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Attention Snow Pea & Tin GAW.....

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Jun 18, 2018.

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  1. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    First of all, thanks for the contest, it was fun and no cars were harmed in the making of my post. (but that was my son's sweet ride, and no, it won't just buff right out....)

    I've chosen @bikerector (not sure why people put the @ sign before the name, but it seems like all the cool kids are doing it these days) as the recipient of the second kit that I'll be making and passing along. Not sure I'd want to go to all that work for a sip of tepid water from a spoon, but hey, it's not like I'd have to get through a hundred emails or worry about cooking dinner.
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  2. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Sorry I missed the deadline and congrats to the winner!

    Here is what i'm working on for my disqualified tin

    Here's what is in the tin:

    -A mini resealable plastic bag filled with vaseline. This will lay flat in the tin. The vaseline will be used for medicinal purposes (minor scrapes or cracking skin) as well as for fire starting purposes. In a pinch, where tinder may not light, a very small amount of this vaseline will burn well.

    -Two un-lubricrated, un-scented, un-flavored, un-chemically treated condoms. These can be used for water storage and for carrying from a stream back to your shelter.

    -Mostly flat, sealed row of 25 mg dyphenhydramine pills (benadryl) for emergency anti-histamine use

    -Wound up and compressed braided fishing line for use with included hook. This may also be used for floss and general dental hygiene, as well as drying your socks.

    -Small tube of "liquid stitches" medical super glue to close up tiny knife accidents

    - Tiny compass to help make your way back to the trail or to find your true north

    -Plain firesteel, 1 - 2" or as long as the pack will allow

    -2 q tips for ears, eyes, or nose.

    -1 Paperclip for lock-picking or keeping your documents in order

    -Any remaining space i'm filling with candy for a quick boost
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  3. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Thanks bro.

    The intent of the spoon wasn't originally for the distillation but more because that is the hard part of making a spoon and I've never successfully carved a useful spoon while practicing bushcraft techniques in the backyard or backwoods. I ground in some notches so it could easily be tied into a split stick, which is easier to carve. Kind of like making an arrow the old school way.

    I included the handle of the spoon because it fit and I didn't know what else to do with it... really didn't want the wife to know I took a dremel to one of the spoons in our silverware drawer though.
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  4. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    I am going to award my 2nd Snow Pea kit to @RobbieB .

    While I greatly admire the spartan quality of your two choices, I am concerned that they have a very limited shelf life. Once the bourbon is quickly gone, @k_estela will have moved on before first light to answer the call of duty elsewhere. There are many lost and helpless souls who need his services. The last rumor I heard was that he was helping a very pretty young lady in thermal distress by showing her an exotic friction fire technique that involves no sticks. :D Such is the demanding life of a SuperHero Outdoorsman...:thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Meanwhile Robbie, you will wake up hungover and alone (hopefully not naked & afraid.) I think the extra gear and coffee in your new kit will help you get safely home in time for Fiddleback Friday. ;)

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  5. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Many thanks. You're cracking me up.
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  6. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Man, that turned out really well. Love the folks that were chosen by the winners. They really deserved it. Thanks so much for participating folks. This thread was a lot of fun to read and follow!
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  7. bikerector

    bikerector Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Thank you @swonut for sending the snow pea and urban survival kit and thanks to @Fiddleback, @VANCE, the folks at Cummins Bladeworks and all involved for the giveaway.

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  8. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    I received my Snow Pea Survival Kit (SPSK) a few days ago, and just found some time to take pictures. I encourage everyone to go back and read @Comprehensivist's post, he's a funny guy. Anyway, thank you Phil, @VANCE, @Fiddleback, all the guys making the Cumming Bladeworks knives and everyone who participated here. Fiddleback fans are a group of thoughtful, colorful, creative, humorous and all-around great people. I'm honored and thankful to have gotten to know you guys just a little. Now, on to the pictures...



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  9. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Thats great Robbie
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  10. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007

    Just hope my daughter didn't drain the Starbucks card... As Billy Joel says, "She has a way about her."
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