Mostrando postagens de Fevereiro, 2012

The Birth Of A Tool. Part 1. Axe Making (by John Neeman)


How to Make a Fire: A Beginner's Guide

From http://woodtrekker.blogspot.comHow to Make a Fire: A Beginner's Guide: "In this post I want to go over some basics of making a fire. I know that most readers here have much more experience, and none of this will be new information, but if you are new to the skill, I hope this proves useful. I will attempt to show a very easy way to build a fire, even under bad conditions. If you can do this, you shouldn’t have much of a problem repeating the process on a regular camping trip. No special skills are required. I will only use a small knife and a folding saw, as these are the wood cutting tools an average backpacker might have.

Here I will be making a fire in the snow. Some of the same challenges are presented when making a fire in very wet conditions. The main problem of course is the unavailability of dry materials. During a hot summer day, it is easy to gather a bunch of grass and twigs from the ground, and toss a match on them, giving you an instant bonfire. When the gr…

Leather knife sheath

Made specific for a Mora Clipper but can be made for other knifes.

Leather Knife sheath bushcraft style

Leather Knife sheath bushcraft style. It cam be used vertical and horizontal. Is fits a Mora 2000 and a clipper and may also adapt to others models. It as a built-in holster for firesteel.

The Mountain

Morakniv® Bushcraft Survival


Pole Shift: ultralight backpacking gear- free ideas

Bug Out Bag (BOB)

From http://bushcraftwife.blogspot.comBug Out Bag (BOB): "
The Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a portable kit that contains everything you would need to survive for 72 hours. Other names for this kit include Get Out of Dodge (GOOD) bag, Bail Out Bag, 72-Hour Kit, Go Bag, Battle Box or Grab Bag (I'm sure there are many other names). The focus of your BOB is evacuation, not long-term survival. If you discover you have three minutes to grab something, leave your home/job/location and get out of the area, this is the bag you grab. Your BOB is separate from your EDC. Your BOB should be on hand and easily accessible, your EDC should already be with you or on your person. (The links I added are only to show what certain items are or look like, I am not endorsing specific products.)

Bushcrafters ...


10 Points to Consider in Preparing for an Earthquake

Great Article from Points to Consider in Preparing for an Earthquake: "
As news comes in all the time about the rescue in Christchurch, New Zealand it seems only fitting to write about how we can prepare for the ever increasing chance of an earthquake on our own soil. Although here in the U.K an earthquake isn’t thought of as an immediate threat, credible sources have revealed that we are overdue for one although the probability of anything larger than 5-6 on the richter scale is less than likely. The magnitude of the earthquake is of course important but the number of people now living in London for example is around 5 times as much. With so many people living in one city, if the worst were to happen, why would you not have a back up plan to get you and your family out of harms way and caring to their needs while others await government help. You can prepare in advance to build up your stock without much expense.

Here are 10 things to think about whe…

Guidelines for Low Impact Wilderness Activities - Part One - Planning Your Trip

Great article from Guidelines for Low Impact Wilderness Activities - Part One - Planning Your Trip: "

Outdoor activities can be a truly enlightening experience if done properly. It will also help to give you a better understanding and knowledge of your natural environment. One of the main components for any type of outdoor activities is the proper planning of your trip. While it is virtually impossible to have a set of universal rules that cover all the possibilities when engaging in outdoor activities, following some simple guidelines will help to minimize your impact on the natural environment. Here is a simple set of guidelines to help you plan an outdoor trip.

which is the best axe for carving, bushcraft, general use?

which is the best axe for carving, bushcraft, general use?: "I get asked this question a lot so thought it would be good to make a blog post which I can refer folk back to.

In the world of Bushcraft most folk go for the Gransfors Bruks small forest axe, it is recommended by Ray Mears which no doubt helps it's popularity, it is like Rays bushcraft knife, a bit of a 'jack of all trades, master of none' compromise and I personally think there are better options.

Axes always tended to be designed for use two handed and have long (around 30-33') handles or one handed use and have short (around 14-16') handles. One handed axes are often called hatchets whilst the longer handled axes of various designs were for felling, limbing and splitting. The Small forest axe is sort of between these at 19' so you can just about use it two handed though it never feels right or you can use it one handed but the long handle stops it pivoting nicely when held close to the head a…

Mini Camping Stove effective design


Survival Gear - Navigating with a Suunto A-10 compass


Guidelines for Low Impact Wilderness Activities - Part Two - Behavior

Good article from Guidelines for Low Impact Wilderness Activities - Part Two - Behavior: "

Your outdoor activities will be more enjoyable if you observe a few simple guidelines for conducting yourself in a proper manner while in a wilderness setting. Your goal should be to strive to become a part of your natural environment and blend in with your surroundings. Your behavior will make the process a lot easier, safer and create less stress for you. It will also lessen the impact of your activities upon the natural environment.

