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Monday, 3 October 2016

A Woodsrunner's Diary: More On OTZI The Iceman.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: More On OTZI The Iceman.: Bearskin Cap. http://www.iceman.it/en/clothing/; Shoes. http://08sainje-theiceman.blogspot.com.au/; Reproduction Tools &amp...

Saturday, 27 August 2016

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Flint & Steel Fire Lighting Methods.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Flint & Steel Fire Lighting Methods.: Flint & Steel Fire Lighting Methods. Flint & steel & the use of a tinderbox has been in use since before the middle ages....

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Polypore Fungus Worldwide. Plant Tinder For Fire L...

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Polypore Fungus Worldwide. Plant Tinder For Fire L...: Copyright Keith H. Burgess. Australia. Polypore Fungus grows worldwide. This is one of my main sources of plant tinder for flint &...

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

A Woodsrunner's Diary: The Well Equipped Woodsrunner.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: The Well Equipped Woodsrunner.: This post is just to encourage people to improve on their equipment when ever they have the opportunity. In our busy lives we can sometimes ...

Sunday, 25 October 2015

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Corn, can it really sustain you on a long trek?

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Corn, can it really sustain you on a long trek?: I have read that the Woodland Indians travelled with just corn to sustain them on their long journeys, & I have often wondered, k...

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Reconstructed Eastern Woodland Indian Wigwam. Winter Scene.

This is the reconstructed woodland Indian wigwam that I built in our forest. You can see the drying rack to the right, & the outside fireplace with tripod just in front.




Thursday, 21 May 2015

A Woodsrunner's Diary: DANGER ! Boiled Linseed Oil, Or Is It ???

A Woodsrunner's Diary: DANGER ! Boiled Linseed Oil, Or Is It ???: For those of you making your own oilcloth, or using linseed oil on wooden implements used for food, it is wise to note that the "B...

Saturday, 4 April 2015

A Woodsrunner's Diary: A Change Of Opinion. Flint & Steel Striking Method...

A Woodsrunner's Diary: A Change Of Opinion. Flint & Steel Striking Method...: I am not sure when or where, but I know that I once made the statement that striking the flint with the steel was not the correct way. Now i...

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Fire Steels. Researching Three Types.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Fire Steels. Researching Three Types.: Fire Steels. Researching Three Types. I am sure after doing so much research on fire steels, that there is still a lot to learn on my p...

Monday, 10 November 2014

A Woodsrunner's Diary: The Pemmican Manual

A Woodsrunner's Diary: The Pemmican Manual: You can substitute other meats and dried fruits that are available in your area. http://nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/1377 T h...

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Making A Linen Bread Bag. A Link.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Making A Linen Bread Bag. A Link.: http://www.ecabonline.com/2010/07/sewing-linen-bread-bag-french-seams_23.html

BUZZARD BUSHCRAFT: Lord Farquhar Firesteel

BUZZARD BUSHCRAFT: Lord Farquhar Firesteel: I recently got a firesteel on BCUK from Mozzy, who goes by the username Lord Farquhar on a number of bushie/knife forums..here's a few ...

Friday, 11 July 2014

The Old Foodie: Compressed Bread for Travel.

The Old Foodie: Compressed Bread for Travel.: On two previous occasions whilst travelling I have posted on the topic of ‘travellers bread’ ( here , and here ) and it might be thought th...

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Tools Of The Settlers 2. A Find. Gimlets.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Tools Of The Settlers 2. A Find. Gimlets.: Gimlets are handy tools, they are the hand drill of the 18th century. These tools drill a hole for nails & screws, as some nails tended ...

Thursday, 13 February 2014

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Tinder Horns.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Tinder Horns.: Not everyone used a tinder box, and no doubt some of those who did have a tinder box may not have used it for making fire per se. Some peopl...

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Fire Lighting Problem-Not Enough Tinder.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Fire Lighting Problem-Not Enough Tinder.: One of the problems I have noticed of late is people having trouble making fire with flint and steel. Either the kindling is damp, or hard t...

