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2019 Fiddleback User Weekend

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Bmurray, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Jan 31, 2018
    That is one of those incidents when you’re actually thanking the trooper when he gives you the ticket!

    Can’t say the same about my octoberfest experience in Helen, GA. :D
     
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  2. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Who gets in trouble in Helen Ga? Although, GA is a bit culturally numb. Its not just that they don't know how to eat. They also have no idea how to party. Festivals, for example, don't sell beer. And they don't do parades ever. Even if they did they wouldn't sell beer in the streets. Meh. Georgians stick to the roof of your mouth like wonderbread.
     
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  3. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Jan 31, 2018
    Haha!! Well, I can assure you that the Helen Oktoberfest had no shortage of German beer. And the court fees we paid were probably responsible for a sizable chunk of their local economy...:D Not to mention covering the cost of braces for the bail bondsman’s kids. It’s a story best told over a few adult beverages, though.
     
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  4. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Well you definitely need to come to the weekend event then. LOL.
     
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  5. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I want to hear this one at the gathering.
     
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  6. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Louisiana bayou, 1985. Speeding through some three house town. Cuffed, dragged to a house in the swamp, and offered the choice: put $50 in the man's pocket, or spend the next 2 days in a cell. The cell was a dog cage behind the house.

    I gave him the $50 and he put it in his pocket.

    Shaking scared? We can discuss that at the next get-together.
     
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  7. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Jan 31, 2018
    I really hate to say this, @Luca917, but in a way, you’re a bit lucky that those were the only two choices....I’ll say no more about that. o_O

    Well, Bob, you did ask for a ‘discussion’ :D
     
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  8. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    708
    Jan 31, 2018
    Any progress on nailing down some dates for this?

    I’m asking because it’s difficult to secure time off at my job, and we generally start putting in requests a few months in advance.
     
  9. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    After the last Fiddleback User Weekend, perhaps I make some of the instruction more water oriented. I can demonstrate and teach the survival floating position for the AmPHILbian and we can see how easily we can collect water vs. how easily we can collect bourbon in our mugs.

    Seriously, I am open to any suggestions for any topics you would like me to cover. I was thinking of doing some land navigation (as it was requested last time) and covering some fieldcraft exercises. I wouldn't mind having a hobo fishing contest. Perhaps I come up with a suggest kit to include some slingshot bands and we make some elastic powered tools. Keep in mind I am flying in from CT and I'll have limited luggage capacity to haul through the airport. I don't mind working out of my pack to show skills but it does help having some larger manipulatives to use in demos and I'll have to pack accordingly.

    Kev

    P.S. if you guys aren't already following me on Instagram, my account is @estelawilded Look back through my feed and let me know if anything posted is something you would like to see me demo or teach in person.
     
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  10. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    878
    Oct 1, 2017
    IF I can make it down I'd be interested in learning more trapping techniques
     
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  11. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Do we have a date for this yet? I know you guys were talking March. I'd love to make it, but I'm not sure if it's in the cards... I would also love to go to Blade Show again next year, but that's a week before our wedding, might be pushing it. Haha.
     
  12. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    navigation for sure.
     
  13. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Land navigation and tourniquets
     
  14. theobetts

    theobetts

    396
    Nov 4, 2004
    Land nav. Traps and snares. Self defense/awareness. Household bug out vs hunker down for fire hurricane etc.
     
  15. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    Navigation can be taught easily. Just do me a solid and someone print out some topographical maps of the area we can use. As far as TQ's, I have a bunch we can examine and you can demo on yourself and one another. We can do some improvised trauma care and I'll show how move people with little effort. Traps, we'll make some fun ones you can scale to the appropriate size.
     
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  16. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    booby traps
     
  17. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    Big deal Bob...wait until you hear a certain little voicemail I have saved.
     
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  18. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    LOL
     
  19. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    523
    Apr 29, 2016
    How about river rescue, alcohol poisoning treatment & hypothermia prevention?

    ...asking for a friend. ;)
     
  20. k_estela

    k_estela Co-Moderator, Wilderness and Survival Skills Forum Moderator

    Feb 23, 2001
    Robert,

    We can do all of that as long as we have time to explore natural gas sources and the dangers of exposure to them.
     

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