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The North Star: (Polaris) Celestial Navigation, Navigating using the stars



A planisphere is a star chart analog computing instrument in the form of two adjustable disks that rotate on a common pivot. It can be adjusted to display the visible stars for any time and date. It is an instrument to assist in learning how to recognize stars and constellations. The astrolabe, an instrument that has its origins in the Hellenistic civilization, is a predecessor of the modern planisphere. www.peaksurvival.us

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How to Navigate using the Stars: Celestial Navigation



Celestial navigation is the process whereby angular measurements (sights) taken between celestial bodies in the sky and the visible horizon are used to locate one’s position on the globe

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Solar Navigation: Using the sun to find direction, Wilderness survival skills



Navigation techniques without using a compass, by using the shadow cast by a stick we can determine our direction.

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Natural fibre rope making using Milkweed.



Natural fibre rope making using Milkweed. Reverse wrap method.

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Using a Knife – Cutting Techniques & Safety – PART 2



PART 2 – Justin shows us how to handle knives safely, passing them to others and shows us a good range of different cutting techniques. NaturalBushcraft is a non-commercial organisation of friends sharing the knowledge and skills of Bushcraft freely – www.NaturalBushcraft.co.uk – Music by Spiro www.spiromusic.com

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Using a Knife – Cutting Techniques & Safety – PART 1



PART 1 – Justin shows us how to handle knives safely, passing them to others and shows us a good range of different cutting techniques. NaturalBushcraft is a non-commercial organisation of friends sharing the knowledge and skills of Bushcraft freely – www.NaturalBushcraft.co.uk – Music by Spiro www.spiromusic.com

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Dave Budd Forging a Knife Using Primitive Methods



Today Dave Budd shows us how to forge a knife using primitive methods. Checkout www.davebudd.com for the making of knives or hand tools for other craftspeople and the teaching of various courses in Primitive Technology. NaturalBushcraft is a non-commercial organisation of friends sharing the knowledge and skills of Bushcraft freely – www.NaturalBushcraft.co.uk – Music by Spiro www.spiromusic.com

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Friction firelighting using the bowdrill method.



Friction firelighting using the bowdrill method

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