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Slideshow from my album

English Lake District

http://youtu.be/E3y2EIYlm8c



Roz and I on an autumn camp out.
JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT ANYONE HERE THAT IS A FACEBOOK FRIEND, I HAVE DELETED MY FACEBOOK ACCOUNT SO WILL BE PUTTING IN MORE TIME HERE AND ON TWITTER SO SEE YOU SOON, Al.











Saturday, 21 December 2013

A Woodsrunner's Diary: The Housewife Sewing Kit and Comfort.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: The Housewife Sewing Kit and Comfort.: Everything we carry on the trail is for comfort. Different people have different ideas about what was carried by the average woodsman. But w...

Friday, 20 December 2013

Quick look at a small pack.


Just a look at the amount of flint we have in our area.


Apology

Hi Guys, just an apology for leaving the blog unatended and to say a thank you to those that have posted and kept it active, the social networking has taken over as late but in the new year hope to get this blog up and running as it should be.
Regards, Al.

Monday, 2 December 2013

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Woodland Indian Leggings By Sheryl Hartman.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Woodland Indian Leggings By Sheryl Hartman.: I did write several reviews on this book many years ago. My copy is now an old one. The new version I believe has a new cover image. I did t...

Saturday, 23 November 2013

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Lots Of Skills To Learn.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Lots Of Skills To Learn.: Learning is an ongoing thing. Here are links to my Free videos, to my DVDs, and to my book. YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/historica...

Monday, 18 November 2013

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Two Of My DVDs Are To Be Deleted Soon.

Australian Survival and Preppers..: Two Of My DVDs Are To Be Deleted Soon.: Just a Heads-Up that Trepstar are going to delet a couple of my DVDs due to lack of sales over the past 240 days. They are Muzle-loaders &am...

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Cornish Woodland Workshop: Love parachute

Cornish Woodland Workshop: Love parachute: I love this image of the parachute we use for shelter. In fairness it was probably more effective as shade than rain shelter this summer, bu...

Friday, 6 September 2013

A Woodsrunner's Diary: One Blanket Winter Camping.

A Woodsrunner's Diary: One Blanket Winter Camping.: One Blanket Winter Camping. It can get very cold here in New England NSW, but there are places where it can get much colder. So be min...

Monday, 15 July 2013

BUZZARD BUSHCRAFT: Flint Nodule ..... or not?

BUZZARD BUSHCRAFT: Flint Nodule ..... or not?: I went to my favourite place to find jasper looking for some pieces when I found this, it's a flint nodule, or is it?     Now a...

Monday, 4 February 2013

Last Call For Skills DVDs!!!


This is a heads up for my skills DVDs being no longer available very soon. The company who sells these take them off the market if they are not selling over a period of 240 days, mine have not sold over the past 240 days despite the excellent reviews. So if you were thinking of getting any, now is the time!
http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/search?q=DVDs

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Muzzle-Loaders and More will be the first to go because it has not sold over the past 244 days. Believe me, I make no profit from these DVDs if you include my time. I could order one myself to keep these going, but frankly that would reduce my earnings to zero and if they are just not selling I don't see the point. 
Regards to all, Keith.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Spoon making as an Indian Captive-18th Century.


“my master told me to
Try if I Could make me a Spoon, and Gave me a hatchet
and told me he would assist me in it for he Said there
was nothing more Necessary for me to be furnished
with in my march, his orders I quickly obeyed, and
finished my Spoon with So much Dixterity, yt my
master was Verey well pleased with me",

The Pote Journal 1745.

New Off The Grid DVD coming out soon.

http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/off-topic-off-grid.html
This is the image chosen for the DVD cover.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Some pics from a canoe/camp with my Grandson.




Posts

Hi people, I apologise for lack of posts but committed with work lately, hopefully get up and runnin again soon. Regards Al.

Friday, 19 August 2011

wolfbushcraft: the long shadow

wolfbushcraft: the long shadow: As nature pauses briefly,just to rest before the preparation of the winter to come,i too pause and take this time to write a little somethin...