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How to make epoxy (glue) out of tree resin
 
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This video details how to make wilderness glue or epoxy using spruce tree sap. Alternatively you can make this pine tree sap depending on where you live. A few things that I left out of the video are, you can dip the resin in water after coating the stick with it to immediately harden it then dip it in again, this is a good method if you have water nearby. You should also fish out the gunk that gets mixed in with the resin while its on the fire, this can disrupt the mixing process. This can seal cracks in wood, it can also be used to hold arrowheads in place along with knife blades in carved wooden handles. It's an all around good sealant and is definitely worth trying out. As always like and subscribe and ill see you next time! If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about what's happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife
Views: 5454 Its an outdoors life
Indy Hammered Knives knife making kit
 
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Indy hammered knives - http://ihknives.com/ Knife building kit - http://ihknives.com/products/complete-knife-kit-ihk-skinner This video goes over my experience making a knife from indy hammered knives, I'll be uploading the completely finished knife here soon. If your looking for some other easy woodcarving projects check out these videos How to carve a whistle from a tree branch - https://youtu.be/6qi23s2_dGQ Basics of carving wooden spoons - https://youtu.be/EoP69xmAr9o Carving a wooden hunting bow - https://youtu.be/0fgvZ9ymGh0 If your interested in collaborating or talking you can reach me on Instagram @ its_an_outdoors_life Twitter @ An_outdoorslife As always if you liked the video hit that subscribe button and I'll see you next time!
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How to make your own suspended tree tent platform like the tentsile trillium
 
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This is an overview on the design I used to create a suspended tree tent / platform like the tentsile trillium. It has three main sides that can each hold a person, Its held about 400 pounds so far and I'm confident it can hold a lot more. The supplies I used to make this include - 3 large ratchets - 3 small ratchets - 3x30 foot strands of webbing - 6 inch steel welding ring - 6 carabineers as backups to hold ratchet hooks in place - 10 foot circular trampoline mat ( The bigger the better ) The whole thing took about a half hour to set up, with a bunch of people you could definitely do it in a fraction of the time. It is pretty heavy all together but it could still be used camping or as an extended basecamp. If you set it up high enough and far enough away from the tree's you would probably be safe to store food from bears, but I wouldn't put it past a baby black bear to climb the 10 feet of ratchet webbing to get to food if it was out in the open. If your looking for a much simpler design you can checkout this video - https://youtu.be/b-wZxszD1I8 It shows how to make a basic open hammock version of this that's much easier to make but doesn't support as much weight. Definitely share this video if you think someone would be interested in the design, if anyone wants to collaborate on future suspended tent projects you can email me at sidneymunozasdi@gmail.com otherwise be sure to like and subscribe and ill see you next time. If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about what's happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife
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How to make a wooden survival whistle
 
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This video goes over how to make a wooden survival whistle out of a tree branch. Overall it takes about 5-10 minutes depending on the type of wood your using and how comfortable you are with wood carving. The only things you'll need to make the whistle are a piece of wood and a knife. When choosing a tree branch to carve, make sure it's a young branch (1-2 years old), that insures that the bark will be easy to remove. Another thing to consider is you should use live wood, the bark from dead wood can be too brittle to remove without breaking and you need the cylinder of bark to remain intact to keep the airflow directed at the resonance chamber of the stick. If your looking for more outdoor woodcarving projects check these out; How to make a wooden spoon - https://youtu.be/EoP69xmAr9o Overview of making a bowdrill set - https://youtu.be/nzuR2b2BjbQ If your interested in collaborating or talking you can reach me on Instagram @ its_an_outdoors_life Twitter @ An_outdoorslife As always if you liked the video hit that subscribe button and I'll see you next time!
Views: 3684 Its an outdoors life
Making a wooden hunting bow
 
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This is some footage I took while making my first wooden hunting bow, the biggest challenge was making it thin enough so I could actually draw it. Hopefully I'll release a how to video on bows for the future. I used spruce to make this bow, generally you shouldn't make bows from spruce or pine, but it was the only straight wood that I had on hand. So far the bow has been working fine, keep an eye out for a how to on making basic arrows. The camera man in this video also has a channel, you can find him @ weeplague if you like gaming videos you should check out his channel. If you like this video and want to see more like it you can check out my how to, on making epoxy (glue) from tree resin - https://youtu.be/Ay5l-gyx2IQ Or my DIY on making your own tree tent platform https://youtu.be/lWu9cNPXC9I If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about whats happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife As always like and subscribe and ill see you next time!
How to carve a wooden camping spoon
 
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This is a basic overview of how you can make your own wooden spoon while camping or just for fun. Something I left out of the video is that you can soak your spoon for a day in olive oil to make it more durable to food and liquids, just remember to wash it well afterwards or it'll taste like straight olive oil! If you have any questions, drop a comment down below. I used a basic pocket knife to make this but if your curious about different tools you can use to make it more aesthetic and to make the bowl easier to carve you can use a chisel to make the carving a bit faster and a spoon gouge to make the bowl deeper and much easier to carve. If your looking for a more serious woodworking / survival project check out this video - https://youtu.be/nzuR2b2BjbQ It's the first of a 5 part series on making a bow drill set If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about whats happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife
How to build a huge hammock out of a trampoline
 
