6 DAYS SOLO BUSHCRAFT - CANVAS LAVVU, BOW DRILL, SPOON CARVING, FINNISH AXE etc.

DESCRIPTION:

It's early fall and I am spending 6 days alone on the west coast of Denmark - two camps in the forest and one in the open land.

THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Did you hunt the food?
No, hunting. I bought all the food the day before the trip.

2. How did you keep the meat fresh?
The meat did just stay in the backpack. It was abut 10-18 degrees. After the first few days did I make sure to cook it well done and the meat was fine to eat. 

3. What about predators?

We don't have bears in Denamrk. We have a few wolves, but you need to get very loocky to se one... So predators is no problem. 

4. What tent did you use?
Polish poncho Lavvu. 

5. What camera did you use?
DSLR Nikon D7000 with mainly Nikon 50mm 1.8

6. What pants did you use?
Ridgeline Explorer Pintail

 

7. What are the location?

The west coast of Denmark. Relative close to the city Esbjerg. 

8. Do you have premission?

Yes I have premission.

 

9. Who is behinde the camera?

I am. I am alone. 

 

10. Can I come visit you?
No, that is not a possibility. Maybe at some point in the future. 

 

11. Where can I get a sweater like that?
Sweaters like that is very commen in scandinavia - so scandinavian onine stores is an option. I don't know the brand, mine is just from a thrift shop.

12. What axe are you using?
The carving axe is homemade. The other one, is a old finnish no brand axe I restored, the model is something similar to the 12/2 or 12/3.  

 
13. What knife are you using?

Homemade, classic scandinavian style. 

14. Solo? What about the cameramen?

I am doing all the camera work myself. I am alone and using a camera tripod. 


PHOTOS, TIPS AND TRICKS:

Day 1. Working on tent pigs. A fallen tree make a quick and ideal chopping block.

Day 1. Cutting meat. It can be handy to "nail" the meat like this on a tree. That gets it away from the dirty forrest floor and makes it easy to handle while cutting.

Day 1. Fire lightning. Ferro rod and birch bark. I scrabe some tinder and use the tinder to ignite bigger pieces of birch bark.

Day 2. Collecting drinking water. It has been a very dry summer and nature is still very dry here in early fall - so I need to walk a bit distance to a bigger permanent water sources.

Day 2: The water is most places in Denmark not the bedst, so to be safe, do i boil the water before drinking.

Day 3. Enjoying a new camp. The fire reflector (the wall of wood) reflect the heat back on me and create some wind protection for the fire. If you make it out of green wood is it less likely to ignite, but dry wood works as well.

Day 3. Working on a asymmetric swedish style eating spoon in birch. Birch is a soft wood and very commen used for sloyd like spoon carving.

Day 4. Making feather sticks for a bird's nest for fire making. Pine wood.

Day 4. Working on a friction fire - bow drill. Pine on pine. Bow drill is one of the easiest way to make a friction fire.

Day 5. Hiking to the sea and a new camp.

Day 5: Accos the sea is England.

Day 5. New camp. It's a dry spot but the area is wet. The vegetation in the open land burn very eaisy and because of the very dry summer, did a chose a camp in a wet area so I still was able to use a fire safely.

Day 5. The sun is going down.

Day 6. On my way back home.