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What have you learned recently?

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

  1. DocG

    DocG Full Member

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    Last weekend at the N.E.S. Bushcraft group I learned how to make a camp loom. I'll be passing on the technique to Scouts.
    Way to go N.E.S. Bushcraft.
     
  2. bigbear

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    That you can transplant all sort of seedlings when thinning veg and salads, just get em in the ground fast and water like mad, bonus food !
     
  3. TroubledTalent

    TroubledTalent Tenderfoot

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    That if your veg comes from a legitmate source like a farm shop/ market or allotment... You can replant the root part of any type of onion and regrow an entire batch. (just the little tufty bit, really don't need much else at all, supermarket stuff won't work)
     
  4. S.C.M.

    S.C.M. Nomad

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    "the root part" eh? the bit at the bottom of the onion? well I never... that's something to try then, next time I think about it... just the bit that gets cut off anyway? that's enough? The growing season is starting now so...
     
  5. BlueTrain

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    I didn't learn this recently and in fact, I'm not sure I've learned anything at all recently. My wife might add "ever." But someone else's suggestion that it only rains on weekends, in so many words, seems to almost be true. It doesn't rain if I have to cut the grass but it will if I plan an outing. At least it does often enough to prove a point. But it doesn't necessarily make for a bad day in the woods.

    There will usually be fewer people out and about but you can't count on it, if it matters. But it gives you something to think about. "What should I do differently when it rains?"

    You know those statements that say light weight hiking shoes dry fast? Well, they don't. They take a good two days at least. Longer than leather, it seems. Anyhow, I got the bright idea of getting a pair of so-called "surf shoes." They're basically sandals with a closed toe with a bungee cord fastening. I figured as long as your feet are going to get wet, you might as well wear shoes made for it. I did get a pair but never got around to using them under those conditions. So I guess I haven't learned anything yet.
     
  6. Harvestman

    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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    I just learned loads about apples. I went to an apple festival last weekend, and today to an apple identification day as a member of the Marcher Apple Network. I also learned that I have absolutely masses to learn. Finally I learned that one of the apples in my orchard is a blenheim Orange, which is good because it is my favourite eating variety.
     
  7. Trojan

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    Making an upside down fire!
     
  8. Goatboy

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    That when you fry Cobb nuts in ghee they look spectacular - and taste yum too!

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    They were getting chopped up to go on this, Beetroot Za'atar - which is blooming lovely.
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    That you can charge a flat car battery with a chainsaw!

    [video=youtube;6vroaQjGCkc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vroaQjGCkc[/video]
     
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  12. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    Wranglerstar is the man! That's a great trick to know; imagine how many brownie points you'd earn if you came up with that one in the right situation :)
     
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    Whilst rummaging around YouTube discovered that the chemical compund (Sodium Acetate) that makes re-useable gel handwarmers work
    is also used to create instant cold packs and the chilling reaction can be similarly reset countless times in the field, no special hardware or top-up
    chemicals required just plain ordinary water.
    [video=youtube_share;MVIoqBZRVRU]http://youtu.be/MVIoqBZRVRU[/video]
     
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    That if you place a sugar or salt cube in the container with your cheese that it helps prevent it forming mould. The sugar/salt absorbs enough moisture to keep it dry enough to allow mould to grow on the cheese surface.
     
  15. Harvestman

    Harvestman Bushcrafter through and through

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    I learned that if you are caught short when out and about in the country, with no loo kit or anything, big fallen sycamore leaves make an effective substitute for loo roll. But wet ones are really cold! :eek:
     

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