Building a Celtic Roundhouse with Hand Tools: Bushcraft Project (PART 1)


We build a bushcraft celtic roundhouse in the forest using hand tools only. In part 1 we collect timber resources, and cut logs ready for the foundations of the bushcraft shelter. The hand tools we will be using for this build are: axe, knife, saw, drawknife and an auger. To begin with we clear a site ready for the construction to begin. We cut a large log using the metre long silky saw. This is to be used for chopping logs. We then re-built our saw horse that we had made in the bushcraft viking house series. We hewed it flat with some wood wedges and axes. Then we made new legs for it. This was also used as a bark peeling jig. We cut 14 logs from the nearby area (all the wood in the immediate area is being forested and we had permission to use these resources). We de-barked the logs and burnt the ends of them. This is an ancient Japanese technique, which helps to make the logs more rot-resistant when they are buried in the ground. These 14 logs will become our vertical posts. The wood we are using is cedar. This is commonly used for Log Cabi building across Europe, especially Scandinavia. It is very rot resistant and although not the hardest of woods, it has proved well when we have built with it in the past. The Celts occupied what we know as Britain over 2,000 years ago. Around the year 500BC. They were incredibly resourceful people and very tribal. Their houses were known as a roundhouse. In the north of England the walls were made with stone, and in the south of Britain they were made with wood as there was more wood available. The roof was thatched and the house had a central firepit with sleeping areas around the outside. This is an important part of British and Irish History and we hope you enjoy joining us on this adventure!
In Part 2 we will continue to build the foundation and start to put together the timber frame. We will also be including cooking, feasts and more adventures! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

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6 Tips to Survive in the Wilderness

Have you ever remained in the wild? If so, what did you take with you? You may have taken a lot of devices with you so you do not have any kind of problems. But what if you discover on your own in the wild with absolutely nothing on you? Just how would you manage this scenario? What would you do to endure? Offered listed below are some ideas that might help you.

Useful Survival Tips For Disaster Preparedness

Disasters can strike anytime. You might need to face a cyclone or a hurricane. What you require to do is examine the basics as this is essential to make the right decision during the devastation. After all, you might not wish to obtain hurt or see your home obtain damaged during this sort of disasters. So, if you are trying to find some survival pointers, we suggest that you read this short article.

Hurricane Erma A Floridian’s Story

Being gotten ready for a Hurricane and also having the resources handy make the experience less tough. Recognizing what resources may be limited and also having them available will make the challenge tolerable. Fend off problem by being prepared. When you are all set for difficulty, it never comes.

Surviving a Food Shortage for Preppers

The globe is facing a food situation due to the severe dry spell, the dangerous calamities, and also so several other decisions that have actually been made by various federal governments on the planet. There are different indications that show that there is a food crisis heading as well as there are professionals that agree that we are simply a couple of moments from an actual disaster. All-natural catastrophes can likewise happen as well as you may locate on your own at a loss of choices that you can use to feed your family.

How Preppers Can Store Food for a Long Time

When we are struck by catastrophes, the focus is typically on the most basic things that we require like water and also food. One can endure for days without any type of food, however then that is something that lots of people would certainly not like to experience. It is better to do your points when you are completely satisfied and well nourished. It is excellent to plan for disasters and also to also store food for such a possibility. This can be rather overwhelming and also you need to consider numerous things like what to shop, just how to maintain the food fresh, just how much to store, as well as what is needed to create that added stock. This is something that any kind of preppers would ask themselves and the responses can be really meeting if performed in the suitable fashion.

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