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Wilderness Skills Class Photos

July 15-17, 2016

Working on the door opening for the 2/3's scale Wikiup

Once the main supports are in, it is time to weave some cross supports

Continuing to the top

Now it is time to add spruce boughs to create a base for the debris

Forest floor leaf litter is excellent to make the shelter warm and water tight

Make sure to get the debris at least a foot thick. Sizing saplings for the door frame

Lashing together the door frame

Aught decided it looked comfortable

We ran out of time and did not completely finish the door

Stopping for a group photo in front of their construction

On to trapping

Chris is setting a treadle snare

Talking about the medicinal benefits of Mullein, Verbascum thapsus

Demonstrating the fine points of setting the trigger on a Paiute deadfall

Angela gets her deadfall set

Angela and Stone are going frog gigging

Angela is the first student up, so she gets to try her hand at making fire

 

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