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Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 4:20 PM ( #1 )
Let me start by saying I am a couch potato , an a really big one at that , have ZERO experience camping and/or any outdoor activities but earlier this year made the decision to start being more active and to learn basic outdoor skills , after extensive internet research ( had plenty experience on that ) came across this forum and I've been learning from you guys , thank you for sharing your knowledge 


So I decided to give a try to fire making , little step here , little mishap  there , slowly but steady my skills are improving , even though I am at a basic level ( what the heck is a fire piston ?) went out today to my local river to paddle , buying a kayak was my first step toward the outdoors , and after being hit by a hurricane and many , many days of steady rain and constant flooding there was not a dry stick on sight , all the wood was soaked , so what better chance to try an make a little fire ?


I use a folding stove found trough a link from the forum ,since I am  not sure an open fire is allowed around here and it has worked really well so far , it uses so little fuel I always end collecting more than necessary , but this time everything was soaking wet ! so I grabbed my Pendleton Lite Hunter and tried batoning a few branches of drift wood , it worked great ! even trough it was drift wood and it was soaked it was not a  problem to get to the dry wood inside , the Pendleton works flawlessly on branches up to two inches thick and even on a piece of two by four lengthwise , then made a few feather sticks and started everything with a dryer lint and vaseline ball , in a couple minutes my fire was going strong , this may sound so basic to most of you guys with plenty experience , but for me , today was the Holly Grail 


No doubt my skills will improve , I will keep taking notes and trying your techniques on my own ; next step ferrocerium rod !
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 4:37 PM ( #2 )
Fantastic!  No substitute for field experience.  Good job with the paddling, too.

I'm right there with you.  Don't get to play too much; really valuable and fun when I do.  Continued success!
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 6:49 PM ( #3 )
Outstanding! I used to dang near live outside or in the field, but no so much of late, so from one of late couch potatoe to another.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 6:57 PM ( #4 )
 I got one of those stoves. I liked it so much I bought another one. Great survival gear. Nice little kayak too. I have three Folbots myself. One with a sail rig.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 7:07 PM ( #5 )
If you're going to be going outdoors a lot more, try to familiarize yourself with the vegetation. It's good to know what's medicinal, edible, and poisonous. I've posted a few things on this here and there.

Good work though, keep learning. I'm working a lot right now, but when I can I'll get some good pictures and descriptions for you guys.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 7:55 PM ( #6 )
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....( what the heck is a fire piston ?) .......
It uses the same basic principle as a diesel engine to provide ignition. Any time you compress a gas, you are going to generate heat. A fire piston uses this heat to ignite tinder and a diesel engine uses the heat to ignite the fuel. I've gained most of my fire piston knowledge from discussions on the topic over on EDCForums.com so you might want to read more there. But the the basic operation is that you have a tube closed at one end and a tight fitting piston that fits into the open end of the tube. The end of the piston will usually hold a small amount of tinder. I've read that dryer lint works well. You rapidly and forcefully push the piston into the closed end tube. The compression of the trapped air causes the air to heat up enough to ignite the tinder. Pull the piston and tinder out and you can use the ignited tinder to start a larger fire. Here's some YouTube results for fire piston videos.

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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 8:19 PM ( #7 )
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 I got one of those stoves. I liked it so much I bought another one. Great survival gear. Nice little kayak too. I have three Folbots myself. One with a sail rig.

That little stove works great ! I like how it packs flat and small , I tried a Sterno folding stove with a Trangia burner and it works well too , no soot on the cooking vessel , but is a little bulkier and you must carry extra fuel for long trips ( for a one day trip filling the Trangia is enough ) is a good system too , I am liking the folding stove better , if the Trangia would fit inside it would be a perfect dual-purpose stove .


That Kayak is a basic entry level boat , didn't want to expend a lot to begin with , it was very possible I was going to quit and go back to  my comfy couch , but so far I like the outdoors and will keep going out as much as possible , I have seen sailing kayaks and they look awesome , but that is a whole different set of skills , no idea how to work a sail , paddling is challenging enough for now !
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 8:22 PM ( #8 )
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Fantastic!  No substitute for field experience.  Good job with the paddling, too.

