Topic: Why I carry a rock in real life  (Read 529 times)


Brygun

« on: October 07, 2020, 09:33:49 PM »
Why I carry a rock in real life.

Lessons (mostly) from the Unreal World game:

= Its a hammer for building
= Its a digging tool, better than my hands
= Digging can get me to flexible thin roots for cordage
= Roots and plants can be rubbed against an edge of the rock to cut them
= It can be weight to help braid roots into stronger "rope"
= It can bash against branches as a crude axe
= Two rocks can start a fire and I already have one
= It can be thrown to get food, by pinging a squirrel or wounding a rabbit
= It can be put in a fist as a knuckle puncher
= It can be rolled in the fingers as a stress relief mediation
= It can be banded on a rock or tree as a rescue signal
= Rocks can be pets to talk too, I mean its only bad when the rock talks back

Yes I carry a rock. When people ask me why these are rambled off.

Unreal World crafting if stranded and unequipped begins with: a rock.

So I start with a rock!

Get a rock.

Have a rock.

Be one with the earth.



« Last Edit: October 07, 2020, 09:35:46 PM by Brygun »

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 04:56:20 PM »
I cheat. I carry a knife. Usually a small folding knife (3” or 7-8cm blade)
Sometimes just a tiny 1.5-2” 3.5-5cm folding knife.
Other times it’s a small fixed blade knife and other times medium sized knife (4” 10cm blade)

And for backwoods camping and large game hunting, I also carry an axe.

Dynggyldai

« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 11:24:48 AM »
I used to carry rocks for self-defense as a kid and started bushcraft with knapping rocks. I would like to see how you start a fire with 2 rocks though.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 06:34:20 PM »
Maybe the another rock has reasonably high carbon content, while still being harder than the chert/quartz/flint..?
I don’t think charcoal fits that bill, better to carry a knife and look for a hard rock.

Dungeon Smash

« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 03:03:24 PM »
I cheat. I carry a knife. Usually a small folding knife (3” or 7-8cm blade)
Sometimes just a tiny 1.5-2” 3.5-5cm folding knife.
Other times it’s a small fixed blade knife and other times medium sized knife (4” 10cm blade)

And for backwoods camping and large game hunting, I also carry an axe.
Same here.  I never leave the house without my Leatherman multitool.  Then I have a KABAR that I take if I'm going camping, and also a Gransfors Bruks.

I do enjoy collecting rocks though.  I'm especially interested in metals

Brygun

« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2020, 04:42:39 PM »
I used to carry rocks for self-defense as a kid and started bushcraft with knapping rocks. I would like to see how you start a fire with 2 rocks though.

Well yes one is assuming the second rock is flint or quartz.

I like my EDC rock to be igneous, the ones with swirls that usually mean it was made in a volcano or from lava. These are harder than sedimentary rocks, those that look like flat layers that come from sand settling out of water.

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I should like to mention a rock isn't the only thing in my EDC (every day carry) but it is there.

The rock can do many chores without damaging the knife leaving the knife sharp and ready for things the knife is better at.


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