Archive for January, 2010
You can use stills in various areas of the world. They draw moisture from the ground and from plant material. You need certain materials to build a still, and you need time to let it collect the water. It takes about 24 hours to get 0.5 to 1 liter of water.
To make the aboveground still, you need a sunny slope on which to place the still, a clear plastic bag, green leafy vegetation, and a small rock (Figure 6-6).
Thick fruit soups such as blåbärssoppa and rose-hips soup, are typical Swedish cuisine and can be served hot or cold, depending on the season. The Swedes use this delicious concoction for hydration and energy during Vasaloppet (the world’s biggest, longest and oldest ski marathon). What’s it taste like? Some say it is like a liquefied blueberry pie with a touch of cinnamon. I have to agree.
This is another classic trap in the survival manuals. Ojibwa (canadian) or Chippewa (USA) were native tribes living around the Big Lakes. It’s a very simple trap, you only need
2.-a survival knife or any other means to make a hole on it’s upper end and sharp point lower end to stick it in the ground.
3.-a short wand with some pointed end as thick as the hole you’ve made in the pole.
4.-a bit of cordage to make a snare and either a little rock or a sapling spring to pull the snare when the bird release the trigger system.