can't use your fireplace because it's blocked with bushcraft projects.
When you get your own sewing machine so you don't break your wife's.
When you put your hand in a pocket of your washed-from-the-wardrobe trousers and you come up with a piece of frayed jute rope.
And you've got no idea how it found its way there, just that you didn't want to waste it and you kept it.
Washing machine notwithstanding, now that it's dry it will work it's magic as a firestarter.
You know you are a bushcrafter when you have nightmares about a poorly setup tarp..... wake up and then start practicing knots.
When you light fireworks with a fat wood match.
If you're going to do something, might as well do it right.
Slow learner, huh?
When you carry a ferro rod and a sick of fat wood on you every day
your wife compaining about rocks and things in the washer !!! ahahahaha
very nice-hope to do the same before summer's out! (got some growing in the garden, so we'll see...)
...your kitchen knife is a SAK.
I got home from church and my wife told me my afternoon plans (show / sell a motorcycle) had been canceled. She asked what I planned to do instead. I told her I had been craving some crayfish lately and without blinking she told me to eat some lunch first and have fun.
Who else but a bushcrafter would have these conversations?
Gotta go eat lunch now and see about catching my afternoon snack.
...when you have vivid, rather mundane dreams of outings.
just the other night, i had a dream i was hiking along the river in one of my favorite metroparks. i had rigged up the staff sling on my walking stick (which is on my to-do list) and i was looking for the perfect stones to try out the new system. only became clear it was a dream when i turned down a trail that i KNOW isn't at that park! it might be time for me to get to an outing again soon....
on your person at any given time
... When a nice car passes you by and you start admiring it.
Only to have your gaze shift focus when a truck loaded with tree trunks passes by, focusing on the truck instead.
When you have sticks, a big cow bone and some clay balls for slinging lying in your room...
My grandfather told grandma, "Hey, why don't we go to bed so these people can go home."
When you knock on your neighbors door to see if you can have the dead pine tree still standing in their yard.
My wife said I'd rather make a fire with wet wood than have sex with her. (not true.....maybe)
My mother DID wear combat boots...lol
I slept in today. The first thing I did after breakfast was go outside.
You know you are a bushcrafter when you get excited to test tarp setups in the rain.
Well, I know that my wife would rather see me make a fire with wet wood…
You incorporate a quick lesson in lashing into a silly team building exercise at work.
complete with frappings?? nicely done!
3 strand braid made during a benefits meeting. This keeps me from falling asleep or zoning out.
When you have a large collection of bushcraft related gear,especially knives,axes,several Bahco Laplanders,SAK's(three or more)and several backpacks
when you hand your hiking boots to the parking valet.
You have the scars to prove it .
You're patiently waiting for 4 blades to come in the mail
When your gear is dirty from actual use....
When you set figure 4 trigger deadfalls for the chipmunks raiding your garden.
You’re the only guy out of a 40-person outdoors-weekend church retreat who shows up with a fixed blade knife
When you talk to your (reserve) upchain (o-6 ) and downchain ( to e-2) about a camping weekend at a central location. From multi-million dollar company to a gas station attendant.
We'll see what happens.
When it doesn't bother you if there is a fly in your soup.
... when only thing you think of is a new knife made in L6
When you have to be at work at 7:30 AM on Saturday then you look at the clock and realize you are going to be late because you were strolling through the BCUSA forum. Oh $%#@ I gotta run!
...when paracord and a tic tac is all you need to rig a binky teather for a buddy. the dad's a huge outdoorsman, so he definitely got a kick of me having the paracord AND knowing how to do that pretty darn quick!
How about when your wife texts you at work to tell you your son wants to "make a Paiute deadfall to trap rabbits"?
...your four year old recognizes friction fire steps!
she walked in on me watching a friction fire video just as the fellow was knocking the ember out of the notch and she said, " what is he doing?...is he making fire??" she keeps finding ways to make me proud!
Slightly un-bushcraft but...
My daughter and her friends were adding ice tea mix to their water bottles at school, then shaking them to see who could make the most bubbles. (It beats trying to eat the "food" they serve.) A passing teacher saw the golden colored liquid with foam on top and asked if it was beer. She said, "It's not beer, it's an amber bock!"
You guys and your apple juice have turned me on to good beverages and she picked up on it.
Parent-teacher concerts are going to be fun this year...