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Field expedient ideas to share?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by JonathanE, Nov 15, 2014.

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  1. JonathanE

    JonathanE Member

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    I was hunting/ camping for a few days this week, when my sling swivel developed a rusty squeak. I oiled it with the inside of an acorn... worked great!

    Anyone else care to share quick field-expedient fixes we can "squirrel away" for future use?
     
  2. phonejack

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    If it's long enough, a car radio antenna can be used as a cleaning rod
     
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    You can use antifreeze from your radiator to cure a snake hide.
     
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    Ferns make better TP than Poison Ivy.
     
  5. Armored farmer

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    Many times I have used a dipstick for a few drops of oil.

    I like to carry a small bottle of anti-bacterial gel to get the blood off my hands after field dressing. The alcohol based gel doubles as a good firestarter too.
     
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    When car keys are accidentally locked inside, there is usually a spare around in the form of a rock....
     
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    It has been a long time ago but we were sneaking up on a group of hogs one night and every step I took my boots would make a "squeek!" noise. Took them off for the last, must have been 100 yds.

    On our wedding trip the wife and I went to Hawaii and she gave me flack for bringing my leatherman on our 4 hour bike ride from the "mountains" to the ocean. On the way up her plastic bikini top hook broke and I cut a small section of wire from a fence (twisted around a post drop part not a vandel) and made a new "S" hook. I can take a shower with one now and she doesn't say a word.
     
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    Sand from a creek makes a good abrasive for cleaning a mess kit.

    Hemlock makes a good cover sent.
     
  9. natman

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    Don't use Poison Ivy cause it's kind of itchy.
    Don't use Holly cause it's kind of scratchy.
    But whatever you do, don't use Mistletoe, because I'm not going to kiss it!

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. Armored farmer

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    ...some people just don't know when to quit fixing things...!

    Just kidding jmorris.
     
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    Car antennas make a good ramrod for clearing stuck shells as well, good fishing rods, and although it's a resource waste the can make a wonderful arrow which penetrates wonderfully.

    If you REALLY need dinner use something bright to attract a squirrels attention. Put it in plain sight nearby then whack him with a stick or shoot him if you have ammo available.
     
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