Tag Archives: wilderness survival

Knife Sheath

Maybe not the most exciting project to document but a vital one.  My F-S knife needed a sheath and I’ve been too busy lazy to make one.  Well, I finally got down to business and got it done. Part of … Continue reading

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Edwardian Camp Equipment

From The Army and Navy Co-operative Society Store, London 1907 Waiting for the plumbers gave me a few minutes to put up this post.  This is a lot more than a bunch of nifty images (but it is that as well).  … Continue reading

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Lynx Vilden; a Documentary

Lynx is certainly one of the coolest people I know.  An amazing person on so many levels.  Here is a 53 minute documentary (mostly in French) about her lifestyle and teaching.  Very well done and I’m glad, on the web.

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Crafts

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Varnish

The next step in finishing the pack frame… Here’s a detailed photo of the naked frame with an initial coat of oil & pine-tar coating.  This will weatherproof the whole thing and make the rawhide less appealing to critters (I … Continue reading

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Skills

I just found out I don’t really have hobbies… Just Post-Apocalyptic life-skills. I think this makes me happy.

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Sewing Kit

I have spent a lot of time sewing lately.  This includes new buckskin trousers, a cotton shirt, shoes, a few leather bags, and some repairs to older clothes.  This has caused me to think about sewing without manufactured goods.  Over … Continue reading

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Possibles Bag WIP

a.k.a. awesome man-purse UPDATE July 5: Pocket attached UPDATE July 6; nearly done When I first joined Boy Scouts at about age eleven, I envisioned myself as a mountain man-explorer who was going to learn to live off the land.  … Continue reading

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