Survival - WoodsMaster
01-11-2010, 01:26 AM (This post was last modified: 01-11-2010 01:48 AM by drummer.)
Survival - WoodsMaster
Survival - WoodsMaster - Urban Master - Cave Cooking
What's a Woodsmaster?
"When I was a kid growing up and playing in the woods I met an old guy who
went by the name "McCaleb". Mac as I came to call him, talked about the old
time woodsmen and many of the tricks they had to deal with wilderness living.
He called these folks "Woodsmasters" because they had special skills that made
them masters of the woods, each and every one of them had the essential skills
to make it on the land. That is the purpose behind this video series... to
teach the skills needed to live in the wilds.... like a woodsmaster." ~Ron
This series presents the special skills that can make your time in the
wilderness more enjoyable, safer and make you far more confident. The videos
are hosted by Ron Hood who will show you many interesting and important
wilderness living and survival skills. The presentation of these skills is
enhanced with clear explanation, great photography and many of the special
"little tricks" that few but the most experienced Woodsmaster will ever know.
* Woodsmaster 1: Spark Based Fire Starting
In the first volume of the Woodsmaster Video Series, you will discover the
secrets of Spark Based Firemaking! You will learn how to create that first
spark using tools like the Firebow, Flint and Steel, the Metal Match, and even
The firebow section alone includes over 30 minutes of detail covering the
collection of materials, preparation, construction and use of the firebow! You
will learn carving secrets, tool selection, basic cordage theory and safety.
And tucked away here and there are some of the special Woodsmaster wilderness
tricks that really pay off. There has never been a clearer, more effective,
instruction on the use of the firebow. If you ever wanted to learn fire by
friction, this is the video you need!
(about 70 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 2: Shelter and Priorities
Volume 2 covers survival priorities, shelter techniques (location,
construction), the Firebed, Heat loss mechanisms, insulating techniques,
natural phenomena related to shelter and a bunch of special Woodsmaster⌐
wilderness tricks. It includes "Fist time" estimation and height and distance
estimation, including "The Rule of Thumb" and "Flip over Stick". Also included
are special tricks for utilizing trash found in the wilderness.
This video could save your life!
This video is filled with over an hour and 20 minutes of critical BASIC
(about 80 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 3: Survival Kits
See how to make and carry a Survival kit. Learn to make and use the tiny Mini
Kit, so small it almost disappears in your pocket! See the Maxi Kit, It's the
size of a 1lb coffee can!. Learn Wire Snares. A coffee can "bee and a bird
trap", animal hooks, the Delbow Pocket bow, the twitch up snare, tube tent
tricks, a snare wire compass. Discover INNOVATION, and a bunch of special
Woodsmaster tricks and techniques.
(about 80 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 4: Travel and Navigation
You'll learn to make the "Ottomani" pocket Sun compass. Night navigation,
shadow stick tricks. The bu cat walking stick technique, the Plainsman stride
and lock step, more techniques for telling direction, distance and height,
trail travel energy saving techniques. Learn how to tell directions with your
watch... regular and digital.
Discover why proper hydration can save your life and increase your range. Find
out about foot care and a ton more. Includes the beginnings of Stone tool and
pitch glue making!
(about 84 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 5: Traps and Trapping
After shelter and water, food is the key to survival living. This DVD covers
the basic "engines" of machine type traps, techniques for setting and using
snares, trigger designs, where to set your traps and much more. If you canÆt
feed yourself after watching this video... you need a supermarket! Feed
yourself for a lifetime!
This new edit of the original footage includes special Slow Motion Scenes so
you can actually SEE the operation of various traps.
