Fire by hand drill

Fire by hand drill

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Fallkniven S1 forest knife


I purchased the forest knife last year and have been testing it quite vigorously ever since.

The blade is thick at 5mm and the edge is convex.

I have found that the blade diameter is not a problem at all, even when carving. Cutting notches for figure of four traps is not a noticeable issue and it is easy to choke up on the blade for fine work.

I have used the knife for preparing rabbits and fish which is it excellent for. Although the blade is long it is well balanced.

It can quite easily go through wrist thick branches with a few swings. It splits wood like a beast too.

I am growing to like it more and more and often miss the versatility if I do not have it with me.

In combination with a good pocket knife like an enzo pk70 it is unbeatable. 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Useful things on a keyring

A fox pea less whistle.  Very loud and was once used in an actual life threatening rescue situation. Heard miles away far far better than a human voice and will not go hoarse. Bright coloured too.

Fenix torch. Very small bright and light. Used every day.

Fire steel.  When I need fire I use a fire steel I have been doing this for about 7 months now. Hones the skills nicely and it is fun to light the children's birthday candles with it.

Nite light. Glows in the dark. Enough said.

Led light. A very handy thing if your torch runs out which it has. Cheap too.

I often work alone and away from civilisation.  I need to attract attention when I enevitabbly fall down a big hole in the middle of the woods.

I also carry other gear with me which I will show shortly but this lives in my pocket.

Its not thw best way to think but I often add gear after a bad thing nearly or does happen.

A good example is when I put one foot through a hidden pane of glass and litterally unzipped my trousers from ankle to knee. How my leg escaped being unzipped too I do not know. Thank god because i may not have walked away having been 4 miles Anyway from the car and help in a deep forest. Something like that would probably bleed you out pretty quick if you didnt do something productive quickly. Ï realised a very easily accessible wound dressing or two and duct tape were probably good ideas. 

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Our first sika deer of the season.

Very nice cooked in a pit oven in snowy ground. A few spuds carrots and onions for good measure. 


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Monday, 21 January 2013

Jerry and the sikka

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Great day out

Myself and my partner in crime had the pleasure in welcoming back a software company for more survival team building.

The day went brilliantly with all 48 people getting stuck in. Even though it was very cold with occasional rain the guys got shelters built and fires lit. Some were better than others. Some I would gladly stay in.

Well done all. More pics soon.

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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Fantastic master Fox

I had the pleasure of watching a young Fox go about his business for a short while. When I came across him I was lucky that I was down wind and he was looking the other way.

He seemed to enjoy the sunshine and was having a good scratch as well.

I took a few snaps but they are not the best. My camera was on the wrong setting, silly me. Still getting to grips with my new Finepix hs30 exr.(great camera by the way)

Todays wander in the woods

Grand Fir blisters
Scots Pine cones
Badger set

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

The network of nature

Ever noticed how nature moves and grows. This picture is of some trees growing out to fill a gap in the canopy. However they could be blood vessels neurons or rivers and streams. 

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