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Everything posted by tsitenha

  1. What Do You Carry?

    SAK, compass, butane lighter, flashlight, bandana, mini ferro rod
  2. ax tested ferro rod Kleen canteen tarp cordage
  3. paring down firearms

    I am in the process of paring down my firearms. Trying to maintain common calibers, for my family and friends and I. I would like to end up with 1 center fire rifle, 1 shotgun, 1 .22lr rifle and a combination shotgun/rifle. This would also be the list for my family. An advantage is common ammo, and having a larger availability of those calibers. Instead of carrying a minimum of each cartridge type, more of a singular choice, also a greater variety in that cartridge in different weight grains and styles. A simpler choice for me, I think?
  4. Ice

    Make sure that the sapling has a dia. strong enough to bear your weight if you do fall through. We also make ice grips/picks that are connected by a lace around/inside your coat, passing through your sleeves. you can buy them or make some at home. I take a wooden dowel (1+" dia, about 7" long) drill a cross hole at one end to pass the lace, and insert snugly in a nail at the other end length wise. Clip off the head of the nail, and grind to a point, leaving 2+ inches expose to stab into the ice. I cover the exposed sharp end with a thin drinking Saw trimmed to length filled with silicone to act as a protective cap. It will shear off when you drive the nail into the ice. But being aware of the ice conditions is way better than having to use any of the above.
  5. Ice

    If on foot, we carry saplings 8-10', like the high wire walkers. The reasoning is that the sapling will bridge accross the hole that you fell into and give you a brace point to help get you out. I like the 3`idea myself.
  6. I've used the older LTC kukri, enjoyed it a lot. Other than my ax, it would be the only replacement for me.
  7. How many if any carry charms or lucky keepsakes with them as part of their bushcrafting kit?
  8. I carry a medicine bag around my neck, it has items that are spiritual for me. I usually carry an ivory pendant that my father gave to me along, long time ago.
  9. Survival foods

    We add dried cranberries and such to our pemican bars. On another line about trail mix, my son is peanut allergic, so we substituted salted sunflower seeds instead, actually we all changed in case a mistake could be made.
  10. How about your head gear?

    Like most a wide brim hat for the summer, a fleece brimed hat for the fall, spring, fur for winter.(getting old, I like my comfort.)
  11. One thing that I carry is a painters drop sheet, very light, thin and cheap, I don't like to carry heavier than I need to.
  12. I always carry a small pouch on a lanyard, shelter, warmth, fire, orientation, SS cup, knife and sharpener, FAK etc... About the size of mini binocular pouch, when I set out for a walk. If a longer trail, a small pack with rations and water is used
  13. After looking at the background TV broadcasts I noticed that those who had bicycles with various add-ons were mobile a lot faster and gathering needed items that were not readily available to their sedentary and isolated neighbors. Realizing that not all are stable on a 2 wheeler, a 3 wheel "adult" bike would be an option in times of needs. Along with varied "trailers" that attach to the bike, they could make there way easier through smaller clearances and pathways. Have any of yous started to use of look into this alternate mood of transportation?
  14. Cougar Sightings

    My wife's grandfather reported a cougar sighting 50yr's ago, MNR said impossible and since then hundreds of sightings but unless verified by a government employee they do not exist....
  15. Best Camping Firearm

    Probably an excellent choice would be a savage 24 in most of it's configurations. .22lr/410ga .22lr/20ga .308/12ga etc...
  16. Actually you'll never really know, people seldom acknowledege those whom they should but I would like to think that you have made a difference though. Take consolation in that thought, good deeds seldom are noticed.
  17. Survival Question

    Good on you Swede, actually "People of the Flint" And thank you.
  18. Just a well deserved ATTA BOY to all of those who have taken the time and effort to learn skills, apply them in the field, acquire some kit and experiment with it, who are not lost or if they have been were able to extract themselves with no fuss no muss.
  19. survival rifle

    If I could find one it would be a Savage mod 24C .22lr/20ga
  20. Show us your guns! (not your biceps swede)

    Wow I'm in awe. I have a single shot .22lr and a Remington 600 with peep sights in .308 win
  21. Survival Question

    1: GI poncho or a small tarp 2: a good quality ax 3: a reliable, tested ferro rod 4: a GI canteen cup or a small pot 5: a metal canteen/water bottle 6: First aid kit 7: cordage 8: "E" rations (3 day) plus my day's lunch. 9: compass 10: knife (red handled Mora comes to mind)
  22. A bit late in posting, the will to survive is one thing but it's not that people survive with nothing or minimal talent/equipment, that we should set as positive examples, there are exceptions to the rules no matter what. They make the headlines. How many people are lost/turned around but with PRIOR training and a modicum of equipment make it through their ordeal with no publicity. Personally I like the motto " the more I know, the more I can do with what I have" We don't give enough "atta boys" to the ones who prepare and trudge on and to much attention to who are eventually rescued but make the evening news. Maybe old fashioned but still believe in the Boy Scout motto
  23. Hello all

    New to this forum. Retired machinist (never want to see a lathe again) Married to a good woman, we have a son and daughter in law (life is so good) Have some experience in the bush, wildlife. A deep desire to learn.
  24. Hello all

    Thanks for the welcome Muddy Pete, I am trying to forget. CNC never seen one....a whole row yes but one no Under my name is the word "tenderfoot" how did you know my feet are sore?????