Alone in the woods for a weekend with my dog Duncan, the gear and the hot tent

If you have any questions about any of the gear or anything at all, please feel free to message me.

My patreon account link is here

https://www.patreon.com/rawskillsbushcraft

Thanks for watching

keep an eye out for this weekends adventure video.

Nick

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How to choose and pack your dogs back pack

 

The back pack featured in this video can be found here;

https://www.amazon.ca/OneTigris-Cotton-Camping-Backpack-Rucksack/dp/B00MQGL712/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518146938&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=one+tigris+dog+back+pack

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some things to remember;

buy a hard wearing backpack that’s sized for your dog

never load your dog more than 10-12% of its body weight

Thanks for watching if you have any questions don’t hesitate to message me

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Thanks again

Nick

What knife should you take into the woods and knife handling skills

Knife grinds page

The knives In order of appearance;

click each one to find out more apart from my home made knives just message me if you have any questions the link on number 6 will take you to see it being forged.

 Muela Ruco survival knife

Schrade SCHF38 Frontier

NE knives number 6

NE knives number 2

Gerber myth

Buck 311

Swiss army climber

Honorable mentions in the video

Dave canterbury, material reduction knife build;

https://youtu.be/YC-W0Qe6_nc

Felix Immler, Swiss army knife skills;

https://youtu.be/AMtP1OHuUZs

Thanks for watching and reading If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

If you would like to help me with my page, anything and everything is highly appreciated.

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Pine pitch glue stick and pine salve

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.

Thank you for watching

If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to ask

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Thanks again

Nick

 

 

 

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.

Thanks for watching

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Nick

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.

click the link below to go to my patreon page;

https://www.patreon.com/rawskillsbushcraft

Also here is the link to my buddies page Matimus gaming;

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=matsimus+gaming

 

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