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It’s Christmas time 🎄

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nwprimate

Everything is harder when you’re cold and wet.  This was a mistake turned training opportunity.  It was 35°F (1.6°C) and raining when I set out to make a bow drill set and cook up some food.  The river had recently flooded and I made the poor choice to cross over what appeared to be only a couple of inches of sandy water thinking that that my boots were tall enough to keep my feet dry if I stayed on the logs.  What I didn’t realize was that the flood had churned up the soft sand; so while the bottom was only under a couple of inches of water, I ended up sinking up to my thighs in muck. My pants wicked the water up, so I found myself soaking wet from the waist down and considering heading home.  Being less than a mile from safety with a pack full of emergency gear, I instead decided to use it as an opportunity for a challenge.  I was getting cold quickly and friction fire sounded extremely tedious, so I opted to use the Tracker to bust up a dead standing alder to the point where I could get it going with flint and steel.  The work warmed me up before the fire but I was still pretty soggy and was glad when it finally started putting out enough heat. I didn’t make nearly as much prep as I should have for the conditions, but that was a lesson in itself.  It’s easy to make sure you’re being thorough when everything is going right, but it’s easy to get sloppy or lazy when things start falling apart.  The fire was eventually able to overcome the rain, but this was a close one. I want to take a moment to stress that being soaking wet in that weather is inherently dangerous.  I was paying attention for signs of hypothermia and would have not hesitated to pack it up and head home if I thought I was in danger. Filmed December 2017:  Full Version on YouTube - Cold & Wet Flint & Steel Split Wood Fire with The Tracker

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flett_forge

Thanks for your overwhelmingly support lately. Unfortunately I will have to stop custom orders till the new year. Thanks for everything you wonderful people, truly appreciate it. Also these pieces are available. . . . #flettforge #bushcraft #outdoorskills #woodcraft #handtools #handforged #edc #longhunter #adventure #handmadeinscotland #natureseekers #custom #madebyhand #traditional

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naturereconnection

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viking_outdoors31

Looks like my toggle was too strong, on the paiute dead fall trap. It's my first time trying this out. It definitely is fiddly to set up. But fun to make. (obviously I have no intention of using this to catch small game. But worth practicing stuff like this incase I get myself in the shit outdoors one day 🙄) have a good Sunday people! #outdoors #nature #primitivetechnology #outdoorskills #practice

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k13rnygrl

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jcoutdoors

Which of these guns killed a deer today?? Comment below for your answer👇👇

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naturesintern

Thankfully got a pretty nice shot of this gorgeous adult Barred Owl while out on a walk❄🚶‍♂️ Captured with one side of my binoculars held up to the phone camera 🌲🦉

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mountain_manly

1st try at spoon carving, done with 100% Nessmuk. It was a lot of fun! 🤠 🔪 @maloneknives Nessmuk 🤠👌

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jcoutdoors

Big buck down!🔥🦌

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sigma3survivalschool

This is Luca. One of the many combat veterans in our course. He is on Day 6 of Scout Survival and about to graduate. We always have several veterans in each course we host. Veterans have figured out that this training is the best reset for their mind after combat. The wilderness will give you peace again. And if it doesn’t the camaraderie will. Lifelong friendships are forged here. Come join the Sigma 3 family. Veteran owned, 25% military discount on everything we offer.💪 . . #bushcraft #wildcamping #wildernesssurvival #rewild #outdoorskills #woodsman #survivalist #selfreliance #woodlore #survivalism #offthegrid #preppers #sigma3survivalschool #primitiveskills #military #survival #primitivetechnology #camping #outdoortraining #veteran #veteranowned #wildernessculture #outdoorslife #outdoorsman

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western.roe

#repost from @adriannamar.ie s/o to @cooper37_ for taking me skiing for the first time. been boarding for a few years but was never able to make the transition. thanks for your patience and not laughing when I fall 😂. #roedoesitbetter #roedoesitoutdoors #womenleaders #winter #skiing #experientaled #teaching #outdoorskills #adventureU #sendit #recmajor

