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Hello all,
Tomorow i will start my very desirved vacations, that will end in the de 30 of April. Until then i am with limited internet access.

Will be going to Geres for the first time.

See you soon all

Be prepared ...


Making Fire with a Magnifying Lens


Build Your Own Every Day Carry (EDC) Survival Tin: Featuring the RSK Mk5 Knife

Nice example of an EDC by Your Own Every Day Carry (EDC) Survival Tin: Featuring the RSK Mk5 Knife: "
Building and designing your own personal survival kit can be a very rewarding project – especially if you ever actually have to use it. Since the beginning of time, man has been designing Survival Kits of all types, shapes and sizes. Sure, you can go to any sporting goods store and pick up your basic survival kit…but there’s just nothing like taking the time to build and customize a kit that is tailored specifically to your life and your needs. You can’t just BUY that. This kit takes thought and time and quite frankly can only come from your head. There are suggested guidelines…but ultimately no right and wrong answers. It’s YOUR kit.

Camping on a Budget Safely

Camping on a Budget Safely by " Life’s like a MasterCard commercial and so is camping. This means everything costs something but memories made are priceless. Memories can be made in a cost effective manner. Maximizing the fun and minimize the money spent is possible if you know some ways to reduce costs. The most effective way of having a memorable camping vacation is to create a budget and follow these tips and tricks. The key is to have some key pieces of equipment that can be used in a variety of ways and that will last a long-time. This will allow you to enjoy the benefits of the equipment without worrying about the long-term effects of the cost.
It is frustrating trying to put together a quality set of camping supplies on a limited amount of money but it is very possible. First off, develop a list of equipment priorities. The camp site location and the fuel to get there is a primary necessity. Food and water to last for the length of your s…

Mullein: 4 Fire Making Tools in 1 Plant

Mullein: 4 Fire Making Tools in 1 Plant by "

Mullein in Winter
Mullein is often referred to by botanists as “Common Mullein”. Well let me tell you up front – there is NOTHING common about this amazing plant. As a BushCrafter & Survivalist, the study of plants should be a part of your outdoor regular regimen. Besides wonderful foods and medicines, plants can provide an outdoors man with incredible tools as well. Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a plant that provides nearly all 3! In this post, though, we will explore the 4 main fire making components of the Mullein plant.

TUTORIAL: Wood Spirit Carving in Pear Wood

Excellent tutorial by TUTORIAL: Wood Spirit Carving in Pear Wood: "

Here is a short tutorial on how to go about carving a wood spirit out of pear wood.
Tools/Items Used: Small Piece of Par Wood 15-20cm long by 4cm x 4cmSmall Wood SawWhittling KnifeGrades of Sandpaper 80-200gritMicro FilesSmall Paint BrushDanish OilWalnut DyeLeather Landyard 30cm long

Some of my new acquisitions of gear

This is a list of some of my acquisitions

Swedish Firesteel

Ray Mears / Bow Drill Fire Lighting


how to fit a new axe handle

Good article showing how to fit a new handle by "
This blog post shows how to fit a new axe handle, it could be a new store bought handle or one you made yourself following the instructions in the previous blog post on how to make an axe handle. This is the old head and new roughed out handle I made in the previous post. The handle should be thoroughly dry before fitting.

Dual Survival - Creating a Glass Arrowhead | Soaked


DIY Primer on How to Get Started Working with KYDEX

Excellent article by ITSTactical covering Kydex: DIY Primer on How to Get Started Working with KYDEX: "

DIY Primer on How to Get Started Working with KYDEXby justin spindler on February 11, 2011
This is a short how to article for anyone interested in working with KYDEX. I’m sure most of the people here know of KYDEX and many of you probably own a KYDEX sheath or holster that was either sold with a blade or purchased for a hand gun.
My personal experience working with KYDEX is somewhat limited and there may be others here with more experience and knowledge on the subject, so feel free to add your thoughts.

Bushcraft Survival


Outdoor Electronics – Lightweight Portable Power

Text by Outdoor Electronics – Lightweight Portable Power: "
A true ULer will greet this post with scorn – if you’re totally committed to reducing your packweight unnecessary electronics such as eBook readers or even cameras should stay at home. However, many lightweight backpackers (myself included) enjoy taking a couple of electronic devices into the outdoors, and the absence of trailside power outlets means that your devices are going to need charging occasionally.

Afraid of Wasting Your Time With Your Preps?

Text by Afraid of Wasting Your Time With Your Preps?: "
You’re not alone. I mean, just imagine…
You spend money building your survival food and gear stockpiles. You take months, even years to build up your knowledge of survival skills. You may even leave the city for a safer home in the country.
You may be up at 5:00 AM seven days per week, working hard gardening, building, fencing, raising livestock and a hundred other tasks required to become self-reliant on your own land.
You’re doing all that work while balancing the needs of your family and the other things in your normal daily life.
You work. You wait and you wait and… And then something happens…

How to Carve a BushCraft Wooden Spoon: Step by Step

Quick and easy tutorial how How to Carve a BushCraft Wooden Spoon: Step by Step by "
BushCrafting and Spoon carving have a deep history together. Carving wooden utensils and bowls is a classic bushcraft project. Below is a step-by-step pictorial that will help you get through your first Spoon Carving project. Below the photos is a video that will help as well.

