Outdoor Survival

Bow Drill 6

Making The Kit

We’ve made our bow, check. We’ve made our bearing block, check. We can set those to the side. Now it’s time to start making our kit. Split this into usable sections (you can use your knife). This cedar’s a relatively softer wood, which is what you would use for a bow drill. Often when I’m making my kits, I’ll go ahead and split them with a knife.

Shelter 5 & 6 Layering and Poncho Shelter

Always pack your shelter kit in a smaller bag or pouch so that if you need to drop your backpack to set out traps or resupply on water, you can lighten your load and save on the calorie expenditure. You may also hook it to your belt in case something happens to separate you from your gear.