Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #ranger

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:40:09  

Willow bark= aspirin

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:41:50  

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.

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:42:21  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:42:36

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:44:07  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:44:42

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:45:29  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:45:58  

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

Deleted User 2017-07-25 11:46:14  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:46:14  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:47:41  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:49:29

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:49:42  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 11:51:02  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 15:18:07  

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

Deleted User 2017-07-25 15:28:07  

@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.

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 15:53:08  

@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.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 15:58:01  

Dakota fire hole

Deleted User 2017-07-25 16:03:16  

I like ⛺️ as well

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 16:05:13  

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

Deleted User 2017-07-25 16:05:57  

Haha no I typed teepee and it out that emoji

Deleted User 2017-07-25 16:06:13  

Upside down fire is also pretty sexy

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 17:30:41  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 17:31:01  

Good for windy conditions and for concealing light

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 17:34:33  

I never get to go camping anymore. Miss it

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 17:35:05  

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

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 17:39:47  

I know the feeling

Deleted User 2017-07-25 17:40:55  

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

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-25 17:41:40  

That'd be awesome

Mark Vandal 2017-07-25 18:02:20  

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

Deleted User 2017-07-26 00:28:23  

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?

Mark Vandal 2017-07-26 01:03:32  
Brandon Ironside- ND 2017-07-26 01:25:04  

@Deleted User @Mark Vandal I'll get to work on that i have done both ill put it on the list, thanks for the suggestion.

Mark Vandal 2017-07-26 22:26:01  

What kind of things are y'all curious about? If you have any requests or suggestions on lessons let us know

Deleted User 2017-07-27 00:20:29  

I skin a pig every February but I've never skinned a buck. I hear it's similar. Maybe some pointers on that sort of thing?

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-27 00:37:02  

Cover a bunch of basics. Most people don't know very much about hunting, fishing, outdoor survival etc in this day and age

Deleted User 2017-07-27 00:39:53  

True. Something as simple as tying a hook on a line could be of use

Envian 2017-07-28 18:50:47  
Thomas Morrow 2017-07-28 19:28:38  

I've always wanted to try a self feeding fire

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-28 19:29:52  

Anyone have any personal experience with one?

Mark Vandal 2017-07-28 21:38:57  

Never done it. While camping we would throw a big log on when we went to bed and in the morning we would get it going again with the coals. In a survival situations we would have a watch rotation to feed it. Never bothered to make that