Hi all. There is a new Youtube series on Beginning Woodscraft. It is called Woodscraft 101.
The series is by a bushcrafter/woodsman from way back, Blackie Thomas. Blackie has been hunting and bushcrafting in the forests of the Southern USA, since he was a kid.
This series is focused mainly on the beginner but he always has great learning for anyone. If you are trying to sift through the mountain of different information, options and opinions on what to buy and what to do, then…Continue
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Hey guys, I have been meaning to do this for ages, making Char cloth.
I have used many other tinders in the past like cotton balls in Vaseline, dryer lint, pine fatwood etc but wanted to make some char cloth.
I got a metal tin from the op shop, punched a wee hole in the lid, cut up a brushed cotton shirt (also from the op shop) and put the cotton in the tin and placed it on the embers in my firebox at home. It took about 20 minutes for the gases to burn out and then I removed…Continue
If you are interested in learning some wild bush foods and medicines; how to find and identify them, what parts are edible and when to eat them, then please check out the series I have been doing on my Youtube channel. The Playlists will have all of them so far.
Right now is the season for Kiekie Fruit to be eaten. Kiekie is easily spotted and is all over NZ, so it is well worth looking in your local area. Its fruit is quite…
I would like to make my own dehydrated food.
I got a look and found some cheap dehydrator on NZsale. Does someone have some experience with this?
Do you thin this machine are OK?
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Has anyone tried the Fancy feast stove? I am struggling to make the water boil.
I've only tried inside. And most of the time I am unable to bring the water to boil. I have noticed that when this is not working I don't have the jets on the side. Even when I use a primimg time of 2 minutes and more.
I think my denatured alcohol is not 'boiling'. I am using or was (I finished it) the digger surface cleaner vanilla. That s the only one that I found at bunnings (or in different…Continue
Six Hours On A Sunday: wild edibles, natural tinders, kit testing.
Easter Sunday morning. I got up later than I wanted which meant getting into the bush a lot later than I had planned.
I got dressed, filled my canteen, grabbed some food, got me and my gear into the car and drove to where I had planned to go. It was already 10.30am when I headed into the bush. I came out at 4.30pm. I spent six hours under the canopy. Doesn’t sound like much time but I made the most of it. I…Continue
This morning I watched Black Stump NZ Bushcraft & Survival's video on Finding & harvesting fatwood.
I've been meaning to go out and find/gather some fatwood since reading about it on here, and after watching his video I really wanted to find some.
I went down on the neighbours farm to a small clump of pine trees, I knew there were also a few fallen down ones.
For Christmas my sister got me a Macpac Firesteel.
I tested it out today and I thought I would do a review on it.
Had a good few hours out in the bush today.
Worked on my shelter that I am hopefully going to do a few overnighters in soon.
I was walking through the bush, looking for some suitable dead branches when I came across this…Continue
Hi yall. I live in Hamilton, Waikato and would be very interested in hooking up with others to learn and practice Navigation. I suck at it so I am hoping that a few others will suck less than me so I can learn and get skilled up. But anyone should come and we can teach ourselves if need be.
This would be a great time to meet up with others on this site, get in some outdoors time and experience, test out some of our kit (and our fire making skills for a hot brew during the breaks) . If…Continue
One of the only problems that I have is that the the button clasp is a bit…Continue
You can buy it on fishpond for 40% for $31.80 or on book depository for $26.53.
So I just watched Esra Hansens latest video and it inspired me to try and make my only spatula... It's a bit crude but here ya go.…Continue
If you are interested in camping and bushcraft the way our forefathers used to do it then you will love this book!
George Sears (Nessmuk) had this book published in 1920 but in it he relates his experience and expertise from trips into the wilds of the USA as far back as the 1800s.
It is written in an old english style that connects you with his time and the way people used to think and communicate back then. Nessmuk not only shares his thoughts on the times he lived in but…Continue
Labour weekend. Camped by a creek in the Puhoi bush. About to chow down on my favourite canned cuisine. This awesome meal was followed by a sleepless night on incredibly hard ground. One week later, when my back pain finally subsided, I went hunting for a hammock. …Continue