Category Archives: Woodcraft, Survival, and General Philosophy

Carrying the Load–Suspenders for Working Men

Growing up in central Idaho, homeschooled, gardening, and running the hills and woods, an interest in primitive survival and preparedness took root, and from that, my career in cutlery and leatherwork. It is from this background of carrying knives, hatchets, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Hand Saws for the Woods

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es6hYug-g-0 I think this review is very valid.

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Staying Well

1. Understand Physiology–how the body works 2. Avoid anything that will obstruct nature’s normal flow. 3. Restorative power is not in drugs, but in nature. Disease is an effort of nature to free the system from conditions that result from … Continue reading

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My Favorite ECD Firestarter (Next to a Bic)

Ultimate Survival Technology Spark-Force Firestarter A downsized Strike Force lighter, this might be the best thing on the market for Every-Day Carry (EDC) as a backup to the butane lighter. (If you look closely, you can see the pinch of … Continue reading

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UST Compass: Functional and Affordable

While we often live from day to day in the mountains without ever needing a compass, this tool is like others–when we need it, we NEED it. Especially in unfamiliar territory, and when visibility is poor, or marked trails are … Continue reading

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Making a Simple Hatchet Sheath

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Flint-on-Flint Firestarting

For practitioners of primitive arts, flint-and-steel has long been a mainstay of fire-starting. Better yet, is if we can hit two rocks together and light our fires. Flint-and-steel is excellent training to learn the technique of making and catching sparks. … Continue reading

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Starting a Fire With Water and Plastic

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Gathering Fir Pitch

Sorry, the video got deleted accidentally, then re-uploaded. It’s back!

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The Greatest Incentive

The law of God is the foundation of all enduring reformation. Obedience to God’s law is the greatest incentive to industry, economy, truthfulness, and just dealing between man and man.

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