Links to interesting bushcraft and wilderness skills articles from around the web.
This documentary shows how a canoe is built the old way. César Newashish, an Attikamek of the Manawan Reserve north of Montreal, uses only birchbark, cedar splints, spruce roots and gum.
Here’s a really interesting film from the National Film Board of Canada’s archives. It follows three families on their trip to the winter hunting ground. This was filmed in 1974 but, save for a bit of plastic here and there, could be any time in the past couple of hundred years. I’d love to know [...]
I came across this great video a while back and just had to share it. Brilliant. The boys also feature on a great film about setting trot-lines.
I’ve been spending far too much time sitting in front of a screen this week. Every cloud has a silver lining though as I found this. Everyone does it wrong now and then.
In 1929 Elliott Merrick left his advertising job in New Jersey and moved to Labrador, one of Canada’s most remote regions. In September 1930 he and his wife, Kay, joined the menfolk from North West River, a Labrador village, up the rivers “into the country” to the furring grounds hundreds of miles away. They set [...]
Over the last few years the shelves of your favourite bookshop have been struggling under the weight of wild food books. There seems to be a new one every month. Judging by the lack of space here I seem to have bought most of them! These are my favourites: The Forager Handbook by Miles Irving [...]
The Mora knife has achieved something of a cult status in the bushcraft community in the UK and abroad. The “Clipper” model often used by bushcraft schools gave many people their first experience of knife use. Mors Kochanski is often pictured with one of the simple, iconic birch handled models. These knives teach us alot [...]
There’s a fantastic series of programmes on BBC’s radio 4 here in the UK right now called A History of the World in 100 Objects. Here’s some highlights of interest. Fascinating stuff. This is what we pay the licence fee for folks! The links take you to the BBC web site where you can listen to [...]