How To Store Your Paracord And Ridgeline

Bushcraft - How To Store Your Paracord And Ridgeline Easily. Knots and tangles in your paracord and cordage can be frustrating. So in this article we will cover, how to store your paracord and ridgeline easily, by coiling a hank of paracord. This is a great way to keep the paracord, or your ridgeline tangle free. It also…

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Improvised Pillows For Camping

Improvised Pillows For Camping And The Outdoors. While the inflatable pillow doesn’t take up much room in our sleep system, sometimes we might forget to pack it. Or the inflatable pillow might get a puncture and go flat. Perhaps we want to go ultralight, or no extra room in our pack and not take a pillow. Maybe we…

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Hot Water Bottle Test

Hot Water Bottle Test For The Outdoors. I recently wrote about, the hot water bottle, in which it can add some extra warmth in the sleeping bag, for the cold outdoor nights. It is another tool to know for bushcraft and survival. From writing the article, “Bushcraft tips, the hot water bottle.” it grew my interest to see…

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Bushcraft Tip Hot Water Bottles

Bushcraft and Survival Tip - Hot Water Bottles For A Warmer Sleep. A great way to boost the warmth at night time out in the woods is, by using a hot water bottle. A metal water bottle heated up and placed in a sock, then in the sleeping bag, or wool blanket, creates a nice warmth on those…

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Bushcraft & Survival Uses For The Dry Bag.

Bushcraft & Survival Uses For The Dry Bag. The dry bag is a versatile piece of equipment for bushcraft, survival and outdoors. It has more uses then just keeping clothes dry for kayaking and canoeing. Here are over 16 uses for the dry bag. 1. Survival kit bag. A dry bag can be part of your bushcraft and…

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Fire Making Book Review

Fire Making - The Forgotten Art Of Conjuring Flame With Spark, Tinder And Skill. By Daniel Hume. Book Review. I first heard about Daniel Hume’s book, from Paul Kirtley’s podcast. (The podcast is highly recommended for anyone interested in bushcraft and the outdoors.) Paul interviewed Daniel about his interest in bushcraft and his quest for learning primitive fire…

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Bushcraft & Survival Kit Layers

The Importance Of Layering Your Bushcraft & Survival Gear. Plus the 10 C’s of Survivability and Redundancy. Layering of bushcraft and survival gear is extremely important. Layering of your kit is basically giving you more options in case you lose a layer, like a pack gets lost or damaged. (Note: This article is picture heavy, about halfway down…

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Old Timer Bowie Knife Review

Schrade Old Timer Bowie Knife Review. The Schrade Old Timer Bowie knife is full tang, large knife, over 15“ long. In this knife review, I put it through its paces and field test it. I wanted a large Bowie knife where I could use it for duties like, helping with shelter building, delimbing branches, some carving, foraging and…

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Wild Edibles Recipe Grey Saltbush

Wild Edible Recipes - Grey Saltbush (Atriplex cinerea) Grey saltbush (Atriplex cinerea) is found along some coastal areas of Australian and salt marshes.  It is a great plant to know for bushcraft and survival, as it is versatile wild edible for cooking and pretty tasty. In some places it is an abundant shrub and easy to forage for.…

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How To Tie The Bowline Knot

How To Tie The Bowline Knot. A bowline knot is used to tie a fixed loop. The bowline can be used in bushcraft, survival and camping, like to attach guy lines around a webbing loop, or grommet on a tarp or tent. Also the bowline can be used as part of a hammock system. The bowline can be…

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How To Tie A Double Fisherman’s Knot

How To Tie A Double Fisherman’s Knot. The double fisherman’s knot is a popular knot and used for joining two lines or ropes together. It also useful for bushcraft and survival. As the knot can also be used for tying lanyards and making loops with the one piece of cordage. How to tie a double fisherman’s knot. 1.…

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How To Tie A Double Sheet Bend

How To Tie A Double Sheet Bend. The double sheet bend is used to connect two lines together and normally used to connect two ropes of unequal thickness. It is another handy knot to know for bushcraft, survival and the outdoors. A double sheet bend is a more secure knot then the sheet bend.   How to tie…

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How To Tie A Sheet Bend

How To Tie A Sheet Bend. The sheet bend is used to connect two lines of different thickness together. It can be tied and untied quickly. The sheet bend can be used with the same diameter rope as well.   How to tie a sheet bend. 1. Form a bite with the bigger line. Insert the smaller diameter…

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How To Tie A Fisherman’s Knot

How To Tie A Fisherman’s Knot. The fisherman’s knot is used to connect two lines together. It can be tied quickly and also be used to make a loop between the two lines. The knot consists of basically tying two overhand knots. Below are two versions of how to tie the fisherman's knot. The first one has minimal…

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How To Tie A TautLine Hitch

How To Tie A Taut-Line Hitch. The taut-line hitch is another good knot to know for bushcraft, survival and camping. It is easily adjustable and can slide up or down the line, however when it is under load, it will hold fast. (Similar to a prusik knot.) A taut-line hitch can be used to help setup and adjust…

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