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No food, no shelter, no sleeping bag, no cordage, no containers, just the clothes on my back the knowledge in my head and my shovel to last 4 days in the woods alone,
Real survival I think every perspective teacher of this subject should experience.
I intend on leading by example and will never class myself as an expert because there is always something new to learn.
Here are pictures of the build shes made from 5160 truck spring steel.
First stage is to draw out my shape onto the metal.
With an angle grinder I cut out my rough shape.As you can see I have some hammering to do in the axe head.
Into the forge to heat her up to a workable temperature
The shape is coming but I still have a few more heats to do to get the blade length and shape I am after. At this point the work has cooled down to much for big shaping hits, lighter taps are used to take out some of the hammer marks.
Axe blade and hammer hammered in time to work on the knife and saw blade.
This hump is where I cut in the saw blade I wanted a little extra material to play with.
Knife blade shaped and saw blade angle ground in its rough but she looks like she ll work.
It ain’t no Bacho but she doesn’t cut bad at all.
Rough and mean looking shes finished figured I would try a leather wrap handle.
Come with me as is show you one of the best natural materials for making natural cordage. At the end I will do a strength test on the cordage I have just made.
Here are some pictures of some Dog bane in winter note the redish brown colour.
You can really see the redish brown colour in this picture
Note how the alot of the branches grow at 90 degrees from each other
Note the drooping leaves in the top left of the picture
The centre of the shaft is hollow apart from a little bit of a pith on the out side. This one doesn’t look it because I had put it into the snow while I was looking for more and it’s filled with ice.
As you all know I was ment to go out in to the bush this weekend with the rat. Unfortunately I had to abort the mission after this happened. Lol
Things to remember
- Always carry food and water in your vehicle;
- Always carry a shovel;
- Always have a tow kit with tow strop, reflective gear and flash light;
- Have a way to re inflate tires (air in a can, compressor etc)
- Carry blankets, extra warm gear and water proof gear, a tarp and gloves;
- Keep Those old car matts in the trunk, they can come in handy. Iven winter a bag of salt or sand is also a good back up for extra grip;
- Keep your fuel tank topped up;
- First aid kit and training;
- Know how to signal for help if you cannot use your cell phone;
- Tow company coverage;
- Knowledge in basic self recovery weighs nothing;
- A way to heat and cook food and boil water;
- As with any trip always tell someone where you are going and the route you plan to take.
Hopefully this is helpful to you all and keeps you safe out there. Things like this can happen to anyone and everyone so Make sure you are prepared.
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This glue can also be used to;
make birch bark containers and canoes water tight;
stick arrow heads to shafts;
patch holes in fiberglass/kevlar canoes;
makes a great fire starter as you saw in the video lol;
and as I find them I ll list some more uses.
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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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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.
Things to remember
Green moss is not a reliable indicator of direction
but if you find a brown moss growing on a tree this indicates south as brown moss likes to grow in areas that get more sun.
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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.
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