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nwprimate

The arrowhead that started out as a feather stick.  After breaking the top off of a feather stick, I noticed that the stick portion had a beautiful long taper to it and I wondered how a hardened wood arrowhead of that shape might work. This was big leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum), which is not as tough as the vine maple (Acer circinatum) that I usually use for these heads, but I had it ready so decided to try it rather than making a new one from vine maple. I shot it at a frozen punky stump and the force of the impact snapped the head where I thinned it to meet the shaft.  The weakness of this maple was accentuated by the long head and the leverage it produced on impact.  I’m not sure how this same head would have performed if it were made of vine maple, but I suspect it would have survived. I will revisit this design at some point with a few adjustments, as it seems like it has potential penetration advantages.  A hanging chicken would tell me more than a frozen stump, but I was pretty pleased at how it performed overall. I used another piece of bitter cherry bark for the fletching, as it seems more flexible and therefore longer lasting than the black cottonwood bark that I used to secure it. On another note, I tried stringing up my new bow again, and just as @organic_archer predicted, it stiffened up a lot as it dried and I couldn’t even get the string on.  I’ll have to thin it out a bit as he suggested, so for today I used my much weaker vine maple bow.

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kindlethefireutah

Thanks for those who came and traded on our trade blanket today. It was a lot of fun and we all made out like bandits. Check out our favorite scores of the day! #tradeblanket #bushcraftcommunity #trading #goodpeoplegoodlife #awesomepack #christmasfestivities #woodcraft #outdoorskills #outdoorcommunity #letsgettrading #wildernesstradeblanket

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jcoutdoors

It’s deer hunting time 🦌🏹🔥

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axell_axx

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countrylore

Bow Drill - Fire by Friction is child’s play. Well done everyone a superb effort and the results reflected the PPP. Preparation. Always think of Woody @bushcraftexpeditions with PPPP... Many people have mentored and influenced me over the years. And it all makes sense when young people do things like this 👍😀. #firebyfriction #bushcraft #fire #gooutdoors #teachingthemyoung #bushcraftschool #classroomwithoutwalls #fromebushcraft #countrylore #bushcraft #wildernessliving #outdoorskills #survival #athomeoutdoors # somerset #bushcraftinsomerset #bushcraftexperiences #ember #coal #coalesse #firecraft

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life_of_smarty

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rpkellyoutdoors

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edcmatt

📷 @sigma3survivalschool ・・・ 🙌These boys are getting better everyday at this shelter building thing.🙌 . The goal is to have them build one of each type of shelter in the course. And then try to live in each type for at least a short period. But they seem to really be loving these lean too designs I’ve been showing them. Very different than your standard lean too and much warmer in this nasty weather we’ve been having. . . There was 60 mph wind gusts last night and torrential rain. But at this point I don’t think any weather is going to break these men! 💪 . . If you’d like to live this life for awhile, check out our 45 Day Survival Program and make sure to follow us. We are the only school with a program total immersion program like this and we’ve been doing it 10 years full time. Bushcraft and adventure is all we do! 🙌 . Shelter Credit @mateoboyscott . #bushcraft #wildcamping #wildernesssurvival #rewild #outdoorskills #woodsman #survivalist #selfreliance #woodlore #survivalism #offthegrid #preppers #sigma3survivalschool #primitiveskills #military #survival #primitivetechnology #camping #outdoortraining #veteran #veteranowned #wildernessculture #outdoorslife #outdoorsman

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penciledintoart

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ahandeleins

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nwprimate

Fire with sparks from the spine of the Laser Strike from @eseeknives and a piece of quartz.  There is a big difference between using a dedicated hardened striker and a tool that you happen to be carrying.  For me, the real value in practicing flint and steel (percussion fire) is in the fact that the tools we are already carrying can serve double-duty as emergency sources of ignition. However, this isn’t quite as simple as it may sound.  Of course you need charred or otherwise suitable material to take a flint and steel spark in the first place, but this can be accomplished by making your first fire by friction and using that fire to make char; which should make the next fire easier. Flint and steel is easy with a dedicated striker, sharp piece of chert, char cloth, and a hardened striker.  Swap any of those out and it gets more difficult.  Tools usually aren’t as hard and don’t throw the same volume or intensity of sparks.  Quartz doesn’t hold an edge like flint or chert, and natural char can’t always be held on the stone.  This can turn an easy task into an advanced exercise in frustration. There is nothing wrong with carrying and using a dedicated striker though.  For practice or enjoyment, it is safer, more effective, and saves wear and tear on your tools.  A steel striker in an emergency kit would probably be better replaced with a backup ferro rod, but as a training tool it is excellent.  For those of you that don’t know, a piece of an old file will work as well as most commercially produced strikers, so that can be a great place to start. Folding saws and knives are the safest way to start when you want to begin practicing with real world objects because you can often use them closed.  Using a fixed blade knife is much more dangerous and extreme care must be taken.  There are multiple ways to get sparks from a knife, including swinging the knife, but you have to be careful no matter which method you practice.

