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Bushcraft Best Of Compilation thread

Post by the_alias » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:17 pm

Bushcraft Basics was just a phrase I coined for doing instructables in Bushcrafty stuff. RGRSNAPLINK PM'd me early on about it and also created some threads, now Sealegs has joined the fun.
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The moniker Bushcraft Basics is open to anyone who wants to show a skill/explanation/set of tips and is Bushcraft related. I will compile them here in the 'Master thread' in which we can talk about ideas for them, people can ask questions on topics w.e

Also here are simply awesome posts in the Bushcraft section that deserve individual recognition:
Regulator has made two awesome threads lately:
http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 92&t=85037" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Snares and Deadfall traps
http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 92&t=85684" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Bow Drill fire making

"Bushcraft Basics:
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=80651" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Bushcraft Candles
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=79017" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; JoeTosco shows how to make your own walking stick!
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=75377" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Expedient survival shelters
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=73841" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - Quinze building (snow shelters)
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=73557" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; How to ruck - a guide to hiking in the wilderness.
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=73252" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Water from Snow
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=70980" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Fire starting with pine - very good tip this!
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=69751" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Fire 101 - management, construction etc.
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=71182" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Trioxane - a look at chemical component in the Bushcraft setting.
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=70774" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Backwoods wire - root cordage
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=69594" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Battoning and wood splitting.

Looking forward to seeing plenty more!
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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by That hurts stop biting me » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:30 pm

Can I ask a really silly question?

How do you use a fire steel? I received one today and have been trying to get it to light some cotton wool and vaseline balls..

And bugger all happen, the fire steel sparks and the cotton wool sits there as if nothing's happening.. I tried to light one of my gas hobs and it seemed manage that fine..
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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by Jeriah » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:41 pm

That hurts stop biting me wrote:Can I ask a really silly question?

How do you use a fire steel? I received one today and have been trying to get it to light some cotton wool and vaseline balls..

And bugger all happen, the fire steel sparks and the cotton wool sits there as if nothing's happening.. I tried to light one of my gas hobs and it seemed manage that fine..
http://www.survivaltopics.com/survival/ ... firesteel/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Google "how to use a firesteel" for more, if necessary. Or come to Zombie Con next summer, they do demos. 8)
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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by the_alias » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:46 pm

If you read the Fire 101 thread there are at least two videos of me lighting stuff with my firesteel. Hope that helps.
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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by Woods Walker » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:57 pm

Great work. :D
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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by elkhills » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:53 pm

That hurts stop biting me wrote:Can I ask a really silly question?

How do you use a fire steel? I received one today and have been trying to get it to light some cotton wool and vaseline balls..

And bugger all happen, the fire steel sparks and the cotton wool sits there as if nothing's happening.. I tried to light one of my gas hobs and it seemed manage that fine..
Try less PJ, more "dry" Cotton Ball. The cotton fibers seem to catch the spark, the PJ keeps it going. You really don't need much of the lube :D

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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by the_alias » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:33 am

I was thinking of turning some of these into pdf files if there is enough interest out there: Poll added , vote away!
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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by vahtryn » Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:41 am

If you export to PDF it'd be great if there were .epub as well. That way people could use them on any ebook reader fairly easily as not all of them support PDF.

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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by the_alias » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:15 am

Added a great new Bushcraft Basics by JoeTosco

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 92&t=79017" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by buck85 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:49 pm

the_alias wrote:I was thinking of turning some of these into pdf files if there is enough interest out there: Poll added , vote away!
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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by Nutpantz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:13 pm

Here is a vote for epub or any open standard like html "not pdf"
Even a wiki.

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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by Boondock » Thu May 10, 2012 9:36 am

elkhills wrote:
That hurts stop biting me wrote:Can I ask a really silly question?

How do you use a fire steel? I received one today and have been trying to get it to light some cotton wool and vaseline balls..

And bugger all happen, the fire steel sparks and the cotton wool sits there as if nothing's happening.. I tried to light one of my gas hobs and it seemed manage that fine..
Try less PJ, more "dry" Cotton Ball. The cotton fibers seem to catch the spark, the PJ keeps it going. You really don't need much of the lube :D
I'd also try cranking down hard on the striker, holding the ferro rod almost flush with the tinder, cotton balls, ect., and use long strokes.

The tiny flick, flick, flick action with a fire steel produces sparks, but they're small and can be hard to start a decent flame, depending on the materials.

Strike hard and you increase the chance to get a nice hot glob--my advice is starting to sound terribly inappropriate--of sparks on your tinder.

That's one way to go about it.

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Re: Bushcraft Basics Compilation thread

Post by tookieblueeyes » Thu May 10, 2012 9:42 am

the_alias wrote:I was thinking of turning some of these into pdf files if there is enough interest out there: Poll added , vote away!
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Re: Bushcraft Best Of Compilation thread

Post by Mild Thang » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:39 am

This is a great thread and I hope it spawns into more videos of basics/intermediate level survival techniques. I would love to see some videos on setting snares, deadfall traps, or any other methods for getting small game. I know a lot of people have probably read up on it and might have practiced it a time or two, with a little luck hopefully, but it would be great to get tips from people who were actually good at it. I did some training and practical exercises using it in the military, but haven't had time since then. I've been so busy that I don't get out into the woods nearly as much as I want to and, when I do, it's usually car camping with the wife and kids.
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Re: Bushcraft Best Of Compilation thread

Post by ConsciousApe » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:31 pm

Thanks for the compilation.

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