American Bushman

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, October 21, 2017

It has been a long while since I really got a chance to play around much so I took some time this afternoon to see if I still had the chops to get a fire started with nothing more than a knife and a metal match and it turns out I DO. :)

I made several feather sticks from birch, fat wood, and some old dead branches I have picked up from the back yard and the sparks from a Bayite 6" X 1/2" rod were enough to get the feathers going with just a few strikes.

Yeah, one glowing spark made contact with my finger at 5500º so OUCH but otherwise I made it out alive and intact.

This knife by AA Forge really works a treat with a ScandiVex edge that has at least been maintained as I've used it even if it wasn't out doing some grand adventure.

Thanks for reading,



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