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#255320 - 01/10/13 04:51 PM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: bacpacjac]
Denis Offline
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You could work on some of your navigation skills. For example, a book I have & like, Wilderness Navigation, has a bunch of practice problems in the back. Also, as I learned from comms on another thread, there are Navigation Challenge Books available that would help hone your skills in this area (I still haven't picked any up for myself, unfortunately).
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#255321 - 01/10/13 05:28 PM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: Denis]
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Thanks Dennis!
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#255330 - 01/10/13 08:29 PM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: bacpacjac]
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
Not exactly indoor bushcraft, but this off-beat and very interesting "thought exercise" appeared in my morning newspaper. It may just offer an interesting angle, considering that you may possibly be cooped up and sleep-deprived for a while.

The headline: Do you have a ‘Can-do’ attitude, passable English and sanity? Want to go to Mars?
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/09/...-to-go-to-mars/

A surprising amount of this stuff -- personal attributes and group dynamics -- has some application to everything from Scout camps to disaster situations.


Edited by dougwalkabout (01/10/13 08:31 PM)

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#255342 - 01/11/13 12:57 AM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: bacpacjac]
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#255370 - 01/11/13 07:23 PM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: bacpacjac]
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We could have used a couple of these this past weekend!

canteen cup lids: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SK4RG2YYgaw
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#255372 - 01/11/13 07:36 PM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: bacpacjac]
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Registered: 02/05/10
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I have made several alcohol stoves. So far I made one cat can stove out of a tuna can that was to side to fit my cup on, and one pop can stove that just did not go together very well. I also made one of the penny type alcohol stoves but the PITA way you have to prime it turned me off to it even though it seemed to work OK.

I have a smaller can that may work as a cat stove. It is about the right size, but it is thicker steel so I will have to drill it instead of using a paper punch.

I also want to make another of the double walled can stoves, but do a better job of it. They seem to be the best of the DIY alcohol stoves over all.
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#255376 - 01/11/13 09:49 PM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: bacpacjac]
JPickett Offline
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Registered: 08/03/12
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Loc: Missouri
ILBob,
Alcohol stoves are like tater chips, Can't make just one.

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#255390 - 01/12/13 10:02 AM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: bacpacjac]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
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THINKING !!!

I do spend some of my waiting times "thinking" ... and there is lot to think about like :

- "What if" scenarios, what to do if this or that happened ? Sometimes something that REALLY happened but did not turn into a disaster.
- Unfinsihed projects , how to proceed ?
- Planning next trips in the future, and what next to try in those trips ???

... just a few examples ...

In addition, it's good time to check your stored preps and their expiration dates ..etc.

Also, it's good time for reading

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#255481 - 01/14/13 08:30 PM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: Chisel]
ILBob Offline
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I made another cat can stove yesterday out of a smaller can. It is small enough to fit under one of my steel or SS cups.

I tested it inside. Seemed to work OK. A little smelly as the plastic liner on the inside of the can burned off.

I will take it with me on the next hike and try it out. I made myself a wind screen to bring with me as well. Just AL foil.

I need to get a decent fuel bottle though. using an old coke bottle is not the best option.

I like this style of stove as it is simpler to make than other alcohol stoves.
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#255488 - 01/14/13 11:46 PM Re: Indoor Bushcraft Projects [Re: ILBob]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
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Originally Posted By: ILBob
I made another cat can stove yesterday


How did the cat taste after being cooked on that stove?

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