What did the Scottish highlanders carry with them as survival equipment? And how primitive was it? These are questions that the YouTube channel Fandabi Dozi tries to figure out. This is a perfect example of great outdoor knowledge and inspiration.
Using primitive equipment for outdoor activities can add more feelings of magic and adventure. This is something people tend to seek out more and more, but usually in the form of bushcraft or survival situations. But there are obviously more ways to accomplish this, for instance, trying old and primitive survival gear, and putting old skills to practice. We, for instance, love using char cloth, which you can learn how to make here.
In this video, you’ll see a lot of gear the Scottish highlanders used that you might recognize. For instance, different knives, bow drills blankets et cetera. They also talk about using different plats for making fire, such as the hoof fungus, cattail, and of course, birch bark. On top of this, they also talk about typical travel food and the importance of using gear for multiple purposes.
We recommend eating a bowl of porrige, wrapped in a nice blanket for extra feeling while watching this video. Now, sit back and relax, while Fandabi Dozi teaches you about the highlander’s survival equipment.