How to take your Mora Classic N.1 to the next bushcraft level

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The knife

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

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Bombproof Fire Craft: 8 Unorthodox Fire Resources Hidden in Your 10 Piece Kit

How to light a fire in a survival situation using resources that you have.

Survival Sherpa

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.

8 Unorthodox Fire Resources Hidden in Your 10 Piece Kit | TheSurvivalSherpa.com

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:

  1. Cutting tool
  2. Combustion device
  3. Container
  4. Cover
  5. Cordage
  6. Cotton bandana
  7. Cargo tape
  8. Cloth sail needle
  9. Candling device
  10. Compass

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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Assembling your bushcraft survival kit

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General considerations

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.

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How to make a ‘medieval style’ possible pouch

Old style bushcraft: a medieval possible pouch

Old style bushcraft: a medieval possible pouch

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.
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To tie… or not to tie… a knot?

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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

Rediscovering ancient technology and materials, a recommended reading

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I have to admit, i’m a Tuscan fan or Raymond Mears. I’ve read a lot of his books, seen his many videos (thanks youtubers!!) and BBC documententaries. I agree with his thought on the nature and wilderness living, he also frequently focuses on the importance of ethnlogical and historical skills of all mankind.  So with this great input i started to discover and have fun following the great world of Bushcraft during my hikes.
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‘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