Michigan is a foragers paradise! In the early autumn you may find these mushrooms under foot and possibly in tree; the Bolete Mushroom, "sulphur shelf,Chicken of the woods or chicken" -Laetiporus, Chanterelle's, Hedgehog, "Hen of the Woods"- Grifola, Lions Mane, Shaggy Mane Mushrooms and the Giant Puffball just to name a few. FACT: Michigan has over 2000 species of wild … [Read more...] about September Feast
https://youtu.be/tnvcfbpX6FQ … [Read more...] about Hammer Time
Simple and effective "bundle bow" A handful of straight shoots and some cord is all you need! The bundle bow pictured is one I made with viburnum. My introduction into making expedient bundle bows started with this green assortment of arrow shaft materials! I cut the longest and straightest shoots that I can, then I wrap the bundle of 8 or 10 tight with … [Read more...] about Bundle Bow
Some real tips and advice you wont get from survival books and manuals! If you had to trap and snare game with the contents of your survival kit, would it feed you? Lets talk snares- specifically. Trapping is a numbers game, so the more snares you can carry the better! A roll or 2 of thin gauge garden wire is a GREAT addition to a survivors kit and carry. The … [Read more...] about What they did not tell you~
...hit more than the broadside of a barn with your slingshot Love the look and feel of a Y-branch, strung taught with a golden band straining under tension waiting to unleash.... Yea ME TO! When I share my enthusiasm with people about sling-shots more often than not I'm greeted with a recurring theme... "its fun, but only if I could hit something with it" and … [Read more...] about front SIGHTS?
It does not take much to get a razors edge on that knife… You just need to find it. The real trick behind this method is to find exactly where the flat sides of the blade stop and the grind angle begins on your blade. To locate this “pivotal point” you must rock the blade forward twords the cutting edge and MAINTAIN contact with that grind … [Read more...] about Find the grind
https://youtu.be/EknMRLx6G6o The REEL Striker is a multi functional fire steel made from High carbon steel. The striking edge is deferentially heat treated to ensure a proper temper for throwing sparks AND maintain its overall strength and durability! There is a “divot” pre-drilled into the striker to be used as a hand bearing block when making friction fire with … [Read more...] about A great bit of kit
Here I share a “tidy” method on how to trim and remove scales from a self-bow in this “over the shoulder” clip. https://youtu.be/6rU9_NLMMA4 …after the hide has been glued in place...a method that will also be in the members only section, I begin to trim off the excess. A small sharp file is perfect for this task. I use a feathering technique. Only light … [Read more...] about Snake Skin & Duct Tape!
"A ring around the sun or moon, means rain or snow coming soon"It usually happens in the colder months of the year- It is a formation of ice “crystals” that we are seeing. If you can see a “break” in the halo/ring...that will be the direction of the bad weather front fast approaching!Understanding and interpreting how the sun and moon affect the earth is a crucial skill, … [Read more...] about Look UP!