Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by _abelvin, Feb 1, 2016.
How does it look? It's my first ever, it took almost 3 hours.
Looks like a Pocupine Den....
Not bad for a first effort! Is that on a hill side??
Excellent job. It fits right into the surroundings and is camouflaged quite well. How deep was it? One person shelter?
Wondered that also.
Good job. If you lash together (or weave together) sticks and cover with brush, you can make a "hatch cover" that will keep it warmer and make it a little harder to spot...you certainly have the idea of camo though.
Looks very good..
As it attracts the eye, I'd remove the 2x4 to the upper right. Unless it's a deer stand.
Pictures are "2D" so slope is difficult; however, trees usually grow vertical.
It's big enough to fit a couple people, and yeah I mean it's not the best but I watched a video and then went out the next morning and worked on it, I built a little fence around it and I'm going to put up a firewall. It looks bigger than what it is, it's so big because of all the insulation
It is a deer stand. I'll take it down though, iv got a new one up
Well can't always be perfect
It's on flat ground kind of a high spot sort of.
That is a compliment.... It looks very Natural...
Wise decision as personally, I would not hunt close to my hide. I do not know if they are a problem in your area; however, coyotes are drawn to the smell of blood etc. Useless creatures I shoot on sight.
Here at the house, I feed the deer. As they get to "know" you; they become more trusting of you. Some of them let me approach within 25'. That doesn't apply to our Pitts who view them as intruders on their turf. I've fenced the backyard to avoid problems.
How is your roof when it rains?
Looks good, @_abelvin. May have other comments if you can pan back to give more perspective.
Hats-off and a High Five for actually building that before you were in desperate need.
Now you know what it takes, especially how much time and effort.
Most people think, "Oh, I've been lost all day and I'm tired, and hungry, and cold, and scared, and it'll be dark in ten minutes. I'd better build a shelter."
Next step: spend a cold rainy night in it to prove you have enough insulation.
And so we learn.
(I go now.)
Here is a video of one of the atlatl darts I just made up.
Attempted to start a fire using the bow drill method, this was my first ever attempt using friction to start a fire!!!!
Any of you start fires...
So - new TV show. Still 'reality TV' - but this one seems to have a bit of real life, non-fiction involved.
Production values are reasonable,...
This was a simple fun campfire project. Has anyone else experimented with natural dye? What are your favourites?
To day at work I found the stuff to make a David sling being thrown out so I took it and in about 35 to 40 minutes I had this sling made up first...
Does anyone have experience trapping turtles? I built a trap and I don't know if I have a location problem or a technique problem.
Run duck and cover....when the 'shrooms are growing in the sky....
(Blonde bombshells not included)
As nuclear fallout protection seems to...
I need a little more practice but I will get it down.
Sorry for the bad video I did not have my camera man or girl with me
rather interesting and informative video.
desert plants to make natural cordage out of interesting video i found.
Check this out.
So easy a survival monkey can do it and with a fire you can do it all night long water monkey
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