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nwprimate

Using sharp tools for flint and steel.  There is a big difference between using a dedicated hardened striker and a tool that you happen to be carrying.  For me, the real value in practicing flint and steel (percussion fire) is in the fact that the tools we are already carrying can serve double-duty as emergency sources of ignition. However, this isn’t quite as simple as it may sound.  Of course you need charred or otherwise suitable material to take a flint and steel spark in the first place. This can be accomplished by making your first fire by friction and using that fire to make char; which should make the next fire easier. Flint and steel is easy with a dedicated striker, sharp piece of chert, char cloth, and a hardened striker.  Swap any of those out and it gets more difficult.  Tools usually aren’t as hard and don’t throw the same volume or intensity of sparks.  Quartz doesn’t hold an edge like flint or chert, and natural char can’t always be held on the stone.  This can turn an easy task into an advanced exercise in frustration. There is nothing wrong with carrying and using a dedicated striker though.  For practice or enjoyment, it is safer, more effective, and saves wear and tear on your tools.  A steel striker in an emergency kit would probably be better replaced with a backup ferro rod, but as a training tool it is excellent.  For those of you that don’t know, a piece of an old file will work as well as most commercially produced strikers, so that can be a great place to start. Folding saws and knives are the safest way to start when you want to begin practicing with real world objects because you can often use them closed.  Using a fixed blade knife is much more dangerous and extreme care must be taken.  There are multiple ways to get sparks from a knife, including swinging the knife, but you have to be careful no matter which method you practice. In this first clip I used a poor piece of quartz with the @eseeknives Laser Strike and took lots of striking and a little piece of skin to get the charred punkwood to catch.

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dtl_outdoors

I invite everyone to check out my new YouTube channel. It’s under Daniel Leathers Outdoors. It’s in the early stages but will include instructional videos on outdoor skills as well as some of my outdoor adventures. Please feel free to share it around. . . . #bushcraft #danielleathers #outdoors #wildernessskills #outdoorskills #adventures #outdooradventures #youtube #explore #nature #vlog #followme #dtloutdoors #longhunter #mountainman

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taschenmesserschnitzen

Geschmiedetes Dreibein, höhenverstellbar, zum zusammenklappen 🔥 #bushcraft#outdoor#cooking#taschenmesserschnitzen#dreibein#sarganserland#graubünden#fire#primitiveskills#outdoorkochen#feuertechniken#schnitzkurse#stgallen#wald#draussen#draussenkochen#victorinox#pfannenhund#schmieden#outdoorskills#wildernesskils#taschenmesserschnitzkurse#swiss#swisscooking #outdoormitkinder#draussenkochen#kochen#swissfood

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jonas_camp_cabin_home

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robble_explores

So much learnt about friction fire but tbh a ferro rod is just the business for taking on trips. They last for years, ignite practically anything and don’t mind the wet. - - - - - - #ferrorod #ferrocium #lightmyfire #lightmyfiresweden #fire #bushcraft #outdoorskills #wildernessculture #camping #campinggear

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rpkellyoutdoors

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lindgaard.outdoor

Just Keep It Simple 🌲☕ - - #enohammock#hammockcamping#hammockcommunity#outdooradventure#bushcraft#bushcraftcamp#bushcraftessentials#camp#camplife#campvibe#friluftsliv#getoutdoors#getoutside#hiking#survival#trekking#outdoorlife#outdoorlifestyle#outdoorsman#udeliv#wildernesscamp#wildernessliving#wildernesslifestyle#wildernessphotography#woodsman#outdoorskills#nattinaturen#primus

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wildfire.adventure

Paragliding over Wanaka, New Zealand. This has been one of them most epic video i have ever seen. ✅Comment below if it inspired you to go on adventure. ⛰️—————————————————————— Follow @wildfire.adventure for more ✅ 📸 : @jamie_lee_speedflyer

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dtl_outdoors

A tent is always a room with a view. Sometimes the view is just better than others.

