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Natural Materials


An example of finding and using the inner fibers of Poplar bark as flammable tinder for blowing a bowdrill coal into flame.



    A person might stand in the middle of the woods and not be aware that the warmth of a fire is there, or that the warmth and protection of a sub-freezing shelter is there.  If you use these natural materials, your awareness (and appreciation) of them grows quickly.    "Awareness is the key to survival."


***Below is an image of the woods. You can learn to see the materials for Fire and Shelter.


*Clicking anywhere on the woods image will take you to the next image showing
*Clicking anywhere between the
yellow-highlights will return to the plain woods,,(back&forth).

*Clicking on each of the
highlighted areas will take you to a closeup of what is found there.
*Clicking on that closeup image will return you to the
yellow-highlighted image...etc.,etc.