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What's your long term project for this year?

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Lee Wright, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Lee Wright

    Lee Wright Forager

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    Just wondering what long term projects people have planned for this year?

    My main one is very basic in seeing if I can get by with using just a sub 3" non-locker (Victorinox solo, 20p off a car boot sale!) in place of a 4" fixed blade.

    Any thoughts or contributions?
     
  2. Highbinder

    Highbinder Full Member

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    I would like to forge my own knife. Not something I'm looking to complete this year but that is a long term project. I'd also like to learn how to sail, and go on a canoe trip.
     
  3. mikergj

    mikergj Tenderfoot

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    Learn, learn and learn some more, get out as much as I can treading miles and wild camping.

    And hopefully meet some like minded from here or attend a meet.

    My mates think Im strange, but thats not a new thing.
     
  4. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Learn more and hopefully pass on some of what I already know to those also on this road :)
     
  5. Loenja

    Loenja Settler

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    making a ghilly suit
    and making a cast net,
    if anyone happens to have any tips please pm me
     
  6. fred gordon

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

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    Since I've just retired I have a few new projects.

    Walk the Great Glen Way then head west to Ardnamurchan.:camping:
    Spend two weeks as a wildlife guide on a holiday barge on the Caledonian Canal:grouphug:
    Week long open canoe trip with lots of camping and bushcraft:canoe:
    Visit my sister on the shores of Lake Huron in Canada.:beerchug:
    Lots of Amateur Radio stuff:)
    That's as far as I have got so far!:)
     
  7. launditch1

    launditch1 Maker Plus and Trader

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    Not very bushy but im in the process of building a metal casting furnace/knife forge that runs on gas...one day...:)
     
  8. lannyman8

    lannyman8 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    easy....

    be happy......
     
  9. unorthadox

    unorthadox Forager

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    id like to build a canoe sometime, but have no immediate plans to do so due to lack of time and money
     
  10. Retired Member southey

    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Hopefully going to be very busy this year going back to basic, so when I can and before I go I'm making a lot of wooden things to improve my carpentry and carving skills, but the single biggest subject I want to improve this year is foraging for food, so plant, fungi and tree id, with a bit of tracking thrown in for good measure.
     
  11. AlexRowan

    AlexRowan Tenderfoot

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    For me - continue the endless quest of being able to really enjoy the outdoors in an over populated, over farmed, over legislated south west....

    On a more positive and less whingy note - go to Scotland and climb Ben Nevis.
     
  12. dorkingbushcraft

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    improve my primitive skills hugely (cordage, wild food, etc.)
    do more net making
    and make more knives!
     
  13. mrmike

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    Pretty much the same here.
    Going to try to get out much much more this year, havent been out and about for a years...
     
  14. jackcbr

    jackcbr Native

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    Now I know this might be a bit controversial, but I'm building a split log shelter in a private wood. Not too big, but big enough to sit up in and a comfy lie down. Still undecided what to make the roof out of. But it is becoming a nice little camp area. Made a saw horse to help things along and will slowly improve things. Long term it is going to become my outdoor workshop for some green wood working. If all goes well, maybe a pole lathe. But for now, it will become somewhere to chillout at the weekend and make the odd (in every sense of the word) spoon and wood spirits.
     
  15. Man of Tanith

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    Long term project? My Son due in may its a very long term project
    other than that
    improve the scouts skills
    improve my wild plant/food id
     
  16. Ivan Owen

    Ivan Owen Tenderfoot

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    Errrrrrrr... right now...ummm....
    I'm gonna try and learn all wild food, plant and tree stuff along with my horticulture work based diploma (if, fingers crossed, i get it)

    jackcbr, you could try your hand at thatching it? could be fun.
     
  17. silentpaddler

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    Congratulations.:)

    As for me, I plan to renew my trappers licence which since it
    has lapsed for several years,now
    involves taking a 40 hour course on the latest methods,
    tracking, etc., which is probably a good thing...always
    something new to learn.
     
  18. stinger

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    so simple but i think i'm going to have to agree with that.
     
  19. persistent king

    persistent king Settler

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    Im finding carving very interesting, im gonna have a go at that.
     
  20. Eragon21

    Eragon21 Full Member

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    This year I am hoping to make my own knife already have the design - did it earlier this year just need to source the materials. Not sure yet on the handle material but it will be wooden but don't know which yet.

    Hopefully get it started and finished by the bushmoot.

    I also need to make some underblankets for use with my new hammock.

    Lots to do and not alot of spare time to do it
     

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