Category Archive: Primitive Skills

Jan 11

How To Make A Swedish Fire Torch aka Canadian Candle

How To Make A Swedish Fire Torch aka Canadian Candle is a primitive skill that provides for heating, lighting, insect and predator deterrent, cooking and for a psychological sense of security in the wilderness. Steps to building a Swedish fire torch: Dig a fire pit one and a half from around the log and encircle …

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Jan 08

How to Build a Campfire On Snow

How to build a campfire on snow in needed primitive survival skill that could safe your life on a cold winter day.  Maybe you had a plan to venture out into the woods during winter or be chance an mechanical problem in a vehicle stopped you as you were just passing through. Staying warm can …

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Dec 27

How To Mark Directions On A Hiking Trail

Learning the skill of how to mark directions on a hiking trail is a good idea before heading out on a trek through the wilderness. Trail markings is the goal of communicating basic pieces of information: where a hiker is currently, which way he/she is going next, the starts of a trail, directions (turn right …

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Oct 30

50+ Wilderness Survival Tips Video

Loads of tips in this video to help you in the wild. There are many tips to help you create fire, a few tips for filtering water and some on fauna that can help with diarrhea or constipation. How to signal for help and how to prevent snow blindness. How to use dock leaves as …

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Oct 18

How To Experiment With Plants To Create Beautiful Color Dyes

This inspiring article on How To Experiment With Plants To Create Beautiful Color Dyes helps you to envision that most fruits, vegetables and wood (bark, leaves and roots) can create a rainbow of color dyes all found in nature. Here are some examples: Mountain Alder – Inner bark was used to make yellow dye. Outer …

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Oct 02

13 Helpful Uses of a Pine Tree

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These 13 Helpful Uses of a Pine Tree shares primitive skills knowledge that turns a pine tree into an excellent resource in so many areas of your life. It has medicinal properties, insect repellent, pine sap can close a small wound on the human body, can be made into a pine pitch glue, fire starter, …

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