Bow & Drill - How
to Find Dry Materials
by Frank Sherwood & Debbie Skougstad
1. Search on higher elevations, away from
bodies of .water. Mist and spray saturate nearby areas.
2. Look in areas that receive the afternoon
sun, allowing for longer periods of drying.
3. Collect wood from standing dead trees, or
pull dead branches from live trees. The ground soaks up moisture like a wick and
retains it longer.
4. Quick test for dryness of material: Press
against your cheek or just below your bottom lip. These sensitive areas will
"feel" any moisture.
5. Observe your landscape and practice looking
for dry wood before you find yourself faced with a survival situation
NOTE: If you have any problems related
to survival skills, please write us c/o The Tracker, and we'll answer your
question in the newsletter, so all may benefit.
From The Tracker magazine, Nov 1981,
published by the Tracker School.
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