The BK4 Fatwood Harvest!

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  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Wife and I decided to take the boys out for some outdoor time and show them how to harvest some fatwood. I had to put the new bk4 to use that the Warrior sent me!

    On our way in to some private land that borders National Forest. It was a beautiful day to be outside!
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    On our way in
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    The oldest boy didn't need any help, so I had to stand back!
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    Here is the fatwood stump we are about to tap in to
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    Bk4 strapped to my pack
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    2 of my fatwood harvesting tools
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    Making the first cut with the Sven
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    I like the downward angle of the handle for batoning
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    Fatwood looks dead on the outside
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    But fresh, fragrant and sticky on the inside
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    Random knife shots
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    Feathering some fatwood curls for fire
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    Good sticky icky stuff
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    Cam trying out the Sven for the first time
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    And learning to baton for the first time
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    He was having a hard time with the sticky blade
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    Behold an ants nest right in the middle
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    Can the 1311 cut through 1.5" sapling in one swipe?
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    It sure can!
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    Coop is loving the bk4 and wants it for his own. Thanks again Bmurray for the backpacks!
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    The boys and their new walking sticks
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    Not much of a war face!
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    But they sure can stick fight
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    The mighty mighty bk4
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    And our final haul of fatwood we will be sending out to various forum members! Warrior, I have a primo center cut chunk with your name on it!
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    Finally, some water in our creeks after a long drought
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    Cam with about 30lbs of fatwood in that pack
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    Having fun at base camp
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    My wife MarriedTheMedic picking up sticks for the Emberlit
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    More chopping with the bk4
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    More batoning with the bk4
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    Whittling more curls for the cooking fire
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    Almost ready
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    Jute twine
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    Ready to strike
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    And we have fire
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    Roasting our weenies over the fire!
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    From our family to yours, happy Sunday to all!
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  2. LG&M

    LG&M

    Dec 19, 2005
    Nice fatwood score. The 4 is a great all around blade.
     
  3. tradewater

    tradewater Geezerator Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    Outstanding thread. Thanks for taking us with you. :thumbup:

    Alabama has some beautiful areas, the wife and I hiked the Pinhoti trail a few years back and it was gorgeous rugged country.
     
  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thanks yall! My wife and I have done the Adam's Gap loop, which is part of the Pinhoti trail system and it's a gorgeous hike!
     
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  5. tjswarbrick

    tjswarbrick

    Mar 31, 2011
    Very nice.
    Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Galeocerdoshark

    Galeocerdoshark

    May 21, 2011
    Superb thread! A thread like this was long overdue. Thanks for sharing, that sure was a fantastic outing. Sweet haul too. If you see that orange, you know it's gonna be good...

    Great pics!
     
  7. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Look's like you and your family had a great time. AWSOME 👍
     
  8. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thanks yall. Looks like we'll be posting our outdoor adventures here in the Becker forum and another private forum we venture. We used to put up our backpacking/camping trips on another site, but that place isn't what it used to be anymore!
     
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  9. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller

    Jan 23, 2014
    Outstanding post! Thanks for taking the time to share...
     
  10. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Ah, this is what it's all about. Freakin' love these kind of threads. Nothing like getting out with the fam and using the blades. I could smell the forest just by looking at the photos. Making me want to get out even more. Looking forward to that chunk of hardwood brudda. The 4 is a very versatile blade. I love using it. You're right, the handle angle while batoning is comfortable. Works great as a draw knife too. A good all arounder. Love the look of fresh blade scars:

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    Good to see MTM around these parts too. :thumbup:
     
  11. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Parroting what Warrior said, these types of threads have become my favorite. Family, the outdoors, and knives - Can't get much better than that. Thanks for sharing with us.
     
  12. TwiceTheExcitement

    TwiceTheExcitement

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    Dec 8, 2016
    Yes, thanks for sharing. I love the look of your youngest in the "war face" pic.
     
  13. TBL

    TBL

    Dec 26, 2013
    :thumbup: Looks like an awesome day with the family! Thanks for the great thread!
     
  14. Bugs57

    Bugs57

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    Jul 3, 2016
    You are a great Dad.
     
  15. Kentwood33

    Kentwood33

    Mar 13, 2015
    Awesome, seems that u spent good quality time with the family, thanks for sharing!!!
     
  16. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Y'all are very welcome! We have committed to getting outdoors even more this year than we did last year. Anyone that is acquainted with us, know that we have posted oodles of adventure posts over the years. This Becker forum seems like a great fit for outdoor adventure type threads with a little knife abuse thrown in there!


    @the_warrior, MTM is not a member here. I d tried talking her into joining, but she's made some great friends and loves it at the other place. I'll get that chunk out to you sometime this week! It's not the best quality we have found, but it works just fine for what it is. If we tap into an oozing stump next time, I'll be sure to save you a chunk!

    Anyone interested in some of this wood? Shoot me a PM and I'd be glad to send you some for your kits and what not.
     
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  17. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Looking forward to more adventures. Have always enjoyed them in the past. Just get MTM using the BK4, or buy her a BK9, haha. She'll sign up. ;)
     
  18. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    BTW, those ants sure did pick out a redolent abode, haha.
     
  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Yeah they were all lethargic. I guess the cold had them dormant for the winter.

    She is actually in the market for another fixed blade woods knife since she sold her ESEE 6. I told her she could use any one of my multiples of fixies, but she wants one for herself! Lol.
     
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  20. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Great post. Looked like a fun time out with the fam. I could almost smell the fatwood from your pics. Thanks for sharing.
     

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