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Old 01-02-2017, 8:01 AM
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Default Learning or Teaching bush/wood/field craft skills

Everyone has to start somewhere.

I propose that this thread be a collection of videos, books and lists of projects or skills that can be used to train someone FROM SCRATCH on bush/wood/field craft, camping, and general survival skills.

I will work on, over the next week, a list of skills and tasks that build on each other that I will train my daughter on over the next year. I will update the list as it evolves.

I will also post videos I find that are helpful to the specific entries.

If you wish to post, please post something educational, not just a bunch of links but rather a list of projects or steps you think would be helpful to a beginner.
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My Wife has expressed an interest and is learning right along side my Daughter. How great is that!

I have a library of books on these topics and a wealth of saved 'yuber' videos as well a lifetime in playing in the field. I plan to weave the knowledge together into lessons and steps that will likely start with a youtube video and then move to a show and tell approach and then making/doing of the task.

I will start with a spreadsheet and sort the order of tasks, techniques and projects so as to best order the beginning steps to provide a foundation that all future efforts will build off of. From there break up into sections and put verbiage and supporting resources around it.

Here is a starting draft for knife safety and familiarity:
  • Knives are not toys, they are tools. You use tools, you don't play with them.
  • A dull blade is more dangerous then a sharp one.

Video 1 - Saftey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqAt-CGniGs - During the video stop, and reinforce the main points such as fist grip, triangle of death and blood circle. I.e. stop and discuss at important point to reinforce or ask them questions. Do this for all videos to make it more interactive

Video 2 - Safety - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQcIXVf9XlY

Video 3 - Try stick - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS_IP18_nQ8 - helps to teach cutting techniques and provide confidence in knife use. You get to watch them and remind them of safety concerns

Video 4 - Wood projects - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGM9h2RA040 - Practical use and creating useful tools

Video 5 - Wood projects - cont. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPvP0QZplmQ

Next, knife design, materials and care
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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/749...ow-Bear-Grylls
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Start at the basics!

The 7 Steps to Survival!

http://modernsurvivalblog.com/surviv...s-of-survival/

1. Recognize the Situation
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I was very lucky as a boy, my parents moved us out of the city and into the country, to a small housing tract of about 50 homes.
There was nothing, and I mean nothing around us for miles. Parents didn't entertain their children in those days and didn't chauffer us around like they do nowadays.
To buy a candy bar, we had to ride our bikes about seven miles one way.
There were no baseball fields or basketball courts or video games so we hiked, rode our bikes and played in the hills.
To the rescue came the Boy Scouts!
We started a troop and had GREAT adult leaders. All we did was go camping. Most of our camping trips were backpacking. I think we camped at least once a month.
We honed our skills and come time for the district Jamboree (competition against other troops) we kicked some serious butt on the other troops and their patrols.
I had the same experience with The Boy Scouts. Our troop had a monthly hiking and camping trip. We enjoyed ourselves a lot and learned a lot, and passed on our experiences to the younger scouts that joined.

If you really want to hone your survival skills, go camping on a frequent basis, and try different types of terrain and seasons. In planning your camping trips, require yourself to use different gear, techniques and skills.
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