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FINALLY! It is complete! Full episode on my YouTube channel now. I learnt a lot with this one. It is built using hand tools only and made from entirely natural materials, even down to the cordage. It is also entirely self supporting, it doesn’t lean against any trees. Let me know what you think of the episode! Hopefully back to the Viking House soon for the first overnighter 😁🏕
Snowball arrows. Just playing around with an idea.. The basic concept here is that compressed snow acts to weight the front end for stable flight, and the hardened sharpened tip do the damage. I got the idea when those judo points I was playing with the other day started picking up snow.
I started with some western red cedar shafts, and put a few wraps of cottonwood bark on them to keep the snow/ice from sliding backwards when the arrow was pushed from the bow.
It worked surprisingly well and the snowball portions stayed on for the misses and were easily refreshed after making hits. I shot some hanging snow targets before moving on to shooting it at punky stumps and even though the mass at the front breaks up on impact, the arrows still flew straighter and hit harder than they did without the snow.
If nothing else, this is a quick easy way to make stable arrows for practice.
Headed up north yet again into the wilderness for another adventure with some of my wonderful humans. It’s important to always surround yourself with people who support you, love you and truly push you to be the best version of yourself.
📸 by @jennwanders #BetterTakesAction
My Everyday Carry
I've been sharing a lot about what I carry inside my head. All of Season 1 was about how used clothes as a coping mechanism for my daily struggles. This, is just an extension of that idea. This is my pocket dump.
1. The Key Chain from Haroon's: Maria gave this to me on the last day before leaving for the UK. I wish to carry it till as long as I'm here.
2. Wallet from Jefferjees: Sized down with the wallet this time. This bi-fold tan and black leather wallet holds all my cards as well as the few memories of home I keep with myself.
3. Bluetooth Earphones: Havit V2.4 from Amazon are a disappointment.
4. Victorinox Swiss Card Classic: Went to the store, found this, got it immediately, fits perfectly in the wallet and my useless lifestyle.
5. Out of all the phones I've used, and that's a lot, none of them have been used and abused this much. The Google Pixel 2 XL has been my workhorse for about a year now. Can't say enough about how much it has helped me put my stories out there. The camera and the reliability is all that it's made of. So, so grateful to have owned it.
6. The Google Fabric Carbon Case has aged so dearly. After months of use, it finally looks like how I wanted: like an old knitted sweater.
_ @jjafferjees @madebygoogle @victorinoxswissarmy @bestdamnedc