(about 88 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 6: Primitive Weapons
Learn about the Viet Cong cross bow, a simple and elegant solution to getting
game and defending yourself. Learn how to make a functional, effective bow and
arrows. See how to make and use an Atlatl. Learn the skills and techniques for
using the sling, the throwing stick and a bunch more! See the Apache Star, the
Chakra, the Fustibal, the throwing stick and other tricks related to primitive
(about 107 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 7: Jungle Living Skills
In this award winning video, Hoods Woods went to the Amazon rain forest to
learn jungle survival! Learn to make a blowgun, a bowl from mud, see how
jungle beer is made, learn to make a jungle trap, capture and eat alligators
and more. See how to call birds to your dinner pot. You will see how an
isolated tribe of natives, the head shrinking Chapra/Candoshi Indians, live in
the heart of the jungle. Most of the skills in this video are usable in any
environment. This Video contains graphic scenes.
(about 96 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 8: Tracking
One of the essential skills is the ability to track. In this volume we examine
the fundamental skills related to the art of tracking. We show you the "Four
principles of sign", how to read "Action indicators", and ways to learn the
age of a track. You'll see how to use a "Tracking pit" and exercises you can
do to sharpen your tracking skills. You'll see the secrets of track lighting
as well as Woodsmaster tracking tips and techniques.
(about 98 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 9: Primitive Knifemaking
Ron Hood takes you to Arizona to meet two of the leading knife makers in the
Neo-Tribal Metalsmiths. Tai Goo and Tim Lively reveal the secrets of materials
selection, forge building, tools, techniques and tempering so you can make
your own terrific tools or blades at home or in the field. You will learn that
you donÆt need electricity, power tools or boat loads of money to make
beautiful, functional and durable knives or other metal pieces. You will see
that you can build a forge in your own back yard and you donÆt need ThorÆs
arms to hammer hot steel. This video is so good weÆve had several students
start their own business after watching this video! ItÆs all in the techniqueà
Learn it here!
(about 95 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 10: Survival Camping
Ron and Karen Hood take you and 12 folks into Idaho's River-of-no-Return
Wilderness for 8 days.
What you will see is a graphic record of their experience. This video is a
cross between "Jeremiah Johnson" and "Blazing Saddles". It is both enormously
funny and incredibly instructional. You will see how to tell time by the North
Star, build a wilderness sauna and make a primitive forge. See how to make and
use Bannock, wilderness drills, body-bag hammocks, how to make use of rotting
carcasses and how to fashion a fishing pole. You will learn how to prepare
rawhide and tendons and trap game.
There is so much in this video that it is impossible to explain it all. You
will also learn how to prepare your pack for that time you want to test Your
skills! Caution: There are a few sections in this video that can be unsettling
to sensitive viewers. You have seen worse on regular TV however. Do not drink
liquids during the donut making sequence!
(about 118 minutes)
* Woodmaster 11: Solo Survival Skills
Follow Ron hood as he travels deep into the mountains of Idaho for a two-week
test of his survival skills. During his adventure he is poisoned by bad food,
attacked by a moose and finds that a forest fire has destroyed most of the
small game and fish. To top it off the summer weather quickly became a two
week winter storm. With less than a pound of food for the two weeks and only a
blanket and a tarp for shelter in the subfreezing temperatures you will learn
how even a planned survival test can quickly become the 'Real thing'.
You will learn about energy conservation, clothing insulation values,
wilderness travel and priorities. You will see how to make a bone fish hook,
Prepare 'cowboy coffee', hunt with a club, relieve tension and much much more.
This trip was the "real thing" and it's a good thing that Hood follows his own
advice to 'Never Solo alone'. He gives instructions on how to prepare for such
an experience and a great review of the 18 pound pack that served his needs
during the 14 days of survival living.
Not only is this video filled with important survival skills it is a humorous
and entertaining production. We think you will enjoy this video as you learn
new skills and advanced techniques.
(about 118 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 12: Vehicle Survival Skills
Did you know that roughly 80% of survival situations begin when a vehicle
becomes stuck or disabled? Get back "on-the-road" and the situation ends!
In this video we teach you many of the "tricks" for getting "unstuck,
repaired" and rolling again. The best way to survive a situation is to avoid
This video is essential for all who use their vehicles in the out-back of
America. Even if you are just driving to a campsite these skills could save
What will you learn?
