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Deboning

Deboning & Smoking Trout * Quick & Easy

How to quickly & easily remove all the bones while smoking Trout.
Mobile Bug-Out Proto

Mobile Bug-Out Prototype * Leaving The City Behind

This 15 minute Preview is a DVD spoiler. The project took months to organize, set up, film, edit & produce. Many thanks to all our supporters, contributors, subscribers and everyone else that helped make this video possible.
Buck Saw Challange

Buck/Bow Saw Challenge

There are many good Buck & Bow Saw reviews scattered around YouTube. Not everyone will agree on the best saw design. Please post your saw review and/or hand made saw video as a response so people can more easily choose which design will work best for their individual needs. If possible, include some cutting tips and tricks.
Catch Crayfish

Catch Crayfish by Trap, Hand, Net & Pole

The video contains a multitude of scenarios showing how to:
catch big numbers and big fish with hard won tips and tricks;choose baits that work best;
 

 

Preserving Jerky

Survival Food: Preserving Jerky

Tips on how to make and preserve jerky long term without refrigeration. Jerky makes an excellent survival food if excessive preservatives/additives are avoided.
Inexperienced Wood Cutter

LOOK OUT! - Inexperienced Wood Cutter

Wood cutter left a tree hanging over a camp site.
Cutting up an Elk

Cutting up an Elk - In the Wife's kitchen!

How to cut & wrap big game. Hunting elk in Idaho's Rocky Mountains.
Survival Fishing

Survival Fishing (by hand & knife)

Using a cane knife to catch bait fish. Baiting and catching river crayfish by hand. Full spectrum river crayfishing video coming soon!
 
The Informed Woodsman

The Informed Woodsman

Make shelter, tools, weapons, cordage, comfort items and fires. Identify, find and use the best cordage materials. Choose firewood for home, camp or an emergency. Choose the best fire building materials.
Recognize and use pitch wood. Start fires in wet conditions. Starting fires with rod or flint. Recognize, gather and use aquatic plants, moss, lichen and Burls. Make resin for patches, glue or sealant using natural ingredients. Choose the best natural toilet paper. Choose Ice House Insulation. Recognize and gather Smoke Wood. Recognize willow brush for making tools and weapons. Build hunting blinds and shelters using only natural materials.
Goal0

Power Outage + Car Batteries + Goal0: Part 1 of 3

This 3 part series offers cost saving tips and tricks that will allow you to: * generate 12v electricity, as well as convert it to 110 AC, * avoid unnecessary conversions that cause loss of energy, * solar charge Goal Zero battery packs, as well as car, boat, equipment, RV and other batteries, * harvest 12v energy from car, boat, RV, heavy equipment and other batteries so it can be used to power lights, water pumps, computers, communication and so forth, * exchange energy back and forth between Goal Zero battery packs and other batteries, * use solar equipment and available energy in unconventional ways, * connect batteries in series & in parallel, * conserve available energy, * convert amp and volt ratings into watts, * determine battery run times, and; * determine polarity
Goal0

Power Outage + Gather, Bank Batteries + Goal0: Part 2 of 3

This 3 part series offers cost saving tips and tricks that will allow you to: * generate 12v electricity, as well as convert it to 110 AC, * avoid unnecessary conversions that cause loss of energy, * solar charge Goal Zero battery packs, as well as car, boat, equipment, RV and other batteries, * harvest 12v energy from car, boat, RV, heavy equipment and other batteries so it can be used to power lights, water pumps, computers, communication and so forth, * exchange energy back and forth between Goal Zero battery packs and other batteries, * use solar equipment and available energy in unconventional ways, * connect batteries in series & in parallel, * conserve available energy, * convert amp and volt ratings into watts, * determine battery run times, and; * determine polarity
Goal0

Power Outage + Ways 2 Reduce Consumption + Goal0: Part 3

This 3 part series offers cost saving tips and tricks that will allow you to: * generate 12v electricity, as well as convert it to 110 AC, * avoid unnecessary conversions that cause loss of energy, * solar charge Goal Zero battery packs, as well as car, boat, equipment, RV and other batteries, * harvest 12v energy from car, boat, RV, heavy equipment and other batteries so it can be used to power lights, water pumps, computers, communication and so forth, * exchange energy back and forth between Goal Zero battery packs and other batteries, * use solar equipment and available energy in unconventional ways, * connect batteries in series & in parallel, * conserve available energy, * convert amp and volt ratings into watts, * determine battery run times, and; * determine polarity
 
shrooms

Wild Forest Shrooms - Part 1 of 4

Best places, times and methods for gathering wild shrooms in a coniferous forest. Note: Be sure to cook all wild shrooms before eating. Even dehydrated shrooms should be cooked.
shrooms

Wild Forest Shrooms - Part 2 of 4

Best places, times and methods for gathering wild shrooms in a coniferous forest. Note: Be sure to cook all wild shrooms before eating. Even dehydrated shrooms should be cooked.
shrooms

Wild Forest Shrooms - Part 3 of 4

Best places, times and methods for gathering wild shrooms in a coniferous forest. Note: Be sure to cook all wild shrooms before eating. Even dehydrated shrooms should be cooked.
shrooms

Wild Forest Shrooms - Part 4 of 4

Best places, times and methods for gathering wild shrooms in a coniferous forest. Note: Be sure to cook all wild shrooms before eating. Even dehydrated shrooms should be cooked.
 
Survival Fishing

Portable Wood Stove - Heat, Cook, Bake, Grill, BBQ, Hot Water

Whether you're riding out a storm at home, bugging out or just camping in the wild, our stoves are the most versatile, practical and best design around. With 4 sizes to choose from, we've got ya covered. In case of emergency, don't underestimate the value of staying warm, cooking, heating and purifying water with our space saving stove. MADE IN USA
Fur Trapping in Idaho

Fur Trapping in Idaho

Johney is a professional trapper who holds several trap and/or trap modification Patents. He also holds several degrees related to trapping. Some of the techniques Surefire Woodsman.com will be offering in its trapping tutorial have never before been seen by the public. Johney hand makes the professional grade snares offered on this site. Please check back as we are feverishly working to make this information available ASAP.
Poles for Cabins

Cutting Logs, Rails & Poles for Cabins, Teepees & Fences - Preview

7 min. Preview - FULL LENGTH VERSION = 1hr. Build a remote getaway using materials on site. To order the DVD, go to surefirewoodsman.com - Video Tutorials - Survival Tree Falling.
Treetop Porcupine

Treetop Porcupine

We saw this porcupine on our way to the river. I tried to get a couple pictures but he hurried up a tree. We returned several hours later to find him still napping in the same tree. Knowing he would sit still, I decided to climb the tree for a close up.
 
Felling a 53 in. Pine

Felling a 53 in. Pine

With joblessness and homelessness on the rise and the dollar in decline, I'm really pushing the notion of self-reliance and the ability to construct a functional shelter. Having lived in the mountains for my entire adult life, I have experienced being in the woods without any basic creature comforts. This level of discomfort will eventually break the resolve of even an experienced outdoorsman.

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