Primitive Skills: Shelter Building | NO TOOLS

Primitive Skills: Shelter Building | NO TOOLS

In this video I show many different primitive technology skills to build a simple overnight shelter without the use of cordage or a knife. I simply use dead standing wood that can easily be broken using different leverage techniques. I use Muscadine grape vine to secure the tripod together so it will support the weight. Instead of using an and out weave to tie the tripod together I simply turn the middle tripod pole the opposite direction which binds it together. I use green brush for cover on the shelter. The shelter is built around a previous snake hole fire pit which allows my fire to stay out of the elements. To start my fire I use a handrill friction fire with yucca stalk, basswood hearth and cedar bark tinder. I keep the stones in the fire while I finish my shelter for about 45 minutes or so. I allow the fire to die down so I can access the stones. I procure water in a natural stone bowl using a stone boil method. You must use caution when putting stones in a fire, if they are wet they may explode and cause injury. Although the water is a little dirty it will be good to drink. It does have a little coal in the water from the stones which is good in that it will help neutralize toxins. When the water cools and most of the silt has settled at the bottom I can then drink. If I wanted I could flavor the water with pine needles or cedar as well. These would also offer nutrients such as vitamin C. I practice skills all over but here in the eastern woodlands we have many resources that can be utilized in order to thrive in nature. The shelter, water, fire and natural container supplying water only took me approximately 2 hours to acquire. If this were a survival type situation I would have plenty of time to find food as well. The raspberry close to the creek would supply a good food source but the berries have not grown yet. Remember the wild raspberry has a chalky stalk with a 3 fingered leave and plenty of thorns. Also do not eat wild foods before doing the proper research on them.

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4DB Primitive Haversack Dump

4DB Primitive Haversack Dump

This is my handmade primitive leather haversack that gifted to me by my good friend Mike Parker at:
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I keep this primitive kit with me in my vehicle all the time. In this video I spontaneously dump it out because I was inspired by my hand drill friction fire on this day to go through my kit. It has been 8 long months since my right hand was seriously injured and I’ve been unable to to any primitive skills. I was successful with the hand drill which was nice but I did pay the price with a big blister just below my scar. In my primitive kit I have everything from deer bones to sinew, pine pitch to natural cordage willow bark. I show how I processed my deer hide and sinew and also how I spall my obsidian for use in making primitive arrows. All these items are great for survival, bushcrafting and self reliance. It is great to learn the skills of our ancestors.

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ATACTICAL A1 550 Lumen LED Flashlight – Affordable, Durable and Reliable

ATACTICAL A1 550 Lumen LED Flashlight – Affordable, Durable and Reliable

ATACTICAL A1 550 LED Flashlight on Amazon $19.99 at:
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In this fantastic product review video we cover a great product that is not only affordable but also durable and reliable. I have torture tested this flashlight by sinking it in about 5 feet of water and throwing it down an embankment and this flashlight just comes back for more punishment. With that kind of durability you can count on this flashlight to always be ready for the biggest challenges you have. You can rely on it in any environment whether it be urban or woodland. At 5″ in length and 1″ in diameter it is small and light enough to clip on any belt, bag, EMS gear or weapon. It offers 5 lighting options with low at 10 lumens with run time of 5.5 days and turbo at 550 lumens and a run time of 3.3 hours. The 5th lighting mode is an SOS option for signaling. The A1 also offers a 2600 mAh micro port rechargeable ion battery for a very convenient, long lasting and powerful power source. As you see in this video the A1 is no wimp and can sustain long periods in water. These flashlights will simply save your life and you can absolutely count on their quality. For a budget price of 19.99 on the Amazon link provided above this is a must have piece of gear for everyone in your family.
I will be using it everyday as I’m a Paramedic and will be able to rely heavily on the A1’s quality, reliability and durability while saving lives.
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Ferrocerium Rod Torture Test – 4DB Elite Ferro Rods

Ferrocerium Rod Torture Test – 4DB Elite Ferro Rods

We put our 4DB Elite Ferro Rod to the test with a series of grueling torture tests. This 7.79″x1/2″ Ferro Rod is exclusive to 4DB and can be purchased on our website link above. We put it through the testing to not only showcase it’s durability but also prove it is a piece of gear that can stand up to the harshness of nature. If you drop it, or your bag is dropped it will survive and continue to perform for you. If you drop it in your camp fire you will still have the time to find it and save it. These tough characteristics are crucial for any survival gear but for your fire starter they are paramount! Your fire starter is one of the main components of your gear and could save your life. Our unique testing proves our 4DB Ferro rods are not only efficient and great quality but they are also tough and rugged.
We throw it down the trail, throw it off a hill onto the rocks, drop it several times, put it through our conibear 110 and 220 traps to see if it would break and still it didn’t break! We then smacked it with a hammer and it did break after the 3rd hit. We finally put a torch to it and melted it to simulate a fall into a camp fire. It did melt after about 3-5 minutes. But you could retrieve it if you did actually drop it into the fire. After melting you can see the high amount of sparks that our ferro rods create. They are very much elite.
We tested our Elite Ferro Rod but our 5″x1/2″ Huge Ferro rods, linked below, are also of the same quality.

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4DB New Gear Test and Review

4DB New Gear Test and Review

In this quick video I test, discus and review our newest products at 4 Directions Bushcraft. We recently added new T-shirts that are 100% Cotton and very comfortable. We have them in white and charcoal gray, large and XL. We are very excited to add this as we have been anticipating them for some time now. We also added the 4DB Elite Ferro rod which is a 7.79″ x 1/2″ Ferrocerium rod fire starter. These are huge and throw very good gobs of hot sparks. They are easy to use for everyone due to they’re size and combined with our 4DB HSS Osage Orange Strikers they are also very efficient fire starters. These are waterproof and great for all weather conditions. Please visit our website links above or our Amazon links below for ordering.
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