*Vehicle extraction and repair gear recommendations for your Vehicle "survival
*Winches, High lift jacks, winching technique and safety.
*Mirror, fire and improvised signaling techniques.
*Tire repair in the field.
*Getting Unstuck in sand or dirt.
*Improvised winches and "Dead man" anchors.
*Improvised repairs for tires, radiators and more.
*Cool Woodsmaster tips and techniques.
(about 104 minutes)
* Woodsmaster 13: Desert Survival
In this volume of the Woodsmaster they traveled to deserts ranging from the
California Mojave Desert to the Bruneau Desert of Idaho to the beautiful
desert mesas of UtahÆs Moab. During the course of their travels they were able
to capture the essential skills of on-the-ground desert survival. During this
great video you will learn the essentials of water location, desert travel,
desert shelter, Physiological effects, clothing and protection.
You will see first hand the process of constructing a "solar still" and a
"transpiration still" and be able to decide for yourself if these techniques
are worth the effort. You will also learn about some of those "movie skills"
seen on popular programs... Is it cool to take off your shirt in the desert?
(about 100 minutes)
* Woodmaster 14: Crafts for the Field
This video investigates the thermoplastic called Kydex and how to mold and use
it. It shows you how to cover a Kydex sheath (one you already own or one you
make following the video instructions) with leather to give the sheath that
Woodsmaster look without losing the safety of Kydex.
The video shows you how to make a small concealed carry holster from kydex,
how to make leather buttons, a ditty bag, and a special Woodsmaster fingerless
glove. Along the way you will learn a bunch of special Woodsmaster tricks and
techniques. The skills in this video ygive you the skills you need to make
your own gear for the field. ItÆs a stunner and fun to watch as well!
(about 105 minutes)
* Woodmaster 15: Sticks, Stoves and Stitches
Join Ron Hood and a couple of his friends in another informative volume of the
Woodsmaster Video series. In this video you will learn how to make Buffalo
Hide Moccasins close-up from beginning-to-end from Trapping and Hide expert,
George Michaud. Learn how to make a pattern from a foot (yours or other),
learn the proper stitching techniques so you will not "walk off" the stitching
once you begin to wear the mocs. Learn what materials to use and what a
"gloverÆs needle" is good for. Learn an improvised thimble and how to prepare
the sole for your sandals as well as other intricacies that will help you to
make extremely comfortable footwear from thick rawhide. The techniques you
learn from George can apply to any leather-working from mocs to anything you
want to make with rawhide.
Get your cans ready and in-hand!!! Join "Fire God" Alan Halcon as he teaches
you step-by-step how to make the Halcon Mini Alcohol Stove. This stove is made
out of 2 aluminum cans and is so small it will fit into your back pocket (not
recommended!) It is so effective it will boil water in a flash. It is so easy
to make that if you accidentally sit on it (if you put in your back pocket!!)
you can make another one in just a few minutes with cans you find on the
trail. If you canÆt make the Halcon stove after watching this video, then you
you wouldnÆt be able to make it if Alan taught you in person. Also Join Alan
for his demonstration on how to make a long-lasting coal with the
easy-and-fast-to-make Fire Drill. You wonÆt believe how easy it is until you
see they way he does it! Of course this video is also filled with so many
close-up tips and techniques for each of these skills that we just donÆt have
room to list them here.
(about 80 minutes)
* Woodmaster 16: Buffalo Butchers Meat and Material from Large Game
Ron Hood takes you to Salmon, Idaho to visit professionals Joe and Denyce
Bigley (Aboman and Abowoman) of Salmon Outdoor School. With the help of
Lakota-Sioux and professional butcher Dallas Dupree, they harvest a Buffalo
and show you the steps Native American's have taken to harvest, process and
use almost every part of the animal.
