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A Tour of our Gear Room

A Tour of our Gear Room

I’m Leah I’m a lead instructor for Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound. Behind me, this is a locker that we use to check out gear during any of our expeditions. Five days, it has everything that you need, backpacks with the tarps that we sleep under or water bottles. Anything that you would need outside …




How to Make a Fire with Flint & Steel | Survival Skills

How to Make a Fire with Flint & Steel | Survival Skills

So, this is a flint and steel. The nice thing about this is it has a steel attached. If it didn’t we could use a pocket knife to strike it. This one has a key chain sort of a little chain on it. Let me turn my light off so we have a better idea …


How to Purify Water for Rock Boiling | Survival Skills

How to Purify Water for Rock Boiling | Survival Skills

To purify water, one of the ways that you can purify it is to take rocks, hot rocks, and grabbing them from the fire with your tongs, cleaning them off and then picking them up, and putting them in your water. So I clean them off first and then put them in the water. You …


Tools Needed to Make Fire w/ Bow Drill | Survival Skills

Tools Needed to Make Fire w/ Bow Drill | Survival Skills

We’ve looked at starting a fire with a flint and steel. We talked about starting a fire with a lighter. The traditional way that people started fires for a long time is with the classic rubbing two sticks together, and that’s what this is. This is a bow drill fire. It’s made by getting a …


How to Forage for Edible Nuts | Survival Skills

How to Forage for Edible Nuts | Survival Skills

Okay, so I’m not going to go over acorns, because most people know what an acorn looks like. But this is a tree that’s a shag bark hickory. You can tell why it’s called a shag bark hickory if you look at the bark, it looks relatively shaggy and it produces hickory nuts. Shag bark …

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