WILDCRAFTING #4 : The Cattail Survival. A Cattail is regarded as one of the Fantastic 4. One of 4 plants that could save your life.
6 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, 2 cups regular strength Joy dish soap. Result: Industrial strength, un-poppable bubbles.
This all natural bug spray is super easy to whip up and is actually good for you. Oh, and bugs HATE it. There's a cute printable too.
recipes for homemade bug repellent in here. (because i can't go to the garden without getting a mosquito bite!) Mossy Bug Spray 1/8 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1/8 Cup Almond Oil, Witch Hazel, or (yes, that’s right) Grain Alcohol 1/8 cup Distilled Water 60 drops Essential Oil blend (your choice of Catnip, Cedarwood, Citronella, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Rose Geranium, Lemon, Tea Tree Oil, or Peppermint)
Homemade Insect Repellent
How to Perform the Universal Edibility Test - Determining what you can safely eat and what is not safe for you to ingest is a key to wilderness survival skills. Knowing how identify edible wild plants is critical. Learning to complete the universal edibility test should be a priority before you set out on any camping trip or even a hike in the mountains. Preparation can save your life.
How to Perform the Universal Edibility Test, although it's good to know what you're eating!
Making an upside down fire. It’s a cleaner burn with far less smoke and better combustion, gives off more heat, needs less tending and uses the embodied energy in wood more efficiently than the tipi-esque fire method.
Father and son bow hunting
Don't have a compass? Here's a reliable and easy way to navigate with an analog watch. Read the post to learn how you can also do this with any digital watch too!