Thors hammer for bow drill?

Here is a demo of a multifunctional tool, that is easy to carry around and can be used for a few bushcraft and Survival tasks.

Bow drill baring block, flint striker, bottle opener, fero rod striker, bark stripper, hanging point, Paracord.

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Nick

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Training to become a human mule

Want to get fit to carry weight on your back over long distances? do you want become a human mule? here I tell you how.

Remember to build up slowly and tell someone where you are going and what time you ll be back.

If you have any questions or requests feel free to email me. Also if you would like to help support my channel I have set up a patreon account where you can donate and help me to keep bringing you my videos and information. Anything and Everything is greatly appreciated.

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Stay safe out there and thanks for watching

Nick

 

 

 

Quick and easy leather tinder pouches

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After having some leather left over from making my last knife sheathes I figured that I would make a couple of simple traditional pouches to collect tinder in.

Here’s how I did it….

First I picked the largest and most supple piece of leather I have left.

Then I use a dinner tray and a marker to draw my outline

Cut around your outline

Use a punch, a nail or a sharp piece of pipe to punch your draw string holes

With your holes punched pick your draw string which could be para cord or a leather strip. Thread Your chosen cord through.

Tie both ends of your cord together and try out your new pouch.

These could be used to store anything from tinder, flint and steel, fire kits or even sweets they re versatile and light.

Unlike my knife sheaths I don’t want to wax these, as I want to keep the leather supple, so to look after it and water proof it I m using a rub of mink oil.

This is a nice project for a quick and effective pouch.

Thanks for reading if you have any questions Dont hesitate to ask.

Have a good day and stay safe out there.

Nick

White Birch and Horses Hoof fungus

White Birch,

One of my favorite bushcrafting trees, not only is the wood a great building material but so is the bark of the tree. The tree can be tapped and the sap drank, used to wash your hair or evaporated to make sugary treats.

The young catkins at the ends of the branches are edible and the leaves can be mushed up with water to make a soap due to the sapins contained within

The bark is known as natures gasoline due to its flammability even when damp due to the resins impregnating it. Bark can also be used as a primitive form of paper or be folded into various containers to carry anything from berries to water when sealed with pine pitch glue. Indigenous people made canoes from this tree as well.

Once dried the bark can be ground up and turned into a flour.

Horses Hoof Fungus, in its later stage can be known as false tinder fungus

This can be used to transport an ember from one fire to light another fire. It wont flame up by itself but will smolder for long periods, until a tinder source is exposed to it and blown into flame. Younger black fungus makes a good healthy tea.

I hope this was informal to you

Thanks for watching and reading as always if there are any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

Nick

Layering your clothing

Here is the very basic way I like to layer up for the colder weather.

Things to remember when layering up for the colder weather:

  • Cotton and other slow drying absorbent materials are your enemy in colder weather.
  • Wool is king because it not only holds 80% of its thermal properties even when wet but is also mildly flame retardant to.
  • Wear more layers of thinner clothing, rather than fewer layers of thicker clothing.
  • Don’t forget a hat and gloves

I hope this is helpful if you have any questions, as always don’t hesitate to ask.

Thanks for watching.

Nick

Hot tent and stove

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This is the packed size of the entire set up, i used my tomahawk as a size contrast. I just bought a Belgian army Bergan and this fit into that pack with room to spare and doesn’t weigh to much.

Parts used to make stove and teepee

Tee pee

10x14ft poly tarp

gromets

heavy duty gorilla duct tape

cheap para cord

Stove

18″ by 10″ stainless steel cooking pot

steel hinge

sheet of steel for latch, grill mounts and front vent

5x steel cooking trays for lightweight stove pipe

car exhaust pipe elbow and male/female connection attached to pot

steel pipe and chain for tri pod

various nuts and bolts

2x steel grills

 

I am looking forward to using this set up again, I just need to adjust the jack a little. All in all I had the stove burning for over 12 hours continuously. In these extreme cold environments it is a good habit to keep a pot of water warm over the fire at all times.  The stove enabled me to do that in a safe way.

Thanks for watching I hope this inspires you to get out, create gear and enjoy the wilderness.

Loads more to come

Nick