Let me know if you have any questions at all! Cheers, Creek

Other uses for Vinegar, Baking Soda, WD40, Coca Cola, Fabric Softener Sheets and Paper Towels

Text from Other uses for Vinegar, Baking Soda, WD40, Coca Cola, Fabric Softener Sheets and Paper Towels: "

VinegarWhen it comes to grocery store products, vinegar is liquid gold. People have been using it for ages – and not just for cooking and preserving foods. Vinegar’s versatility is virtually unmatched; there are literally hundreds of potential applications. Aside from its primary applications, here is just a small sample of all the other things vinegar can be used for:
1. Disinfect wood cutting boards.
2. Soothe a sore throat; use 1 tsp of vinegar per glass of water, then gargle.
3. Fight dandruff; after shampooing, rinse hair with vinegar and 2 cups of warm water.
4. Remove warts; apply daily a 50/50 solution of cider vinegar and glycerin until they’re gone.
5. Cure an upset stomach; drink 2 tsp apple cider vinegar in one cup of water.
6. Polish chrome.
7. Keep boiled eggs from cracking; add 2 tbsp to water before boiling.
8. Clean deposit…

Gransfors Bruks axes

Article by talking about Gransfors Bruks axes: "Gränsfors Bruks are a small company who forge rather nice axes in Sweden. They started forging axes in 1902 but the advent of chainsaws and the move to mass produced drop forged axes meant that the company was strugging by the 1980's. In 1989 they took the bold move of choosing to market themselves on their traditional workmanship. Where all axes at that time were ground all over the surface Gransfors started to leave the forging marks and they get the smiths to mark each axe with their initials. They also talked to various top woodworkers and redesigned their range to suit particular needs. My favourite the 'Swedish carving axe' was designed by Wille Sundqvist.

What Is Bushcraft?

For me this is one of the simplest but most accurate definitions of bushcraft, that i completely agree with, by Tim smith of What Is Bushcraft?: "
As the term bushcraft comes into the main stream there are many people writing and defining it, none of whose definitions I agree with. There’s an old saying that if you don’t define yourself, others will do it for you. Here, then, is our definition of bushcraft:

Bushcraft is the active component of our interaction with nature. Both art and science, bushcraft is doing, making, crafting, traveling, building and living in the natural world using simple, low-tech tools. Static knowledge, such as how to care for tools, etc., is a small percentage of the discipline. The vast majority is active, dynamic and hands-on.
Post from: The Jack Mountain Bushcraft Blog

What Is Bushcraft?

37 Things You Should Stock but Probably Aren’t

Interesting list by 37 Things You Should Stock but Probably Aren’t: "

UPDATED: 67 Items! Every survivalist message board and prepper blog tells you to stock the same things; weapons, water, food basics, etc. So, I went looking for a list of things that you should be stocking, but probably aren’t. Everything on the list will make your life many times easier after the SHTF, especially in a Bugging-In scenario.

How to Make a Snake Knot Bracelet by TIAT

The Snake Knot Bracelet incorporates an innovative use of the Crown Knot. Strategically united these two seemingly different knots come together to create a clean looking bracelet that can be rolled on - avoiding the need for snaps or fasteners. Video production by JD of Tying It All Together.

Finnish Wild Food Army Manual

Finnish Wild Food Army Manual: ""Luonnonmuonaohje" is a Finnish Defence Forces manual which was created based on several studies that the FDF and the Border Guards produced during the 1970s and 80s. The Defence Command produced also another set of manuals which explain the scientific background behind the wild food. These were published in 1979 under the title "Mahdollisuuksista tukeutua luonnonvaraisiin eläimiin ja kasveihin ravinnonlähteinä" or how to exploit animals and plants as food sources. They do not contain any really practical information as the manual now in question but contain many tables, compare different food storage techniques and so on. One of the more interesting studies in the study was that of exploiting pines for making "pettu". Pettu is the part of a pine's inner bark that can be used for human consumption. The study concluded that up to 1/10 of energy requirement can be satisfied by eating pettu and without any side effect…


Hello all

This are some of my last lanyard i made for my self


Material: PARACORD
KNOTS: Turkish Head, Crown Sinnet finished with another  Turkish Head
ACCESSORY: SKULL made of Blue turquoise geme


Material: Cordeleta 2mm
NÓS: Turkish Head, Portuguese Sinet(also known as Salamon Bar) ,
ACCESSORY: Blask Skull

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Bushcraft Manifesto-Firecraft

Good reflection about firecraft by Bushcraft Manifesto-Firecraft: "

Almost done! One more section and the rough draft will be complete, which is good because I'm presenting it tomorrow on Thursday.

The Knowledge: Firecraft

Fire has a countless uses. Some are obvious; heating, cooking, signaling. There are also some not so obvious uses. Some of the less obvious are water purification, utensil and container making, tree cutting, insect repellent, scent cover-up, habitat improvement and the list goes on. The ability to light a fire in any kind of weather is absolutely invaluable for prevention of hypothermia and fire making is one of the first skills one should perfect. Start out with simple, sure fire methods (i.e.; ferro rod and petroleum jelly soaked cotton ball) and then move on to more advanced methods (i.e.; fire-by-friction). It is also a good idea to practice lighting a fire with one match (and only one). It is very easily done, it ju…

Parachute Cord / 550 Cord Management and Storage - Wilderness Survival