Out and about.

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by sticks65, Aug 27, 2010.


  1. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    This was a couple of weeks back and I meant to share it then but got destracted so thought id share it now.[tytyty]

    Most days I go on a walk about but today I wanted to find a nice piece of wood to carve a little bowl out of and I needed to stock up on pine resin so I headed to two areas.

    The first area was a Willow wood that I haven't visited for a few years and the second was a small pine wood.

    Some pictures from the journey there.


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    I did a little foreging on the way to the willow wood and enjoyed some wild cherries and blackberries.


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    I only took 1 liter of water as there's a natural spring on the way that I can get a refill from.​




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    I used my Hydropal water bottle with survival filter and a purification tablet just to be on the safe side.​




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    I got to the Willow woods and they where really over grown with brambles and hawthorn so I had to fight my way in but its all good fun.​






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    Some very old fallen Willow here.​


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    Cut myself a nice piece of willow with my Swedish pack saw and then split it into two using my Puukko.​


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    Swedish pack saw.​


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    Then onto the pine wood.​




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    I spent about 15 minutes collecting pine resin which was to be found on most of the trees.​




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    It then started to rain so I sheltered under a tree and got a brew on using my enamel cup and Swiss army stove.
    Id made a couple of sandwiches at home to bring with me which went down very well.​


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    The rain stopped so it was time to make my way home.​


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    The pine resin I had collected
    Theres enough here to light a few fires or use on a couple of projects.​


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    I spent about 4 hours out today and had a very nice day finding the materials I needed plus some quality time with Mother nature.​
     
  2. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Nice, very nice! Thanks for the pics!
     
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Beautiful area!
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    That bowl of resin reminds me of my brother's cat when it puked on the stairs one day and I slipped on it. Quite a mess. I should have taken pics now that I think of it.

    I am so lazy. I really need to get out and hike.
     
  5. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Trust you to come up with that one[beat]

    Now get out there and do some hiking because your mind is? well just wrong and I think you need some good country air LMFAOb::
     
  6. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    lol true.

    I will head out tomorrow for sure. I will take some pics and video, too.
     
  7. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    That makes me want to get back up north and just enjoy the outdoors, fresh air and lack of city noise and people ( mostly car stereos!) This time I'll be taking along my mini digtal for photos....last time, I took a lot of pics with my cell phone, and we had no way on earth to download them from the phone!
    A new learning curve!
     
  8. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Nice pics... by the way... ordered one of those stoves... can't wait to play with it...
     
  9. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Bane, your sig line could pertain to the average politician too! [ROFL]

    Sticks, I like the filter water bottle too! I was once getting wet trying to use a pump-style filter in a creek when camping. My buddy just went up on the bridge over the creek, and dropped his filter bottle into the water, held by a length of paracord. Filled it, the capped and used it to fill our canteens. Quick and simple! [applaud]
     
  10. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned


    Hehehe...it could, but at least scientists are sub-humans...politicians are ranked with amoeba and protozoa!... [booze]
     
  11. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    There good for day hikes and to keep in your pack as a back up stove.
     
  12. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    My friend had one of those expensive pump filter and he broke the pump so he ended up sharing my filter and when we got back he ordered a couple and has never looked back.

    Theres no moving parts to break which is good and very simple to use,simple works for me LOL[boozingbuddies]
     
  13. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    wheres the Pics?
     
  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah, I had a good time. It really helps me to refocus. I am going to a lake area next time.
     
  15. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Glad to here it.

    I found your photos and it looks like a good place to rejuvenate the soul.
     
  16. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Indeed my friend, it is. ;)

    I have a couple Katadyn Xstream water bottles w/ filters that I keep in the car and truck, I will probably start using one of those on hikes. I picked them up on a clearance rack one day, those things run for $30 usually, and replacement filters cost about the same. I think I paid $12 each for the bottle and filter sets. They only had 2 of them or I would have bought at least 10 --they are that good.

    Still expensive at Amazon: Amazon.com: Katadyn Exstream Purifier Bottle - In Your Choice of Colors: Sports & Outdoors

    Here's a "MyBottle" Katadyn version, a little cheaper but the same basic design on EvilBay: Katadyn MyBottle Microfilter Water Bottle WHITE NEW !!! - eBay (item 200512474236 end time Sep-01-10 16:11:10 PDT)
     
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  17. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Those filter look the business.
     
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  18. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    After I collect my pine resin, I put the pieces into a coca-cola (or any aluminum soda) can with the top cut off. After I boil my water for tea or coffee I put the coke can on my stove to melt the resin. When cooled and the can is cut away from the newly formed cylinder of resin. It then is a simple matter of cutting the resin block into smaller pieces. Wrapping each piece of resin in wax paper allows me to carry a supply in my fire kit. A few sparks or a small flame and my resin piece starts my next fire.
    GB
     
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  19. sticks65

    sticks65 Monkey++

    Good idea.
     
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  20. hedger

    hedger Monkey+

    Enjoyed Your Pix & Tale

    Thanks for sharing about your walkabout, pictures, and your quest for the wood to carve. You're a pretty good photographer.

    I hope that your carved bowl comes out well for you.
     
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