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Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by leon-b, Jul 2, 2006.
would you like me to start a tutorial
i dont have any pictures of it though
Have you got a mate who could take pictures of you doing it?
yes but i'm sure my sister would do it i will start a tutorial as soon as i get the photos
I know I would like to learn how to make nettle cordage! First off, how do you do it without getting stung?
use gloves lol
i will post a tutorial as soon as i get the pics
how much pics do i need
Teaching is a little like telling a good story. You need to sit down and work out everything in order and the best ways to demonstrate your skill. Dont hurry, this is not a race and when your confident that its right, post it up.
thanks i will do that moko
Leon's day out...
Fire lighting using common reed, birch bark, crampball in grass taken to fire, rubber inner tube, cotton wool, handgel, char cloth, buffing material and making a nest
Striking matches, protecting matches, making a shotgun match case, using a lighter,
A walk to look at tinders and
Trees: Alder , Elder, Willow, Sycamore, Birch, Ash, Hawthorn
Plants: Butterbur, Self-heal, ground Ivy, Stinging nettle, mint
Discussed construction of debris and kennel shelter building
Sawing and cutting, knife safety
How to make a pot hanger
Creating a fire, building a fire, setting up pot hanger, boiling water, extinguishing fire
Making one metre of nettle cordage
Setting up a basher and tying these knots
Evenk figure of eight hitch, tarp taut hitch, guy-line slippery loop, hanking cord.
1. What would you consider about a location, before setting up your camp?
2. What is distinctive about the Alder leaf and what did I make with it/use it for?
3. How did I make my matches burn longer and waterproof?
4. What distinctive feature can you see when you cut a Crampball in half?
5. The leaf of which of the above plants did i say could be dried and then burn to provide an salty ash residue for flavouring your stew?
6. Why should you make a platform to create your fire on?
Good luck mate!
sorry cant remember question 5
1. make sure there are no rotten branches above you
2.at the tip of the alder leaves it has a notch
3.you made your matches waterproof and burn longer using wax
4.when you cut crampballfungus in half they have some silver rings
6. you should build your fire on a platform because if you tinder is on the floor it will absorb moisture
Hi leon-b, Good news to hear that you got on so well. I hope this is just the start of many great adventures.
Fenlander, What a great gift to give a young lad, hope I am able to give you a rep point!
yes i will certainly be learning alot more bushcraft
fenlanders course was a great inspiration
1. Anything else?
2. and the answer to the second part of the question is?
3. and what else?
4. Well done!
6. Well done again!
I,ve just edlited question five....does that help? It's the one you used as an umbrella and the same one people used to wrap a food item in before fridges
Glad you had a good day in the bush Leon! Fenlander seems like a great person to share his skills with you. Keep up the effort, both of you! Have fun and stay safe. Cheers!
The summit of bushcrafting is when you pass the knowledge on
The community, and especially Fenlander and Red, has made a new bushcrafter :You_Rock_
Well done Leon
And a big :You_Rock_ to Fenlander
Great stuff Leon and Fenlander. It looks like it was a great day
Well done Fenlander and British Red.....just the kind of support a young lad needs. And well done Leon-B for persevering in your quest for guidance and taking on board the expert advice... :You_Rock_
well done everyone who supported this young lad