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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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 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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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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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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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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