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Matt.T:
Here's another good video; not specifically primitive, but certainly well worth placing in this thread.

Description -- This short documentary illustrates what to do when you're lost in the bush. Filmed in 1954, an NFB producer and a Native guide allow themselves to be marooned in the bush with only an axe and their wits as means of survival. They eat off the land, build their own birchbark canoe and make their way out.

Link -- http://www.nfb.ca/film/survival_in_the_bush

Ash Blue:
SAS Survival Handbook by Lofty Wiseman is an excellent book. Also The Wilderness Survival guide.

By the way, do you guys not use the term "Bushcraft"? It's what we call survival skills in the UK.

Doug:

--- Quote from: Ash Blue on January 07, 2013, 01:46:41 PM ---SAS Survival Handbook by Lofty Wiseman is an excellent book. Also The Wilderness Survival guide.

By the way, do you guys not use the term "Bushcraft"? It's what we call survival skills in the UK.


--- End quote ---

Not really but I prefer the term bushcraft. I say that because bushcraft includes not only survival needs stuff but also things you wouldn't necessary use for survival. For example, I like learning primitive skills. Primitive bushcraft can include collecting and processing clay to fire clay pots. That's a skill that takes several days to do and it takes a lot of practice to learn how not to blow up a clay pot in a campfire.

Lofty Wiseman books are really good.

KeithH:

My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written For Australian Survivalists, Preppers, Living Historians & Reenactors.
Primitive Fire Lighting-Flint & Steel & Fire Bow. eBook.

Title: Primitive Fire lighting.
ID: 9784776
Category: History
Description: “Primitive Fire Lighting”, is a hands on guide to how to make fire with flint and steel and fire bow. This includes some history, a variety of methods, tinder plants identification, and tinder production, tips on fire place construction and use, how to prepare and lay a fire, wet weather fire lighting and magnifying glass fire lighting. The skills and methods in this book will be of interest to a wider range of readers including survivalists, historical re-enactors, bush-walkers and campers, historical–trekkers and even historical novel writers. Although the plant identifications list is mainly Australian it also has some information for England, Europe and America.
Publisher: Keith H. Burgess
Copyright Year: © 2010
Language: English
Country: Australia

Table of Contents
Illustrations. 4
FOREWORD. 6
FLINT AND STEEL FIRE LIGHTING. 8
PLANT FIBRE TINDERS: 11
TINDER PREPARATION. 15
Tinder preparation-charring: 15
OTHER FLINT and STEEL FIRE LIGHTING METHODS: 16
Emergency methods: 17
A WORD ABOUT BLACK POWDER: 17
THE CAMPFIRE FIREPLACE: 18
READING GLASS/MAGNIFYING GLASS FIRE LIGHTING 20
WET WEATHER FIRE LIGHTING. 21
A FINAL WORD OF CAUTION. 23
FIRE-BOW FIRE LIGHTING. 24
Introduction 24
FIRE-BOW FIRE LIGHTING. 25
A Brief Overview. 25
The Parts of the Fire-bow. 26
The Bow. 26
The Drill Piece. 27
The Fireboard. 29
The Tinder-board. 30
The Bearing Block. 31
The Bowstring. 32
Tinder. 32
Making Fire. 32
Making Cordage. 37
The Step for making Cordage. 38
AFTERWORD. 40
Fire steel suppliers. 45
About the author. 45
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