I think that every outdoor enthusiast should have a stainless steel (or titanium, light and durable but expensive) bottle in his backpack, first because it is a virtually Continue reading
Finally I have carved my own wooden cup! I have made it without a defined project and without the textbook step-by-step instruction. Continue reading
Belt pouches are in my opinion a convenient and useful way to carry an essential wilderness survival kit during a hike.
What is the most suitable? I think It’s really a personal choice.
You can read reviews, you can find so many models, various materials, different concepts… Continue reading
This is not a particular skill that you must know to live and survive in the woods, but in my opinion it’s this is a good and playful way to improve cutting skills, at home or near a campfire. Continue reading
Mora knives (the brand name is Morakniv®) are actually a must-have for any true bushcraft lovers: these knives are simple, practical with excellent cutting properties at very inexpensive prices.
Recently Morakniv® has also developed a new line of knives with great attention to the bushcraft world, if you are interested go to this page http://www.moraofsweden.se/products/adventure.
But two of the most popular bushcraft knives of Mora of Sweden are the oldest Mora models: the Mora Classic Number 1 and 2.
If your haven’t in your equipment one these knives, i must say… buy it! Continue reading
How to light a fire in a survival situation using resources that you have.
by Todd Walker
If you haven’t had a chance to read Part I of our Fire Craft series, I recommend that you start here.
You depend on your “Next Fire” kit in all weather conditions. It’s your go-to resource for building sustainable, repeatable fires.
But here’s the thing…
You can never have too many fire resources!
Get creative with your 10 Piece Kit and you’ll discover many items are hidden fire resources. As a refresher, here are the 10 Piece Kit items:
- Cutting tool
- Combustion device
- Cotton bandana
- Cargo tape
- Cloth sail needle
- Candling device
The second C above has “captain obvious” written all over it. Combustion equals fire, right?. But the beauty of the 10 C’s of Survivability is that each piece should have a minimum of three uses to help meet the following survival priorities.
Having the knowledge and skill…
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What is a wilderness survival kit? It’s a package of tools to help you live and survive in the wilderness, this is the simplest answer, but nowadays there are more and more tools to build a kit…
what are really useful and functional?
The main factor to consider when you assemble a kit, it’s the geographic location, a particular environment require appropriate solutions and specific tools, but there are some basic items that you will include, that will perform well many of the tasks needed.
If you don’t know where to begin for your own kit, look at various Army Survival Kit or follow these survival needs below and my example, so you will have a survival kit.
A knife is an essential tool for bushcraft, but to perform well all the tasks, needs to be sharpened after use and… Abuse in the wild.
So also a sharpening kit is a necessary item in a wilderness survival kit. Continue reading
During the Middle Age was common carrying small items like coins, keys, inside pouches or purses attached to the belt.
There are many archaeological and iconographical documents, you can search for your favorite patterns, but there is a model that in my opinion, is one of the best for a bushcrafter.
This is the question!
I think that living in the woods needs comprehensive overview of the nature around you, knowing your limits its also important, to avoid risks.
But there are some skills that can make life much easier, like tying knots.
Using Ropes, paracord, natural fibres or pine roots, you can solve lots of outdoor tasks: rigging a tarp, assembling a wooden structure, attach a line to a fishing hook, securing ropes in an emergency situation… Continue reading