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
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.
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
This pouch is made with durable 1000d Cordura, in three colours: olive drab, tan desert, black.
It has webbing all around the main compartment and on the front pocket for any personal configuration. Continue reading
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.
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
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.
This is my new bushy cooking set, quick to assemble and not so large to fit inside my backpack.
Hobo stove kit
After searches on the web, i’ve find this very interesting and functional made by Gary Waidson (http://www.ravenlore.co.uk/) and decide to replace my old cutlery drainer hobo stove. I find this kit very useful basically because it’s bombproof and follow a modular approach, obviously it’s no lightweight but it’s stainless! I don’t like aluminium, it’s less reliable and strong, especially when you use fire.