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HomeSurvivalTeaching

Teaching the Canadian Army

by Allan "Bow" Beauchamp

 


 
INTRODUCTION:

Many people tend to think of wilderness survival skills as a hobby. However, for some people it is a deadly serious business, and can mean the difference between life and death. The men and women of the Canadian armed forces fall into this category.

[Civilian Allan "Bow" Beauchamp does training for the Canadian Army in wilderness survival and tracking.]

 

 
Here one of our troops has just made his first coal from a conventional fire board. We used many systems on this course:
four variations to the conventional bow drill fire board, some fire plows, some hand-drills, and the list of fire starters went into many levels.

it is always nice to see someone complete the learning phase for traditional fire boards and see the look on their face when it's complete.

This photo shows this final stage.

 
Here some men are using my crafted solar fire starter, and a pop can fire starter.

These are two great ideas for the sunny days of the season. Both worked very well and turned some doubters into believers!

 
Here I am showing many variations of fire starting systems. This particular segment was on the fire plow.

Incidentally, they got fire in three minutes -- great job!!
 

 
Troops learning the fine art of fire pistons.
 
Here the fine art of flint and steel fire-making is being preformed. And a great job they made of it!
 
On this basic course, everyone has to do the same fire starting skills. Here some fine leaders are showing their capabilities of making fire with knife and stones.
 
Here I'm teaching how to make bush ash bows during a basic course.
 
Here they are discussing what I have taught them thus far: bone tools like arrow tips and their new crafting skills of bush bows.
 
 
Here I am explaining some fungus tricks to the troops.
 
Teaching some tricks for trapping.
 
 
Tracking instruction.
 
Here I am teaching them how to add to their food supplies -- a nice cattail lunch.