13.9.09

Bushcraft Camp ..........September


Well another excellent weekend - again spent in great company, among friends old and new.


Highlights of the weekends camp - Casey cracking bow drill, badger and deer watching, Atlatl fun, Neetle cordage making, Clive's dutch oven chefing skills, fire lighting tutorials, bench making/axe workshop, weaving of sedge spoons and as always the excellent evening social.









I'm already looking forward to the next one ........... but a picture paints a thousand words so ......................

8 comments:

Perkunas said...

that last pic is just awesome,hits my taste well.there aint nothin better than sleepin in open air,in the woods.

Survivall said...

Totally agree Perkunas and the us army poncho and liner combo is a excellent set up for those warmer months .............

Perkunas said...

Hey about those ponchos...as i live here,i dont really get any(almost,and none reliable) info about those liners.How well they insulate?And if something,id really really like to know more about US Army´s modular sleeping bags.They sell those here but none of the sellers offer any temperature ratings of the bags.Id like to buy the kit that has the intermediate bag,and the other,plus the gore-tex bivy bag but i dont have a slightest clue,do they work here,as i think-no offence buddy-that whats cold there for common man,isnt so chilly at all for us here.I´ve heard you could sleep well when you use all the three parts of modular sleeping bag kit,in about 15 Minus CELSIUS temps...?and im chasin one kit that would keep me warm even in 28 minus celsius temperatures.I realise that theres few copies that wont provie me that but whats the issue-bag,they throw to us military personel,like?


Anyways,sorry for off topic stuff.I keep my eyes open almost daily to check out your updates,this blog rules.Im more and more into survivalism and self reliance and the contents of this blog just offers me so much,as survivalism isnt so popular here.which i count as my advantage when the shtf.

Survivall said...

NO OFFENCE TAKEN - I've been to Northenr Finland and I know how cold it gets there!! Infact I envy you your location Finland is a favourite country of mine and one I will definately have to revisit!

As for the Poncho liner - its definately only a summer item, even when I was a soldier in Germany it was to cold to really use any other time.

As for the US modular sleeping systems - I've heard goot things about them but never used one. A guy on my last winter course in sweden used one down to about minus 15 and said it was good.

Personally I use a normal british army Bivi bag and a fjallraven down bag - Have used this down to -42 (in finland) and was toasty warm.

Perkunas said...

yep,i have too one older huge down sleeping bag that takes 51 minus degrees,but its far too big even as compressed to haul on top of your backpack.

So u have been in Finland? how cool,i rarely "meet" people who have visited this place,but a lot of folk that think and dream of taking a visit here.I study to become outdoors guide,i will graduate during next spring and i hike a lot,all the time i can,i use in the woods.Im also goint o step out and participate our harder survival course at fall ´10,if theres room,the classes are always very popular and they only take handful of men to it,so i can only hope i get selected.It will take its place-of course-in lapland.Few of my classmates just passed it about month ago and i envy them so much,even though envy aint good thing ever.

Hey check out my modest blog too,if you want to.Im not much of a writer but im gettin better slowly,and also my pic taking skills are gettin better too,luckily / hopefully.
Im updating it time to time,and as i learnt o use blogger,im plannin to put a lot of older writings there from my past hikes.


anyways,keep up the good work,maybe someday our paths cross here.

Perkunas said...

i ended up finally buying an issue version of us poncho liner,it seems to be better than the chinese copy i checked out first.So ill be testin it out soon and let you know if youre intrested,as its bit colder here than there.

Survivall said...

cool - look forward to it - even if its a little colder a warmer jacket and hat would probably counter that .......... just remember dont seal yourself in 100% as a poncho is waterproof

Perkunas said...

Yep ive noticed few time that ponchos are waterproof from the inside too,and make you sweat a lot if you wrap it around you tightly.Last time i woked up in survival course we had in my school,in pretty hard rain,and i had warm clothing,a fleece blanket and german poncho...and i was soaked like i wasnt having any poncho at all,due to the non-breathing poncho :).

Men för all del,ny jag vet at nästa gången jag ska göra det bättre.