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nwprimate

First attempt at a hand-ground stone spear head.  I found a nice piece of flat stone that I thought I might be able to grind down into a knife, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that I wasn’t working with the slate that I usually find and use for arrowheads.  I could tell it wasn't going to hold a good edge, so a spear tip seemed like a decent way to salvage the project. I don’t know what kind of rock this is, but it has much larger grain.  It was relatively easy to shape, but my attempts to put a sharper tip on it led to frustration as it kept crumbling on me.  I was able to get the edges relatively sharp, but something about the grain of the stone wouldn’t allow me to make it as pointy as I would like. I may spend a bit more time grinding it down, but I think this one may be a lost cause, and I would likely be better off with a sharpened stick.  This was a good learning experience though, and I’ll try again with some better material when I can find a suitable piece. #goinghungrytonight #firstspearhead #stonespearhead #groundstone #stonetools #primitivetools #trynewthings #gosuckatsomething #failedproject #learningexperience #primitivespear #mammothspear #moosecollar #survivalspear #stonepoint #stonespearhead #pnwrocks  #huntergather #bushcraft #survival #bushcraftskills #survivalskills #outdoorskills #bushcraftusa #bcusa

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jcoutdoors

Nice 8 running around at the lease 🔥🔥

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sigma3survivalschool

Danger Alert 🚨. When camping in caves, bluffs, or overhangs there is a few things to know that could save your life. . . 1. If you have a fire in a cave, make sure it ventilated properly. Carbon monoxide kills! . . 2. If you’re going to have a fire in a cave with overhead rocks nearby, make sure to put your hand above the fire and make sure that the fire isn’t heating the overhead rock at all. Or very very little. All it takes is a small crack and a temperature change to send a giant rock crashing down on your head in the night. Many people have died from this. . . 3. Other things love living in caves as well. Look for larger animal sign/tracks, such as bear or mountain lion. You wouldn’t want to wind up a bear 💩. . . 4. Be very mindful of stinging or poisonous bugs. Spiders 🕷 and Scorpions 🦂 love caves and scorpions will get under you for warmth and then sting you when you roll over. . . 5. And don’t forget snakes 🐍. Caves are one of the best places for them to escape the cold. So they will hold up there during colder and warmer weather. . 6. Watch out for bat, rat, and mouse crap. They carry extremely bad diseases that humans can easily catch. Hanta Virus being the top one to be concerned about. It has around a 50% chance of killing you! . #bushcraft #wildcamping #wildernesssurvival #rewild #outdoorskills #woodsman #survivalist #selfreliance #woodlore #survivalism #offthegrid #preppers #sigma3survivalschool #primitiveskills #military #survival #primitivetechnology #camping #outdoortraining #veteran #veteranowned #wildernessculture #outdoorslife #outdoorsman

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tsymbaliukphoto

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jordanwendelken

Some moments both positive and negative are worth taking a little extra time of appreciation and reflection. #waterfalls #outdooradventure

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miguelyvasquetematas

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wildfire.adventure

Awesome Woodland Camp—————————————————————— Follow @wildfire.adventure for more ✅ 📸: @simple.woodsman

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marcel_bohnert

#Nikolaus mal anders - heute hab ich mich daran erinnert, dass wir im #Dschungel von #Belize wohl keine geputzten #Stiefel "vor die Tür" hätten stellen brauchen #🎅 Um die Zeit im #Outback unbeschadet zu überstehen, war es sogar notwendig, sie kopfüber zu lagern... So war es für #Spinnen, #Schlangen und #Skorpione zumindest etwas schwieriger, es sich darin gemütlich zu machen 🤜❌🕷🐍🦂❌ Swipe! #KSKSerie: 🌴Belize🇧🇿 🛫☁⛅☁☁🛬#Dänemark🇩🇰 -=[🎅 On #StNicholasDay at the #JungleWarfareSchool of the #BelizeDefenceForces it doesn't seem to be a good idea to put your brushed #boots in front of your 'door'. It could be understood as an invitation by #bugs and #wildanimals 🦎🐆🐊 ;)]=- #thesebootsaremadeforwalking#survivaltraining#survivalskills#outdoorskills#travelblogger#bushcraft#wilderness#camplife#survivalkit#saintnicholas#stnicholas#nikolausstiefel🎅 #nikolauch 🌱🤜 www.BundeswehrExclusive.de

