Monday, January 30, 2006

Scalzi's Monday Photo Shoot: Things You Have That Other People Probably Don't

I love Scalzi's Monday Photo Shoot, and I really like this week's assignment: Got something weird around the house that you figure is unique to your personal environment? Perfect. Get the camera:Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a snap of something in the house you're pretty sure other people aren't likely to have in their house. Pets and people are not included (we're pretty sure your pets and kids aren't in most other people's houses). For this photo shoot we're looking at things -- stange objects, curios, odd keepsakes and just generally weird stuff.

Here's my entry, and although I don't think it's at all weird, I have to say that I'm pretty confident that it's unique, and unlikely to be found in the average home: What you see is a Bow Drill and Fireboard (aka hearth) that I made and used to make fire (as in, by rubbing two sticks together) when I took a Desert Survival Skills course in the Chihuahua Desert in Big Bend a couple of years ago. And I had the bloody blisters on my hands to prove it, but oh! what an incredible feeling...to create fire in the palm of your hand. Worth every blister.

10 comments:

MariesImages said...

This is interesting.....
no, I don't think I have one of these.
; )

Robin said...

Cool! I don't have one of those.

http://journals.aol.com/robinngabster/Thesearethedaysofourlives/entries/1369

DesLily said...

Ohhhh I have one of those! Not.. hehe.. cool! now that's a good item!

ChasingMoksha said...

That is very unique and interesting. I do not own one for sure and I know I would never have figured out what it is for if i saw it in person.

Paul said...

I am fully confident that you can create fire...even as a gramma.

Gannet Girl said...

OK, I am totally impressed.

Lisa :-] said...

I guess that qualifies... And it would be neat to make fire with no matches or other source of combustion. You'd be a handy person to have around in a disaster.

TJ said...

Now there is a challenge I have never thought of.
I haven't seen anything like this.
Great photo and I admire that you took the class.How interesting..and so very cool!

Gail in MN said...

Since I was once a Girl Scout, you'll never find me in the desert without my matches. "Always be prepared, and never be blistered," was our motto. :-)

But your "fire-starter" is still cool!

Tammy said...

Awesome! I bet your's is the most unique :) Everyone should learn this skill, but blisters?

Love & hugs