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1. Dig the fire chamber. Excavate a pit 1 foot in diameter and 1 foot deep. Now widen the base of the chamber a few inches so it has a juglike shape. This lets you burn larger pieces of wood.2. Dig the air tunnel. Start a foot away from the edge of the chamber, on the upwind side, and carve out a molelike tunnel 5 or 6 inches in diameter, angling down toward the base of the fire chamber.3. Build your fire in the chamber and top the hole with a grate or green saplings stout enough to hold a…

1. Dig the fire chamber. Excavate a pit 1 foot in diameter and 1 foot deep. Now widen the base of the chamber a few inches so it has a juglike shape. This lets you burn larger pieces of wood.2. Dig the air tunnel. Start a foot away from the edge of the chamber, on the upwind side, and carve out a molelike tunnel 5 or 6 inches in diameter, angling down toward the base of the fire chamber.3. Build your fire in the chamber and top the hole with a grate or green saplings stout enough to hold a…

Making Cordage: Marram Grass Roots - find an exposed area of sand dune with Marram growing around its edge. Dig down to expose the root runners. When splitting first remove any smaller roots and side stems with a knife, cutting against the angle of growth. Outer bark can be removed using a brake. A better method is to use the back of a knife, cutting through any large root nodules. Note, these root dry well and can be re-hydrated before use.

Making Cordage: Marram Grass Roots - find an exposed area of sand dune with Marram growing around its edge. Dig down to expose the root runners. When splitting first remove any smaller roots and side stems with a knife, cutting against the angle of growth. Outer bark can be removed using a brake. A better method is to use the back of a knife, cutting through any large root nodules. Note, these root dry well and can be re-hydrated before use.

Wilderness Survival Skills and Bushcraft Antics: Moccasin boot hybrids - old meets new (traditional buckskin woodland footwear, with a modern twist..)

Wilderness Survival Skills and Bushcraft Antics: Moccasin boot hybrids - old meets new (traditional buckskin woodland footwear, with a modern twist..)

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