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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The Art of Primitive Survival Skills

The Art of Primitive Survival Skills


In this collaboration video I use clips from all of our primitive skills videos found throughout our YouTube channel. These are skills that we feel are essential for survival in the wilderness. We had fun showing many of the unique skills by slowing and speeding up the film. This allows us to pack many videos and primitive survival skills into one. We have organized this video into fire, fire cooking, primitive clay pottery, firing clay pottery, primitive bushcraft shelters, primitive survival traps, primitive axes and tools. We hope you enjoy!!

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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 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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Fatwood, Drilling Ferro Rods, New 4DB Product and the Mother of all Survival Kits

Fatwood, Drilling Ferro Rods,  New 4DB Product and the Mother of all Survival Kits

This is a three in one type video where I talk about nice fatwood from my friend in NC
Brian at Cape Fear Outdoors & Survival
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChaJM6WjiOXMoIlDB2GkzLA
I start a fire and demonstrate his select pieces. It is important to follow your passions and create your business around what you love to do so I promote Brian and his wishes to make a business.

CP Kydex
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Has corlaborated with 4DB and we are now offering 18″ leather strops 8-9oz with green stropping compound as well. You can purchase these for $21. at:
https://4directionsbushcraft.com/product/cp-kydex-18-leather-field-strop/
These are fantastic for field use and touching up the edge of your knife.

Kevin Murphy and the Mother of all Survival Kits at:
http://www.themoask.com/
has created a fantastic survival kit that is a must have for any vehicle, bag or prepper. This thing has everything. Also Kevin is hosting the Bullseye Preppardness and Outdoor Expo June 10-11th 2017 in Pigeon Forge TN. details at:
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=bullseye%20preparedness%20and%20outdoors%20expo
4DB will be at the expo with all of our products.

Drilling ferro rods is not to tricky. I use a black and decker 11/64 bit. The duller the bit the more sparks and heat. You may break a ferro rod if your not careful. These bits are good for about 20-25 ferro rods then they start getting dull. I drill 4DB 5″x1/2″ with these

The One Time Fire


also I drill the 1″ giant ferro rods
https://4directionsbushcraft.com/product/5-x-1-giant-ferro-rods/
be very careful when drilling ferro rods and wear eye protection.

4DB is also offering all natural tinder bracelets
https://4directionsbushcraft.com/product/hemp-and-fatwood-tinder-bracelets/
These are perfect for EDC and if your ever stuck without dry tinder you will always be able to start a fire with these fatwood and hemp bracelets. We will do a video demonstrating these soon.

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Merry Christmas

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