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You might spend too much time in the bush if:

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by Call_to_Arms, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Call_to_Arms


    Apr 13, 2011
    A friend and I were making jokes pointed towards ourselves as bushcrafters the other day and I thought if I shared with the forums someone would come along and out do me. So here it goes, somewhat an extension of the "You might be a knifaholic if.." thread, I give you the "You might spend too much time in the Bush if..." thread.

    You drink out of a charred black water bottle anywhere.

    Something you are wearing smells like smoke all the time.

    You EDC a BK2.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  2. JV3


    Mar 17, 2010
    make feather sticks out of pencils while in the office...you save the shavings from pencil sharpeners to use as tinder later.
  3. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
    Tie your shoes with a taught line hitch

    Forget how to make a fire with a bic lighter.
  4. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Step out on the front porch to take a whiz.

    Sleep on your favorite chair in your sleeping bag.

    Cook omelets on your camp stove in your kitchen.

    Pass gas with no thought of modesty while in public.

    Put up your tent in your living room.

    Eat a pack of freeze dried stroganoff for supper rather than going to the store.

    Your bedroom looks like an REI rummage sale because you seldom put it all away at once.

    Sitting at your computer you have a firebow kit, bic, mag block and two other fire starters within reach.

    Your favorite woodsbumming clothes, boots and hat are laid out like fireman's turnouts for a quick getaway.

    ETA: I am just guessing, you understand.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  5. Myal


    Jun 7, 2003
    your survival / emergency gear IS your normal weekend gear
  6. Call_to_Arms


    Apr 13, 2011
    I thought I was the only one who did this, in my defense you are supposed to lay wool out flat to dry.
  7. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    No, like this:

  8. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Someone at the P.O. asks to borrow a pocket knife to open a box and you reach under your shirt and hand them a BK-11?
  9. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    ......... you stock your winter shelter with TP, condiments and books.
  10. jwblack911


    Dec 15, 2011
    this made me laugh

    "when someone asks for a light and you hand them your flint stick and your knife"
  11. asupernothing


    Feb 10, 2011
  12. PegLegPeat


    Sep 19, 2009
    ...after staring at the beer for 15 minutes
    the clerk asks if he can help and you have to admit that
    you were trying to decide which can would work best on an alcohol
    stove or campfire.
  13. Fonly


    Sep 24, 2006
    thats an awkward, but hilarious situation...:D
  14. Dave Behrens

    Dave Behrens

    Feb 25, 2011
    If you use a hand-drill, bow drill, ferro-rod and a tinder bundle you made in your backyard, to start fires...in your fireplace...in your house...even if there are 3 long lighters w/in arms reach.
    You do your gardening with a Trailmaster even when proper tools are readily available
    You process firewood with a large knife or small axe even though you have an expensive chainsaw
    Your neighbors complain about billowing smoke from your yard on a weekly basis.
    No wood in your house is safe from becoming feathersticks, bow drills or traps.
  15. PayetteRucker


    Aug 4, 2009
    you walk past the kitchen can opener for your SAK Huntsman to crack a can of soup.
  16. Shotgun


    Feb 3, 2006
    You use a hatchet to prepare a fajita dinner. :D
  17. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    It's natural for you to just fart wherever you are standing. I did this in a grocery store line up as a teenager, to my mothers ever lasting horror\funny story. I just got back from six weeks at an army cadet summer camp. Didn't even register to me until after the rather loud and satifying event had ocuured. Us young lads did pride ourselves in the longest\loudest squeals of flattulance that we could create. I do believe that I would have made the boys proud that day. :D
  18. arcadiaknives


    Sep 19, 2008
    Instead of just burning a brush pile, you sort it into different fuel sizes.

    Some of the branches laying out have cooked more food on them than your stove has.

    You look at the Spam section of the grocery store and have a flood of fond memories take over your mind and make you want to run right out to the woods.
  19. pvicenzi


    Dec 25, 2008
    You have watered as many trees as your dog.
  20. Battle Creek Knives

    Battle Creek Knives

    Feb 23, 2010
    you forget how to drive..... :D

    time well spent?

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