In this video we are all building a Native American Sweat Lodge to sit in. We start by collecting Willow trees that will bend and keep they’re strength. We simply make 6 holes and bury the thick end of the willow trees into the holes. We then bend the willow slowly and tie them together. After all 6 trees are in and we have a dome type shelter we put 2 outer rims on by using smaller willow trees. These outer rims will act as additional support for the sweat lodge its self and for all the blankets and tarps we will put on it. We place a heavy duty canvas tarp on the outside. This will keep the lodge dry and the heat from the rocks in. We dig a hole in the center of the lodge for the hot rocks (grandfathers). The Native American sweat lodge has been used by our earliest ancestors. They used animal hides to cover their lodges and they used the lodge to pray to the spirits of all four directions, father sky and mother earth. In this way they could purify themselves and ask the spirits for help, health and happiness.
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.
They are scattered within the playlist, “playing with fire.”
They showcase friction fire with bow drill, hand drill. Solar fire and fire in bad weather conditions. Thank you for watching and please subscribe to see more great videos to come. Also follow us on all of our social media links below.
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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.
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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!
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.