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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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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4DB Huge 5″x1/2″ Ferro Rods at:
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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 Huge 5″x1/2″ Ferro Rods at:
http://4directionsbushcraft.com/product/huge-ferro-rods/

4DB Elite Ferro Rods at:
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A Day in the Life of 4DB

A Day in the Life of 4DB


This a totally different video than what we have ever done and we filmed it to show all of our fans the day to day happenings around 4DB. We work really hard to bring all of our customers the very highest quality bushcraft and survival products as possible. We do this with a very minimal amount of space and equipment. We do all of our work by hand with almost no power tools.
I start off the day answering emails, comments and sharing in our social media sites which I have linked below. We film with our iphones and use home made tripods. I spend a lot of time on the phone throughout the day answering questions from our great customers. We believe this is an absolute necessity because our customers are the most important part of our business and deserve our time. We spend the rest of the day filling orders, making our products and running to the post office.
We do try to find the time to get out in the woods. This time we had to film some video and we made sure we got some AR shooting in at the same time!
We are very much family oriented and love our animals as well. I introduce you to our red fox lab named Gunny.
We are in the process of building our home on our land and I show you what will be our front yard. Our trappers cabin will have to be relocated. This land is very special to us because it is also where my wife and I were married.
I hope you enjoyed the vlog type video, showing you around the business and family here at 4DB.
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4DB Huge Ferro Rod Sale!

4DB Huge Ferro Rods are only $10.
For a limited time only!!!IMG_1402[1]

We invite you to take advantage of our 5″x1/2″ Ferro rod sale.
Pick up these reliable, drilled ferro rods with 550 paracord lanyard and 4DB carabiner for only $10.
This is an excellent chance to get ready for fall and winter weather my friends.
We have found the perfect match between hard and soft metals with these. They throw hot gobs of sparks but are hard enough to last a lifetime.

Order now while supplies last!!!