In this primitive skills survival challenge not even the use of a knife is allowed. The only man-made items used were one inner strand of a 5′ section of 550 paracord and a small #6 Aberdeen fish hook. Thanks everyone for the subs, views, comments, and support.
I know it’s a long video, but Sarge wanted to see it as real time as possible. So, I put a timeline below. Total time to complete was around 8 1/2 hours, add 3 more hours for dealing with the camera and batteries. lol This was a TOUGH challenge, and that’s putting it lightly.
Only man made items allowed for the challenge: cordage and one fish hook.
Timeline: Challenge requirements in caps.
00:04 MAKE PRIMITIVE CUTTING TOOL
00:37 gather other materials
05:10 MAKE PRIMITIVE CONTAINER
11:17 find turtle shell container / digging tool
11:58 gather Cottonwood bark tinder
13:28 forage wild edibles – Common evening primrose
14:00 gather more tinder and kindling for fire
15:30 gather more primitive cutting tools
16:17 arrive at base camp and conduct inventory
20:28 Craft digging tool using turtle shell and cutting tool
21:59 MAKE BOWDRILL SET WITH CUTTING TOOL
32:00 search around lake for more resources
33:00 MAKE FISHING IMPLEMENT
35:55 MAKE FISHING LINE
41:18 catch crawdad for bait
42:50 CATCH FISH #1
43:41 use turtle shell as bait container
43:50 CATCH FISH #2
45:30 START HOLE IN FIREBOARD WITH PRIMITIVE CUTTING TOOL
48:00 MAKE FIRE BY FRICTION
55:36 CLEAN FISH WITH PRIMITIVE TOOL
01:00:30 COOK FISH
01:06:50 boil water in turtle shell container
01:10:00 EAT FISH! not sure if this was required, but by now I’m pretty hungry. I’m not doing all this and not eating the fish. lol
01:13:15 Thanks Sarge
01:14:25 and everyone else too!
01:17:15 all cleaned up, fire out and buried…
And, last but not least, Thanks again Derek and hats off to everyone who attempted or completed the challenge. Congratulations to the winner!
Primitive skills challenges like this allow one to appreciate Modern Gear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROm7g1FFRYg&list=PL81C3660561EAF16F&feature=view_all
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