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Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by CJS Knives (Captain Jeff) on Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:55 pm

only 5 days till the first Bushcraft Class begins! is everyone packed and ready yet?

have you gotten any new gear in preperation for this event?

what are you hoping to learn from attending?


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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by CJS Knives (Captain Jeff) on Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:01 pm

i will go first.....

i have begun packing, but still need to finish...

-i got a new back pack. this one is medium size, so its a little bigger then my hydration pack that i had at the 15 item event.
- i also bought a 10x10 Nylon tarp to use as a fly for my Hammock.
-i made a new custom knife that i will bring, and a new Ferro rod that i put a handle on as well.
- i bought 100' of Neon Yellow paracord for tying off my tarp, and other projects.
- i bought new straps for my Hammock set up. they are lighter and stronger then the paracord set up i had last time.

i am hoping to learn some new knots, and be able to identify some wild edibles.

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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by JAMIE B on Tue May 01, 2012 11:02 pm

man i cant wait, i am packing in lighter than before!
i will have my med alice pack
hammock
tarp
usgi poncho liner for blanket
water filter
cook set
knife
some paracord
and a few other odds and ends!
....is it the weekend yet?

o and i will be heading out after work on friday at around 2-3 pm! whoo hooo
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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Wed May 02, 2012 10:00 am

Sarah is coming this weekend! We will have her give a fire building demo and see how she fares.

She has been learning over the last year with me. She taught several adults in January who were having trouble getting their fire going. It's all in the prep!

Sarah will also be taking pictures for the event. AND it will be her first hang!

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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by Dan T on Wed May 02, 2012 6:32 pm

Im packing light aswell. Bedroll, buttpack, and haversack. cant wait to get out there!

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Post by JAMIE B on Thu May 03, 2012 2:41 pm

is it the weekend yet?...where have i heard this from???? hahahaha
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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Thu May 03, 2012 4:05 pm

gOOD. yOU GUYS PACKING LIGHT CAN HELP ME CARRY IN THE SUPPLIES FOR CAMP.

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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by JAMIE B on Thu May 03, 2012 11:35 pm

HAHAHAHA! thats why yer the boss!
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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by CJS Knives (Captain Jeff) on Fri May 04, 2012 2:11 am

i am NOT packing light. i got some new gear that i want to test out... and i want to have a comfortable weekend!

Jeff, your going to have to carry your own pack... sorry my friend! lol

BTW... i am bringing a CHAIR!!

ha ha! see you guys soon

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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Fri May 04, 2012 8:58 am

I'm bringing my home made bushchair made from duck cloth. Sarah will be bringing her Walmart 5x7 tarp to make a bush chair from.

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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by CJS Knives (Captain Jeff) on Fri May 04, 2012 10:57 am

Jeff "LFB" Kindy wrote:I'm bringing my home made bushchair made from duck cloth. Sarah will be bringing her Walmart 5x7 tarp to make a bush chair from.

cool!

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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Fri May 04, 2012 12:22 pm

A GI poncho will suffice as well. Though I WAS planning on bringing it for dual purpose, I left it out in favor of a drum liner and my bushchair. I made it like 6 months ago and other than a couple of demo's have not brought it out into the field. So time to use it.

Here is the prototype made from an old drop cloth I had. Double layer with an opening so it could be used for a mattress stuffed with natural material, backpack / bag.

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My fat a$$ tore out the loops that tie to the front legs. The new one I ran a channel for a 2" wide webbing strap to tie off with.

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Frowny face because it's hard to get the camera set up without a tripod. I have several, just too lazy to walk 20 steps to get it! LOL Shocked

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The ONLY thing I don't like about theses chairs, can't wear my hat because the back comes up high and tight.

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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by Mathan Maloch on Sun May 06, 2012 10:03 am

I do not have tons of experience with the bush chairs, but so far I am not a fan (let the stoning begin haha).

I hope you guys have fun without me and my bread. Wish I could be there more than you know.
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Re: Let the Countdown Begin....

Post by Jeff "LFB" Kindy on Mon May 07, 2012 9:06 am

The bush chairs were comfortable, more so than the logs...
Your bread was surely missed, but Jamie made up some of his to make up for it.

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