Message from Mark Vandal in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #ranger

2017-07-24 22:22:22 UTC  


2017-07-25 02:44:14 UTC

2017-07-25 02:45:14 UTC  

Just got this swedish hand forged axe on amazon for like 18$.

2017-07-25 02:53:28 UTC  

My friend has a Gransfors Bruks and it costs 150$, it looks very similar, same hickory handle. I can't comment on the forging techniques used, but reviews comparing the performance were praising the Husqvarna. It will last a lifetime just like the Gransfors Bruks

2017-07-25 03:03:56 UTC  

@⚡Clark⚡ their mowers never failed me lol

2017-07-25 04:55:26 UTC

2017-07-25 04:56:31 UTC  

This is a great book I highly recommend. You'll never get off the shitter if it's in your bathroom.

2017-07-25 10:46:12 UTC  

Holy shit.

2017-07-25 10:47:46 UTC  

As it turns out, chewing Weeping Willow bark is a good way to sooth inflammation and a fever, and promotes the immune system.

2017-07-25 11:40:09 UTC  

Willow bark= aspirin

2017-07-25 11:41:50 UTC  

Lets start with a basic camp fire. so you and your normie friends (if youve still got any by this point) decide to go camping.
But oh no! None of the men are worth a damn and they dont know how to start a camp fire. Well fear not cause your fashy ass is there to save the day as usual
By he end of this period of instuction youll be roasting hot dogs or commie books in no time.

2017-07-25 11:42:21 UTC  

First, saftey. Have some kind of water source, bucket of sand, or a shovel to put it out close by. Antifa tears are my go to choice
Clear your fire bed. Kick away everything till you only have dirt a good way around it, make it bigger than your fire. Gather your stones and what not if you got em and make a circle where you want your fire
You've got 4 basic types to start with

2017-07-25 11:42:36 UTC

2017-07-25 11:44:07 UTC  

Now I personally have only ever used two of these, the teepee and the log cabin, and I only ever really use the teepee tbh fam
When building the fire, you want 3 parts: tinder, kindeling, and fuel. Starting from small and getting larger
Tinder. no youre not swiping right patrolling thots, your lighting this on fire. It needs to be small and fine. Dry Grass/ leaves, wood chips, tiny twigs, some pine needles. Whip out that pocket knife (why are you camping without one) and shave off some small shavings

2017-07-25 11:44:42 UTC

2017-07-25 11:45:29 UTC  

Now you start building it up. You got your real small tinder in the middle very loosely packed (oxygen is key) and you start adding some slightly bigger tinder, then slightly bigger, so on and so on
Commie propaganda works great as well rip that paper up real small
Now add your kindeling. These are gonna be your medium sized stuff. Normal medium sticks, bark, etc. Go for about the size a pencil, working your way up slightly bigger and slightly bigger all the way around in the shape of a teepee

2017-07-25 11:45:58 UTC  

second picture from biggest to smallest. fuel, bigger kindeling/smaller fuel, smaller kindeling, tinder

2017-07-25 11:46:14 UTC  

@Mark Vandal Good stuff. Some folks grind their tinder into a powder aye?

2017-07-25 11:46:14 UTC  

Then the fuel wood. this is your bigger stuff now. about the size of your fourearm and wrist. As with the kindeling and tinder smaller to larger. No logs yet that when youve got this thing hot and roaring then you can starting pushing them in from the sides

2017-07-25 11:47:41 UTC  

@Deleted User i never have. but if you got some saw dust thats a good start but you want something more solid

2017-07-25 11:49:29 UTC

2017-07-25 11:49:42 UTC  

Doesn't matter the kind of fire the basics remain the same

2017-07-25 11:51:02 UTC  

this is like any kind of skill you need practice. but once you get good at it youll never forget it. if this isnt autistic enough. you cna find videos online. go do your googles

2017-07-25 15:18:07 UTC  

If you don't like the way I formatted this or have suggestions let me know

2017-07-25 15:28:07 UTC  

@Mark Vandal This is great stuff. My family is big into building fires; we tend to do them the log cabin version, though it has its downsides - my experience has been that they need to be done correctly or else the kindeling won't get the coals burning properly. Knowing different styles is important.

2017-07-25 15:53:08 UTC  

@Deleted User different styles have different purposes. We can get into different survival fires sometime like fires in holes and how to build one on wetlands and snow. I always preferred teepee. It's simple, easy and quick.

2017-07-25 15:58:01 UTC  

Dakota fire hole

2017-07-25 16:03:16 UTC  

I like ⛺️ as well

2017-07-25 16:05:13 UTC  

I really like camping in the open air when the weather's good enough

2017-07-25 16:05:57 UTC  

Haha no I typed teepee and it out that emoji

2017-07-25 16:06:13 UTC  

Upside down fire is also pretty sexy

2017-07-25 17:30:41 UTC  

@Thomas Morrow that's the one. Forgot the name

2017-07-25 17:31:01 UTC  

Good for windy conditions and for concealing light

2017-07-25 17:34:33 UTC  

I never get to go camping anymore. Miss it

2017-07-25 17:35:05 UTC  

You spend your whole life outdoors when you get to that point where you can no longer find the time it sucks

2017-07-25 17:39:47 UTC  

I know the feeling

2017-07-25 17:40:55 UTC  

At some point, we're gonna have IE bush trips

2017-07-25 17:41:40 UTC  

That'd be awesome

2017-07-25 18:02:20 UTC  

dixie was supposed to have a trip comming up but i havnt heard much of it in a few weeks

2017-07-26 00:28:23 UTC  

I know we are just starting out here, but I think a piece on gutting and cleaning fish would be very useful. Perhaps even one for deer?

2017-07-26 01:03:32 UTC