There are a lot of White Birch trees, or Paper Birch as some call it, where I live. White Birch has bark that can be used for many things. It’s great for starting fires even in wet conditions; additionally, its waterproof qualities are great for making birch bark canoes or shelters. Its attractive look and flexibility are good for decorative crafts including decorative backing for bows. Another use beneficial to bow hunters is in making quivers. There has been an increasing interest in birch bark quivers of late...
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Many archers such as myself, make their own strings for their long bows or recurves. What do you do with those pieces of string that are too short to make a bow string with? Answer: I make string keepers with those pieces. This is not a difficult project and uses string that might otherwise go to waste. In the photo below you can see the sting keeper as it is attached to the bow.
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...Danger! The deer is not sure where, but instinct tells him it is close. He knows if something is upwind he won't miss it; his sense of smell is ten times that of the human hunter. At the same time he scans the thicket with excellent eyesight. This is his home; he knows every trail and hideout in tis place. For years he has eluded predators along this river; man and beast alike have failed to take him time and again. He remembers the stinging pain of a bullet that grazed his shoulder...
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...The plaintain has medicinal value. Leaves can be chewed to cure gum inflammation and loose teeth. Plantain leaf paste is useful in a variety of situations; it is applied to open sores, festering wounds, bruises, sprains, swellings and boils, stings and eye ailments. It is also useful with burns, skin rash, poison ivy, and eczema. Mixed with suet, plantain leaf paste makes a healing ointment for old, hard-to-heal wounds. Tea made from plantain leaves alleviates stomachache and gastro-intestinal upsets; it can also be sipped for respiratory ailments, colds, flu, and bronchial pneumonia conditions.
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Aug/Sept 2016 Edition in this issue:

Na Pali Wilderness Primer
by Bill Carman

Untraditional Tradepoint
by John Provenzale

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