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The City Slicker’s Guide to Bushcraft Methods

The City Slicker’s Guide to Bushcraft Methods

In the last City Slicker’s Guide, we discussed “Bushcraft on a Budget.”  Basically, we told you about the items you should have in your kit if you hope to get out there and really enjoy the woods.  Well, you’ve got the pack together… so now what? Just because you have the right tools doesn’t mean ...

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Survival Candle Making 101

Survival Candle Making 101

Before the advent of electricity, candles and oil lamps provided light indoors and out. Candles are still valued for their soft glow, although they’re rarely used for utilitarian purposes these days. From a survivalist perspective, though, knowing how to make ...

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Growing Through Self-Directed Learning

Growing Through Self-Directed Learning

We’re surrounded by a society that treats education as a commodity like everything else. Knowledge is thought to be owned by experts who will dispense it to us if we submit to their curricula, and (once we’re adults) pay for ...

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The Secrets Of Homemade Paint

The Secrets Of Homemade Paint

Whether you are a parent with kids who like to be creative, a recreational or professional artist, or a DIY renovator looking to brighten up your living space, there are many fun and useful ways to employ paint in your ...

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Winter Skills 5 Day

December 12, 2012 Maine Primitive Skills School Students learn winter survival skills like winter shelters, trapping, snares, wild edibles, and other cold weather survival strategies. Previous Video

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Rediscovering Belgian Lace

Rediscovering Belgian Lace

Years ago, my husband, then a young art student, visited Belgium. There, he was delighted to meet an old woman, bobbins spread out on a pillow in front of her, making lace. The woman, of course, reminded him of one ...

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