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    Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    So I am a bit of a "bush craft" nut.

    If you dont know what I mean think Bear Grylls, or Les Stroud. :)

    Well today I finally got a "field fire" started using only natural tinder and a flint and steel. I was SO excited!!!!! When that "birds nest" started smoking I was TOTALLY not expecting it as I have been trying for months! :)

    But yes... I MADE FIRE!!!! (from spark)... Next test is a bow drill... :)

    I was so excited I had my dinner (smoked sausage over my fire) and a nice Fat Tire Ale... :)... Too cool!

    oh, and I was wearing my Gulfman! :)
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    Re: Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    congrats! They always make it look so easy on TV, but truthfully its almost an art to start fires with no matches or lighter.
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    Re: Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_C View Post
    So I am a bit of a "bush craft" nut.

    If you dont know what I mean think Bear Grylls, or Les Stroud. :)

    Well today I finally got a "field fire" started using only natural tinder and a flint and steel. I was SO excited!!!!! When that "birds nest" started smoking I was TOTALLY not expecting it as I have been trying for months! :)

    But yes... I MADE FIRE!!!! (from spark)... Next test is a bow drill... :)

    I was so excited I had my dinner (smoked sausage over my fire) and a nice Fat Tire Ale... :)... Too cool!

    oh, and I was wearing my Gulfman! :)
    Very Cool Not as easy as it looks huh

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    Beer sounds good, I guess it have to have one now


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    Re: Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wojo View Post
    congrats! They always make it look so easy on TV, but truthfully its almost an art to start fires with no matches or lighter.
    It is harder than they make it look LOL. My goal was one strike. :) Got it! LOL Its all in the "birds nest".

    I know most people think I am nuts but I am psyched!
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    Re: Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    Quote Originally Posted by JERSTERCA View Post
    Very Cool Not as easy as it looks huh

    No photos and no Suunto

    Beer sounds good, I guess it have to have one now

    Dude, Ive been trying for weeks.. have been breaking down and using lint or a cotton ball with patroleum jelly and then feeling like I was cheating LOL.

    Now I think I understand what I was doing wrong.... Not enough attention to the tinder and or the nest.

    yeah, sorry... I didnt have a camera and happened to be wearing a G Shock this time :)
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    Re: Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    very cool....I know how hard is it do and had to do it once a long time ago at a survival training class and I remember how freaking hard it was to do in real life.

    no small feat my friend and great choice of the Gulfman, too

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    Cool Jeff,

    You can always wake me for a smoked sausage and a Fat Tire ale

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    Re: Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    very cool.

    my favorite 'nest' is shredded hemp rope surrounding a 1/2" square of tinder cloth.

    also a big fan of fire pistons.

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    Re: Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_C View Post
    Next test is a bow drill... :)
    Now that is about 10 levels harder...


    ...can you do it to save yourself? I've thought about trying to master that one myself. The aboriginals here just used their hands...no bow...add another x5 in difficulty.

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    Re: Totally OT, but I am PSYCHED!

    Cool, I look forward to seeing you on the next season of Survivor

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