These pictures and their accompanying text are taken from a beautiful old book on tree identification written by R. ST. Barbe Baker, the self-styled founder of the wonderfully-named The Men of the Trees, an organisation I know nothing about, but wish I had belonged to. The book came out in the 1940s, so all of it is now copyright free. I post this material for those of you who are of a Crafty persuasion (you know who you are;) and anyone else who is interested and would find the information…
16 Basic Knots Every Man Should Know | Rugged Standard
What could be manlier than being an expert on basic knots? Basic knots are different from the camping knots you're used to, and are definitely a step up from the bow knot we use to tie our shoelaces. You never know when knot-tying will come in handy, so find
Best Wood For Fires - Which Type of Wood Burns Best
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27 Leaves Every Camper Should Know How to Identify
Use this guide to identify different leaves you may encounter while camping or hiking. Do you know what poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac look like?
Overview of Dislocations - Injuries and Poisoning - Merck Manuals Consumer Version
Overview of Dislocations - Explore from the Merck Manuals - Medical Consumer Version.
What natural weapons could I find in the wilderness?
Skin a dead animal. Smash its leg bone into a blade. And use its tendons to tie that blade to a handle. Sound gruesome? That's how you'd make a knife in the wild.
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How to Tread Water Efficiently
In 2017, a 50-year-old father from South Africa was on a surfing trip in the Indian Ocean. One night, after getting food poisoning, he got up to get some fresh air outside, got dizzy, and fell overboard. Since the boat was underway, and it was the middle of the night, no one noticed that he’d […]
Conseil randonnée bivouac - Garre’au Montagne
L’orientation, les repères et les bonnes décisions sont primordiales dans les randonnées. Et suivre des panneaux pour faire une boucle plein de promeneurs, peut être vite lassant si on aime la nature et le calme.Et sortie des sentiers battus peut être...