I had thought I had lost this and it was pissing me off, then.....

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by AD1, Jan 27, 2016.


  1. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    I toured the James Town Seattlement in Virginia in 1996 where our country was first settled by those looking for a better life from England.

    During the tour we were watching the living history person talk about daily life including cooking. He demonstrated char cloth, flint and a handmade wrought iron striker.

    Being a slow day in the middle of the week, there were not a lot of people on the historic site. I sent the wife amd her sisters along and I continued to talk to the living history perosn about how he learned his trade and ....

    I spent about 45 minutes talking about bushcraft, hunting and living off of the land.

    In the end when I was parting ways, he handed me this fire making kit.

    The wrought iron striker was made by their onsite blacksmith and the flint was some pieces he collected while on walk-about.

    For The last 10+ years i had been looking for this kit and could not find it anywhere.

    Cut to late 2015: I had tore apart every hiding place I could think of to find this little jewel.

    I gave up until today when cleaning out a "renatl" storage shed and found a long lost Y2K "camping box" and low and behold lookie, lookie, lookie

    I am happy happy happy now [touchdown]
    image.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2016
  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Shining the light on a truthier truth!

    A nice rediscovery. Hopefully it will go into a more rememberable safe place this time. ;)
     
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Nice set! Made any char cloth in that metal carrier yet?
     
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  4. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Yep. Added to what he gave me. Its packed full but its hard to see.
     
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  5. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    THAT IS NICE! Living history dudes are awesome. FYI, s reenactor does battles, a living historian attempts to "live history". Just an FYI, not being a nazi about it. I'M SUPER JEALOUS of your visit. Haha. Love the gun flints.
     
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  6. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Thanks AAB for the clarifications on the living history vs re
     
  7. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Oh. No problem. I primarily do living history, and even most reenactors confuse what I do with what they do. Very irritating.

    Also, you have enough charcloth there to go on a 2 week trek, from the look of it.
     
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