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.
We very much appreciate every one of your that watch our videos. Please like, share and subscribe.
Also be sure to connect with us on all of our social media links below.
We recently created a new 4 Directions Bushcraft Facebook group where everyone is welcome to go and share, teach, inspire and learn so we encourage you to visit and join with the link below. We occasionally do giveaways so you don’t want to miss those. We will be doing our next one when we reach 3,000 subscribers. Thank you!

4DB Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/4directionsbushcraft/

4DB Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4directionsbushcraft/

4DB on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/4directionsbushcraft/

4DB products on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Ferrocerium-Starting-Paracord-Camouflage-Carabiner/dp/B01MRBAL2P/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1486924998&sr=8-3&keywords=5%22×1%2F2%22+ferro+rod+and+striker

4DB Website blog at: http://4directionsbushcraft.com/blog/

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4DB Facebook Group GAW Winner!

4DB Facebook Group GAW Winner!

Congratulations Jeremiah Johnson!! You my friend have won!! Please send us a message via Facebook our our email below within 24 hours to claim your prize. If Jeremiah does not contact us within the 24 hours Eduardo will win.
This is a Giveaway video that we did exclusively for the members of the 4DB Facebook group. We encourage all of you to join using the link below if you haven’t already. We will be doing many more giveaways in the future including one for our 3000 YT subscribers.
In this GAW we are giving away a Mike Parker Bow Drill set, 4DB Fatwood Ferro Rod, 2x Blank 4DB Ferro rods, 4DB Ink Pens.
Please come and join us on all of our social media sites below.

Thank you all for your support, comments, and subs on our channel.

4DB Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/4directionsbushcraft/

4DB Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4directionsbushcraft/

4DB on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/4directionsbushcraft/

4DB Website blog at: http://4directionsbushcraft.com/blog/

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4DB New Product, Expo News and Thanks

4DB New Product, Expo News and Thanks

We are very pleased to joining the Bullseye Prepardness & Outdoor Expo next year 2017 June 10-11 in Pigeon Forge, TN
at the LeConte Center

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=bullseye%20preparedness%20and%20outdoors%20expo
You have fun out there and we will see you on the next video.

Come and join us! We will have all of our product out and fire demos as well.
Thank you to Kevin Murphy for all of your help and allowing us this great opportunity.
4DB will also be carrying the Giant/Monster Ferro Rods 5″x1″ from Nathan4071
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=nathan4071%20monster%20ferro%20rod&ssPageName=GSTL

Thank you Nathan4071 for allowing us to carry your product.
These ferro rods are equal to four of the 5″x1/2″ ferro rods and are easy to use, which Brandon demonstrates in the video. They throw gobs of hot sparks and will last a lifetime.

Thank you all for the get well wishes for my hand injury! It really helps to have so many great supporters/subscribers out there.

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4DB Fatwood and Thoughts on Store Bought Fatwood

4DB Fatwood and Thoughts on Store Bought Fatwood

In this video I examine the difference between my fatwood product that we offer at: http://4directionsbushcraft.com/product/1lbs-premium-fatwood/
and a big name store bought brand from Honduras. Now there is nothing wrong with a store bought fatwood that is not from the US but please watch out for people who resell this for double the price. Our product is harvested by us from our state of Missouri. We take a lot of pride in our product and we find and process only the very best and nothing less. Both of these products burn very well and seem to be the same quality. This is just a closer look at our quality and Honduras fatwood quality. What do you think? Thank you for watching, commenting and your support in a USA company and product.

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One Handed Bow Drill Friction Fire

One Handed Bow Drill Friction Fire

In this video I demonstrate a one handed bow drill friction fire. I do this by using the downward weight of a large old log that I had by my camp. I carve a divot in one end of the log so I can use it to house my spindle and act as a bearing block. If I carve down far enough into the dead wood it still has great wood that is useful. I then flip the log over and stabilize it with two pointed wood stakes and two logs that I lay across it. This along with the two large trees I utilize make the log very sturdy and will not move back and forth. I then carve a new divot in my basswood bow drill hearth board and I get ready to burn it in and prepare for my coal. I do this by placing it on the ground and turning my knife in a circle. This is the safest way to do this with one hand and two hand alike. I then place my basswood spindle under my right arm and carve one end sharp and the other blunt. Basswood is a superior wood to use for both friction fire and carving due to it’s very soft nature. I also use my right forearm and right leg to carve but this is dangerous and I’m not right handed so my left hand is a little uncoordinated. I carefully place my spindle in the tarred bank line bow I made. I do this using my forearms. I then prop up the log and place the spindle in the log bearing block divot I also use my right forearm to complete this task. I allow the hearth board to seat into the dirt under the weight of the log. I then begin to burn in the hearth board. I notice the weight of the log is to heavy so I relieve some of the weight with my right forearm. As the burn in comes to completion I allow more of the weight to come down on the hearth board this creates more of a burn in. I then carve my notch in the hearth board also by placing it on the ground and stepping on it with my left foot. Again using my left hand to carve this out is very unstable and takes a great deal of effort. I then repeat the same actions as above and a go for the coal. I failed this a total of 4 times and on my 5th time I succeed. The reason I failed is a combination of unstable hearth board and the bowing action of the bow. When using this method both must be absolutely secure and balanced. I finally get a coal and blow it into flame. This is one of the hardest challenges I’ve had to face with my survival skills. One handed skills are extremely important to learn and practice, you never know when your going to need them. If I was hurt out in the wild It would be extremely hard to coop with the injury and apply survival techniques at the same time. I thank every one of you who watch and support me. Thank you also for all of the get well wishes, comments and subscriptions. You have fun out there and we will see you on the next video.

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