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This is a video on how to build a hammock out of an old trampoline, I spent about a week working on the design and this was the first one that worked out. You can put up to 250 pounds in it before the links on the outside of the trampoline start to creak. The design on this can definitely be improved if you wanted to take it out camping, though since its so heavy car camping would be the best option. To make this design I used - 3x30 foot strands of webbing - 3 big ratchets (More smaller ratchets are optional) - 3 carabineers as failsafes to connect the webbing to the ratchet hooks If your looking for a more sturdy suspended tree platform like the tentsile trillium you can follow this link - https://youtu.be/lWu9cNPXC9I I've had it hold a little bit more than 300 pounds and I'm confident it could hold more. So if your looking for something to sleep in the tree's in while camping you should check it out. If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about whats happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife
How to make a basic arrow
 
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This video shows you how to make a basic arrow, if you haven't already you should check out my building a wooden hunting bow video. That's the bow I'll be using in the video. I used willow wood to make my arrows because it was the most convenient and straight but if you wanted something to hunt with I would use a harder wood with a stronger core. If your looking for some other easy woodcarving projects check out these videos How to carve a whistle from a tree branch - https://youtu.be/6qi23s2_dGQ Basics of carving wooden spoons - https://youtu.be/EoP69xmAr9o Carving a wooden hunting bow - https://youtu.be/0fgvZ9ymGh0 If your interested in collaborating or talking you can reach me on Instagram @ its_an_outdoors_life Twitter @ An_outdoorslife As always if you liked the video hit that subscribe button and I'll see you next time!
The best forearm workout device for grip strength and muscle
 
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This video goes over what I think is the best forearm workout, I go over how to build a "devils Yoyo" which is a device which I use to train my forearms for climbing. The materials I used in this video are 1. 1 foot pvc pipe 2. 7 feet of thin rope 3. Weight of some sort (I used 10 pounds) You treat the weight like a yoyo, bringing it up and down by twisting the piping letting the rope unravel slowly off the pipe. In the video I used a ten pound weight, but you can use whatever weight you feel comfortable with. Low weight high reps is the best for endurance if your training for climbing, but if your aiming for larger muscles in general you can use more weight as needed. For an ultra endurance workout you can stand on a ledge and let the rope run out fully, you'll really start to feel the burn in your muscles if you use this method, its a really great forearm exercise that can start building your grip strength immediately. If your interested in collaborating or talking you can reach me Instagram @ its_an_outdoors_life Twitter @ An_outdoorslife As always if you liked the video hit that subscribe button and I'll see you next time!
How to sharpen your knife on a car window
 
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This video shows the basic little known method of sharpening your knife on a car window. While you can sharpen your knife using this technique I would recommend investing in a sharpening stone as this method can strip away the metal on knives with a lower carbon count in there blade. You can test if this method works for your knife by trying to cut a piece of paper before and after you've sharpened it on the window. If your knife is already sharp this can hone it in under 2 minutes, but if your knife is completely unsharpened it could take up to 10-15 minutes to see results in a very dull knife. If you do have a very dull knife you can rotate the knife blade so the blade is pointed more directly at the window (45 degree angle) to get more of an edge on the knife, this works very well with cheap knives. If your looking for some easy woodcarving projects check out these videos How to carve a whistle from a tree branch - https://youtu.be/6qi23s2_dGQ Basics of carving wooden spoons - https://youtu.be/EoP69xmAr9o Carving a wooden hunting bow - https://youtu.be/0fgvZ9ymGh0 If your interested in collaborating or talking you can reach me on Instagram @ its_an_outdoors_life Twitter @ An_outdoorslife As always if you liked the video hit that subscribe button and I'll see you next time!
Views: 3521 Its an outdoors life
How to carve a wooden bowl using embers
 
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This video shows you how to make a bowl or dish using hot coals from a fire. This same method is also used to make dugout canoes if you have the patience for that kind of project. I used a chisel in the video and small hobbycraft knife, but you could easily get the same results with a pocket knife. A hook knife or a kucksa knife would work best for scooping out the charred parts of the bowl if you have one, if you dont have one and your having trouble clearing it out with a normal knife you can use a rock to crush out the bowl. Another wilderness alternative is using normal sand as sandpaper, you can grind it onto the char to make it smooth, this option takes a little longer than if you would use sandpaper but the end results are the about the same as using 80p sandpaper. If you have any questions about the process leave a comment down below and ill try to get back to you as soon as possible. If your looking for some other easy woodcarving projects check out these videos How to carve a whistle from a tree branch - https://youtu.be/6qi23s2_dGQ Basics of carving wooden spoons - https://youtu.be/EoP69xmAr9o Carving a wooden hunting bow - https://youtu.be/0fgvZ9ymGh0 If your interested in collaborating or talking you can reach me on Instagram @ its_an_outdoors_life Twitter @ An_outdoorslife As always if you liked the video hit that subscribe button and I'll see you next time!
How To Make a Bowdrill (Basic Overview)
 