I'm right there with you.  Don't get to play too much; really valuable and fun when I do.  Continued success!



Thak you Veg ! yes , field experience is paramount , I have read and researched a lot , but its only when you try something yourself that you can understand it , I have a long way to go !
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 8:27 PM ( #9 )
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If you're going to be going outdoors a lot more, try to familiarize yourself with the vegetation. It's good to know what's medicinal, edible, and poisonous. I've posted a few things on this here and there.

Good work though, keep learning. I'm working a lot right now, but when I can I'll get some good pictures and descriptions for you guys.



So true Saralach , I had a close encounter with poison ivy and I never saw it coming , will have to be better prepared on the future , but it seems so hard to identify plants on the field based on pics I've seen online , at least for me , maybe due to my lack of experience .
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 8:43 PM ( #10 )
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....( what the heck is a fire piston ?) .......
It uses the same basic principle as a diesel engine to provide ignition. Any time you compress a gas, you are going to generate heat. A fire piston uses this heat to ignite tinder and a diesel engine uses the heat to ignite the fuel. I've gained most of my fire piston knowledge from discussions on the topic over on EDCForums.com so you might want to read more there. But the the basic operation is that you have a tube closed at one end and a tight fitting piston that fits into the open end of the tube. The end of the piston will usually hold a small amount of tinder. I've read that dryer lint works well. You rapidly and forcefully push the piston into the closed end tube. The compression of the trapped air causes the air to heat up enough to ignite the tinder. Pull the piston and tinder out and you can use the ignited tinder to start a larger fire. Here's some YouTube results for fire piston videos.





Thank you Don , I will put it on my to-do list , those guys make it look so easy ! , will have to try char cloth as well , looks like it works nicely .
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 08, 2011 9:31 PM ( #11 )
 Yeah the little folding wood stove is never going to run out of fuel unless you are in the Sahara on on the ocean. You can pick up enough twigs, pine cones, scraps of bark, leaves, etc. while walking for a few minutes to cook your supper, make some soup or tea or whatever. And you can take it on an airliner. It does not use any dangerous fuel. Try that with a gas or propane stove.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Friday, September 09, 2011 11:22 AM ( #12 )
Congrats on taking the plunge !   Looks like you did as well as anyone and better than a lot of guys with lots of outdoor experience.  Like with the fire piston.  You could mention it to a lot of regular campers and get nothing but blank stares.  I have never actually used one myself, though I have gathered the stuff and plan to make some this winter.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Friday, September 09, 2011 2:53 PM ( #13 )
It's a Reader's Digest book, but "The Magic and Medicine of Plants" is a good start. It's from the late 90s so you'd need to go to a used book store or look online.

If you're ever out and see a five leaf plant, be wary. If the leaves are the same size, it's a variety of poison ivy called five fingers.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Friday, September 09, 2011 5:05 PM ( #14 )
people already answered fire piston so skipping that good job!  I mean it.  I was lucky enough to have my father make me do similar stuff when I was young.  Finding dry leaves under pines after rain or splitting and feathering.  It doesn't matter what you think this isn't an easy skill, only basic because it's needed.  The two aren't the same.  You did it, you did it well, good job.  I'm a little jealous now.  I think I might go have a fire in the back yard.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Friday, September 09, 2011 8:09 PM ( #15 )
A big Thank you to all of you guys !I really appreciate all the positive comments and suggestions , with all the info on the forum and some good old try and error I may become an outdoorsman some time soon , my goal is to go camping and enjoy it  ; it may take some time but I am sure i will succeed , and of course CS products seem ideal for this task , the more you use them the more you love them , haven't found any drawback so far , my next purchase will be a trail hawk 
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Sunday, September 11, 2011 10:57 AM ( #16 )
Lemmesee,
     Welcome to the ranks.  Just remember to be respectful of nature and others while you are out there.  Seems like you are the type to be welcomed into the camping outdoors crowd.  I always go back and forth on the trail hawk.  It's too light but surprisingly good.  I want one but never want to spend the money on it.  Every time I camp with my father and he uses his I consider it.  I think I'm going with the pipe hawk instead though.

