1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What have you learned recently?

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Stringmaker, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Stringmaker

    Stringmaker Native

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,891
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    UK
    By this I mean a new fact, a new skill or a new piece of knowledge.

    Not "learning in progress", just something you now know/can do that you didn't/couldn't before.

    I'll kick off by confessing that I only learned what a Prusik Hitch was this week.

    I shall be using it in anger on Saturday night to pitch my new DD tarp so it is very good timing!

    Over to m'learned friends...
     
  2. MartiniDave

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

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    2,253
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    I've taught myself the cobra stitch for braiding cordage, and had a bit of a refresher on some of the more useful, but less often used, knots.

    Dave
     
  3. Retired Member southey

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

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2006
    Messages:
    11,098
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    your house!
    Found out that the cheapest set of argos lathe chisels are brilliant normal chisels, with a little work on the edges to sharpen them up.
     
  4. Two Socks

    Two Socks Settler

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    750
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norway
    I found out 2 things about tinderfungus. First how easy it actually is to make the fungus into usable tinder, and second how good it actually works,
     
  5. L8starter

    L8starter Forager

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    norwich, uk
    not bushcrfty.. tho theres plenty of skills there im larning

    but... a graduand has completed and passed their degree and is waiting for the ceremony to make it official. blinks, id never heard the word before
     
  6. spandit

    spandit Bushcrafter through and through

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    5,336
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    East Sussex, UK
    Found out Argos sold lathe chisels... :)
     
  7. drewdunnrespect

    drewdunnrespect On a new journey

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    4,788
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    teesside
    That your bowels are a muscle that is permanently moving and gurgling and if
    U put a docs stethoscope to a certain part of your tummy you can hear this
     
  8. joe.ford

    joe.ford Forager

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2004
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Essex
    I found you can have a fire all day. And just when you are letting it die down, 2 fire engines turn up:lmao:

    I also found that they can be quite grumpy
     
  9. resnikov

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

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,653
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South end of North Yorkshire
    I found out that kids are willing to pay to play in a hammock!

    Had my hammock up in the park and kids are asking how much it is to have a go, should have charged them.
     
  10. bojit

    bojit Native

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Yesterday i learned that falling of a yacht doesn't always get you wet , ours is in the boat park on it's trailer and the ground is rough hardcore and hurts when you fall sideways on it:stretcher:

    Craig............
     
  11. Paul_B

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

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    3,619
    Likes Received:
    277
    Location:
    Lancashire
    I learnt recently that you have two brains!! On QI it was. Apparently you have the main developed brain but your guts from the stomach down has its own rudimentary nervous system that acts a little like a brain and is totally separate of the main nervous system.

    All I can say is we are being pitied by the octopus which has 8 brains!

    Anyway lunch time is over now so its a no-brainer that I will have to get back to work now. Well in a bit when someone comes into the office.
     
  12. Mojoracinguk

    Mojoracinguk Nomad

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hereford
    .....not to pedal mid corner....GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

    Sorry to the OP, I did know this already....just keep forgetting.....now have both left and right pedal duffed up.

    stayed on but felt a muppet :(

    Mojo
     
  13. Stringmaker

    Stringmaker Native

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,891
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    UK
    Hah!

    Lots of interesting new knowledge and experiences here...

    I forgot to add that I also learned how extremely hot a shell gets when you use it as a bearing in your bow drill. The monster burn blister it produced is still not healed after 2 and a bit weeks.
     
  14. geordienemisis

    geordienemisis Settler

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    :hammock:I have recently learned the way to put up my hammock using descender rings and caribinas, which makes it much easier to assemble. I have only been out a couple of times with the hammock. I have a small one man tent which i use very often but this will be put in the back of the cupboard now I am an off ground dweller. It will take some getting used to sleeping in the hammock but I'm sure i will get used to it.http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/images/smilies/hammock.gif
     
  15. Jaan

    Jaan Forager

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2011
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tallinn, Estonia
    I learned recently that rhubarb leaves were poisonous. :confused:
     
  16. Paul_B

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

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    3,619
    Likes Received:
    277
    Location:
    Lancashire
    I hope you didn't learn that the hard way Jaan!!
     
  17. merrygold85

    merrygold85 Nomad

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester
    I learned that sausages are called "Bangers" because during the War, they used to fill them with water to make them bigger, then they would pop in the pan. Apparently this is why people still ***** their sausages, whereas I always thought it was to help them cook better/faster.
     
  18. Miyagi

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

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Queensferry
    tsk tsk, coodny fill a bucket of water if he went down wi the Titanic...

    Hope you're ok though.

    Liam
     
  19. bojit

    bojit Native

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Surprised that you didn't feel the bump when i hit the ground or hear me swearing !

    Was a bit sore yesterday but today i feel like i have had a good kicking !:buttkick:

    Craig.......
     
  20. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Messages:
    22,839
    Likes Received:
    554
    Location:
    ~Hemel Hempstead~
    Ohhhh so that's what this was all about... :lmao:
     

Share This Page