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This is a basic overview of how to make and use a Bowdrill, this is the first of a 5 part series that will detail the specifics on how to make each different part of the bow drill. The different parts the video shows are 1. Bow 2. Spindle 3. Handhold 4. Fire board If your want a 100% survival version of this you can make the string for the bow out of leather or make cord out of certain plants, in the video I use paracord but there are many sites that detail how to make cord from wilderness materials. If your looking for an easier woodworking project you can check out this video - https://youtu.be/EoP69xmAr9o It shows you how you can carve a lightweight wooden camping or backpacking spoon in under 30 minutes using just a pocket knife. If you have any questions, comments, or things you want to see in the future be sure to leave them down below. If your interested in collaborating you can email me at - sidneymunozasdi@gmail.com If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about whats happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife
Mchugh Creek Freerunning and Climbing Spots
 
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This was taken at McHugh Creek, these are just some of the cool things you can do if you make your way up the river. If you like the video and want more in the future subscribe and hopefully we can send out some more adventure videos. If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about whats happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX80 Unboxing
 
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I got the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 today! I went to best buy with the intent to get the Cannon G7X (Which is a really great camera for vloging or taking videos in general, for any of you who are looking for a camera) but then I saw this camera for over 300 dollars less so I decided to check it out, one of the main reasons I was looking into the G7X is because of its flip screen which allows you to view yourself if your in front of the camera and the Cybershot HX80 actually has that feature too, and one of the people I spoke too said it was the best compact camera for travel. I spent a little time after filming the video messing around with it and its a great camera. A few of the features that stand out on it are 1. Optical zoom 30x 2. Flip screen 3. Wifi enabled (most camera's nowadays) 4. Very compact camera 5. Popup Viewfinder 6. Popup flashbar 7.1080p HD video output I really cant wait to start making videos on it, my next video release will be my third video in the bowdrill series (how to make a fireboard) which if you haven't already checked it out you can watch the first vide by following this link - https://youtu.be/nzuR2b2BjbQ As always like and subscribe if you enjoyed the video and I'll see you next time! Thanks for watching! If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about what's happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife
How to make cord in the wilderness
 
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This is a brief overview of how to make cord in the wilderness, if your looking for more details I'll write out what I know down below. So the basics of making the cordage is pretty simple, its a great bushcraft and survival skill or just something to play with in your free time. To start the process you need to find a twistable length of material, in the video I used the outer bark of an alder tree, but you can use anything that wont snap when you twist it. You need to make long thin strips, the strips don't have to be long but it'll mean less splicing in the end. With both hands on opposite sides of the material twist your hands in opposite directions, this will create a loop in the middle of the strands. You can pinch this loop, bite it, or put something through it, the tension on the line will help make a better rope. hold each end of the string in both hands and start to twist the right strand in whatever direction doesn't unravel the loop, twist it around 3-4 times then pull the left strand over the right one and switch which the strands in your hands. You need to repeat this until on of the strands starts to run out, you can splice in another strand by twisting it into the strand that's running out, then continue like normal. The area where you spliced it will be a bit bunchy and that's completely normal. When your finished you can cut off the extra strands sticking out of the splice or leave them in case it starts slipping later. When your happy with the length of your cord you can tie off the ends or tie one large overhand knot using both strands as one. Feel free to contact me on Instagram @its_an_outdoors_life if you want to collaborate or just throw around some video ideas. Leave a comment down below if you have any questions about the rope making process. If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about whats happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife As always like and subscribe and ill see you next time!
How to make a bowdrill spindle
 
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This is the second video of a five part series on bow drilling, this video covers how to make spindles which are an integral part of the bowdrilling process. If your interested in learning more about bowdrilling you can check out my previous video at - https://youtu.be/nzuR2b2BjbQ Stay tuned for more out door videos and the rest of my bowdrilling series. The materials I used for this video are: 1. "Razor edge" knife set 2. Hand saw 3. Alder branch 4. Birch branch 5. Willow branch As far as wood goes I would recommend using dried alder for your spindle, especially If you live in Alaska. A few Keynotes and tips to remember from the video are, 1. Always use dry wood, you can dry it by baking in in the over or in the sun 2. Watch out for knots in the wood your using 3. Carve the tip of your spindle down after continuous use if it becomes oblong, or it'll start burning through your fireboard very fast. Hopefully after the series is done I'll be able to a hand drill video, leave a comment down below if you have any questions or things you would like to see in the future. As always like and subscribe if you enjoyed the video and be sure to check out my other videos on the channel (Sidney Munoz), thanks for stopping by! Also check out my new Instagram @ its_an_outdoors_life If your interested in a collaboration or learning more about whats happening on the channel you can find me on twitter @An_outdoorslife