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This video from TA Outdoors is a must-see for fans of bushcraft, self-reliance and the outdoors. It’s beautifully shot, is not only calming and ‘therapeutic’ but also gives a full overview of how to build a log cabin in the woods – from timber, stone and clay.
A team of three men use only a few different hand tools for the entire build! They work in meditative silence, without unneccesary chatter, radio noise or other frivolities. It’s a pure demonstration with no story telling but it’s shot in such a way that everything is explained clearly along the way without the need for words. If you want to study the process in more detail, there is a series of shorter episodes with narration, linked in the description below the video.
They work well as a team and while they state that the structure is not “historically correct” and the tools are clearly of modern manufacture (measuring tape and spirit level for example), many of the techniques used are many centuries old. It’s deliberately done in order to give insight into how you might go about building a shelter using nothing but simple hand tools and natural materials.
Another beautiful thing about this structure is that it is “all organic”. After its time is done, it will decay naturally back into the forest, leaving no pollution or lasting negative impact on the landscape.
The builders try to stay true to Viking design although this is a simplified version of the old Viking longhouse. The use of cedar wood will make it long lasting and the parts that will be in contact with the ground are charred in the fire to help preservation.
The construction is based on the A-frame, one of the oldest and probably simplest ways to build a quick house or shelter. A bark roof is an ancient touch – and it gives the whole structure a really authentic, natural look. The end result is an awesome woodland hang-out!
Finally we see them preparing a feast over an open fire and even baking bread. Not a bad way to live!
Viking House Full Bushcraft Shelter Build With Hand Tools – Graphic © off-grid.info. Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8ba5tt6Sqo
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If you haven't heard of Claude Davis yet do yourself a huge favor and watch this video.
One of the smartest guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting, Claude set-up a unique prepping system that changed his life forever.
I already tried it myself and let me tell... you I was completely blown away... His surprising tactics could make your life easier and give you the peace of mind you deserve.
Don't just take my word for it... watch his short video and decide for yourself.
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An amazing discovery in an abandoned house in Austin, Texas: A lost book of amazing survival knowledge, believed to have been long vanished to history, has been found in a dusty drawer in the house which belonged to a guy named Claude Davis.
Remember... back in those days, there was no electricity... no refrigerators... no law enforcement... and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets... Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.
We've lost to history so much survival knowledge that we've become clueless compared to what our great grandfathers did or built on a daily basis to sustain their families.
Neighbors said that for the last couple of years Claude has tried to unearth and learn the forgotten ways of our great-grandparents and claimed to have found a secret of gargantuan proportions. A secret that he is about to reveal together with 3 old teachings that will change everything you think you know about preparedness:
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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)
Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
But is a shipping container strong enough to handle the pressure?
Watch the video to see what happens: