I've seen (and done) a lot of daft things over the years. No, really
I guess most of us who have ever used one of the metal army issue mugs have burnt their mouth on it the first time they have a hot brew.
I recently managed to do my own equivalent of a tree surgeon trimming the branch he is standing on....
Not so very long ago I was up in the Cheviots in serious weather for a night, playing around with some new kit. This was a couple of weeks ago when temperatures dropped like a stone, heavy snow had already fallen and more was coming down, and as I settled for the night I smugly reached for the treat I'd been promising myself all day - a small block of home made fudge.
I wasn't prepared for nearly breaking my teeth on it however, or the overwhelming disappointment that came when the penny dropped that I'd have to wait at least a few more minutes to warm the fudge enough to render it edible. At -11C fudge becomes seriously dangerous to your health...
A mate of mine once set the soles of his boots on fire when he sat dozing with his feet stretched out towards the flames, and I once saw a guy make a hot coal bed that went up in a shower of sparks late one night - he hadn't put enough earth covering over the top and the coals had burned through his blankets. He was unimpressed, as I recall.
I've seen a guy's knots give way on him when he swung himself into his hammock for the first time, and another guy who blasted a hole through his tarp when he tried bringing his campfire under it on a cast iron skillet one rainy day
I flipped a brand new and very expensive set of polarised sunglasses straight into a trout lake on my first cast when fly fishing a few years ago, when the fly caught the leg of the glasses and dragged them into the water
I've spent ages sharpening a knife only to have it roll from where I put it and land on rocks, dinging out the edge and making me start all over again.
So, what other daft stunts have you lot done ?
How about a run-up-to-Christmas list of bushcraft clangers, Beadle-style ?