Building a Tiny Wood Cabin with Hand Tools.

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TeeDee

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Brian Alsruhe is an American Strongman competitor I follow - recently its come out that he is also a Bushcrafter.

The following is his video.

 
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TeeDee

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Notice how easily he could have been badly injured or killed if he really was working alone.
Maybe. But he wasn't .

I'm sure he took the same risks as any previous frontiersman ( or woman ) took and many of the same risks a lot of us take when we take sharp knifes and axes into remote ( ish - difficult in the UK ) and use them with forceful intent.

But death stalks us all regardless of how safe we think we are.
 

Robson Valley

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Standing close by as the tree fell = widow makers.
Slipping and falling on the wet creek stone.
A broken leg or a cracked skull would slow the project down.

Just things that are not commonly done by old hands in the forest.
 

Mesquite

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I'm liking the very honest and openly novice approach he is taking with this - warts and all - successes and failures.
That's what I'm enjoying as well.

Makes a refreshing change to see someone say they don't know what they're doing and I'm learning as I go along
 
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Paulm

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I found it hard not to wince when he was using the drawknife and getting so close to his main arteries, and the handling of the axes he was showing where I was pleasantly surprised he didn't slice his hand or fingers open :( That aside, it was interesting to watch and in fairness to the bloke no claret was actually spilt, nor limbs severed, although I haven't watched episode three yet so there's still time !!!