Category Archives: camping

Practicing Primitive Daily

(Sorry, the initial post had no title) Primitive is a loaded word for some people.  To me, it means simple and lacking industrial materials.  That’s not to say primitive cannot be complex or fine work; in fact, it’s often just … Continue reading

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“Make yourself a wool bush shirt” my article on ‘The Bushcraft Magazine’!

Originally posted on Wild Tuscany Bushcraft:
One of my dreams  comes true! Last month I’ve written a tutorial on making a wool bush shirt and this article… has been published in the Autumn issue of “The Bushcraft Magazine“!!! Here are two shots…

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How to Improvise and Use a Three Stick Roycroft Pack Frame

Thanks to Survival Sherpa for posting this look at making a pack frame.  Making a quick, three stick pack frame is a valuable bit of knowledge.  How serendipitous that this came up (seems to be a lot of convergent thinking … Continue reading

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More Classic Camp Gear from the American West

I have no information about this image as it was one of those random internet finds.  The gear looks to be from about the turn of the 19th-20th Century and supplies the basics for an American or Canadian outdoorsman.  This … Continue reading

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Camp Stoves: Optimus 80

Continuing on with the theme of admiration for the classic camp stoves, here is a visual overview of the Optimus 80 / Svea 71.  No, they are not exactly the same, but are very close and share virtually all the … Continue reading

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