‘We Belong To It’ – A Short Film of Ray Mears in Northern Ontario

Ontario, Realm of wild nature! Another great video of Ray!!

The Ray Mears & Woodlore Bushcraft Blog

We Belong To It, a short film featuring Ray Mears exploring Ontario by canoe, recently won top honours in the Canoeing category at the 10th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival 2015. Created by Goh Iromoto, this wonderful film follows Ray as he journeys into the heart of Wabakimi Provincial Park in northern Ontario, Canada. We Belong To It explores the visual beauty of the Boreal forest landscape, and delves into Ray’s reflections on nature, and his mastered skill set in bushcraft.

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Another simple DIY project: Make your own steel striker from an used file

The C-shaped steel striker repro and DIY steel striker kit

The C-shaped steel striker repro and DIY steel striker kit

This is really the fastest way to make a steel striker, without using a forge, i must say that you’ll not obtain a beatiful object, like the C-shaped steel striker, or tibetan or the other models…

But.. a really functional tool to light a fire, made by your hands, with few minutes of your free time! Continue reading

How to start a fire using flint and..your knife!

Yeah it’s possible.. but first.. your knife must have a carbon steel blade!

The main reason is that carbon steel it is soft and produces large sparks easily compared to a stainless steel blade.

This can be a real survival tips to light a fire in a emergency situation.

When you use this method of fire starting there is also something magic..you are “walking to a past time” because flint and steel striker was a common method to light a fire from Iron Age to Modern Era, before the invention of matches.

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