October Bushcraft All dayer - water filtration, pot hanger, fire-starting, cooking, bushcraft chair
Hi. Folks I'm Craig Taylor and as always, a huge thanks for joining me here on my youtube channel the, bushcraft, Padawan, regular. Viewers and subscribers will, know that I like to get out for at least one full day every. Month into the woods doing, bushcraft, e-type things and this, video is October's, bushcraft, Aldea, when. I come out into the woods I always like to have a plan, in mind I want to have a list of things that I want to try and try, for the first time or or refine. Or revisit, and this month no exception, in no particular order, I want, to revisit some, of my previous miserable, attempts, at using the brown bag water. Filter, I think I've got a process in mind now I think I've got a way of Suns, in my eyes I think I've got a way of doing. This I think I've seen what the problem is on previous, attempts. I want to revisit that I also, want, to start a fire using, a spark from my Ferro rod onto dal, dénia concentric. Ax King Alfred's case of cramp balls and also, use some dead dry ferns, as the, tinder source once that's going I want, to make a simple, one pot meal, it's, a nice meal that I enjoy having out in the woods very simple to make sure I'll show you how, I do that I'd, like to make an adjustable, pot hanger today, practice. Some oats and more finer carving, skills and if, certain allows I want to steal an idea that I've seen elsewhere on YouTube I want to put together using a simple, rectangle. Of material, a bushcraft. Chair, for, want of a better phrase in my old age I'm fed up of sitting on the ground or on my day sack, of being all hunched, up a package of something a little, bit more comfortable, for, my weary bones so those are the things that I want to look at today let's see how I'll get on so. Here I am folks at the fragrant. Smelling watering, hole the noise you can hear in the background is, my Labrador, willow who, is not, happy I've, tied it to a tree you, can imagine what's going to happen if I try and record a video here, by. This pond with, hair off the lead it's gonna be a nightmare so she's tied up for, the moment I'm. Going to use my brown bag now to, filter, some of this water from here it, is soaking, where I've submerged, I've soaked, I even kept it in water as I was driving here today to eliminate, that factor here's. My think I went wrong last time I used the bag and. Scoops. The water out. Of the pond with this bag while, I was doing that I was clearly agitating. The water a lot and, I was probably getting a lot of debris into, the bag now that's what it's for is to filter that debris out and it did it did its job just. Took a bloody. Long time to do it so, I'm thinking this time I'm gonna use my metal mug just skim, the water off and pour it into here, so, this. Isn't going to go anywhere near the water yes, of course I'll still be some debris in this but I'm hoping because he sees a gentler, action, that, I will agitate less. Of that debris they'll, be less in here it, will filter quicker now I'm going to drink out of this later so clearly there's a contamination, problem, here what, I'm going to do is I'm going to invert, this over, the flames once I get my fire going to sterilize it, and of course the inside, will be sterilized, anyway, by, the rolling, boil the our chief so let me, there. She is right on cue so let me start scooping somewhat well let me get it into here and then as I did in the last video I'm not going to stand on ceremony I'm gonna give it straight back over to, my my camp area so, that I can start the year I can start the water flowing. And filtering, here we go. For. Those of you are watching this and thinking go on Craig just just. Lean a little more just lean out a little further just a little bit more. You're. Cruel. So. This bag is absolutely. Top as well. It's. Not a good background eyes yet this bag is absolutely, stoppers now so I'm gonna rush over to my camp area let, it filter. Down again to the stitch land the safe filter. Line then, I can start collecting the water off of that third. Time look you keep your fingers first for me. Here's, the first part of my adjustable. Pots hanger created. I've, got a length. Of wood, you. Can see the TIC there. At. The end of it over, that will go my pot, handle, so you can imagine where my hand is now is where, my pot will be hanging and then, making the way up the stick you notice I've carved in these. Food. That's focusing, well I've, carved in one notch there and. One. Notch there, a beak and then. What I will do I'll just stand back slightly is our, have a piece of wood which I'll show very shortly that.
