September 19, 2021

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Traditional 1900s Bedroll & Haversack Camping



This video describes my experience with traditional bedroll camping in the 1950s. I re-enact “outdoor skills and ethics” that I learned as a kid from my parents and grandparents. This early learning is supplemented with “outdoor and survival skills” from the Bushcraft YouTube Community.

Learn how to: 1) make a comfortable bedroll, 2) sleep under the stars without a shelter, 3) start a campfire with flint and steel, 4) make potato, onion and beef stew and 5) keep eggs fresh without refrigeration.

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MAKING FIRE WITH FLINT & STEEL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_striker http://www.northwestjournal.ca/I1.htm

MAKING A BEDROLL: http://www.guidingworks.com/resources/camping/bedrolls.html http://survivallife.com/2014/06/25/how-to-make-a-cowboy-bed-roll/ http://www.crolarper.com/2014/04/guide-sleeping-and-shelter-systems-on.html http://www.somomule.com/catalog/item/4641105/5214266.htm

My cordura tarp (8×8 foot, mil spec coyote brown, 500d, urethane coated back, 6.5 oz per square yard) was custom-made by malcolm coderre, The Hidden Woodsmen gear line: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-hidden-woodsmen/218025328348162 . This tarp is currently only made in a smaller size.

For information about storing eggs at room temperature, see: http://www.medicaldaily.com/do-eggs-need-be-refrigerated-or-can-you-store-them-room-temperature-256872 http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm077342.htm http://www.preparednesspro.com/safely-preserving-eggs http://www.incredibleegg.org/egg-facts/eggcyclopedia/p/preservation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvT_B882fSI

Videography by Ken Kramm, 16 March 2015; Canon Vixia HF G10, IPhone 6+, GoPro HER04 Silver, FinalCut Pro X. It Ain’t Going to Rain No More, Traditional 138 season of the ukulele, story time by Jazzbanjorex, used with permission https://youtu.be/l3gDsCCq804 . Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh Performer(s): Jaudas‚ Society Orchestra Issue Number/Label: 3256: Edison Blue Amberol Issue Number/Label: 5570: Edison Record Year of Release: [1917] Audio: Stream cylinder 5523: Direct Link: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr%201=1016&query=Oh+Johnny%2C+oh+Johnny%2C+oh&num=1&start=3&sortBy=&sortOrder=ia , licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ Acknowledgments for reuse of the Santa Barbara Library. An initiative of the UC Santa Barbara Library • (805) 893-5444 • Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010.

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