Sharpening the Tracker Knife looks complicated, and it is at first sight. But read-on for some simple tips on knife sharpening. The UKW Survivor pictured here is not the Tracker Knife. But the similarities are virtually the same when it comes to sharpening either The Tracker or UKW Survivor. I’m using Russon’s version as I […]
A debris hut is a survival shelter that houses one or two people maximum. This is a survival shelter that can be built with no tools except your hands. The debris hut when built effectively use the body’s radiant heat to maintain the body’s internal core temperature between 96F (37°C) and 100°F (37.8°C). It […]
Summertime Berries is fruit picking time in the Pacific northwest. Fresh juicy ripe edible berries! Yum, yum, yum! We recently enjoyed a big pan of blackberry cobbler from these ripe berries we picked. And you can too. Foraging for wild edible berries is great fun. A rewarding outdoor activity for friends and family. Listed in […]
Survival Bush Craft has a long history in north America where people of the northlands relied on bush skills to survive the brutal north country winters. Survival Bush Craft What is bushcraft? The definition is – “skill in anything pertaining to bush country.” These survival skills that came about from wilderness living in the Boreal […]
I am a pushover for the edible blue elderberry. Sambucus cerulea and S. racemosa, an amazing shrub that offers the knowledgeable forager a tremendous bounty of uses. Parts of the blue elderberry are used for making friction fire, musical instruments, hunting weapons, and traps. late summer and early fall are the best time to harvest […]
How to brain tan a squirrel that you just scraped off the pavement. Or harvested during squirrel hunting season. Our goal here is to turn the squirrel hide into a soft and beautiful pelt. A tanned hide that will not only honor the animal but will bring you enjoyment for years to come. As the […]
Foraging edible mushrooms in the forests of the Oregon coast led us to this striking King Bolete. A popular edible for mushroom foragers. Each fall this choice mushroom springs forth from the damp earth of the forest floor. Providing an array of fungi and other beneficial wild edible plants. Boletes edulis, also known as Porcine, […]
It is Living Wilderness Way. The ancient way, that has been passed down from hunter to hunter from time immemorial.
A teens rite of passage. A wilderness journey to adulthood. Last year I ran across some research that discussed the history of rite of passage into manhood for boys. Recalling my experience of growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I felt an “aha” while reading about the history of male maturing. -by Henry Poole […]
In this How to article. You will learn how to harvest ripe elderberries with tips and tricks to make your harvesting elderberry simpler.