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Best bushcraft skill

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Olympic mountain man, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Just a Q&A what is you best bushcraft skill I have many, improvised weapons and tools is one of my favorites.
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  2. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Finding water in places that water is hard to get! Shelter fab, and fire are some others I have!
  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I often see something or I read about it here and try to replicate. One of the best bush craft practice memories was our tarp tent experiment. It looks so easy and I like to try things in a minimalist way, the wind kicked up and our tent was not as secure as we had thought. Tarp Tents | Survival Monkey Forums

    Some things are a mental exercise. One of our monkeys says he will eat worms for protein. I have not worked up to that. I did just read that eating bugs could be toxic if they are living in toxic soil.
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    That tarp tent brings back memories of summers as a girl scout councilor. taking a Troup of 16 year Olds camping isn't too bad but I always seemed to get the troop of 8 year olds. Try setting up camp with a bunch of 8 year old girls. Lol its quite a 3 ring circus. ... and tarp tents are not that easy solo
  5. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Attracting mosquitos...unfortunately they aren't very nourishing.
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  6. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    I'd have to say woodworking is mine. Or finding ways to shoehorn woodworking in as the answer to my problems might be a better phrasing. Haha.
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  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    In survival training, we often had to improvise shelter with what ever we could find, the gathering and building part wasn't the problem, it was all the planners on the team with differing ideas of how it should be built! We always joked there was the right way, the Government way, and the AF way. If you wanted it done right, you didn't do any of them, you improvised!
  8. Meat

    Meat Monkey+

    I'd say dugout canoes. My latest holds 36 passengers. :D
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  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Man...that's not a canoe: It's an ocean going passenger liner!
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  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    So...you craft Dutch Clogs?? ;)
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  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I hate syndicate projects....I tend to build my own individual shelter first, because I know that I can achieve that quickly and easily without help. I then toddle over and give the syndicate a hand, knowing that I can be warm and dry, well before the syndicate get's their s#!t together
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  12. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

  13. chimo

    chimo the few, the proud, the jarhead monkey crowd Site Supporter+

    being vewy, vewy quiet
  14. When I was a teen and would spend weeks at a time in the mountains my shelters always started off simple but by the end of two week or so they always ended up looking like a fortress lol
  15. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    I know this is not a skill and I hope there are not bleeding hearts on here but we used to go coon hunting. It was fun. Walking around in the woods (sometimes for miles and miles), zeroing in on the dogs barking, then helping my uncle find it in the tree. Now some say it is cruel but it kept the population down, which kept down rabies. I do not think there was a true bush craft skill but tracking the dog was at time hard because the sound would bounce.
  16. Lol my family is from the south and mom and dad both coon hunted a lot and they are good eatn
  17. Shotgunpapa

    Shotgunpapa Monkey

    I would call it a skill just like me I am a trapper that is one of my skills, some may think it easy but it is not you have to know how to read sign you have to listen in the woods and watch all of that is a skill I think.
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