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Monthly Projects
« on: March 30, 2012, 10:00:13 PM »
This is where the Monthly Projects will be posted from now on, as it will be easier to keep them in order, and together :)
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 10:08:06 PM »
Excellent! :thumbsup:


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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 08:17:18 AM »
Nice one chaps :)

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 09:19:29 AM »
Sweet
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 08:58:02 PM »
Woot!
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 02:21:25 PM »
Wow, in two years I've only done 2 of 22 monthly projects...  ??? that's pretty lame.

Time to try to knock out all the other projects.. Anybody else who wants to try as well to give me some motivation? 

How bout I mail a "Vintage" B&B patch to the first other person to do them all?



 
..maybe we can get some new projects going as well!
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 02:58:18 PM »
I wanna try this (don't need a patch though). Gonna take me maybe a week or two...
Would be cool to see how many of the project-results we could get into one pic! :D
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 04:21:51 PM »
Awesome Jon!  Challenge accepted! 

I'm sure you can tie quite a few things together..
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2014, 04:22:35 PM »
I actually feel bad for not doing these, not because I've been a lazy azz, cause I'm not generally a lazy guy, I feel bad cause several folks spent time and effort to post the projects for the Forums benefit and I didn't appreciate those efforts by participating in the projects...

Hmmm, there must be someone I can blame for my lack of participating...lem me think on this for awhile, I'll get back to you all with the answer real soon... I promise  :crazy:

Thanks for the kick in the pants JTD, your in my sites ...lol  >:D
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2014, 04:35:06 PM »
Here's the projects so far:

Apr 12 - 1 Log Dead Fall Trap
May 12 - Whipped Fishhook 
Jun 12 - Figure 4 Dead Fall Trap
Jul 12 - Frog/Fish Gig
Aug 12 - 32oz Bottle PSK
Sep 12 - Solar Compass
Oct 12 - Recycled Camp Gear
Nov 12 - Natural Material + Spark Fire
Dec 12 - Improvised Survival Compass

Jan 13 - Carve a Spoon
Feb 13 - Coat Hanger Fire Fork
Mar 13 - Fire from Light
Apr 13 - Bushkraft Match
May 13 - Cook Outdoors
Jun 13 - Carve a Tent Peg
Jul 13 - Improvised Signal Device
Aug 13 - Collect from Natural Water Source
Sep 13 - ?
Oct 13 - Sew Drawstring Pouch
Nov 13 - Handle a Ferro Rod
Dec 13 - Build an Alcohol Stove

Jan 14 -  Camp lashing
Feb 14 - Oil Lamp
Mar 14 - ?
Apr 14 - ?
May 14 - ?
Jun 14 - ?
Jul 14 - ?
Aug 14 - ?




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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2014, 04:49:44 PM »
I actually feel bad for not doing these, not because I've been a lazy azz, cause I'm not generally a lazy guy, I feel bad cause several folks spent time and effort to post the projects for the Forums benefit and I didn't appreciate those efforts by participating in the projects...

Hmmm, there must be someone I can blame for my lack of participating...lem me think on this for awhile, I'll get back to you all with the answer real soon... I promise  :crazy:

Thanks for the kick in the pants JTD, your in my sites ...lol  >:D

No worries Zammer, I'm right there with ya.  Lets get it done! :thumbsup:


These where great exercises that kinda died off 6 months ago, so lets bring them back.  Honestly I kinda forgot about them until the FFF patch thing..



BTW..  I got a Project for  August 14 if the Mods don't mind. 


 

 

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2014, 08:16:28 PM »
I actually feel bad for not doing these, not because I've been a lazy azz, cause I'm not generally a lazy guy, I feel bad cause several folks spent time and effort to post the projects for the Forums benefit and I didn't appreciate those efforts by participating in the projects...

Hmmm, there must be someone I can blame for my lack of participating...lem me think on this for awhile, I'll get back to you all with the answer real soon... I promise  :crazy:

Thanks for the kick in the pants JTD, your in my sites ...lol  >:D

No worries Zammer, I'm right there with ya.  Lets get it done! :thumbsup:


These where great exercises that kinda died off 6 months ago, so lets bring them back.  Honestly I kinda forgot about them until the FFF patch thing..



BTW..  I got a Project for  August 14 if the Mods don't mind. 





 

 

Absolutely, post it up! :thumbsup:

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 12:46:31 PM »
Ok if I combine projects?
Just finished up Oct.12 and Nov.13 in one go... Pics to come.
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 01:04:05 PM »
I need to get back on these. I still want to finish 'em all.
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 01:36:14 PM »
Ok... Re-purposed a pill capsule to make a ferrorod handle. :)



Two down, several to go! 8)
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2014, 01:59:54 PM »
Thats pretty cool, did you use an epoxy of sorts to attach the capsule? looks like you now have a built in tinder holder for it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2014, 07:07:41 PM »
Very cool jon!

