Elf On The Shelf Bushcraft & Survival

Elf On The Shelf, Bushcraft & Survival. Elf on the Shelf enjoys going into the wilderness. Sometimes he will test out his bushcraft and survival skills. Let’s check out what Elf is up to, leading up to Christmas over twenty five days. Hopefully he won’t be too naughty. Day 1. Elf on the Shelf is climbing a tree,…

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How To Tie A Timber Hitch

How To Tie A Timber Hitch. The timber hitch is used for attaching a rope to a pole, or structure. One of its early uses, was to help it move logs, hence its name. A timber hitch is quick and easy to tie and untie, even after a heavy load. It is a good knot, or hitch to…

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How To Tie A Clove Hitch

How To Tie A Clove Hitch. The clove hitch is easy tie and is useful to know for bushcraft, survival and outdoor use. It can be used to help with general bushcraft duties, like to starting off and ending lashings to secure shelters, make tripods, etc. An advantage of the clove hitch is that it can easily be…

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How To Tie A Square Knot

How To Tie A Square Knot. (Reef Knot.) Another well-known knot that is handy to know for bushcraft and camping is the square knot. Which is used for joining two ropes to each other. The square knot is also called the reef knot. Use similar diameter cordage for the knot. (For different size rope, use a sheet bend…

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How To Tie A Figure Of Eight Knot

How To Tie A Figure Of Eight Knot. The figure of eight knot and it’s variations of the knot, is popular for rock climbers. However it is also useful for bushcraft, camping and survival. It can be used for a stopper knot and prevent the rope or cord from slipping through or out. The knot is also easy…

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How To Tie An Overhand Knot

How To Tie An Overhand Knot. (Thumb knot.) An overhand knot or thumb knot as it can be called, is a basic knot, but is handy for bushcraft and camping. It is one of the simplest of all knots and a base for many other knots. The overhand knot was probably was one of the first knots that…

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Primitive Technology Book Review

Book Review - Primitive Technology. A Survivalist’s Guide To Building Tools, Shelters & More In The Wild, By John Plant. John Plant has a huge following on YouTube with his channel called Primitive Technology. John makes primitive tools and shelters in the wilderness. He doesn’t speak on the videos and there is no narration. The videos and the…

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Bushcraft & Survival Uses Billy Pot

Bushcraft And Survival Uses For The Billy Pot. The humble billy pot, has many bushcraft, camping and survival uses. Besides the obvious use of boiling water to prepare a coffee, it can be a container to hold unusual items, or be used as a multi-purpose cooking utensil. The billy pot is also known as a bush pot, billy…

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Best YouTube Bushcraft & Survival Videos

Best YouTube Bushcraft & Survival Videos. A little while ago I wrote an article about the Best YouTube Survival Videos, which was based on short term survival. More of a wilderness emergency and survive until a rescue type scenario. In this article, it is my pick of the best YouTube bushcraft and survival videos. Which has some YouTubers…

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Bushcraft How To Tie A Prusik Knot

How To Tie A Prusik Knot.(Hitch.) The prusik knot (Hitch.) can be easily slid up or down a rope, but when tension is put on the knot, it will bite into the rope and hold. As the tension and position can easily be adjusted with the prusik knot, it is ideal for bushcraft uses. Like attaching a tarp…

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Tripod uses for bushcraft and camping

Tripod uses for bushcraft and camping. The tripod has multiple uses for bushcraft and the outdoors. With just three poles and some cordage, it is easy to build. The tripod can support a lot of weight with the right size poles and correct lashings. Here are some tripod uses for bushcraft and camping. 1. To support a ridgeline…

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How to modify a Bic lighter

How to modify a Bic lighter for bushcraft and survival use. I enjoy playing around with the flint and steel and various methods of friction fire, but the Bic lighter provides instant flame. (Most times, so also have back up fire lighting tools.)  While it can be susceptible to the cold and wet, it is a handy survival…

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Bushcraft & Survival Memes

Bushcraft & Survival Memes Sometimes in the bushcraft, survival and outdoors field, we take ourselves a bit too serious. Latest custom knives, survival kits, BOB (Bug Out Bag.) and a survive anywhere attitude. At times we need to lighten up and have a laugh at ourselves, ............ or others, so here is something a bit lighter, - bushcraft…

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How to use a watch as a compass

How to use a watch as a compass. The watch method for navigation is useful for finding the cardinal directions of, north, south, east and west.  While not being hundred percent accurate, it is handy for crude navigation for bushcraft and survival. In this article we will cover how to use a watch as a compass. There are…

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Survival Fishing Limb Lines

How To Set Up Survival Fishing Limb Lines. The limb line is a springy pole or limb with fishing line attached and a hook.  It can be a flexible green stick, or a young sapling, like a fishing rod. Or even a tree limb overhanging close to the water line can work for a limb line. For survival…

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