Axe, Tomahawk chopping skills and showing off a new tool.

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Keep all body parts away from the choppy end that’s the moral of this story.

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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.

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1 Night chill-out in my tarp tee-pee

The woods were calling so it was time to get out and try out my tarp tee pee. I’ve been looking for a good lightweight winter shelter option for a while. One I can string to my pack, and have a good heat source inside could this be it? Out I went to the Queen Elizabeth Wetlands to explore a little, relax and above all else try out a tee pee style shelter.

I made the Tee Pee out of a 10ft  by 14ft cheap poly tarp and used the method that Lonnie from Far north Bushcraft uses to build his. One thing I will be making for it next, is a hot box to heat it. Being a shorter shelter meant that the smoke ceiling was lower as you see in the video so It got rather smokey at times even with an extra breeze to move the air around.

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Burning out a wooden mug

When you don’t have a container in the woods it is possible to make one with just a hook knife and some hot embers from your fire and bush made chopsticks.

Start by roughly shaping your container and carving out an indent where you will place your embers to burn away the wood.

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Next add your embers using some green bush made chopsticks and blow on them to begin burning away the wood in the centre. Take it slow and only burn little bits at a time as heating the wood to much may cause cracks throughout. Burn with the embers and scrape with the hook knife repeat and manipulate the embers to burn the desired areas.

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My end depth and shape

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I used a rock to give the mug a smooth down then added so oil to the wood for the final finish.

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What better way to test your creation. I will be making more so stay tuned for a more in depth video.

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Nick