Bushcraft Sheath

Mora Clipper/Mora 2000 and many other sheath form 3mm leather.

New Sheaths

My last two sheath

Leather sheath for Mora Clipper from 3mm leather. Can be used in the horizontal and vertical position. Detachable firesteel holder.

How to Tie a Shemagh - Military Style


Escotismo para Rapazes segundo Ian Hislops -Ficheiro único(pt-pt)


Tinder / Acendalhas

Tinder  is one of the key elements to successfully starting  a fire
The tinder will be used to catch the flame of a match, amber or spark from your firestart and transform it in to constant heat source to enable the propagation the fire to the kindling and to the firewood.
Some tinder will need a bit of preparation work (like dry grass, naturals string fiber etc)   in order to break down the fibers and create more surface are while another one are ready to go as they are.

My favorite, like many of you, is the cotton balls with  petroleum jelly. I carry a great amount of them in a 35mm film container with me all the time with my kit, small, compact and a almost certain way to start a fire.

Here is a list of the common tinder choices that i can remember, classified by nature

Dry grass or moss
Dry pine needles & cones
Maya dust
Some types of fungus like Daldinia face and Prangos trifida
Wood transformed Feather sticks or in shavings

Knots for bushcraft [Bushcraft Academy By APBS]

There are thousand of knot for all sort of uses and application, but in reality there is no need to force your self in knowing all of them. The basic knowledge of knot should include one knot for this types Bends: one for bending ropes with the same size (my selection: square knot) and one for different sizes (my selection: sheet bend quick release) Hitches (my selection: Siberian hitch) Loop (My selection: bowline  Adjustable knot (my selection: Tautline Hitch)
Whenever is possible i prefer the used of quick release knot, they will help allot when you need to dismount camp especially with the knot that are subject to allot of force. Many of the knot used haver some kind of variation or alternative that can be used.

Happy People V2

On the blog i found 4 more videos, i haven't seen them yet but i think that they have more images than the ones i posted yesterday

Happy people

Yesterday night was dedicated to view this wonderful documentary about one year of the life of a professional trapper in the Taiga.

Full version but Russian only :(

Feather sticks

Feather Sticks

A feather stick is a peace of wood which has been shaved to produce the great amount of thin curls or shavings as possible.
To make them all you need to have is a good peace of dry wood, Pine, Hazel or Birch are good choices and try to avoid hard woods and a sharp nice.
If you your point of start is a log, split it in quarter to obtain a good angles that your can start to work.
Now star creating long shaving along the corners angles (using the corners you will archives better shaving  than the ones you will archives if you use the plat part of the wood) as thine as possible with long strokes until the end of the stick. As you move up the stick try to make them thinner and thinner until you the last ones that you will use to take a spark to the firesteel.
During this process is normal that some shaving come lose and break down but don't throw them way they will also work in starting a fire.

This was made using some pine-wood during a wood work activity with my boysc…

ESEE Advanced E&E Survival Kit

In ESEE Advanced E&E Survival Kit: "The PSKT Nylon Pouch, closed and open (below).

In this second picture below, you see in the top row of items, left to right: signal mirror, wire saw, Katadyn Micro-Pur Water Purification Tablets. Then you drop down to the next row of items, left to right: Tornado Whistle, a cluster of items, folding razor, folding saw, combo-tool - spoon and P-38 type can opener and bottle opener, mini - prybar, a polymer universal handcuff key and a 20mm button compass. Moving to the right again there are four pieces of highly compressed cotton tinder in a ring of brass snare wire. After that you see a red plastic sleeve which contains a Fresnel Lens (magnifier) under some loose leaf Rite-in-the-Rain paper and a 'golf' pencil.

Bushcraft Academy By APBS

In the forum of the Associação Portuguesa de Bushcraft e Sobrevivência (Portuguese Bushcraft Associaction) as launched a the "Bushcraft Academy". This will consist in a number of challenges of different levels of difficult untented to promote the self teaching or practice of some basic(or not ... :) bushcraft techniques.

In each challenge is given the objective and some information or tips regarding the subject that helps in the accomplishment of the challenge.

With this in mind i will start a series of post with each challenge  and some information.

Stay tunned ...

Be prepared