Bushcraft time out – making tripod, desk and amadou tinder – permanent tipi camp sequence – [part 5]
Overnight in tipi. I use amadou from the tinder fungus to make flint and steel tinder for fire lightning. Make a tripod with a branch as rope for cooking. Make a table from logs by drilling holes and using wedges, no rope. I also enjoy some fish over campfire and the fact that the permanent bushcraft cramp is starting to be well established. Open the full video description for more information.
This is part 5. All episodes can you see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUyDwdRkceQ&list=PLwMRed9dogc6GGAhEn1Aj66AOClYFRUl2
Date: 26-08-2019 to 27-08-2019
Day: 10°C (50°F)
Night: 8°C (46,4°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. 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 (meltwater) and fish (pike).
A few questions:
1. How did you make the tinder?
By boiling the "amadou" layer from the "tinder fungus" in about 50/50% wood ashes and water for about 1 hour. Amadou is a layer next to the outside hard shell on the fungus. All hard wood ashes can be used, but birch ashes should be some of the most ideal. You can cut off the amadou or you can, like I do in the video, make the fungus softer by boiling and separate it by hitting and or pulling. You can use green or dry tinder fungus - just try to avoid the rotten once (the one I use in the video is close to be to rotten). I can"t tell you why it works - but it makes the amadou a hundred times easier to use for fire lightning. In my area of the word have tinder fungus been used as the main tinder long before the viking age and way after the vikings. The tinder I made in the video will be enough for lighting a few hundred campfires. "Tinder fungus" is a specific fungus growing on hardwood trees and very common in my part of the world. other names for the fungus is "Horse"s Hoof Fungus", "Fomes fomentarius" and "Hoof Fungus".
2. Is the water safe to drink?
Yes. Almost all water in Sapmi can you drink straight from the source. All from remote locations. It comes from the near by mountains - meltwater.
Some of the gear used:
1. Pants = Klattermusen Gere 2.0 Regular
2. Boots = Redback original
3. Backpack = M39 swedish military
Video gear: Canon EOS RP, Canon 50 1.8, Røde videomicpro+, Zoom h2n, iMovie.