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Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by R Stowe, Oct 25, 2016.

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    Those S35V knives make good photos. About all they're good for though.
     
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    Not true. I made a peanut butter sandwich with one.
     
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    Well there is that. I think the ESEE-3 S35V recently won the top award for best peanut butter sandwich maker.
     
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    Yesterday’s hand drill ember

    yucca on willow

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    Sunday’s and last week’s embers

    both are seep willow on cottonwood root


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    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.

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    Nice!!! The master has failed far more times than the beginner.
     
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    Keep it up @Caleb O, I need to get back into practice.
     
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    No doubt in my mind. :cool:
     
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    Thanks! Always nice when you can give it another go and salvage it.
     
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    Get after it brother! I want to see an ember cranked out this weekend! ;):D
     
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    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) E4DF3255-F3AD-4015-9324-4F095EC1F4A5.jpeg 781CE3B0-3B60-4FA7-90CE-27199B61B949.jpeg 94082CDB-013E-4C9B-8F5D-AE68DED3657A.jpeg
     
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    You got it man
     
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    Woot! Get it!
     
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    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 :D) 1B7F6608-65D6-484C-AF52-241933CB6DD4.jpeg F71E95B6-8A21-4313-B810-ACFADDC57009.jpeg
     
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    Hand drill today. Seep willow on willow. I wore off a couple of my calluses....time to rebuild :D CC3D3340-4120-4F09-A75A-8B29EDC593BA.jpeg BE4AF00B-DEDB-4B66-AAE9-52B8FF74797E.jpeg
     
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    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. D85001A3-D040-440A-9A00-9295868AF990.jpeg
     
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