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Pickled Wild Onion (the easy way)

Pickled Wild Onion (the easy way)

One of my favorite wild edibles are wild onions. You can get them nearly all year around if you know what you’re looking (or smelling) for. Their odor is very pungent, with a strong amount of garlic smell as well. Before pickling them I did a bit of searching on the web. I found countless recipes and nearly all of them were different. The one thing they had in common was blanching them. So that is really the only thing that I...

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Understanding Fire

Understanding Fire

Written by David Ellis aka Pointman Understanding Fire Fire has been around since the dawn of mankind. When man learned how to make and control fire, only then did he really begin to evolve. Knowing several different methods to make a fire is a must for anyone wanting to spend time in the wild. Knowing a few primitive methods can prove to be a lifesaving skill that no one should be without. What you will learn in this segment is the...

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Signaling for Survival

Signaling for Survival

Written by David Ellis aka Pointman Signaling is one of the five basic survival priorities and comes after you have made a shelter, found water and started a fire. Signaling comes before food because you can last three weeks without food if you have to. It may take a while to locate, trap, fish or otherwise procure food but you want your rescue to be sooner than later. Making some sort of sign or something to attract attention can be...

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First Time DIY Waxed Canvas

First Time DIY Waxed Canvas

I recently acquired a canvas bag via my work. Luckily, I work as a screen printer so I have the ability to add prints to… well… pretty much anything. So that’s what I did. I won’t bore you with the details of screen printing, that isn’t why you’re reading this. Before: What I used: Paraffin Beeswax Old Sponge Old T-Shirt Stainless Steel Dog Bowl (bought at a dollar store) Pot filled with water Hair Dryer...

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What is Bushcraft?

What is Bushcraft?

What is bushcraft? Well, according to the Oxford English Dictionary it’s “skill in matters pertaining to life in the bush”. Sounds pretty ambiguous to me. What ever you call it bushcraft, surviving, wilderness self reliance, primitive living, it’s what we do. We grab sticks and rocks, smack them together and make things like fire, traps and shelters. But what does that mean? To me it means a good time, fun with...

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Condor Urban Go Pack Written Review

Condor Urban Go Pack Written Review

URBAN!!! Blasphemy! I know, I know. You see “urban” and think “pffff… can’t be worth a damn. What do urban people know about bushcraft packs?” Well, on Friday (03/22/13) I received my Condor Urban Go Pack. It was late, nearly 7pm when UPS ding-dong-ditched my package on my door step. I didn’t have time to really get my hands under the hood. So I had to wait. I woke up early Saturday to dissect my...

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