This weekend I had the privilige of teaching a survival class at Bader Memorial Park, It was a class geared towards families and children especially. I taught them the fundamentals of survival shelter making and the kids built a really great Debris Hut shelter.
Here is a video about the class and showing off the cool shelter they made.
Part One - Two Strand Twist
Part Two - Braiding
Part Three - Finger Weaving
New videos from this last weekends winter bushcraft and survival outing.
Swedish Fire stove
Cedar Root Cordage
Tips by Sweden's David “Thump” Eriksson
Keeping the edge:
Every evening should be a 15 minute overhaul of your tools. Generally, it is often a quick strop on my axe, knife and occasionally fish hooks etc.
In this video I start a fire using Flint & Steel, The flint I use is actually Chert from Canada but there are many types of rocks that will "throw" a spark, to make a spark from the rock I use the back of my knife which is made from high carbon steel. I always use a carbon steel knife when im outdoors for this very reason, if I need to start a fire, I have the ability to do so from my knife.
What you need to make a fire using this old method: