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.
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4DB Facebook Group Giveaway

4DB Facebook Group Giveaway

This video is a introduction to our new Facebook Group at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/4directionsbushcraft/

And a giveaway of the following items:
-two 4DB blank 5″x1/2″ ferro rods
-one 4DB Fatwood Handle Ferro Rod
-one Mike Parker and 4DB Bow Drill Friction Fire Kit.

The rules to the giveaway are as follows:
-winner must pay shipping if outside the US only.
-You must join our Facebook group with link above.
-You must post a outdoors type picture like your last hike for example.
The winner will be drawn from our list of members after a two week period via a 4DB YouTube video.
Good luck and go join our laid back survival/bushcraft group.

Please show support to CP kydex link below and enter into his raffle at:
http://www.countryprepper.com/special-edition.html

Also order a custom made kydex sheath
CP Kydex via his website at:
http://www.countryprepper.com/special-edition.html

Cp Kydex YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdgC3Ht0T5JxcNCPiy3tJVw

We will no longer be offering the NC Fatwood due to complications.
Remember the 4DB Fatwood Handle Ferro rods and HSS Strikers with the 4DB Carabiner are unique to 4directionsbushcraft.com

Mike Parker YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH2qawGYfuN-zSN5LhYc-Cw

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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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Hafting a Stone Ground Axe, Deep Woods Brush Shelter, Bow Drill Submerged in Water

Hafting a Stone Ground Axe, Deep Woods Brush Shelter, Bow Drill Submerged in Water

Thank you all for watching. In this video I haft the full groove stone ground axe head that I have been working on. I start with birch tar glue and cow raw hide. I use the plummet to flatten a piece of the hide and place it on the white tail deer antler to fill in the voids so hafting wouldimg_2890 be easier. I wrap cow raw hide through the groove on the axe head. This will fill voids and when it dries it secures the axe head as well. I then wrap the axe head and antler with artificial sinew. This must be as tight as I can possibly make it. Real sinew is recommended due to it’s natural strength and glue characteristics. I secure it with birch tare glue. I then wrap natural cordage white willow bark around it and I also secure that with birch tar glue. I repeatedly reheat the entire axe over the hot camp fire coals and press the birch tar glue into the bindings of the sinew and willow bark. This will make it like they are bonded together and stronger when it dries. The last step in hafting I wrap natural cordage Basswood inner bark (this was made off camera to save time) around the axe for more stability and to make it look a little better. I secure this with birch tar glue as well.img_2809
I had to wait a few days for the raw hide to dry and the birch tar to set. I then wanted to put it to the test and I did this by building a deep woods brush shelter. I chopped a tree using a beaver chew technique, I wanted the tree to still be attached to that it would create the header for my shelter. The axe held strong and performed well. I finished the shelter off with Japanese Honeysuckle branches which I also cut down with the axe. I finish the shelter off with a fern bed which made it very comfortable. I wanted a fire and started it with a soaking wet bow drill set that I submerged into water a couple of times. This bow drill set is Basswood and can be purchased on my website using this link img_2617https://4directionsbushcraft.com/product/bow-drill-friction-fire-kit/
This took two tries to accomplish a coal and my spindle was binding up due to the wood being wet. With a little patience I did pull it off on the second try and I was able to boil some water in my primitive clay cup that I made last year. This was a nice treat while I enjoyed the shade that my brush shelter provided.
The hafting process took a total of 4 days while the stone ground axe head took approximately 2 days. Hafting is an art all in itself and is usually done several times during an axes life time. It requires a lot of patience due to the processes that must be done to ensure strength, like birch tar and natural cordage.
This is how our ancestors would have completed a project like this. They used the same techniques but without some of the resources like the tin can and pliers.
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4DB Meets Mike Parker Bows Primitive Gear and Friction Fire Weekend

4DB Meets Mike Parker Bows Primitive Gear and Friction Fire Weekend

This is a lot of raw video footage from me and Mike Parker from Mike Parker Bows https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH2qawGYfuN-zSN5LhYc-Cw
during Labor Day weekend. We were able to put in a lot of dirt time and some primitive skills. We demonstrate the hand drill, bow drill and fire saw friction fire methods. Also Mike explains and shows off some of his unique primitive tools and gear that he has made himself. Mike also hand made an authentic Native American Osage Orange short bow for my son and teaches him how to shoot it properly. Mikes hand made bows are supreme and made with precise precision. This short bow was backed with snake skin and not only making the bow stronger it added a unique and beautiful touch to it. I would suggest to all of you watching this video to order yourself a Mike Parker Bow you can not go wrong.

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4 Directions Bushcraft