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Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Hanzo, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    So after looking at the computer for a while, I got up, walked around, had a big cup of water, and busted out a bushcraft knife.

    Just a few minutes doing something different can clear your head and give you a reset.

    Carved a few small curls using just the tip.

  2. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Sometimes that's all you need. Focus on something out of the ordinary or other than what you've been doing.
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  3. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    no ice cream ???? hanzooooooo
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Sometimes having to do some delicate and thought involved mechanics can be relaxing. I split wood with an ax. :D
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  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Doing yard work, gardening or woodwork puts me in a good state of mind!!
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  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Got lunch shortly after.



    No ice cream, but the pies were delicious!!

  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Knife throwing. Very therapeutic.
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  8. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Like @Bear mentioned, I also find sharpening knives therapeutic.
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  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Very much so, and for me cleaning our guns as well as shooting. Something about the simple mechanics of the repeated motions I guess.
  10. Bear

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

    Ichiriki?.... they have pie!?!?! grinding knives is also very relaxing.... noisy,grimey,sweaty,hot and wet.... but relaxing ;)
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  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Pies were from Anna Millers. And soooo good!
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Afternoon doldrums. And Wifee kept me up TIL about 2am. ;D So falling asleep at my desk.

    A few tight curls and some cold water!

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  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Decided to add a little sugar to the pick me up.

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  14. Bear

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

    you suck! @Hanzo
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  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    So they say, @Bear, my friend. So they say...
  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Was measuring my jian and saw a beautiful crescent moon in the dusk. So what's a guy to do?

    Pierce the moon with a sword!


    Little blurry with the sword in one hand, phone in the other and trying line it all up and hold still...
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  17. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    More therapy.




    And I made a thick, rich, sweet hot chocolate base to add to warm milk for hot chocolate. Had it cold tonight in a milk shake.

  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Was getting sleepy. So took but a moment. I have heard these called Shirley Temple curls.


    A moment with a sharp knife is all it takes to wake me up. That is an old Gary Mills Woodlore clone. I have the edge as a kind of Scandi convex edge. Mostly Scandi with a slight convex at the very edge. I like this edge geometry. Both sharp and strong.
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