Primitive Skills Survival Challenge – Pathfinder Knife Challenge

Primitive Skills Survival Challenge – Pathfinder Knife Challenge

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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.

Day One

00:04 MAKE PRIMITIVE CUTTING TOOL
00:37 gather other materials
05:10 MAKE PRIMITIVE CONTAINER
Day Two

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

Wrap up:

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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20 Comments

  1. Rohbinson Samuel

    Wow ! Really good job, watched the whole thing…. Thanks. from North Africa ;)

  2. Good Job, Sir…watched the whole thing!

  3. Primitive had also bottle of white wine to serve with fish!

  4. thanks for this videos i learn a lot of thing from this

  5. Marty Shettlesworth

    GOOD JOB HOSS , CONGRATULATIONS !

  6. gonna start my adventure.. thanks for sharing this Sir ^_^

  7. Wynand Johan Koegelenberg

    When I first stumbled upon this video, I thought I had hit Internet Gold: "Mary Poppins doing survival skills. Primitive basket weaving whilst wearing a floppy hat with a feather stuck on top". What is not to like, ridicule and deride (and perhaps create a meme)? But then, I was enthralled and finished watching the entire video – you Sir; are quite the survivalist. You have a most admirable set of survival skills. Creating everything out of nothing! A tip of the hat to you. Well done!

  8. where you get the hook…? no hook in jungle.

  9. 2:30 had me rolling. You're the man and the vids are always fun and informative. Thanks, keep it up :P

  10. Nice basket man!

  11. hani batacandolo

    Nice job,  i learn something from your video, thank you you for sharing your thoughts and ideas,

  12. There's a show called survivor u would make a great contender. They drop 10 men in different spots in a forest and last man gets 500k.ur allowed to take 10 items. U should do into it.

  13. INDOMITUS BUSHCRAFT

    Hi fellow, very nice. Did you win the contest? Nice job. Cheers

  14. Dallin Mickelson

    Hiding cat betwen legs
    

  15. u ruined It with the string and hook! :p everything else was awsum tho

  16. Sulaiman Zainuddin

    i love this video! i from malaysian! come survivor in malaysian forest!

  17. I really enjoyed watching the video. I hope next time I catch one of these real time so maybe I can enter the challenge. I subscribed so we'll see. Thanks again for posting!

  18. outdoor'sboy 101

    Man I love your videos great job!
    

  19. herbbearingseed

    Well Done! My son does this as well, as I take him into the bush at least once per month all year.

  20. good job !

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