offtrail

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  1. offtrail

    Tinder Fungus And Pine Pitch Lamp

    I hope this works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewDdLPk2Qi4 I need to explain the name difference. On Youtube my handle is cansurvive55 but later on I changed it to offtrail. The name just fits me better as i always go off the beaten path....OT
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    Tinder Fungus And Pine Pitch Lamp

    Thanks bro this lamp also works great with cooking oil and a small piece of tinder fungus for a wick.
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    Awesome site.

    Thanks for sharing, very important information.
  4. offtrail

    fire starting

    That's why you share them so you can take shots at each other
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    So what's in your fire staring kit ?

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]1755[/ATTACH] This is my fire kit I carry with me all the time when backpacking. Starting top left Piece of leather Charcloth Flint Flint Striker Middle row Bic lighter Jute twine Cotton cord Ball of bamboo shavings Two pieces of tinder fungus Three pieces of punk wood Some fatwood Toy caps and clip to activate caps Pine pitch Last row fresnel lens Tin for holding my fire prep. The reason I don't show a firesteel is because i carry it with my edc in my leatherman wave sheath
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    Long Time Outdoors Man

    Howdy everyone the names offtrail. first let me say thanks for allowing me to join this great site. I love all types of bushcraft but my first love is firecraft. So far i have been successful with the bow drill, firesteel, flint and steel, fresnel lens, pump drill, empty bic, I also use toy caps to start my campfires. Skills i'm working on, the hand drill and bamboo firesaw. I love making cordage from plant fiber and am working on a all primitive bow drill kit including making my own bow cord from plant fiber. I have been close and had smoke but the cordage always brakes before i get a coal. I'm very truthful and never lie about my skills or lack of. Looking forward to meeting the group...OT
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    pine resins

    Be ready for some very sticky hands. I did use my knife when collecting pine pitch but it gets the blade all sticky. So now I just sharpen a stick and use that to pry the pine pitch off the tree and put it in a empty coffee cup for storage. Be careful where you put the pine pitch it sticks to everything. Ill post some pics of my pine pitch lamp...OT
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    Long Time Outdoors Man

    I do have a few and can't wait to hear some...OT
  9. The powers that be have been after our guns for a long time. They just like riding the wave when things like sandy hook happens. I'm a proud and responsible gun owner that would rather die then give up my god given rights to be free and enjoy life, live and let live i say...OT
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    Long Time Outdoors Man

    Thanks everyone.
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    pine resins

    Pine pitch is good stuff and great to use when it's wet outside. Whenever i'm outside i always look for pine pitch and fatwood...OT