Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#4306 - 04/01/02 01:17 AM Re: nails and awls
johnbaker Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 384
Loc: USA
Chris<br><br>For those of us who are perhaps less anthropologically attuned than you, and possibly even a little mechanically challenged, could you provide a little more detail on the mechanics of button-making. I assume the idea is to use a bow & drill to power the sand granule. But how do you drill precisely in one spot? What holds the granule in place? An so on?<br><br>As I think about it, a nail turned by a bow & drill would probably make a good expedient drill. <br><br>By the way, I misplaced the stone tablet containing the hunting regs on T-Rex. What's the bag & possession limit this year? And have they finally legalized the sling & rock for Pterodactyls?<br><br>John

Top
#4307 - 04/01/02 04:57 AM Re: nails and awls
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Im a medium knife man myself. And that, dear people is the bold, middle of the road that goes nowhere ( and is filled with yellow stripes and dead skunks) of California politics. This belongs in the Campfire Forum-oops!

Top
#4308 - 04/01/02 05:11 AM Re: nails and awls
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Buttons are probably an extreme example, and hopefully we have a few in our sewing kit. A nail can be used to simply punch holes, such as a heavy tarp or leather. To drill a needed hole ( such as in wood, bone or shell) the square shape of a horshoe nail gives a chisel edge. Peoples of the southwest actually used cactus needles. the sand is merely a abrasive, much like lapping compound. This is definitely a labor and time intensive method. Perhaps a small modeller's drill ( Im thinking of the impact ratcheting version) is worth inclusion in a larger gearkit? As to T-REX I must beg off. I had the distastefull duty of shooting a dangerous coyote today. My Dine' friend has to rebalance me with the universe :O(

Top
#4309 - 04/01/02 05:44 AM Re: nails and awls
Anonymous
Unregistered


One of the sewing needles in your kit would do just fine for drilling in most substances - hope you have more than one. You could probalby just twiddle it in your fingers. I have drilled shell in just a couple of minutes using a chert drill in this manner. Actually if I had to improvise a button type fastener, I think I would go for some sort of toggle and loop gadget,since I might be able to fabricate it more easily out of what I am likely to have handy.

Top
#4310 - 04/01/02 03:53 PM Re: nails and awls
billvann Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 780
Loc: NE Illinois, USA (42:19:08N 08...
The hunting regs on T-Rex have eased up in recent years becasue of the sucess of the "catch and release" program. (doesn't that produce an interesting image in one's noggin'?)
_________________________
Willie Vannerson
McHenry, IL

Top
#4311 - 04/01/02 05:43 PM Re: nails and awls
Anonymous
Unregistered


Personally, I want to meet the professional guides and look over THEIR equipment. :-)<br>

Top
#4312 - 04/02/02 08:33 AM Re: nails and awls
jet Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 03/06/01
Posts: 220
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>An uncle of mine maintained that there was one key indicator as to whether an area was truly habitable by humans- the presence of palm trees. His position was that if palm trees wouldn't grow there, no reasonable person would want to live there either.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Oh, man! LOL!<br><br>Would you mind if I used that as a sig line?

Top
#4313 - 04/02/02 11:28 AM Re: nails and awls
Anonymous
Unregistered


Of course, you may use it however you like. I'm sure he'd be pleased.

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, cliff, Hikin_Jim 
February
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Who's Online
1 registered (Ren), 258 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
marco234, GarethDuncan, readyforthefall, Acropolis50, SimonBlack88
5302 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Coronavirus outbreak in China -- now spreading
by Janysboy
Today at 01:59 PM
Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery
by EMPnotImplyNuclear
Today at 03:32 AM
Featured in a Comic Strip
by Jeanette_Isabelle
Yesterday at 07:48 PM
The Youngest ETS Member Turns Thirty-Four
by Jeanette_Isabelle
Yesterday at 06:22 PM
Handwarmer power banks, useful?
by teacher
02/17/20 11:03 PM
4 pages of survival information (wilderness)
by teacher
02/17/20 11:02 PM
Luck at the thrift store!
by teacher
02/17/20 11:01 PM
Revising and updating your EDC
by teacher
02/17/20 10:59 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.