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Saturday, 31 January 2009

dream catcher

made a dream catcher using an ivy root vine for the hoop,and smaller vines for the web,also added oak galls and pheasant feathers and a deer tail.

Friday, 30 January 2009


made a make shift ghillie suit just to help with blending in and maybe be able to get closer to the deer..
actually works as my dog was chasing a fox and it came very near me,it wasnt aware of my presence,although being chased by a dog didnt help..(fox got away easily).

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

stag coronet belt buckle

i got this back out of my cupboard today,i used to wear it,and seeing a friend with one i thought it looked good so...............

fox hole stage 4

started off cold this morning but became warmer,woods were warm for a change.,morning are becoming lighter..
i completed the exterior of the fox hole today.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

fox hole pt 2

more work done on the fox hole....
im hitting tree roots now,making it hard work...
im trying to devise a heating system for inside the shelter or a cooker...

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

fox hole

i have been considering the idea of an underground shelter for some time now...
i started the makings of a fox hole today,im not sure how it will look in the end,but its worth a try,and hopefully it will not be found..

Sunday, 18 January 2009

knapped glass arrow head

ive toyed around with flint for sometime now hoping to produce an arrow head,but no good results,i was given some advice to try glass so i had a go today and produced an arrow head.

Friday, 16 January 2009

scandi blades

i currently am using a leuku scandi blade,over the years i have found one fault with this style of blade and that is the lack of a raised bevel makes it difficuilt to split larger logs when battoning,the lack of a significant raised bevel doesnt force the wood apart instead it acts like a cheese wire,only cutting not splaying....
i am going to try this out with a machete to see how it performs.

dakota fire pit

tried out the dakota fire pit method today,it burned well although there was still some smoke from the damp wood,i think it would work better in a larger pit,and bigger air hole..it consumed pine wood very quickly..

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

earth lodge

nice and crispy this morning,then it turned into a thick freezing fog,a bit of rabbit and pheasant activity but nature still sleeps,
worked on my earth lodge...

Friday, 2 January 2009

new year new direction

A new year and ive decided to go for more primative bushcraft ways...and more wilderness living.....
ive started constructing an earth lodge to make my stays more comfortable.
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