Welcome to Part 4 of this series on bushcraft candles.
This type of candle is slightly different to the others I have been building in this series. The main difference is that these Fire Face Candles require the use of power tools for speed of build. (I suppose they could be built with carpenters' hand tools but that will be for another post.)
This is Part 2 of my Bushcraft Candles experiment - using Damp/Wet wood.
I went for a wander with my children in the woods a couple of weeks ago to collect some wood and tinder for one of my candles. We had a chat about dead standing wood and how to identify it. Thankfully there are still enough leaves on the trees to make that job easy for them.
Because of my difficulties getting a fire going on the last trip, I set myself the goal to go over the basics once more, but in order to challenge myself I made things "a bit" harder. I was going to make a "one-match-fire" in soaking wet conditions, using only what was naturally available in my back yard.
I am well known for the vast amount of kit I carry on bushcraft meets (I do like my comfort!), but it is not as well known that sometimes I enjoy going out into the woods with more minimalist kit. I recently enjoyed a few of these lightweight trips into the trees, putting some of the
The new Snugpak “Quart System” combines a sleeping bag (Softie 3 Merlin), TS-1 sleeping bag liner and bivvi bag into one compact compression stuffsack. This nylon stuffsack initially looks the same as any standard Snugpak compression stuff sack with 4 strong ladderlock buckles on webbing straps and with a locking drawcord and lid “flap”. However, in the base there is a separate velcro-closed, waterproof compartment. This compartment is intended
Constructing a bed out of natural materials is one of those overlooked and under appreciated skills until you actually have to make one and sleep on it.
I've made three now (not masses I know but is all a learning curve) four if you count the rebuild of one I made when I did the Hunter Gatherer Challenge last October.
the first couple were very rudimentary and whilst I slept I didn't have the best nights sleep and woke up one morning convinced I had developed a pressure sore.
Last week when I had a pass to camp I decided it was time I made myself a decent bed at my woods and thought I would document the process for anyone who may be interested.