• [EN] Let’s talk about knots!

    A year on the ‘International Wilderness Guide’ (IWG) program, means that we have to learn knots. Those knots have 2 purposes: – Attach ropes together – Attach...

  • [EN] Traditional Wilderness Skills

    “The more you know the less you carry” Mors Kochanski During this year in Kuru, a contributor to the IWG program (Turkka Aaltonen) teach us a lot...

  • [EN] Expedition To Russia (Video Teaser)

    I just get back from Russia (North of Karelia) with the IWG program. When I was there, I made 67mn of videos… enough for a short movie!...

  • [EN] Loue Shelter VS Tent

    Since I’m IWG student, every night outside we are using a loue shelter. After some night under it I detect what are the strengths and weaknesses of it: So...

  • [EN] First steps into the Finnish wilderness…

    Hey folks! As some of you know, I’m a “International Wilderness Guide” student in Kuru (Finland) since a month and for the whole year 2017-2018. It’s been a...

A year on the ‘International Wilderness Guide’ (IWG) program, means that we have to learn knots.

Those knots have 2 purposes:
– Attach ropes together
– Attach a rope to something

So I’m making this post to help us learning it, because sometimes video are more efficient than a book!
But if you are interested by this subject, this is an opportunity for you to learn ‘the essential’ wilderness guide knots…

Rolling hitch

Palomar knot

Highwayman’s hitch

Constrictor knot

Clove hitch

Farmer’s loop

Bowline

Boa knot

Blood loop dropper knot

Surgeon’s Knot

Round turn & two half-hitches

Simple Chain

Shake hands (aka Handshake)

Perfection loop (aka Angler’s loop)

That’s it, that’s all… for now!

“The more you know the less you carry”
Mors Kochanski

During this year in Kuru, a contributor to the IWG program (Turkka Aaltonen) teach us a lot about traditional wilderness skills. This old man wrote a lot of survival guide books. His knowledge is huge and he share it with us.

So this post will be about bushcraft tutorials and survival skills that we learned from him.
Note: This post will be filled all along the year…

How to skin a sheep or any animal?

During survival conditions into the wild, it’s sometimes necessary to kill an animal to eat, here’s how to skin it:
/!\ This video contains animal blood and some sequence may shock ; Vegans and blood-sensitive people: Please don’t watch! /!\


IWG – Butchering day from Yanaki on Vimeo.

How to build a smoke hut and cook smoked meat?

How to build a fire pit?

How to craft nettles cordage?

How to craft a survival raft?

How to craft survival snowshoes?

How to build arrows and thrower?

How to… ?

Work in progress 😉

I just get back from Russia (North of Karelia) with the IWG program.
When I was there, I made 67mn of videos… enough for a short movie!

I’m working on it, meanwhile, please enjoy the teaser 🙂 :

Expedition to Russia (Teaser) from Yanaki on Vimeo.