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    I'll post some pictures tonight. It's back to the crazy ward for me today...
    I fear the nation I loved may be gone. The best I hope for now is to die with honor in the coming civil war, and that my grandchildren be spared the pain of a tyrannical government.



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    So...having spent a day with Patrick Rollins down at the RAT farm, I learned some shelter building, made snare traps, figure 4 deadfalls, bow drill fire, and made a gig. More pictures on the Randall adventure training Facebook page.
    Lots of good information from patient instructors. Knife techniques, ferro rod techniques with both natural and man-made tinder's.

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    I fear the nation I loved may be gone. The best I hope for now is to die with honor in the coming civil war, and that my grandchildren be spared the pain of a tyrannical government.



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    How did YOU do with a bowdrill?
    And this was AFTER all the problems with your truck. Looks like the weekend went well despite.
    My retirement plan is: Civilization will probably crumble before I'm 65 and money will be meaningless anyway.

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    In the words of the instructor, they teach the bowdrill as a method of emphasizing how important it is to carry multiple methods of fire starting with you at all times. Point was driven home.
    3 attempts to move a goal to natural tinder, then the tinder had too much moisture in it. Ferro rod lit the same tinder though...
    I'm going to keep trying...but ferro rods just aren't that expensive, ya know? And by the time you seriously build a drill system, and if you can get a fire going, you could have already been warm by other methods. It's a lot different picking up stuff in the woods and making a bow drill work as compared to building one in the shop and making g it work.

    And yeah, I rolled into town at 12:35 am after a 7.5 hour drive and was sitting in the classroom at 7:30 the same morning.
    I fear the nation I loved may be gone. The best I hope for now is to die with honor in the coming civil war, and that my grandchildren be spared the pain of a tyrannical government.



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    So last night I sat around creating a paracord ridgeline and tie-out loops for my new 10x10 tarp I got for xmas. Combined with ultralight stakes, the whole rig comes in just under 2 pounds.
    I fear the nation I loved may be gone. The best I hope for now is to die with honor in the coming civil war, and that my grandchildren be spared the pain of a tyrannical government.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coastie dad View Post
    So last night I sat around creating a paracord ridgeline and tie-out loops for my new 10x10 tarp I got for xmas. Combined with ultralight stakes, the whole rig comes in just under 2 pounds.
    I had a 10x12 that with the pyramid shape gave me a floor and door flaps to keep the skeeters out. One post cut on location would complete the set up. It served me well for our spring bug out festivities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    I had a 10x12 that with the pyramid shape gave me a floor and door flaps to keep the skeeters out. One post cut on location would complete the set up. It served me well for our spring bug out festivities.
    Yes it did.
    I had the 10x10 and it just wasnt comfy.
    Now its the 4lbs Colman tent much better

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    I've used a 10x10 canvas in the past. Very heavy. I doubt this will be more than a one man setup at any time.
    I fear the nation I loved may be gone. The best I hope for now is to die with honor in the coming civil war, and that my grandchildren be spared the pain of a tyrannical government.



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