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?
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
Mushrooms, like the Morel, Puffballs, Sulphurshelf and shaggy mane variety fit into what Clyde M. Christensen calls the "Foolproof Four". If you want to safely identify & forage wild edible mushrooms I highly recommend this book, its a must have for the beginner mushroom hunter. There are some great recipes in the back along with a few easy preservation … [Read more...] about Wild Mushroom ID
Working with Local Search and Rescue teams If you ever get lost, one of the most important keys to being found is knowing HOW to be found. I know that may sound confusing but, especially if you like to play in the woods or go on grand outdoor adventures - whether solo or with a small group - there are a few very important ways to be sure you don't end up a "Search and … [Read more...] about How to Stay Found
Want a hot fish meal but you don't feel like gutting and filleting the fish? You'll love this... You'll need to collect a small stick, just large enough to support your catch. Carefully using your knife, remove the bark from a small branch. The outer bark is where the bacteria lives, so we want to get down to the inner bark or cambium layer. It will usually have a yellow … [Read more...] about Spitted Fish (No Gutting Required)
~I am very demanding of my cutting tools and my axe is no exception~ The axe I use for felling a tree, or crafting a fine wooden spoon have one thing in common they are razor sharp I rely on the edge holding capabilities of my steel bit and tight fitted handle If you are handy and the steel is good, you should be able to keep a keen edge at all times Quick Touch-Ups I … [Read more...] about How to Sharpen an Axe