Will Be driven into the ground at an angle and that beak will. Hang off that piece of wood and. If I wish to adjust it the. Wood stays in the ground. Now, clearly that's flopping about of it because there's no way on the end of it but you can imagine you'll see in a few minutes time with some weight on the end of that it's a nice quick easily, adjustable. Pot. Now let's. Get on with the rest of it. Although. It only seems like literally. A few seconds, since you last saw me on camera because it was in. Reality it's, been a good, couple of hours been, very very busy wanting to get things done, and show. You the finished product rather than necessarily, keep. Stopping, filming. Restarting. Stopping, filming, restarting. So does something a bit different this month is I've kind of jumped, to, the end product. Or the almost, end product so it's been probably. About an hour and a half or so since then since I last came on camera let me show you what I've been up so. I'm. Still. Filtering. That, damn water, let me have a look how much we've got. I probably. Said, don't yet well I probably got a black metal mugful, and it's been an hour and I. Went. 40, minutes, yeah but an hour and 40 minutes there's clearly. Something, wrong either, with the brown bag but they wouldn't be successful as they were if, they weren't any good or my. Technique, with using them I can't, do anything more than stick, to the the instructions, that are on the bag or. The. Water that I know that they pond I'm collecting it from is so. Full, of debris even. When I was scooping it with my mug there. Was no. Large. Chunks, floating in there and if they were I took them out but, the water itself, you could just see the tiny particles. And obviously when that all congest. S-- at the bottom. Of the bag here, that's. Going to slow things. Down so I don't think I'm doing anything wrong I don't think the bag is at fault I simply, think that my water source is so. Dirty. And, are such small pieces of debris. And dirt in there that when it comes to filtering it is just gonna take a long time so, there, we go just enter stage left she's, been keeping me on my toes what, else have I been up to well I finished, the adjustable, pot hanger that you can see there I've, got my black metal mug hanging off it at the moment just so we're just so you can see how, that would work I, just. Get myself. The. Port is very close to the fire. The. Potty slightly, higher and, three. And the. Pot is even higher, again, so those three settings they're my, adjustable pot here, what. Else haven't been up so I think, you're gonna like ghost take a look at this. I've. Made myself a chair. Look. At that bad boy there, we, Pat my ass in it. There. We go yes I've made myself a chair it's nothing, more than a tripod. A. Cross. Member on the. Back of my thighs and, my knees back of my thighs. As. Well and. A. Piece of rectangular fabric. With. A. Channel. A loop. Of one end for, the cross member to going and a, very small loop at the other end for me sir -, and she's. Just stealing my hearty from my favorite leave it willow leave. It come, back here. And. A simple power cord loop at the top to suspend, it at my head height here I'm enjoyed making this it. Was about 15, times the length of this originally, I was perched, on my legs dangling in the air but surely. But surely trimming down each leg at a time its buttocks were a nice comfortable position. Now, I'm. Gonna make a video in the future on how I actually made, this and the fabric that I used and so on and I even think that if I could persuade the, long haired colonel indoors to dig out the sewing machine I mean, even, create some of these chairs and sell, them on eBay for anybody's interested, in it and experimenting. For themselves. So yeah catch me back in a few. Minutes Sam I don't have a fire going I'll, take you through that warm pop meal I just, goes down and then you can sit. And watch me sit in the lap of luxury. And fill my face. By. The dog no doubt. Alright. Let's get this fire going I've, got a dal dinner consent, sugar as I mentioned at the beginning of the video here I've. Just sliced it in half because I don't think there's gonna be any need to use, the whole thing. I've. Got my new Ferro rod here, from. Jamie at Hull bushcraft, thanks. Jamie, let's. Drop us back on sit here and, let's get this blown into flame fingers, crossed. So. The great thing about using this is there isn't necessarily the, rush. There. Isn't necessarily the, rush to when to. Stop piling your, kindling, tinder and kindling on top, of this because it's such slow, burning, you. Can imagine if that was. Silver. Birch shavings. It would have disappeared, by now and ever to be very quick but. You. Notice with this I've, got a little bit more luxury so I'm gonna pop that in there put.
Those. Dried. Phones. I mentioned earlier on, gather. It round and. Get. This blender Flynn. You, know what I started to go lightheaded, here so what I'm gonna do is. I'm gonna reduce the camera, that's. Still gonna carry on. Smoldering. Away there very nicely then, I'll just the camera, and, I'm just gonna hold, it and what it's it's so long. Burning. Data, and I'm figured if I just keep blowing into it I'm gonna hyperventilate, and, fall over and burst into flames we'll, get a fire one way or the other but out thing if I just pick the phone's up and waft, them get. The air circulating something like that let's, see if that works never tried that be interesting. So. Video consent you is still smoldering. As. You can see there, let's. Try this theory. Obviously it works. What. Do I look like to any passerby. Well. This is interesting folks. He's. Entrusting. It's. Not working, and I, was sure it would have all the things I was doing today I thought to myself this is day this. Is the safe bet because, I no doubt didn't you concentric it takes us back very. Easily I know it's smolders for long time I know that his tummy there's gonna be a lot of, dead. And dry. Ferns. Knocking. About and there are all of those things, just. Can't get them to come together stick. With me. Luckily. While I'm doing this the dog is stealing all the branches, and twigs that I've got for the Firestone that's, not gonna be a problem is it. My. Head crackling. Did. I see a flame then. Whilst. I'm bringing that filtered. Water to, a rolling boil, for. A minimum of two minutes let me just talk you through this one pot meal, that, that I enjoy making up sighs so all I've got here is a normal, bog, standard ziploc, bag, in. Here I've got two. Decent, handfuls. Of pasta. Dried, pasta. I've. Also got a couple of decent handfuls. Of cooked, chicken. It was simply taken off a roast chicken that we ate and for. Tea yesterday evening and I've, got a handful, of mushrooms. If, she's, so simple it's unbelievable, all I'm going to do is bring that water to a boil I'm gonna. Drop the pasta, into. That water and then tail the boil / simmer for. About 10 minutes in other words I'm gonna cook the pasta, once. The pastas, cooked I'm gonna, add in a. Sachet. Of Cooper, soup because let's be perfectly honest what is Cooper soup other than. A sauce so I'm gonna drop that into there and I'm gonna let that constitute. With the pasta, and the water that's in there it's. A chicken and vegetable flavor so I've now got pasta with a chicken and vegetable, sauce. I'm then. Going to add in the cooked chicken and the mushrooms, all I'm gonna do is leave them in there for two or three minutes just to warm them through and at the end of it we've got chicken, pasta. Mushrooms. With a chicken and vegetable, sauce it's so simple to make it's unbelievable, all cooks, in one pot you can bring the whole thing out in one, sip, lock bag like I've done there takes up next to no space and in a normal 14. Or 16 centimeter. Zebra. Billy pan you, can quite easily fix old possibly, three, of these, ready. Meals for want of a better word in. There with a little bit of room still to spare so a good few days of decent meals, all.
