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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Feedback would be appreciated so that I know whether or not to post any more of this series. Thank you. Keith.
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I make one of these primitive travoys when I have to haul large amounts of debris for a shelter. For a simple debris hut, just picking up a load is fine but if you are making more of a long term shelter that will require a lot more debris. The cool thing about one of these is that the two end...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All, Am not an electrician, so the wire gauges is a bit like Greek to me. :xeye: What is the best type and gauge of wire to get for snare wire? Am looking at snare wire for small game like rabbits. Thanks in advance for the help.
  4. Australia and New Zealand
    The more skills you have, the less equipment you need to rely on. Most if not all of the equipment I carry is for comfort, ease of living. I could go into the bush with nothing at all, but that is hard work & there will be no comfort until I have managed to set myself up with everything I need...
  5. Australia and New Zealand
    In a long term survival situation, your equipment will need to be sustainable. Sustainable means that it will not run out, or that you can replace it from nature. It means that an item won't easily break, or if it does break then you can fix it. For instance, you can't really class cigarette...
  6. Events, Connections, and Get Togethers
    I've been trying to find a group of like minded outdoorsmen that enjoy primitive camping/hiking to possibly schedule a meet up! I would consider myself relatively new to the lifestyle but I am eager to learn more and get more experience!:D: I'm fairly familiar with the Northern Georgia...
  7. Australia and New Zealand
  8. Australia and New Zealand
    Our group is looking for more members. We practice & teach primitive survival skills & we wish to train Scouts & Rangers. We also wish to form an 18th century militia group. Anyone in the Tamworth, Uralla, Guyra, Glen Innes, Armidale NSW area that is interested, please contact me. Regards, Keith.
  9. Australia and New Zealand
    I have been reading the American thread on tools for survival, & it seems to me that lots of people are being very unrealistic in their prepping. Or maybe it is just that Australia is different & therefore we think differently because our geography is different. I have been told time & time...
  10. DIY - Do It Yourself
    This is a video I made on a few different ways to make char cloth.
  11. DIY - Do It Yourself
    In this short video I show how easy it is to light a piece of char cloth using a rock and piece of carbon steel.
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Everyone who has studied the primitive survival knows that besides having a cutting tool that a throwing stick is one of the first tools you construct in a primitive survival situation. Post any ancient methods or tools that you have constructed and share any tips you have for the most basic of...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So... I am telling on myself today. I was in the woods last Sunday working on a primitive shelter and using a new knife. I was splitting some vine to use for cordage. The vine spit much easier than I expected and like a idiot, cutting toward my hand, I sliced my thumb wide open! Well S**t. I...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im wondering how many have incorporated more primitive (for lack of a better term) skills into their everyday life. I know there are people that cant make it out the door without their bevy of electronics and others that have lived of the land with homemade cordage, tools and and weapons. But in...
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    For 30 years, in a remarkable cabin he hand-crafted with simple hand tools, Richard Proenneke lived alone in the Alaskan Bush in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Retired at age 50 in 1967, the story of D!ck Proenneke :rolleyes: left the rush of city life behind and headed into the Alaska...
  16. Off Topic Lounge
    Hey Guys, Hadn't seen anything about this on here so I figured I'd throw up a post to let you know. Les Stroud (Survivorman) has a new show debuting this Friday Night (August 27th) on Discovery Channel at 10PM. It is taking the place of Dual Survival, which had its season finale this past...
  17. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    In my reading I came across some old hunting, trapping and fishing charms used by Chippewa Indians a long time ago that I believe might be helpful to those that find themselves in a survivalist setting. This is from lore gathered first hand from native Americans by Ms. Densmorre in the 1890's...
  18. Events, Connections, and Get Togethers
    any meetings of bushcrafters,leatherworking ,knifemaking,etc in scotland (central belt) for 2010 ,please get in touch and leave details of venue/site. respect tintin180975:thumb:send/reply to [email protected]
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