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Mors' try-stick

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by Seagull, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. luckylee

    luckylee On a new Journey

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    does any one have this as a pdf file, or maybe some one who has the magazine could maybe take a photo of the page, and send it to me by email.
    if some one could do that for me, that would be great, or maybe they have a spare copy of the mag i could borrow, so i could photo copy it.
    would love to have a go at this.
     
  2. troyka

    troyka Forager

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    thanks for the blog link i will see if i can do some from the pics.. although i have no clue what some are for.
     
  3. Elines

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    what would be a good wood to use that is easy to carve?
     
  4. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    I tend use Hazel as it's abundant , any wood will do though
     
  5. Elines

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    Ok - thanks - and used green rather than dried when doing for first time?
     
  6. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    I try to use green all the time, makes the job easier and safer, all depends what you have available, ive used an old broom handle before, but that was hard work
     
  7. mrcairney

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    Same here, would love to see the original instructions (and explanations!)
     
  8. Elines

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    Ok - thanks for your help - I now (think) I have all I need to have a go
     
  9. troyka

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  10. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Have a look at post #60
    which links to a pic showing the cuts ;)
     
  11. troyka

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    thanks ive seen the pic and the blog, but i don't know what a 90 deg latch or a lashing cross is for example or why i would want them..
     
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  12. Kepis

    Kepis Bushcrafter through and through

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    For building shelters, traps, pack frames the list is endless
     
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  14. BOD

    BOD Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Here's a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5bUdRq_9Nk

    Takes about a minute. Apart from weak lashings, it can be used to keep improvised bush bed frames in place in case you toss and turn a lot. same for a bush table or chair. Saves the paracord.

    Used on smaller sticks it could be the trigger stick for a spring snare. the vertical line under tension is held by the butterfly nocks but when the prey pulls or ppushes the bait the horizontal stick disengages and whoopsy a little critter becomes your next meal.

    Hope that helps
     
  15. JohnC

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    A short(ish) try-stick that turned into a "ceremonial tentpeg" for a friend..

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Retired Member southey

    Retired Member southey M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    That looks rubbish:p
     
  17. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nice job dude. Twin captive balls? I found one super time consuming
     
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    What tool(s) did you use for this "ceremonial tent peg"? I'm not sure how I would do that with just knife tip.
     
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    I used a Flexcut carvin'jack folder, has several gouges/blades, vey handy..
     
  20. troyka

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    Very cool tent peg... and that vid was cool so the bow tie joins wood, nice....


    thats my fave hat... chosen for me by a vegan friend ;) she didn't realise it was made of roo!
     

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