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2014, 10:20:13 AM »
Thanks. I didn't use epoxy (cause I couldn't find it). I used something called multibond.
This wasn't my idea btw. There's a company that makes ferrorods with hollow handles for tinder. Loved the idea, but they cost WAAAAAY too much for me, so I made one for myself. :)

Oh, and here's Jun13: (sorry for the bad pic)

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2014, 11:14:53 AM »
Here's the projects so far:

Apr 12 - 1 Log Dead Fall Trap
May 12 - Whipped Fishhook 
Jun 12 - Figure 4 Dead Fall Trap
Jul 12 - Frog/Fish Gig
Aug 12 - 32oz Bottle PSK
Sep 12 - Solar Compass
Oct 12 - Recycled Camp Gear
Nov 12 - Natural Material + Spark Fire
Dec 12 - Improvised Survival Compass

Jan 13 - Carve a Spoon
Feb 13 - Coat Hanger Fire Fork
Mar 13 - Fire from Light
Apr 13 - Bushkraft Match
May 13 - Cook Outdoors
Jun 13 - Carve a Tent Peg
Jul 13 - Improvised Signal Device
Aug 13 - Collect from Natural Water Source
Sep 13 - ?
Oct 13 - Sew Drawstring Pouch
Nov 13 - Handle a Ferro Rod
Dec 13 - Build an Alcohol Stove

Jan 14 -  Camp lashing
Feb 14 - Oil Lamp
Mar 14 - ?
Apr 14 - ?
May 14 - ?
Jun 14 - ?
Jul 14 - ?
Aug 14 - ?

Cool I've actually done all the above - except the 32oz bottle survival it - although as a soldier I made up many PSK's in tobacco tins so does that count??
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2014, 12:38:00 PM »
Ok... Re-purposed a pill capsule to make a ferrorod handle. :)



Two down, several to go! 8)

That's very cool Jon, I really like that!  It's very practical and makes both more useful- especially when cold weather comes around to have something substantial to hold on to...very good!!

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2014, 12:51:37 PM »
Thanks Dano! :)

Another one done:


Broke off a bit at the bottom, so I had less to work with than anticipated. Also misjudged the length of cord required. Oh well, live and learn. :)
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2014, 01:55:27 PM »
I see there's one project that I'm gonna skip. It's the Aug13 one (find/collect from natural water source). The reason I'm skipping it, is that you'll find drinkable water just about anywhere around here.

Btw, anyone else going to join in on this? :)
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2014, 04:02:39 PM »
I see there's one project that I'm gonna skip. It's the Aug13 one (find/collect from natural water source). The reason I'm skipping it, is that you'll find drinkable water just about anywhere around here.

Btw, anyone else going to join in on this? :)

yep...just waiting for a bit of a break at work  :)
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2014, 09:41:55 AM »
Jan 13 - Carve a Spoon


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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2014, 08:59:56 PM »
Jan 13 - Carve a Spoon




:thumbsup: in my book, anyway.
 It would work for me.
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2014, 12:14:27 PM »
nice spoon! :)

Went out today do get some more projects done...

0,5L PSK:
Found this neat 0,5L food thermos from Silva. Perfect size and a wide mouth


I put all the stuff inside a 4L freezer bag. (easier to get out).




Contents:
3 firestraws (black)
Firesteel
emergency blanket
Knife
Headlamp (LED)
Cord
another 4L freezer bag
2 kinds of band aids

Not shown: 50M of dentalfloss

Next: Solar compass
first stick.

second stick (about 30min later)

Directions: North is down.


Next: Frog Gig:



Fig 4 trap:


Camp lashing:



Finding water... Lots of it! :D


And a nice BIG anthill (about 1meter high) to round it all off. 8)

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2014, 07:15:32 AM »
? ? ?     10 months since this topic was made & the Monthly Project method was changed from separate topics for each months project, to just a single topic for them, & not a lot of activity with the monthly projects topic since.  At least it seems to me that it is not as active as in the past...
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   Of course, I offer "MANY THANKS!" to those who have participated this year in this topic for your posting up your doings. Outstanding that ya took the time to share!
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But, I kind of miss seeing these projects each month, & doing most of them. This new format of keeping them in one topic doesn't seem to be doing all that well as compared with the old method of having them separated into monthly projects.

  Maybe a "re-think" about this would be a good idea?
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2014, 12:33:47 PM »
I don't think this was about changing the format, only about trying to get through all the challenges that have been posted to date. (still haven't managed it)
 My bad for putting them all in this thread though. I probably should have put them in their proper threads. :(
As for new challenges... Any ideas? :)
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2014, 12:36:44 PM »
Oh, and I know it kinda looks like it from the wording of the first post, but I think he's talking about the "monthly Projects" sub forum,  and not this thread in particular. :)
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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2014, 02:07:34 PM »
I think the original post (if I remember correctly) was made before we had a separate section for monthly projects. In any case it certainly isn't a problem if people want to post their projects in here, but normally we'd want those projects posted in their individual monthly threads where they might get more views.

Not sure how I missed Jon's posts back in August, but nice work! I am glad people are still enjoying these even if interest in them seems to have waned overall.

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2014, 07:40:07 AM »
...foot in mouth once more!

Seems I haven't done any BC in months, let alone my little challenge..





   

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Re: Monthly Projects
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2014, 09:14:34 AM »
LOL... great clip, don't feel bad... I'm in the same boat
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