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My Day Out With Fenlander

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by leon-b, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    would you like me to start a tutorial
    i dont have any pictures of it though
     
  2. British Red

    British Red M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Leon,

    Have you got a mate who could take pictures of you doing it?

    Red
     
  3. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    yes but i'm sure my sister would do it i will start a tutorial as soon as i get the photos
     
  4. Grimnir

    Grimnir New Member

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    I know I would like to learn how to make nettle cordage! First off, how do you do it without getting stung? :)
     
  5. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    use gloves lol
     
  6. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    i will post a tutorial as soon as i get the pics
    how much pics do i need
     
  7. moko

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    Teaching is a little like telling a good story. You need to sit down and work out everything in order and the best ways to demonstrate your skill. Dont hurry, this is not a race and when your confident that its right, post it up.

    Moko
     
  8. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    thanks i will do that moko
     
  9. Fenlander

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    Leon's day out...

    Fire lighting using common reed, birch bark, crampball in grass taken to fire, rubber inner tube, cotton wool, handgel, char cloth, buffing material and making a nest

    Striking matches, protecting matches, making a shotgun match case, using a lighter,

    A walk to look at tinders and……
    Trees: Alder , Elder, Willow, Sycamore, Birch, Ash, Hawthorn
    Plants: Butterbur, Self-heal, ground Ivy, Stinging nettle, mint

    Discussed construction of debris and kennel shelter building

    Sawing and cutting, knife safety

    How to make a pot hanger

    Creating a fire, building a fire, setting up pot hanger, boiling water, extinguishing fire

    Making one metre of nettle cordage

    Setting up a basher and tying these knots…..

    Evenk figure of eight hitch, tarp taut hitch, guy-line slippery loop, hanking cord.

    Questions:

    1. What would you consider about a location, before setting up your camp?
    2. What is distinctive about the Alder leaf and what did I make with it/use it for?
    3. How did I make my matches burn longer and waterproof?
    4. What distinctive feature can you see when you cut a Crampball in half?
    5. The leaf of which of the above plants did i say could be dried and then burn to provide an salty ash residue for flavouring your stew?
    6. Why should you make a platform to create your fire on?

    Good luck mate!
     
  10. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    sorry cant remember question 5

    1. make sure there are no rotten branches above you
    2.at the tip of the alder leaves it has a notch
    3.you made your matches waterproof and burn longer using wax
    4.when you cut crampballfungus in half they have some silver rings
    5.
    6. you should build your fire on a platform because if you tinder is on the floor it will absorb moisture
     
  11. P@ul

    P@ul Forager

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    Hi leon-b, Good news to hear that you got on so well. I hope this is just the start of many great adventures.

    Fenlander, What a great gift to give a young lad, hope I am able to give you a rep point!

    P@ul
     
  12. leon-b

    leon-b Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    yes i will certainly be learning alot more bushcraft
    fenlanders course was a great inspiration
     
  13. Fenlander

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    1. Anything else?
    2. and the answer to the second part of the question is?
    3. and what else?
    4. Well done!
    5.
    6. Well done again!
     
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    I,ve just edlited question five....does that help? It's the one you used as an umbrella and the same one people used to wrap a food item in before fridges ;)
     
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    Glad you had a good day in the bush Leon! Fenlander seems like a great person to share his skills with you. Keep up the effort, both of you! Have fun and stay safe. Cheers!
     
  16. BOD

    BOD Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    The summit of bushcrafting is when you pass the knowledge on

    The community, and especially Fenlander and Red, has made a new bushcrafter :You_Rock_
     
  17. Phil562

    Phil562 Settler

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    Well done Leon :D

    And a big :You_Rock_ to Fenlander
     
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    Great stuff Leon and Fenlander. It looks like it was a great day :D
     
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    Well done Fenlander and British Red.....just the kind of support a young lad needs. And well done Leon-B for persevering in your quest for guidance and taking on board the expert advice... :) :You_Rock_
     
  20. chris

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    well done everyone who supported this young lad

    Chris :)
     

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