by Todd Walker
Planning your spring outdoor adventure?
Try these skills and projects, even if it’s in your backyard. In fact, your backyard may be the best place to start your journey to outdoor self-reliance.
Burn Stuff (Combustion)
- Flint and Steel
- Fire from One Stick
- Bow Drill Friction Fire
- Practice Making Feather Sticks (short video)
Practice in wet conditions. If it ain’t raining, you ain’t training…
Cut Stuff (Cutting Tool)
Shelter Stuff (Cover)
- Four W’s – what to look for when selecting a campsite
- Make Your Own Oilskin Tarp (waterproof and fireproof)
- Outside the Tent
- More Tarp Setups
- Emergency Shelter in Under 5 Minutes
- Pine Resin
- Wild Edibles: Trout Lily, Ostrich Fern shoots, Milkweed pods, Wood Sorrel, Purslane
Tie Knots and Stuff
- Mountain Man MRE’s – pemmican, jerky, parched corn, and dried fruit
- Smalls – crayfish, minnows, snakes and reptiles
- Coconut Oil – 100’s of uses
Make Outdoor Stuff
- Frog Gig
- Wooden Spoons
- Natural Cordage
- Waterproof Fire Tinder
- Take-down Bow Saw
- Pine Pitch Sticks
- Fixin’ Wax – good for tools and safe for skin
- Char Cloth and More Char Cloth
- Duct Tape Arrow Fletching
- Oil Lamp – quick and easy diy candling device
- Wool Hunting Shirt
- Pace Beads – navigation
Wilderness Self-Reliance Stuff
Let the fun begin! Get out and stay outdoors.
Keep Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance,
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