Learn how to skin the animal starting at the back, how to butcher it using
both stone and steel tools, how to preserve the brain for brain-tanning at a
later date, how to remove and prepare tendons for sinew, how to prepare the
stomachs for use as a cooking vessel. Additionally learn how to make an
expedient stone tool for skinning and butchering... and much, much more.
This video shows graphic scenes. You would see much more graphic scenes on
many nature programs on TV.
This title is the companion to our Cave Cooking Vol. 5 - Buffalo Butchers:
Primitive Cooking with Karen Hood
(about 85 minutes)
* The Woodsmaster: Urban Master - The Home
Join Ron and Karen Hood and become an ... Urban Master! In this first video
you will learn how to prepare your home and family for disaster. Be ready for
earthquake, fire, terrorism, loss of job or other catastrophes. The
information in this video could save your life and the lives of your loved
ones and family! Learn easy and inexpensive ways to stock up your pantry. See
how some dry ice can help you store grains for up to 20 years. Learn how
almost all houses already have many gallons of water stored and how to access
that water supply. Do you and your family have a "Family Plan" set up? Learn
how to set one up and how it can save your life! Find out about the "Big
Mistake". See dozens of money saving and potentially life saving tips. Ron and
Karen have filled this video with many practical tips and techniques that will
get your home in line for disaster. Everyone who owns a home or rents needs
(about 70 minutes)
* The Woodsmaster: Urban Master - Away From Home
In this second volume of the Urban Master series you'll learn so many tricks,
tips and techniques for Urban Survival that you'll wonder why you're still
This video is designed to meet the needs of travelers, both business and
vacation as well as deal with topics related to survival in emergencies when
you are away from home. Filmed in the US and Romania it is chock full of
essential information. There are too many topics to list here but here's a
You'll learn about: hotel safety, anti theft tricks, fire safety and gear and
hazard identification. We'll discuss privacy issues including spy cams, spy
cam detectors and field expedient camera detection. Learn about flu and
pandemic precautions, how to hide your personal survival gear, the ScottEVest
hidden carrier systems. You'll learn how to blend into any population. See
safety tips for women and kids, MRE tips and tricks with the MRE heater. Learn
about Bug Out Bags, their contents and the philosophy behind them as well as
some firearms for personal defense.
You cannot afford to be without this video, not if you want to survive...
(about 110 minutes)
* Cave Cooking: 1 - In the Field
Cave Cooking is our way of showing you wilderness food preparations. In this
landmark video Karen shows you how to clean and cook* fish, squirrel, marmot,
maggot and some select wild edible plants. She teaches you how to make
wilderness bread, the amazing stone oven, the hobo stove and hobo oven. YouÆll
see the dough rising tent and how to get yeast from your environment. This is
the perfect complement to the Woodsmaster Volume 5 where we catch the food
that Karen is cooking in this video!
(about 60 minutes)
* Cave Cooking: 2 - Dutch and Solar Ovens
In this second volume of the Cave Cooking series, Karen Hood teaches you
important cooking methods for home and camp. You'll learn about the "Dutch"
oven, the types, the uses, how to how to season it for use and how to care for
it . You'll also learn some great recipes! You'll drool over the Pot Roast
steaming with browned potatoes and thick gravy, you'll groan when you see how
easy it is to cook a great breakfast with a Dutch, your arteries will thicken
when you see her make DONUTS and then you'll moan when she serves up her
famous rat stew... uhhh errr? Well, why not?
Ever heard about SOLAR cooking? You'll see the three basic types of solar
cookers and how to make and use them. Solar Cookers are great non polluting
cookers that are efficient and entertaining to use. Not only that but they are
a real eye-opener. These things are used to cook the daily meals all around
You might not think this sounds like survival cooking but... think again. If
you have no power... how do you bake, roast or cook with the greatest
versatility? Or-If your name is on the line as the
Chief-Cook-and-Bottle-Washer in your home... This is the sort of information
that will make you a legend. How? Ever hear folks say "My mom used to cook
with a Dutch oven"... Well, they say that because "Dutch" cooking is becoming
lost in the land of microwaves and processed foods. Find that skill and bring
"Dutch" into your home.... from then on you will always want to go Dutch!