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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Sunday, September 11, 2011 12:58 PM ( #17 )
When you get it, be sure to share your thoughts. I've been thinking about getting one, but so far my Norse has filled the role nicely. I actually keep a semi-bearded hawk in the car. Got it at a flea market for $10 and it turned out to be hand forged.

If you start looking at bigger knives to carry in the field, I suggest the recon tanto. Some people swear by the SRK and recon scout, but that chisel tip is perfect for sliding your blade into the bark and slicing down smooth. I practice natural medicine so this is kind of important to me.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Monday, September 12, 2011 7:41 PM ( #18 )
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Lemmesee,
   Welcome to the ranks.  Just remember to be respectful of nature and others while you are out there.  Seems like you are the type to be welcomed into the camping outdoors crowd.  I always go back and forth on the trail hawk.  It's too light but surprisingly good.  I want one but never want to spend the money on it.  Every time I camp with my father and he uses his I consider it.  I think I'm going with the pipe hawk instead though.
 
Thank you Fox , I am still deciding which hawk to get ; a while ago while doing research before venturing out I got a Trail Boss axe and it looks like you could easily take down quite a few trees with this baby but since at this time there is no reason to do that a smaller , lighter hawk seem a more sensitive option , no need to bring down a beautiful tree for fire wood when you only need to chop down a few dead branches , in my uneducated opinion .




Now the harder part is to choose which one of the CS hawks will work for me , I am more inclined to the Trail hawk , but as Saralach says , his Norse hawk has served him well and you are more inclined to the pipe hawk , so which one to choose ?


Saralach , I will definitely look to get a bigger blade in the future , budget permitting , tantos look like a good blade and that debarking action you mention adds to the utility of the knife , I always learn something new 
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:42 AM ( #19 )
You are right on about felling trees.  Taking living trees for firewood is unnecessary and inefficient.  Sure if you are taking firewood to heat your cabin.  (and are going to let it set and dry out for a few months)  But for camp, dead wood is easier and preferable.  And chopping down trees is dangerous.  (Former tree thinner for Weyerhouser and I have heated my house by chopping wood with an axe.  In SE Oklahoma-- not that impressive)
A bigger axe is more efficient at chopping, but heavier to transport. So it becomes a balance between "How much will I need to chop ?" vs "How far will I need to carry the axe ?"   For a long hiker needing a few branches to make a cooking fire each day--a light hawk. (In some regions you don't really even need one.)  For someone traveling by SUV in the far north who might need to stay warm when stranded in 40 below--a full size double bit axe. 
The smaller the chopper the harder you work chopping.
The bigger the chopper the harder you work carrying.
The colder your climate the more chopping you need to do--so the bigger the chopper.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 11:35 AM ( #20 )
I just took a tree down this past weekend with the Rifleman's Hawk. It is the heaviest of the CS hawks, but I love it. The hammer has also served me well. It is lighter than an axe, but still does an amazing job. for a larger tree (but not huge), I've found that a combination of using the Gurkha Kukri to get the job started and the Rifleman's Hawk to finish the job can get a dead tree down pretty quick and then it is easy work to turn it into fire wood.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:44 PM ( #21 )
If you're going to use the hawk for light camping, the trail hawk would probably be your best bet. As dferriman says, the rifleman is heavy. Had a chance to handle one at the last gun show and didn't care much for the heft of it. I got a pair of Norse hawks on an impulse about a year ago- they're nice and all, but a hammer on the other end would be good for batoning. You could think of the trail, pipe, and rifleman hawks as mini-mauls.

