Are you a hardwoodsman?

Discussion in 'Turley Knives' started by bindlestitch, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. bindlestitch


    Oct 23, 2006
    I know there's some of you lurking around who know what I'm talking about, so stand up and be counted.:D

    For those of you that don't know, Iawoodsman and I were talking one day about how most all the bushcraft/woodcraft information out there focuses on boreal forest regions and skills. With good reason seeing how it makes up most of the worlds forests, but that doesn't help those of us a lot who live in hardwoods areas.
    So the hardwoodsman group was born. I started making videos generally focused on bushcraft but more tightly focused on hardwoods bushcraft.



    Like I say in the videos, it's not a separatist sort of thing that I want to get across. I've learned most of what I know from my boreal forest brothers. I'm so jealous of you guys that have fatwood and birch bark.
    So if you're in a hardwoods area, say howdy and feel free to share any tips you've got.
  2. Snow


    Jun 3, 2001
    You know the answer to that one, brother.
  3. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Yup. Got plenty up in MN.
  4. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman

    Sep 21, 2009
    Word up!!!!
  5. bindlestitch


    Oct 23, 2006
    Heh. I dig it.

    Oh, yeah, if you guys are from Boreal areas you're welcome in the Hardwoodsman group, too.
    Being a hardwoodsman isn't just about where your from, it's also a state of mind.:D
  6. SkogKniv


    Jul 25, 2009
    So that includes me then =) I got plenty of both hard and soft woods around here.

    You might say I am one lucky guy. (insert smug and obnoxious emoticon)


  7. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    rock oak, white oak, red oak, maple, birch, pine, black walnut, gum, locust, osage orange, cherry, shall I go on? :D I would say I'm a hardwoodsman.
  8. bigcountry1315


    Aug 3, 2009
    Well I live in a boreal forest area but we do have a lot of hardwoods.What I love are there are areas up here you could go 30 miles and not hit a road or trail. Would love to have a bushcrafter get together up here sometime.

  9. jcl-MD


    Aug 30, 2008
    I live in Oakland MD, Get it OAK LAND!!
  10. bindlestitch


    Oct 23, 2006
    Heck yeah, that includes you. You've got the best of both worlds and that makes me mad with jealousy. And those awesome mountains you've got, I don't gots no mountains.:(

    Heh. Yeah, man you're in.:cool: Most of those make you a hardwoodsman but the one in bold makes you an automatic.:D

    I'd love to head up there someday. When I think of big woods where you live is what comes to mind. I've never been there but I've read about and dreamed about it for a long time now.
    I can't wait to get up there sometime.

    Hey, brother!
    Good to see you on, I was just getting ready to give you a holler to make sure you hadn't fallen off the face of the earth.:D
    You sir, are a hardwoodsman.
  11. skab8541


    Dec 6, 2006
    You can count me in! Only fatwood I have I bought at Menards! Nebraska cottonwoods, russian olives and cedars with some maple and hackberry thrown in. And can't forget those darn scandi's suck on hardwoods.
  12. bindlestitch


    Oct 23, 2006
    Amen, brother!:D
  13. koa


    Nov 25, 2008
    I am Hardwoodsman, hear me roar! You might see that phrase again real soon hehe. Yes sir I stand up proudly with my brothers and say "damn the hedge"!
  14. bindlestitch


    Oct 23, 2006
    Yeah, guys Koa's got an article coming out in the debut issue of Bushcraftusa magazine about the hardwoodsman. Check it out........if he ever gets it done!:mad:;)
  15. koa


    Nov 25, 2008
    Oh hush now, don't you have knives to make or something rather than razz me about a fantasy magazine that will never be finished?
  16. fixer

    fixer Banned BANNED

    Mar 9, 2000
    all i have is cholla cactus and joshua trees! :eek:

    oohh, wait! mesquite and acacia are hardwoods. :D
  17. bindlestitch


    Oct 23, 2006
    I'm just trying to guilt you into getting on the stick!
  18. bindlestitch


    Oct 23, 2006
    That'll work, man!
  19. LMT66

    LMT66 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    Porcupine Mountains would be a good spot place for it.
  20. mcjhrobinson


    Nov 2, 2008
    plenty of hardwoods in my fact i live in an Ohia forest.

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