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General Discussion / Re: recient wood finds
« Last post by hayshaker on Today at 02:07:15 PM »
these last photos are of black walnut slabs I found at the tree dump.
because of my crappy camera the photos don't do the wood justice.
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General Discussion / Re: recient wood finds
« Last post by Yellowyak on Today at 10:55:48 AM »
From Hayshaker:







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Wilderness Survival / Re: The Knife, the most important survival item 2.
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 05:53:52 AM »
Sounds cool Moe, glad your getting out and having fun. To damn hot here and work an life gets in the way. look forward to hearing your report.

  Thanks Spyder, the weather around my parts has been pretty good heat wise, it's been a wet season so far so the fire danger is low, but the woods are really thick and green, the biggest deterrent for me is the deer ticks, but I use Permethrin on my clothes and Ben's or other repellent on exposed skin, I also had a pair of waxed cotton gaiters made up with tie strings top and bottom that keep the little bastages from getting up under my pant legs from my boots,  so far so good.
  Life does have a way of getting in the way, but I've been retired for the last eight years and that's half the battle I no longer worry about, I know some people who complain about being bored and feeling useless after they retire,  in my case I only regret not doing it sooner.   
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Wilderness Survival / Re: The Knife, the most important survival item 2.
« Last post by Moe M. on Today at 05:41:28 AM »
good on ya moe, sounds like a fun time for sure,
btw; upstate ny is supposed to have some highly prized chert deposits,
i used to to flint knap a bit and make animal jaw knives,though i must say
having one of my bush craft knives i feel thek much better than the old school
novaulite blades.

  Thanks, around here in south eastern Ma. river beds that have dried up are good places to look for hard stone, washed stone at the sea shore is also productive,  there are pockets of the whitish stone I call agate that spark very well and that also flakes well, great for making Hooka knives.
  All you do is break up a golf ball sized piece and get a flake that has a consistently sharp edge about 1-1/4" long or more, then find a green thumb sized stick about 6~7 inches long and split one end about a third of the way down, then insert the flake in the split so that the sharp edge is sticking out, use a piece of bank line, paracord, or what ever small dia. cordage you can come up with to bind up the split in the stick before and after where the stone sits,  it'll keep the stone in place and keep the stick from splitting out more. 
 It's surprising what you can do with those little knives, of course they aren't great at batoning, but they are great for processing game, cleaning fish, prepping food, cutting cordage, and light carving, even decent feather sticks and shavings.
 
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Friends
« Last post by dumbass on Today at 05:03:50 AM »
Thanks Mikey.
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General Discussion / Re: Alone Season 5
« Last post by Phaedrus on Today at 01:44:18 AM »
Yeah, a tarp, sat phone,  camera gear, FAK, bear spray  (where appropriate) are given to each contestant  IIRC.
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Wilderness Survival / Re: The Knife, the most important survival item 2.
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 08:47:53 PM »
good on ya moe, sounds like a fun time for sure,
btw; upstate ny is supposed to have some highly prized chert deposits,
i used to to flint knap a bit and make animal jaw knives,though i must say
having one of my bush craft knives i feel thek much better than the old school
novaulite blades.
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Country and Rural Living Skills / Re: Friends
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 08:26:26 PM »
tony  ihope you and the mrs, have a great time
as wll as all the other members on the road,
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General Discussion / Re: recient wood finds
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 07:56:40 PM »
thanks  greg for posting these,
the slabs you see are from blk'walnut
i also have some beams of walnut, i got reciently
from a buddy.
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Help Desk / Re: wanted red palm wood
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 07:49:51 PM »
crash knows like the one lil'knife he made some time back,
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