LDS wrote:I find that maple is the best punkwood for char, closely followed by white oak. I have also charred hackberry and some of the elms with success. It depends more on the "state of punkiness" than the type of wood.
Make sure it is punkwood too, and not the bug infested crumbly stuff.
I bought the BG Gerber canteen combo to test it out and see what it can or can't do. I am not a fan of BG and did not buy it on account of him but I do like to test things out including gear. Gerber is a good company so why not see what its like? So is some jerk going to bust me as a fan for carrying BG gear that I am testing out? Bust me instead for carrying Gerber gear."There should not be a price-point to get people outside. A 1 litre soda bottle and a soup can that it can sit in, properly cleaned up, is just as effective at the job of carrying life giving water and offering the option to heat it up for a cuppa brew."
LDS wrote:We have so many people these days wanting to get outdoors and who have not one bit of experience or training. They watch one of the many survival reality flicks, be it Bear, Cody & Dave or Mike and the Babe, then merrily go to the internet and "learn" what they think they need to know, buy the gear the "experts" recommend and head to the big north woods. These are not kids I am refering too, but what we used to refer to as "adults". However, during my teaching days I realized that the world is filled with stupid people, easily led and convident in their ignorance. "It won't happen to me, I learned how to do it on the internet!" is their mantra. We should make badges and sell them. Nesmuck, Kiphart, Whellen, Col. Adkins and the others refered to them as tinderfoots, greenhorns and "City Folks".
LDS wrote:Farmers painted the side of their draft animals with COW, HORSE or MULE to protect the livestock from hunters who had never seen a deer and could not properly identify one. My own experience has been the loss of an entire heard of 75 goats during two consecutive hunting seasons, to novice hunters.
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