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Offline bearthedog

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Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:57:44 AM »
Been in the woods a lot lately working on various projects. Repair two holes in my all-weather space blanket, punch some extra holes in my two hobo stoves for extra ventilation, build a table, and cook a sausage wrapped in bacon.
Scenery was nice after a lot of rain lately.


My favorite tree?White paper Birch


My favorite tinder



Assessing the hobo stoves as quite a bit of rust has accumulated. I poked holes on the bottom and a few around the middle.







A way I carry duct tape is wrapped around a straw, with two nails stored inside.



Tripod Stone table




Fiskars X7 after two years outside



Very circus ready mallet to ring that bell!
Only conifer trees have straight-out ?off the trunk? branches. Hemlock and Spruce mostly.

Maple mallet has the natural curve, but works surprisingly well, more leverage , and the other side fares well when hammering stakes deep in snow.



cooked sausage bacon


Keeping it all warm while I play!



View on the hike out!



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Re: Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 10:29:51 AM »
I still have a foot of snow and a ton of flooding out back.

I think that is the most worn /used ferro rod I've ever seen. I think that is a real testament to your outdoor experience.

Nice find on that rock. Very sturdy looking table.

Really enjoy your posts.
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Re: Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 10:49:34 AM »
thank you. that isn't even the most used fire steel i have.

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Re: Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 10:59:31 AM »
I still have a foot of snow and a ton of flooding out back.

I think that is the most worn /used ferro rod I've ever seen. I think that is a real testament to your outdoor experience.

Nice find on that rock. Very sturdy looking table.

Really enjoy your posts.


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Re: Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 11:09:24 AM »
I really like that rock table, looks like another fun trip.thanks for t h e photos.
What a great day to be outside.

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Re: Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 11:16:25 AM »
Great series of photos, BTD......as always! :thumbsup:   I made my first hobo stoves back around '57 or '58 when Dad gave me my first Boy Scout Handbook.  There were a couple of pages on constructing hobo stoves, candle lanterns, billy pots and even skillets.  The skillet was an epic fail for me......I cut the heck out of myself trying to mimic the illustration in the handbook. :P   I made and used the stoves and the the lanterns quite a bit in my youth.  We tended to cache them in favorite places we frequently camped in, so we didn't have to carry them in our bags.   They rusted pretty quickly, but they seemed to last a lot longer in those days, too.....probably heavier gauge metal in them in the good ol' days. :shrug:

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Re: Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 02:13:56 PM »
I won a 1/2"x5" from axeprice on e-bay for $6. I want to get a large piece of fat wood for a handle and use a pin I can remove to slide the rod out an inch at a time so there's only 2" shown at any time. I just don't know how sticky the fat wood handle might get ?

The 1/2" rod drills nicely if you go slow with a cobalt bit.

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Re: Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2018, 08:21:17 AM »
I really enjoy seeing your trip pics.
Between the stone table, the mallets and the sausage over the fire: I was thinking about The Flintstones.
Thanks very much for posting.
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Re: Circus mallets and sausage bacon birch!
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2018, 02:05:31 PM »
I really enjoy seeing your trip pics.
Between the stone table, the mallets and the sausage over the fire: I was thinking about The Flintstones.
Thanks very much for posting.

Thank you. I am on caveman software still!

-RB