Corey Brass

309 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Following | 368 Followers | @Brassghanistan | I've been a student of bushcraft since I was a kid, and a lover of all things outdoors.

How to Split a Big Log With a Little Knife

Very often in forums you hear people who claim that all they need in the woods is a small four inch knife. Of course, the question comes up of how …

How To Boil Water With A Rock

The most effective way to clean found water is to boil it. But, how do you do that if you don't have a metal container? Or any container at all? With …

DIY Knife Sharpening Kit

How to Grow a Pothos Plant in Water<p>Mario Planter Box<p>Crate Lamp/Shelf! Made From Reused Material!!<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>what a great article. I …

Treat Deep Wounds

<i>Upgrade your skills with our online Wilderness First Aid Basics class! Learn to conquer common problems and handle emergencies with grace. Start it</i> …

First Aid

How to Make a Bread Poultice

If it wasn't for personal experience, I would not have believed that a little bread and milk could make a useful natural remedy. As it turns out, it …

Survival Skills: How To Make An Evergreen Bough Bed

A wintertime wilderness emergency can leave you with a lot to worry about. Fortunately, making a bed to get you up off the frozen ground is one of …

Tin Cloth Hunting Pants

I turned some double front Carhartt pants into oil skin upland game pants. Get some pants. These are Carhartt double front heavy duck pants. About …

Campervans

The best camping spots in the U.S. for avoiding crowds | Adventure Sports Network

For many people, camping is as much a spiritual endeavor as it is a physical one.<p>Whether it’s for a day or for a week, finding a campsite far from …

How to Boil Water in a Plastic Bottle

Campers and hikers usually carry plenty of water or equipment for boiling their drinking water, but situations arise when the plan goes south. You …

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Making finfish traps. If you want to construct a "Z" trap, the materials that you need are:<p>a 50 x 1.2 m roll of galvanized hexagonal-weave wire …

Woodworking

How to Make a Fishing Net

Nets are real assets in survival situations. Survivalists know that gill nets, in particular, are so effective at catching fish that they are illegal …

Fishing

How to Make a Primitive Funnel Fish Trap that keeps on giving.

Passive trapping versus active hunting is almost always preferred in a survival scenario. Not only does trapping typically require less energy, but …

Skill of the Month: Creating the Perfect Tinder Bundle

Find a surface suitable for processing the tinder fibers over so they may be collected and saved. This may be a table, an article of clothing, a flat …

Start a fire without matches using a cheap Fresnel lens

Fresnel lens magnifier<p>Starting a fire is one of those manly skills you just gotta learn. Anyone can start one with a pack of matches or a lighter, …

How To…. Knife Safety Tips

<b>Welcome to the first of my Bushcraft Step by Steps.</b><p>I will be building a range of Step by Steps in the future.<p>Like all good Bushcrafters I like to use …

In Defense of Batoning

Hyperbole Alert: There are two types of people in this world–those who believe batoning is a valid way to split wood, and those who do not. These …

Char Mastery: Charred Tinder How-To

Most people reading this magazine are familiar with what is commonly referred to as “char cloth” and are aware of the way the modern product is made …

How to Choose a Survival Knife for Hiking, Backpacking or Camping

1<p><b>Knowing is half the battle.</b> Everyone needs the best knives in the world for their outdoors survival trips like hiking, camping or trekking. But …

Camping

No Power Tool Needed! How To Forge A Knife Out of Rebar

• Home<br>• ><br>• DIY<br>• ><br>• No Power Tool Needed! How To Forge A Knife Out of Rebar<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: DIY<p>Watch Backyard Bowyer as he hand-crafts a rebar …

Woodworking

The Number One Knife Skill for Wilderness Survival and Self-Reliance

by Todd WalkerHumans have employed six simple machines throughout history to reduce the amount of work required for tasks. Of these six, my favorite …

Outdoors

How to Make Lightweight Oilskin Tarps from Bed Sheets

by Todd Walker<p>Disclosure (5/11/2016): In all honesty, after almost two years since making this tarp, it has held up fine until this spring. It’s …

7 Secrets for Burning Sticks in the Rain

by Todd WalkerMother Nature is neutral. She does not care if you’re able to survive what she throws at you. That’s her nature… uncaring, …

Fire Thong

Hello Fellow Pyros;<br>I wanted to open up a thread on the fire thong. I can just see those grins on your faces, but it's not about something you …

Fire Thong

<b>Excerpt from "Fire-Making Apparatus in the United States National Museum" by Walter Hough:</b> <i><br>"Henry Balfour has most successfully monographed the fire</i> …

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