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    I'm linking one from the original source. It is...

    I'm linking one from the original source. It is making a dugout canoe. This type of craft was commonly used from before the viking age to just a hundred years ago. Main use was on the inland...
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    Thanks! It didn't occur to me that stuff from the...

    Thanks! It didn't occur to me that stuff from the 30's counts as primitive. So Will I embed those you tube videos here? The whole point of the post was really just to verify that it is OK to post the...
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    Skills from the 30's

    I happened to come across some short documentaries showing traditions and techniques and skills of the rural Finland. These documentaries were filmed in 30's, just few years before the start of the...
  4. Thread: Rowan Tree

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    Sure looks like rowan. We have plenty growing on...

    Sure looks like rowan. We have plenty growing on your yard, and it grows wild in places too. The berries are bitter, very bitter, but edible. They give a nice twist for a apple jam. We mostly make...
  5. That looks excellent! Probably the only thing...

    That looks excellent! Probably the only thing I've seen where ACU looks good!
  6. Thank you all! I'm currently figuring out a way...

    Thank you all! I'm currently figuring out a way to make a collapsible bipod for the gun, that attaches and detaches to/from the front stock. This'll be interesting.
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    Hello southern neighbour. Im from Finland, so we...

    Hello southern neighbour. Im from Finland, so we should share some common plants. What I usually do is just put moist pieces of green moss in the fire. It creates a lot of smoke and does keep the...
  8. I made another gun stock.(huge amount of pictures)

    I was test shooting my .22 with the new stock I made some time ago. I generally liked it, it is far better to shoot than the original stock, but as always I found some things that made me think, "if...
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    I dunno, just have a weather proof sleeping bag...

    I dunno, just have a weather proof sleeping bag and tie it to your backpack... Does the same thing, but probably better.
    Savotta Military
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    I suppose living in a place where 80% of adult...

    I suppose living in a place where 80% of adult men have military training and there is third most weapons per person in the world is either really bad or really good...
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    Memorial Day to me... Nothing at all. The...

    Memorial Day to me... Nothing at all. The Commemoration Day of Fallen Soldiers(which is our equivalent, 3rd Sunday of May) then again a lot. Especially being the same kind of reservist as most of our...
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    I agree with as. Creativity and the ability to...

    I agree with as. Creativity and the ability to improvise are the keys. If you happen to have an axe to chop wood, good for you, if you don't what then?
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    "But I just want the butterflies, not all the...

    "But I just want the butterflies, not all the other flies too..."
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    I regularly replace chain saw with a bow saw when...

    I regularly replace chain saw with a bow saw when doing firewood. And when in the woods I prefer the old loggers way of doing things. A buck saw that travels in small packet, and few blades for it...
  15. In FDF, trial and error... A lot of both...

    In FDF, trial and error... A lot of both...
  16. Thread: modern stuff

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    How modern? I'd miss modern health care...

    How modern? I'd miss modern health care...
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    My question exactly... randyt, you need to...

    My question exactly...

    randyt, you need to shoot it and tell us!
  18. Thread: New Gunstock

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    Crash, I just want to be a good reservist and...

    Crash, I just want to be a good reservist and maintain my sniper skills...

    Rick, of course it was empty...
  19. Thread: New Gunstock

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    Thank you guys. I'm happy how it turned out. And...

    Thank you guys. I'm happy how it turned out. And most importantly it still hits a beer-can at 50 metri every time... I need a bipod...
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    Thank you all! With the finishing I ended up...

    Thank you all!

    With the finishing I ended up going for a simple rustic look. And I chose not to try my hand with the checkering until I practice some more... I used walnut tinted wax, from Osmo...
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    Nope, did it all by gut feel and testing. Takes a...

    Nope, did it all by gut feel and testing. Takes a lot of patience though and some ability to feel how the grip will feel after you take material off it. Basically, try, shave, try, shave, try file,...
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    I will, though the amount of detail decor I put...

    I will, though the amount of detail decor I put to it might be small, probably just checkering on the grip, the beauty will hopefully come from clean lines and smooth finish.
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    New Gunstock

    Few days ago I decided it was once again time to do a full body check on my trusty .22cal. This time was different from the other cleaning sessions as I started to look at the actual build of the...
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    Sticky: Well dried birch tree smokes very little. ...

    Well dried birch tree smokes very little.


    Honestly I would swap that frying pan to a kettle of some sort, or to a German style mess kit....
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    You have a good start there, after a while you...

    You have a good start there, after a while you are hooked and there will be more carving chisels in your house than there is knives!
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