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nwprimate

Making strong rope from tree branches.  I twisted and split down a pile of western red cedar branches before braiding them together into 20+ feet of strong rope.  My standard test for natural cordage is using it for bow drill; which is a great test of flexibility and abrasion resistance, but it’s not the only thing you might need cordage for.  I weigh around 180lbs and did my best to break this rope with my weight and didn’t ever feel like I was coming close. This is my first re-post, but it was also one of my first and favorite posts, so it seemed like a good one to share again. #naturalcordage #naturalrope #ropefromtreebranches #branchrope #naturalmaterials #naturalfibers #bushcraftrope #survivalrope #bushcraftskills #survivalskills #survivalist #bushcrafter #bushcraft #survival #outdoorskills  #knifeskills #dirtyknives #bushcraftknife #bigknives #improvise #withes #cedarwithes #westernredcedar #thujaplicata #beautifulpnw #bushcraftusa #bcusa

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nwprimate

Making strong rope from tree branches.  I twisted and split down a pile of western red cedar branches before braiding them together into 20+ feet of strong rope.  My standard test for natural cordage is using it for bow drill; which is a great test of flexibility and abrasion resistance, but it’s not the only thing you might need cordage for.  I weigh around 180lbs and did my best to break this rope with my weight and didn’t ever feel like I was coming close. This is my first re-post, but it was also one of my first and favorite posts, so it seemed like a good one to share again. #naturalcordage #naturalrope #ropefromtreebranches #branchrope #naturalmaterials #naturalfibers #bushcraftrope #survivalrope #bushcraftskills #survivalskills #survivalist #bushcrafter #bushcraft #survival #outdoorskills  #knifeskills #dirtyknives #bushcraftknife #bigknives #improvise #withes #cedarwithes #westernredcedar #thujaplicata #woodsdog #beautifulpnw #bushcraftusa #bcusa

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jcoutdoors

Go check out new video of me rainbow trout fishing in Colorado!! link in bio! 😱🐟🎣🔥

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naturesintern

Some of the essentials I keep in my messenger bag 🌲

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baredteeth

Shoutout to @lorenfaulhaber for making me this patch that I'm definitely going to wear to school tomorrow for my final Outdoor Skills practical exam 🌲🌲🌲 ... ... ... #ranger #theranger #jeanjacket #merrychristmas #alternativefashion #patches #punk #outdoorskills #survivalskills #getoutside #parkranger #cute #jeanjacket

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cheyenneblaker

Today the crew at the @aldervilleblackoaksavanna showed off some bushcraft skill to a group of students from a school in Port Hope. We build a fire using birch bark and pine, made cedar tea and cooked bannock over the fire. . . #aldervillefirstnation #alderville #aldervilleblackoaksavanna #bushcraft #campfire #campfirecooking #traditional #traditionalknowledge #outdoorskills #cedartea #bannock #fieldskills

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sparksandnature

I’m out today to try and shoot my new handmade arrow. This arrow has a hardened cone-tip head and it proves very robust! - The wooden target and tree behind are too hard for the arrow to get stuck. However, despite of so many rebounds there’s no visible damage to the arrowhead! After about 10 shots I lose the bindings of the bark fletching but the birch bark is still useful and not damaged. I have another 5+ shots and the arrow shaft gets slightly damaged. And after all, my bowstring of my very primitive spruce bow snaps and the shooting fun is over for today. #archery #primitivearchery #primitivearrow #naturalarrow #woodenarrows #woodcraft #woodcrafting #pfeilundbogen #waldläufer #primitivehunting #primitivetechnology #primitiveskills #traditionalskills #outdoorskills #primitivewild #bushcraft #bushcraftskills #survival #survivalskills #survivalgear #survivalkit #survivalcraft #survivaltools #sparksandnature #wildernessskills #wildernesssurvival #bogenschießen #bushcrafting #bushcraftgermany #outdoorshooting

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kindlethefireutah

Sometimes we travel the desert in winter. Not as much snow, but just as cold. #bushcraft #woodcraft #desertcraft #desertbeauty #blueskies #ilovehiking #feelinggood #outdoorliving #outdoorskills #wintersurvival

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descattys

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descattys

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descattys

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life_of_smarty

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daddybushcraft

All she wants for "Christmas is ... #firecamp! Do you? Comment below Be sure to follow us >> @daddybushcraft #fire #christmasfireplace #fireplace #christmasgiftideas #notsougly #daddybushcraft #uglychristmassweater

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naturereconnection

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rpkellyoutdoors

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dtl_outdoors

Who else takes along a small stove for times you just need to take a quick break and don’t have a good location or time for a fire? I like a quick and easy backpacker’s stove. Of course, the downside is the weight of the gas. But if you can’t build a fire, it’s handy.

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forestowo2018


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