(about 72 minutes)
* Cave Cooking: 3 - Food, Frocks and Fat
In this volume of Cave Cooking, Karen Hood flies you into Idaho's outback to
show you some of the coolest chow, cooking tricks and gear you've seen yet.
Before she takes off for the outback, you settle down to learn how to cut and
assemble a buckskin rifleman's frock, you make tallow from waste fat, real
pemmican with dried beef, tallow candles and other cool things. Back in
Idaho's "River of no return wilderness" Karen will teach you how to put your
wilderness cooking skills together. You'll learn how to combine pemmican,
bannock (Instructions included) and wild thistle to make a delicious and
nutritious meal. You'll also learn how to make wilderness pizza, stick bread
and some special tricks about creating cooking gear from trash and more! For
the Fungi aware, Karen also shows you how to prepare Morels for a delicious
wilderness treat (don't use this video to identify these mushrooms... You need
competent field instructions to properly identify ANY mushrooms!)
If you are a backpacker or wilderness wanderer the information and tricks in
this video will make your trek lighter and more enjoyable than ever. We know
you'll get a kick out of this interesting, entertaining and informative video!
(about 70 minutes)
* Cave Cooking: 4 - Messin' with Meat
Join Karen Hood in another volume of Cave Cooking as she shows you how to mess
with your meat!! She'll show you the basics of smoking, curing,
sausage-making, meat preservation and much more! Learn to make home-made
Italian sausage, how to make oven jerky from flank steak and how to make jerky
from ground meat that doesn't need refrigeration after you prepare it! Follow
Karen as she shows the complete process of making home made Corned Beef and
Ever heard of "Plank Cooking" - Karen shows and explains this whole process in
easy to follow steps. Learn all about wood chips and how to use your propane
BBQ as a smoker. Ever made your own Smoked Salmon? Well after watching this
video you'll be able to make it any time you want and same money doing it!!
It's so easy! Learn all these things and more in this jam-packed video! After
watching this video you'll be itching to get into that meat drawer to try out
these recipes for yourself and your family! Get your bib ready as you'll be
drooling and wishing you had smellavision while watching this video! Rated: 2
(about 70 minutes)
* Cave Cooking: 5 - Primitive Cooking
Karen Hood takes you to Salmon, Idaho to meet with professional Abo cooker
Denyce Bigley of Salmon Outdoor School. Follow Denyce through the steps the
American Indians would have taken to prepare and use an entire buffalo for
food. Learn all the steps to make a Native American meat perservation rack and
how to smoke meat using it. Learn how to use the Buffalo's stomache as a
cooking vessel the ancient way. Learn how to cook Buffalo Stew using hot
rocks, how to cook fish using bark and clay, how to utilize the intestines for
traditional Buffalo Sausage. Learn about some wild edibles the Native
Americans would have used in cooking. See how to use those wild edibles to
make a delicious and nutritious hot tea. All this and much more in this
stunner of a video! This title is a companion to our Woodsmaster Vol 16 -
Buffalo Butcher: Meat and Materials from Large Game with Ron Hood.
(about 75 minutes)
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01-11-2010, 02:46 AM
RE: Survival - WoodsMaster
it's also right here:
01-12-2010, 03:24 AM
RE: Survival - WoodsMaster
Karen Hood is pretty cute... and she's not afraid to get dirt under her finger nails. I'd do her!
Diversity sucks! GO HOME!
12-21-2010, 12:46 PM
RE: Survival - WoodsMaster
(01-11-2010 01:26 AM)drummer Wrote: * Woodsmaster 3: Survival Kits
That was a very great kid's game because in playing this game, you should show your special skills. It can enhance their skills while they are still a child. Yeah, you can make your own survival kit and mini kit was a cute kit.
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