These are the main books I have used over the years to help me learn skills and techniques. There are many ways to skin cat so I like to see how different people do things then work out my own. When learning wild edibles find instructors and cross reference with different books and apps. Only eat something if you are 100% sure about what it is.
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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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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.
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