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 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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Mastering the Art of Fire

Mastering the Art of Fire

This video is a collaboration of many different fire making methodes, ways of using fire as a tool and fun times we have had making fire. Fire is our nature, our most basic natural need as humans. To obtain the ability to create fire in any weather condition is paramount. We at 4DB understand this and therefore like to practice our technique and master our ability to make it anytime and anywhere. All of the clips above can be found within our many videos already on YouTube.
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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.
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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.
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4DB Facebook Group GAW Winner!

4DB Facebook Group GAW Winner!

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