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by riverjoe47
Wed May 25, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras
Replies: 94
Views: 9112

Re: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras

Guess we were ahead of our time back in 68 cause back in the Nam the 101st made us dig in every night no matter how tired we were , how many clicks we made that day or anything else . By the end of the tour you could dig a decent size hole in any soil in about 10 minutes .
by riverjoe47
Wed May 25, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Making useful objects from local clay .

I remember making a couple of coil pots . Just a personel preferance but I like to just carve a pot out of a lump . Here are some that are fired and glazed from this same clay . Note the bottom of one is pinkish red (weird )which is the color of the fired piece without glaze . Also note the crack in...
by riverjoe47
Tue May 24, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Making useful objects from local clay .

Can't wait to see what it looks like once fired. For the purposes of this forum could you make something ordinary? Like a pot? and possibly glaze it when it is fired? I had no idea this could be done without specialized materials. Thanks Yeah the books tell you to dry it and powder it and seive it ...
by riverjoe47
Tue May 24, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Making useful objects from local clay .

Yeah I lucked out on that one . Not too many old retired farmers looking for a kiln that day :lol: . I try to run mine at night since I have an off peak meter that reduces my kwh to approximately 1/4 of "on peak" and it can spin the ole meter brother . I've got mine wired up out in the barn .
by riverjoe47
Tue May 24, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Making useful objects from local clay .

I bought an art school kiln at auction for about 30 bucks , but I also have a gas fired foundry/kiln that I've used for the clay before . It's interesting because the electric kiln fires this particular clay almost a pinkish orange while the gas fires it a smoky tan color that is almost cool enough ...
by riverjoe47
Tue May 24, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Making useful objects from local clay .

Sounds like a cool place too bad its in another hemisphere .
Took the top of the skull off and scooped out the brains to reduce thickness to less then one inch . Will post pics later .
by riverjoe47
Tue May 24, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras
Replies: 94
Views: 9112

Re: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras

Define internet forum .......
reading posts of misguided, faulty, or completely made up information being strewn about this forum and read as gospel.[/quote]
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Making useful objects from local clay .

Done ..... I thought I was done . :lol: Well if I can hollow him out without breaking up and if it doesn't crack too bad while drieing and then if he doesn't explode in the kiln and then if..... . Thats just all worse case stuff . Just have to remember to make your clay not much more then an inch th...
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer Mock Bugout Contest chatter thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 5979

Re: Summer Mock Bugout Contest?

ive decided i will drink my own piss from a container that i will make out of a rotting gator intestine. :wink: ive been scouting out places the last few days, also been looking through some of my trail guides/maps. i dont know where i will do my trip. i could do a beach type trip, or maybe the woo...
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer Mock Bugout Contest chatter thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 5979

Re: Summer Mock Bugout Contest?

Should hold about 16oz of black coffee so that ought to be a great wake up when somebody thrusts it in your face in the morning . :lol: the mug looks good. i could never mold a face out of clay like that... where do you pour in your coffee, or drink from? :? After it sets up a bit the top of the sk...
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer Mock Bugout Contest chatter thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 5979

Re: Summer Mock Bugout Contest?

Should hold about 16oz of black coffee so that ought to be a great wake up when somebody thrusts it in your face in the morning . :lol:
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Making useful objects from local clay .

Hoping I can hollow it out enough to hold about 16 oz of your favorite beverage to ease the pain of no fish .
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Re: Making useful objects from local clay .

Usualy seive it through 1/4 inch hardware cloth just to get out the fishworms etc :lol: . If you get it squishy enough and keep working it with your hands you get out most foreign objects tho .
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer Mock Bugout Contest chatter thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 5979

Re: Summer Mock Bugout Contest?

900 soldiers took the dirt nap thanks to him and Little Turtle .
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making useful objects from local clay .
Replies: 25
Views: 1820

Making useful objects from local clay .

Any clay you can find that will hold its shape when squeezed will most likely fire . Here is blue clay from a deposit down by the river that Im forming into an unusual mug/tankard . http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/riverjoe47/IMG_0161.jpg http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/riverjoe47/I...
by riverjoe47
Mon May 23, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer Mock Bugout Contest chatter thread.
Replies: 149
Views: 5979

Re: Summer Mock Bugout Contest?

Updated my offered prize . So whats the next step ?
by riverjoe47
Sun May 22, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras
Replies: 94
Views: 9112

Re: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras

Wonder what the black rectangle is ? Its about the only thing not hot .
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by riverjoe47
Sun May 22, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras
Replies: 94
Views: 9112

Re: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras

Sounds like a treasure trove . Alls my rivers give me are small mouth , water cress ,waterfalls and rainbows .
by riverjoe47
Sun May 22, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras
Replies: 94
Views: 9112

Re: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras

The river gives a man everything he needs .
by riverjoe47
Sat May 21, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: THE TOWEL!!!
Replies: 49
Views: 3790

Re: THE TOWEL!!!

For $2 you could use them instead of Basswood leaves in the forest .
by riverjoe47
Wed May 18, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2128
Views: 204992

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Slimy rats , the occasional whiff of Phosgenes , Amonia , Sulphur Dioxide and the inhalation of that powdered asbestos doesn't seem so bad now .
Hats off to all teachers .

Closest thing I ever did was coaching kids which is fun right up til that 16 th birthday .
by riverjoe47
Wed May 18, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2128
Views: 204992

Re: My Job, My Hell...

No that guy was about as far from pro as you get , but I must say he was tenacious . I never really felt inclined to risk my life just to give someone AC . :lol:
by riverjoe47
Tue May 17, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Awareness Skills
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: Awareness Skills

Back in the Nam ....... oh well nevermind .
by riverjoe47
Tue May 17, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Trailer----Teardrop build pics
Replies: 54
Views: 13506

Re: Bug Out Trailer----Teardrop build pics

Really great workmanship .

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