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My weekend camping trip, may be a little pic heavy...

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by NixKustoms, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. NixKustoms

    NixKustoms Sheath and Knife Maker

    Dec 30, 2010
    First day;
    Camping on the coast last weekend. I was a different kinda camping because we were in a yurt. I did get a picture of it but with my phone. Since I haven't seen a sandy beach in years i was excited to get to the beach and walk around. Here are the pictures form the first day. Well some of them, I took a ton!

    [​IMG]DSC_0177 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_0182 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_0189 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_0197 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_0207 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_0250 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr


    After walking the beach we decided to get a fire going. The GF is still new to fire making so she asked if she could do it. I didn't get a lot of pictures of the process because I was playing with knives making feather sticks.

    [​IMG]IMG_4654 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    Moist wood and wet fire pit didn't help the fire process.
    [​IMG]DSC_0265 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    We wrestled keeping the fire going. Making a fire in the wet pit wasn't fun but we were able to keep it going to dry out the pit and get more than a smallish bed of dark coals.


    Second day;
    Woke up lateish, and had some lunch. After lunch we played with feather sticks. I didn't think about pictures at first so I missed a couple few of them, but i was intending to try to figure out which knife I like best. I tell ya it was hard; they all did very well.
    Bill's Bushcraft knife.
    [​IMG]Bushcraft knives by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    Todd's Yuma.
    [​IMG]Bushcraft knives by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20160611_132935 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Bushcraft knives by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    All the knives I liked best, so it looks like i'll have more "testing" ahead of me on the next trip.
    [​IMG]Bushcraft knives by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    Great knives guys!!
    [​IMG]DSC_0268 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSC_0271 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr


    Decided to walk the beach again and here's what we found.
    [​IMG]IMG_4656 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    Found a bunch of these guys.
    [​IMG]DSC_0298 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_0301 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    The only thing that the GF wanted to find while we were here and it was hard because every other one we did find was smashed. Cars drive on the beach here.
    [​IMG]DSC_0330 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]DSC_0332 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    Last day sunset.
    [​IMG]IMG_4662 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_4671 by Nix Kustoms, on Flickr
     
  2. axlplayer14

    axlplayer14

    170
    Dec 20, 2015
    Looks like a fun trip!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Haven't been to a sandy beach in a long time, I miss it. Nice pics, looks like a fun time :)
     
  4. ironborn

    ironborn

    346
    Oct 9, 2012
    Beautiful blades and pictures! Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. Mack

    Mack Sailin' a reach, before a followin' sea... Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Why do I love living on the coast? See above.

    Looks like a lot of fun, Nick.
     
  6. NixKustoms

    NixKustoms Sheath and Knife Maker

    Dec 30, 2010
    Thanks guys! It was fun. But yurt capping is a once and a while kinda thing. Need my hammock for sure!! It wss absolutely beautiful there!!
     
  7. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Cool pictures~!!

    I am going to make the assumption that you are on the Pacific Northwest coast based on the Japanese pallet.

    I was at the Harley Davidson Museum a couple years back and they have a Harley that was washed ashore on the Canadian coast in a shipping container where it was stored in Japan. Wild stuff.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for the pictures, and I must say, nice fuzz sticks!

    best

    mqqn
     
  8. NixKustoms

    NixKustoms Sheath and Knife Maker

    Dec 30, 2010
    That is correct sir, but I think it was Korean. I took Japanese in high school and remember two of the three alphabets and it wasn't Japanese.

    Man I would drug that bike home if I found it!!

    Thank you this was probably my first time actually trying tutti make them. Testing out tools. :thumbup:
     
  9. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    Looks to have been a grand old time..... Thanks for the pics and commentary...... That little Siegel is sweet looking......

    E
     
  10. TBL

    TBL

    Dec 26, 2013
    Looks like an awesome time Nix! Thanks for sharing the photos!
     
  11. NixKustoms

    NixKustoms Sheath and Knife Maker

    Dec 30, 2010
    It was awesome being on the beach again! We probably spent a good portion each day walking the beach. It really was a grand time. I feel fortunate to have a woman who enjoys the outdoors as much as I do.


    It's what were supposed to do right TBL? ;-)

    More camping next month. Next weekend were we're heading up to BC Canada for my GF's birthday. To bad you're way over on the other side.
     
  12. granitestateofmind

    granitestateofmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    Very cool pics, Nick. Lucky you, lucky GF.

    I'm going to ditto protourist......tho I am on the opposite coast. Can't imagine not having nearby access. I was at the beach last night.
     
  13. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Looks like a great time.
     
  14. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Looks like a Great Time! Ocean Sunsets are nice. Wonder if that pallet would set off a gigacounter? Forgive my spelling.
     
  15. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    two thumbs up!
     
  16. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod

    Mar 15, 2000
    Awesome pics, awesome knives. :thumbup:
     
  17. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Looks like a good time Nick!
    Looks like you need to add a saber 16 to the mix...:D
     
  18. granitestateofmind

    granitestateofmind Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    Or a TOPS B.O.B......(or possibly the new 710 Topper that I just received for review....)
     
  19. NixKustoms

    NixKustoms Sheath and Knife Maker

    Dec 30, 2010
    Thank you!

    I feel very fortunate to live where I do. I have access to everything I want; ocean, desert, forest, mountain, everything.

    Very much a needed escape. :thumbup:

    I was thinking about that when I was taking pictures. Haha

    :thumbup: :thumbup: thanks bud!

    Thank you sir! I try but will never be as good as The Warrior...

    We thought about ya. Almost thought about inviting yous and yous out for a day; almost. ;)

    I have one; heavily modified, but I have one. If you're referring to a sterile one; then yes I need one of those.

    I will eventually get myself a topper. Not sure about a tops.
     
  20. Don W

    Don W Gold Member Gold Member

    664
    Jan 31, 2012
    Thanks for sharing your weekend. I love looking at the outdoor pics. Ive gotta get out more. 1 more week of school and maybe I'll have some pics to share.
     

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