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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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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