There are a number of European Caucasians who are finding bushcraft interesting and are now using it. It should be taught in all European schools and throughout all European organizations because it allows you to connect back with nature and shows how your ancestors lived, what foods they ate, plants they used for medicines and how to make items and utensils to survive. Bushcraft should be taught to all children to help them understand how their ancestors lived and to help build confidence, knowing how to be able to practice ancient crafts, such as making clay pots, baskets, stone spear heads and arrow points and to also make clothing, bow and arrows and bread making.
How was fire started 5,300 years ago? Learn here!
Final assessment video submitted for ARCS2010 - Ancient Technologies at the University of Queensland, Australia
Kev from Australian Survival Instructors re-creates and shows some of the famous Iceman's gear, and also shows some primitive arrow shafts, knapped primitive knives, after Otzi's design and also Mookaite Jasper stone etc
" How to make linen from flax. A step by step demonstration of how linen is made using traditional Scotch Irish cottage industry methods. Flax and linen farming was one of County Donegal's biggest home industries for centuries."
Thank you for this video, it was informative. It fascinates me to think people did this from medieval times, up to the 19th century, mostly by hand, and it was considered a reasonably common skill.
I did this in school back in the late 80:s, when it was part of the corriculum in Swedish schools to teach traditional crafts/skills.
You did not bring a compass, in order to find your way back to town you need to find North East South and West. This video shows you how to find true North East South and West by using a primitive navigation method called " shadow stick method ". The Sun rises in the East and sets in the West
Traditional Finnish Log House Building Process. Remastered version from 16mm digital film scan. The film is filmed in Southeast Finland, in the village of Lyytikkälä in Suomenniemi in 1990.
I''m a spinner and weaver in Australia. Still have some hard to come by raw Flax ready for spinning. The method is quite different to spinning wool as the fibre is pretty coarse. My ancestors in eastern Europe used to grow flax, but also extra extracted oil from the seeds. I'm eating Linseeds when I have a twinge near my liver, which soon disappears like magic.
I love wearing Linen. I never knew how it was made Very interesting! Thank you!
Not only will I cook bone marrow over an open fire, but I will also start the fire with a bow drill fire from scratch using materials in the woods around me with an axe I found.
I will show you how to cook wild deer meat over an open fire in the woods using only natural materials like clay, burdock and tree bark. I use stone tools to infuse the meat with wild leek flavor.
Our annual spring tradition in Canada continues with MAPLE SYRUP production. We collect sap and boil our first run with a MASSIVE haul of 9 POUNDS of maple SUGAR! We do it on an open fire! UPDATE: I'm now up to over 25 lbs of SUGAR!
Long term food storage for self reliance is one of my primary concerns at the off grid log cabin, and the DIY bushcraft woodworking projects I engage in this week help me achieve this.
I knew it was coming soon, but not now! I have several things that need to be done before they're buried in snow and the ground freezes - finish the roof of the log cabin, build the outhouse, collect moss and clay for chinking, install the wood stove to heat the cabin, collect firewood....
This is a quick and easy-to-build emergency shelter for surviving in the cold snowy enviroment. Often called a "snow trench shelter" or "snow trench cave".
How to make an Otzi the Iceman Arrow Quiver for primitive archrty hunting
Ray Mear's Instructional Bushcraft Videos
The following videos give some good insight into how our ancestors lived.
This video shows how our ancestors started a fire, making bow and arrows and how to skin deer using flint tools and other skills. Near the end of the film, it shows some lovely cave paintings of European indigenous Caucasian ancestors.
In this next video, Ray Mear shows how to make a birch bark bowl container from the birch tree.
This video shows Ray Mear's world of survival in Siberia. Ray visited a nomadic Asian family living off the land and their herd of reindeer. We can learn from these educators how our ancestor lived.
This video is one of 5 episodes showing how our hunter-gatherer ancestors used wild foods.
These videos are just a few examples of the wonderful documentaries created by Ray Mears. Many of them can be watched in full on YouTube if you find this as fascinating as I do.