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Pathfinder Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit Hack

Pathfinder Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit Hack

By | Bushcraft, Camp and Hike, DIY, Gear Reviews | No Comments

I am a big fan of the Pathfinder 32oz Stainless Steel Bottle & Nesting Cup Set. This is a super rugged cook set for anyone who spends any time outdoors. As you will see in the video, I have put this mess set through the ringer. But this isn’t so much a review video as it is a gear mod, or hack video.

In this video I show you how to make a simple steam basket for the Pathfinder Stainless Steel Bottle Cooking Kit.

Here’s how to make the alcohol stove shown in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGdJPZXU-Ts

To purchase one of these cook sets, head on over to: http://www.selfrelianceoutfitters.com/32oz-gen3-bottle-nesting-cup-set-with-bottle-stove-combo/

If you would like to try this and purchase your grill topper online, visit: http://amzn.to/1epMpO2 But I will say that I found them cheaper at my local Wal Mart.

 

Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard – Wild Edibles Series

By | Bushcraft, Foraging | No Comments

In this video I take you along in identifying and foraging garlic mustard, a wild edible plant that makes a great addition to your trail knowledge. I’ll show you several key identifiers and will provide some tips on how to enjoy this amazing plant.

 

Dryad's saddle aka pheasantback

Dryad’s Saddle aka Pheasantback – Wild Edibles Series

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In this video I show you how to find and identify Dryad’s Saddle or what’s otherwise known as Pheasantback mushroom. This edible fungus mostly grows on the sides of dead trees, and is best found and harvested in early May in my area of the United States. If you’re not having luck morel hunting, you just might have some luck finding one of these.

Key characteristics…
– feather-like pattern on top (hence “pheasantback)
– spores on the bottom
– smells like watermelon rind
– growing on dead tree

To test if this is edible take your knife and cut it. If your knife passes easily through it, that part will make good on the table.

 

Morel mushroom

Morel Mushroom Hunting – Tips and observations

By | Bushcraft, Camp and Hike, Foraging | No Comments

In this video I take you along with me on my morel mushroom hunt. Along the way I share several tips, tricks, and observations about hunting these amazing mushrooms. Be sure to watch to the end for some final observations that may help you find them in your area.

WARNING….
NEVER consume any wild edible plant that I talk about on this channel without consulting a local expert in your area first. ESPECIALLY when it comes to mushrooms. The wrong ones can KILL you!

 

alcohol stove

Turn Trash Into a Backpacking Stove

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In this video I demonstrate how to convert a random trashed pop can into an improvised alcohol stove for backpacking, hiking, camping etc.

Back Story: So I hit the trail the other day with the intention of having some wild leeks and ramen noodles for lunch. When I got to a good spot to park things to eat, I realized that I left my alcohol stove at home. Lucky for me I was able to find someone else’s trash pop can and convert it into an improvised alcohol stove using my multitool.

Alcohol backpacking stoves are very simple to make and come in endless varieties. Add this one to your list of things to try soon!

Next time I will be sure to remember to pack my favorite alcohol stove.