Natural shelter with no tools

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  1. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Ia woodsman taught me how to do this because I wasn't smart enough to figure it out myself. True story.
    Anyway, this is for the hardwoodsman challenges. One of the challenges in the first stage.
    Check 'em out when you get a chance, it's no longer a requirement for you to be bush class basic certified to participate. If you want to get in on them then there's no restrictions anymore. I'd like to see some more folks get involved if they want.
    Hardwoodsman challenge
    Thanks for looking.

    [video=youtube;EglXTQ09Lsc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EglXTQ09Lsc[/video]
     
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  2. Keyser Söze

    Keyser Söze Usual Suspecto Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    that last big azz piece of bark ya threw on -you could use it as a under-mat and put grass or pine branches on it for insulation...:35:
     
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  3. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    For sure, bro. It was huge. lol. I hit the jackpot, I found a big ol' cottonwood that had slipped most of it's bark.
     
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    this has been on my list for a while now. I wnat to incorporate something that naturally is shelter like already and pile on the no tool debris. thanks for the inspiration.
     
  5. Exy

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    Oh man the sneaker pimps.

    I used to jam to that song when the ladies were in the car.. Worked a treat ;)
     
  6. cellis

    cellis Post less. Do more. Supporter Bushclass II

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    Who knew you were a closet trip-hop lover Iz..

    Seriously though guys hardwoodsman is major skill level up just from learning about it. I have a few down and every single one I did as much as cursed and sweated and bled has not only boosted my confidence in the outdoors but in life. If anything ever gets to me I can think of when I started a splitwood fire using only a knife and a ferro rod left-handed, their aren't a lot of people in the world who have done that and it made me proud.

    Iz cutting the bushclass requirement is a big deal, you all need to get on this now. Go through the skills thread and watch the videos from the guys who have completed stage 1 or are trying to complete it. There are skills displayed there like nothing else.

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php/47683-The-hardwoodsman-tab-requirements
    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php/47737-Hardwoodsman-tab-skill-posts
     
  7. Sgt. Mac

    Sgt. Mac Elder Staff Member Administrator Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II Bushclass Instructor

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    Well done Brother
     
  8. Kerri

    Kerri úlfheðnar Hobbyist Bushclass I

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    Awesome stuff Iz im retarded and never think about these chalenges till im in the middle of the woods and then I cant ever remember them. Im gonna start calling you everytime im in the woods so you can tell me all the rules and requirements haha
     
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    Here's a shelter I built for another forum's challenge. First time I've done a shelter like this one. I didn't use any tools, either. Branches were found and broken by hand. Roots dug up and split, and then weaved around the support poles. Some pine boughs were thatched into the top of the weaves. Added some more shaping boughs to the outside and covered with pine needles. The inside has boughs, weeds, pine needles, and ceder for an insulation bed. I don't expect it to keep me dry in a heavy rain, and I did NOT sleep in it. If I were to actually use it, I would have built it in the woods to have more of a wind break and overhead coverage. It was a fun experience.

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    Good stuff IZ. I still plan to do your challenges. I actually did the man in creek awhile back, but my stupid camera was too cold and did not record it. In any case it was a good, cold practice run. I will get back on them as soon as I can.
     
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    Good stuff Iz. Going to start working on these after intermediate.
     
  12. madmax

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    Great stuff and I like your "be safe and prepared" part of this. We've had to go to the emergency bags on several camps. Saved our butts from hypothermia.

    I'll have to try this in FL. I haven't even tried "no tool" stuff.

    Inspired. :4:
     
  13. Adam

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    Good stuff Iz.

    I'm ready to get to work on some HW challenges and get back in to intermediate bushclass as well. Always enjoy the vids you put out, glad to see them coming around again.
     
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    Never did one without tools. I like that someone can being a tarp etc if something should go wrong. Granted most wouldn't be 50 miles from the artic circle but hiking 5 miles back to the truck in the rain would suck. Ok I am in.
     
  15. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Haha. I don't know what trip hop is but I dig this song.
    Thanks for taking the challenges, man and for saying such nice things about it. Very glad you're diggin' them.

    Great shelter, man. :dblthumb:

    Thanks, Max. Yeah, I like to put emphasis on safety. I know we all wanna be tough guys but I don't see a need in getting dead in order to have fun in the woods. lol.

    Looking forward to what you and the other guys come up with.

    Thanks a bunch guys.
     
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    That was the shizz, Iz. To echo Kerri, it would be really cool if we could go back and edit the challenges/requirements OP for HW & Bushclass to include a written section that we could copy and take out to the bush with us. It would just make things easier to complete if there was a list of the requirements in hand.
     
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    Good stuff, Iz. I'll have to start on the hardwoodsman challenges. They sound like a real challenge.
     
  18. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    That's a good idea, man. I'll see if I can work something up in a while. Thanks!

    It would be great to have you in them, bro.
     
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    Another fun one ! That bark you found is a dreamy jackpot!
    Good stuff man
     
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    Cool idea man :dblthumb:
     
  21. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Thanks, fellas.
     
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    Nice work mate! I have done something similar in the past, but not as thorough.
     
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    Nicely done Iz! Great video.
     
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    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Thanks, guys.
     

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