Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by R Stowe, Oct 25, 2016.
Those S35V knives make good photos. About all they're good for though.
Not true. I made a peanut butter sandwich with one.
Well there is that. I think the ESEE-3 S35V recently won the top award for best peanut butter sandwich maker.
Yesterday’s hand drill ember
yucca on willow
Sunday’s and last week’s embers
both are seep willow on cottonwood root
Hand drill practice tonight. First go was a flop, lots of dust and smoke, no ember. Notch was probably carved too large and didn’t hold enough heat to get me there. Used the dust generated by the first go and got this ember within 3 downward passes.
Nice!!! The master has failed far more times than the beginner.
Good work @Caleb O
Keep it up @Caleb O, I need to get back into practice.
No doubt in my mind.
Thanks! Always nice when you can give it another go and salvage it.
Get after it brother! I want to see an ember cranked out this weekend!
Bow drill ember tonight (sore hands let me down on hand drill.) Bow drill worked fine though. Saguaro rib spindle on cottonwood branch hearth. Blew this one all the way to flame. (palo verdy leaf tinder bundle)
You got it man
Woot! Get it!
James Gibson sent me over a copper ember catch he made....so I had to try it out. (Had to grab the knife he made me outa the knife drawer too )
Hand drill today. Seep willow on willow. I wore off a couple of my calluses....time to rebuild
Yesterday’s ember. Seep willow on sotol. I used the spindle while it was still pretty green, but forced the working end to dry out on the first hole. Second easily made the ember.