A few quick examples for using tree bark:

pine- good source of vitamin C (can also eat the new growth on the ends of limbs) Pine can sustain a person short term.

willow/weeping willow: The bark and the leaves are a natural aspirin. Be careful around weeping willow as it can be a snake nest.

sourwood: The bark can be used to soothe a sour stomach. You can also use a stripped sourwood branch as a stir stick for meals. They're full of minerals.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:38 PM ( #22 )
That is way to go. I like your stove can you give me some more details about it and who is making it. I have learned a lot from Rey Mears clips on YouTube. And I agree on hawks. I would recommend pipe hawk. Rifleman hawk is more an ax then hawk and frontier hawk has no hammer head. Trail hawk looks a little to small for me but I didn't tray it so I can not judge it.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:10 PM ( #23 )
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That is way to go. I like your stove can you give me some more details about it and who is making it. I have learned a lot from Rey Mears clips on YouTube. And I agree on hawks. I would recommend pipe hawk. Rifleman hawk is more ax then hawk and frontier hawk has no hammer head. Trail hawk is a little to small for me but I didn't tray it so I can not judge it.


  If you are refereing to the folding woodstove, I got both of mine from the   Sportsmans Guide catalog.   Sportsmansguide.com    
Not expensive at all.    
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:55 AM ( #24 )
thanks for info Gery
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:53 PM ( #25 )
as far as knife for camping for me it's all about my trail master or my non CS bowie.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:34 PM ( #26 )
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That is way to go. I like your stove can you give me some more details about it and who is making it. I have learned a lot from Rey Mears clips on YouTube. And I agree on hawks. I would recommend pipe hawk. Rifleman hawk is more an ax then hawk and frontier hawk has no hammer head. Trail hawk looks a little to small for me but I didn't tray it so I can not judge it.





Sorry for the late reply ; I got mine from bepreparedtosurvive.com , lots of very interesting survival /camping products  there , It folds flat and comes with its own carrying pouch It uses very little fuel and since you can use just about anything (cardboard , rags, dry grass ) you can use it everywhere , there is no pot holder , just four prongs on top but that works just fine .


I just got my Trail hawk today and will be trying it out soon , yes it its very light and small , weights even less than my SF shovel and I don't like the way the head is fitted to the handle most likely will remove the allen screw and go for a friction fitting so the head can be taken off on the field ( and a quick handle replacement ) I will post about my impressions on the Trail hawk after I get to really try it .
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Friday, September 23, 2011 9:56 AM ( #27 )
No problem. I would like your opinion on trail hawk when you test it out.
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Friday, September 30, 2011 9:21 PM ( #28 )
for a 'first timer' you did quit well! concrats.

yes part of any successfull trip is preparation [and recearch on the net is part of it!]
make use of all the info from every source-even this forum has tought me a lot

one grow up in a certain culture/country/perspective of doing things etc ,and sometimes you think you 'know it all' but by interacting with people who think differently or doing it in another way,new horizons opened up and 'old' skills can be improved by adapting it in a new way.

[the outdoors is a wonderful place to keep you humble--i know from experience ,as i still make a lot of mistakes that with hindsight could have been done better or in a different way if only i've known!]

i'm glad this 'new' world has opened up to you,and want to shook your hand in not only reading or talking about it ,but actually going out there and doing it practically!

even 'old dogs' still make mistakes,but that is the beauty of it--you can learn something new everyday in the wild!

 there is a song [i've forgotten the name now but the tune is suddenly in my head] that i think say something like -welcome into my world!
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Saturday, October 01, 2011 8:06 PM ( #29 )
Thank you for your kind words , Survivor ! getting out of the house and into the outdoors has been a nice and rewarding experience , even though I am doing it a a slow steady pace , more like backyard camping , if I fail miserably I just have to turn around and in a couple hours be back home , as I  get better my goal will be a overnight stay in the woods , but it seems that will be still some time before my comfort level is high enough to attempt that  better safe than sorry !
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Re:Proud of Myself !!!! - Sunday, October 02, 2011 3:52 PM ( #30 )
"even 'old dogs' still make mistakes,but that is the beauty of it--you can learn something new everyday in the wild! "

So true.  If your health can take hysterical laughter I recommend you check out the writings of Patrick McManus.   Might start with "A Fine and Pleasant Misery"  Talking about misadventures in the outdoors.   Things all who have done much outdoors can relate to---and good prep for those starting out on the madness. ;)

"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them."  Thomas Jefferson to George Washington. 1796 Psalms 144:1 Blessed be Jehovah my rock, Who teacheth my hands to war, And my fingers to fight:

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