Bushcraft commute – making raft with out rope – eternal tipi camp sequence – [part 2 – long version]
I make a raft and use it for net fishing. Only use wood for the raft - no steel nails or rope. Also do some knife sharpening and fish cooking. Open the full video description for more information.
This is part 2 and the long version - here is the short version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzqj09dVAME
All episodes can you see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUyDwdRkceQ&list=PLwMRed9dogc6GGAhEn1Aj66AOClYFRUl2
Date: 23-07-2019 to 24-07-2019
Day: 30°C (86°F)
Night: 15°C (59°F)
Location: Sapmi - the land of the Sami people in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Clean and remote classic northern wilderness. Fresh water rivers. Pine, spruce and birch forrest. Mountains, bears, wolves, eagles, reindeers etc. No wildlife is giving campers problems. I can"t give you any information about my location, only that I am somewhere in Sapmi. You need to be the owner or get the owners permission if you want to do the same.
Consuming: Water and fish (pike).
A few questions:
1. Is the raft safe to use?
I suppose a raft like this never is "safe"... but I have used similar before and consider it a great option for something quick and permanent for getting out on relative calm water. It is stable and will float. In this case was most of the logs to rotten for using common length steel nails - but usually is nails a great way to do it and something that really speed up the process. I don"t personally like using rope on a raft like this it have a tendency to work it self a bit loose over time. Drilling and inserting poles all the way though the raft and wedge the ends, is the method I consider less likely to come apart. Each hole took me about one minute to drill - so no problem if you have a propper drilling tool. Calm weather is the ideal or like in the video a small wind moving the raft example meanwhile you only have to focus on setting the fishing net and not also moving the raft... but a raft like this can handle bad weather as well, just make sure you have the energy to get the raft back to shore.
2. Is the water safe to drink?
Yes. Almost all water in Sapmi can you drink straight from the source. It comes from the near by mountains - rain or snow/ice melting.
3. Was it guts/innards under the rock?
Yes - guts/innards from fish. Show it in part 1. The stone is just a quick way to make it harder for birds to take it. Use the guts in the fishing net for attracting pike.
4. What did you use for sharpening the knife?
Wet stone and homemade strop (leather on wood) with compound.
5. Why is the fishing net hanging like that in the forrest?
Once in a while can it be great to hang up the net and let it dry, clean it and see if any thing needs repair.
6. Is the tools homemade?
Most of them… The axe, knife and saw frame is homemade. The big augur/drill is not homemade, it is an old hand forged one I bought in Danmark. I just sharpen the augur with a file.
Some of the gear used::
1. Pants = Klattermusen Gere 2.0 Regular
2. Boots = Redback original
3. Backpack = M39 swedish military
4. Sharpening stone = Gransfors Bruk
Video gear: Canon EOS RP, Canon 50 1.8, Røde videomicpro+, Zoom h2n, iMovie.