In A ziplock back now one pot male. To. Hell with it I'm throwing the whole inch for a very good reason I could be bothered picking the pasta, out of, their sub mix the whole damn. Thing in, there. We. Mix it with my, new. Wooden spoon calves by yours truly, that. Sauce. Is going in for the cup of soup see, you and I. And. I'll get that back, over the fire. For. That pasta to cook off. And. To. Well. Here we are the. Proof is in the chicken pasta and mushroom one pot meal as they say it's. Really taste like I know, what it tastes like it tastes like chicken, mushroom. And, pasta, in. A pot. Yet. I can confirm that is what it tastes like. Like. I said a few seconds ago it's, a really really simple meal to cook you. Can package it all up in and just about to watch the dog's tail go up in flames if he gets any backside. Any closer to the fire that'll, be fun, yeah. You realize I'm here where. Was I really, simple meal to cook all condenses. Down into. A simple. Ziplock, bag, you can carry lots, of them there's, plenty of carbohydrate. And protein and, all that other good stuff that some people worry about packed, into there it's filling, it's quick to cook it's, not quick to filter, the water to, cook it that's another matter but if you're carrying your water with you then, very very simple to cook indeed not bad at all and yes for anybody that's watching thinking is, he going to keep the dog and he really given it I will give us some at the end I promise not a lot cuz she's on two meals a day now breakfast, in there but, for us an evening meal but I sneak a little something, into. My Billy canning set alright I want it to cool down no, worries. Well. Should. We try that again. Here. I am at the end of another one of my monthly, all days really. Enjoyed, today, and it's. The, middle. Of August of 2019, 19th, of October, and I'm still in a t-shirt and I still not felt the temperature, at all very, very mouse still late. Into October let's have a look at what I've covered off then but, pot hanger which I think you can just see and shot here where, it's very very well indeed very pleased with that I'm very pleased that I remembered. The. The. Knot cheese and the beaks and which side of the the tick to carve them up it's the same size as the, tick so pleased about that one, pot meal went well as it always does, that. Bloody, brown bag I. Know. What, I need to do is I need to get myself into, an area that has some. Clean. And I used the way they clean loosely but some some. Debris. Free, water. That, needs filtering. Because the stuff that I'm filtering now is, is. Very heavy with dirt and it's not I don't think it's showing the bag up in the best light because clearly the bag is doing, its job it's filtering, it out but. Of course that's slowing the water right down so maybe I've got one fair in, fact it is it's an unfair, expectation. In the bag of course isn't it what, else have we got on one of course the chair the, chair itself, enjoyed, making this, few. Things I'm going to change in the future I'm. Going to make the tripod, higher it was originally, about, another foot. Two, foot longer. Than the main day at the Manor price than it went than it was now but, my legs were dangling in the air what. I realized I should have done and I didn't have enough cordage, on me was, instead, of keeping, the the top, of it tethered. Right, at the top of the apex, I should, have lengthened, the amount of cordage, that, I was using can, you actually see me there through the smoke I should have lengthened, the amount of cordage, that, I was using to drop, the top of it further, down that way, I wouldn't have had to lose any height and as you can see at the moment I sit back, these. Are price are, in the way of my massive, shoulders so. I the kind of weave. Myself, in and, then what I want to get out I have to weave. Myself, back out again trust, me it's not the end of the world and it's a damn sight more comfortable, and relaxing than sitting on my day sucker on the floor, just. Next time I come out and actually make the video on how I made this I'm, gonna where we're. Going to use new new use, new. MIDI. Dog I'm gonna use new timbers, and new or price start from scratch and, learn a lesson from, today which of course what all this is about isn't it thank.
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