The Adventures Of Bivouac Jack
Video diary entries from Sandy (Bivouac Jack), on his travels into the woods. A great chap that I had the pleasure of coming across, on the Natural Bushcraft forum.(http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/forum.php)
Sandy's video are very well produced and a pleasure to watch. I hope you find them as enjoyable as myself (and a great many others).
Please visit his YouTube channel.
First Cuckoo heard this spring
Tested a British army sleep system
I made this bucksaw for a few pounds. It's a lovely thing to own and use and easy to build. it took me about 2 hours to make.
Firewood prepping will be much easier from now on.
An overnight wildcamp using friction fire and flint and steel. Threatening weather with thunder all around.
Tag response video.
Hobo stove made from 6 inch dia stove pipe. heavy duty design. Should last and last and last. Works well with a 12 cm dia billy or small trangia kettle. Will also work with much larger pots and pans. Duel fuel. Can use a meths burner or for that matter any other burner you could fit inside it.
Old files are naurally high carbon steel and already heat treated. I just ground a piece from the file. Tidied up the edges and hey presto a first class steel to use with flint. If you want to make a more ornate steel you will first have to anneal the file. This makes it soft. It will be easier to cut and bend. Then when you have finished the work you will need to harden it. Apparently it gives better results if it is quenched in near boiling water.
I am happy with this as it is but may try a more ornate version in the future
Setting up my new DD frontline hammock for the first time. Also how I setup my tarp
Second part. If you missed the first part you had better go and watch it. Or else!
Bivouac Jack Over and out
Joint expedition to Snowdonia with Packthesack Ka-bar and Mudtreader Jack.
Lots of fantastic scenery peace and tranquility.
The Kelly kettle worked great but took a while to get going due to the very damp conditions.
Late winter (early march) overnight wild camp in local woodland.
Very relaxing. Soon the dawn chorus will get going strongly.
A chilly night but I was snug and warm in my Bivvi and wool blanket canopy.
As set by Peter Mazadan who has a great Youtube channel and ethos of the outdoors. Check him out
Your supposed to use one piece of wood which has to be chopped to make tinder/kindling and main fuel to boil one litre of cold water.
I used 3 small pieces of wood from the winter log store. In his challenge peter said we could use shop bought kindling in place of a single billet of wood. My way was cheaper.
Thanks for the challenge Pete
Here I build a simple trap design and adapt it for different circumstances and use's. Please use this knowledge responsibly