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10-25-2014, 04:45 PM   #10951
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Well it could kill you but...

when you are starving to death in the great North, and you cannot catch a reindeer, what do have to lose?

And if it doesn't kill you...

then you get to watch your starving friend force it down!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Boy Scout Juice.
Liquid Boy Scout is what we always called it. Strangely enough, I eventually learned how to build a "wet wood" fire. It is not pleasant to stand around initially but eventually enough heat builds up make for a truly satisfying blaze.

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A real man uses only one match*.
Can do.

The rules for finding dry tinder are a little different in our woods, but I have always been able to find what I needed and get a fire going, typically with no other tool than a stout pocket knife.*


Steve

(...big time wood lore braggart...)

* Most pocket knives are junk. Mine has a locking blade.

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Something about the WSJ newsprint makes it burn longer and hotter than the soft stuff most newspapers use.
That is because the WSJ is a high class and high priced newspaper. The flames know quality when they meet it.


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10-25-2014, 05:22 PM   #10953
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Liquid Boy Scout is what we always called it. Strangely enough, I eventually learned how to build a "wet wood" fire. It is not pleasant to stand around initially but eventually enough heat builds up make for a truly satisfying blaze.
We once called it Girl Scout water, but with the growth of single-parent households near half our new Leaders are Moms. We stopped using that joke.

Scouting is actually moving away from fire altogether. As the largest singly-identifiable user of outdoor camping and hiking resources we understand the pressure we put on the outdoors. We actually teach use of small white gas camping stoves when on public land and limit fires to one, contained Council Fire per campout when on Scout property.

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The rules for finding dry tinder are a little different in our woods, but I have always been able to find what I needed and get a fire going, typically with no other tool than a stout pocket knife.*
I imagine what we would call a rain-fire is what you would call an every day fire. When it rains we go to Plan B, which is Plan A in raincoats. If Plan A included fire . . . . .

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Most pocket knives are junk. Mine has a locking blade.
Truth.

Scouting evolves. When I was a Scout there was a Taxidermy Merit Badge and a Scout-issue Remington straight knife (sheath knife) with a 7" blade for skinning game - large game!. I still have my knife, which is now a prohibited item on Scout outings.

Most young Scouts today want to bring a Gerber or Buck Multi-Tool - worthless upon worthless toys. You can't put any torgue on the turning tools and the grips don't allow you to properly control the sharps. When I teach Woods Tools to new adult leaders I only carry a single 2 1/4" pen knife. Unless I bring the Girl Scout knife.

They hate learning Woods Tools. It's all about what you can't use and shouldn't do.
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It's really about the person behind the camera!

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We actually teach use of small white gas camping stoves when on public land
That is the current wilderness ethic here in the NW as well. I don't know the last time I made a fire in the back country. That is sort of risky since that skill is my lifeline should things go sour, particularly when snowshoeing or cross-country skiing as a day trip.

I suppose that the hociR might have its own idea regarding all this...or not.


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The Harvard Crimson:

"When I bit into my first marble of salmiak, my tongue burned from the sharp saltiness and the back of my nose felt as if it had been struck by a mixture of fermented stingray meat and Windex. Did I like it? Did I not like it? My palate was so flabbergasted that I couldn’t tell."

The telling ingredient is ammonium chloride which is also used as soldering flux, to work on oil wells with clay swelling problems, as electrolyte in zinc–carbon batteries, in the glue that bonds plywood and for tanning hides.

Try combining it with the lye in lutefisk for a real taste treat or one helluva drain cleaner that makes Drano look like a sissy.

Oh those spunky Scandinavians and their epicurean delights!
Hehe, that pretty much sums it up. Delish...
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I gotta get me some of that.
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It's really about the person behind the camera!
Exactly.

Whenever someone says to me, "Your camera takes nice pictures", I always respond with, "And your mouth makes really nice compliments!"

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Unless I bring the Girl Scout knife.
Girl Scout knife?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Exactly.

Whenever someone says to me, "Your camera takes nice pictures", I always respond with, "And your mouth makes really nice compliments!"

What the Duck

What the Duck
What the Duck
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Girl Scout knife?
With the correct training, supervision and experience that is an approved Woods Tool.*





* There is always a question whether a K-3 is an approved Woods Tool. I always respond there is no situation available in the Program where a K-3 would cut it.
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It's really about the person behind the camera!
The issue is that they have to be visually assaulted by the hociR tramp stamp every time they chimp a shot!! Totally unfair and dangerous to people in Tokyo!
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Duck
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I always respond there is no situation available in the Program where a K-3 would cut it.
That is why we always use M or Av mode.


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Duck, duck .. who's there?
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What the Duck

What the Duck
What the Duck
QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote

Duck, duck .. who's there?
I knew that sounded familiar.

In fact it is on a t-shirt that came on the Brown Truck the other day . . . . . .
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