it's not very deep snow in here because of this dense vegetation but in more open fields there are yeah approximately 1/2 meter or snow so and somebody what I'm going to do now I'm planning to show you how to make snowshoes not the typical round tennis racket snowshoe type but a more sufficient one for ya for walking and a type that will be able to carry your weights and backpack for that yeah I get my 10 saplings and like up a lot other pieces we check I don't need so I'm gonna head back home and get these thought up because they are solidly frozen it's like – 16 – 17 years old now so it's the hair frozen when we do this outside we have them by the fire for a moment so so they will stop if not there will very easily break when you start bending and stuff so but for this time I'm gonna do the inside so let's get into the same thickness the length I want to have is about a body line if you are like two meters high you should have these like two meters if you're 150 we should drive 150 it's none of xx science but averages it's fine okay so we'll see the bar kill everyone you don't have to remove the box but my review ringing mark your binding anybody together and then we'll stay tighter and will not come loose that easy now I have removed the bark all them so I now just roll round off this looks down a centimeter from the end that's 4mm the cordage stir a little trace to fall off to wane secured just like so on each one to tie them together I want to use this it's what some people call a bank line it's a torch nylon cord and I like it like this a lot it's a very strong robust and can last over a long time it just smells really good I'm used to this for my childhood yes I grew up by the coast so this was kind of standard yeah but the boat to us and everything so we used to fix all fishing gear and stuff so try to tune your long piece I find the middle there's just a middle yeah I'll start this is to have a thick one on each side nice well let's start with this one so I don't do I just tie this and it's overhead overhead not like so and then I'll do several overhand knots to create a distance to the next one I have three four five six I'm gonna see will be like so maybe one more so bad but this is counting let's not need to match up with any court because it's this is quick so now I put it off next one and wrap it around each side let's just do make this whole thing a little bit stronger try to get them up on the opposite side sushi dearest ones are in need the next one on this side now they are all tied together there's only a little bit stretch in this court but not much because all this nuts that's okay next up will be to find the center of balance point so here it bounced the best like here it's okay Shane oh it's Sara I don't want to use my knife and make a notch because we can the wood so I will mark it either we got sharpie they can just take a lighter piece of coal or something just to make sense another thing if you see here one is slightly higher than the other one I use the highest one from a toe because then my toe are able to lift like so a little bit more than if it was just flat and if these are pretty straight as these are then the next phone should have exactly the same pattern but if these are really crooked you might have to adjust it a little bit but as you can see these are quite straight on this on this piece of list so I can do the same pattern where's my mark so put it on a mark here is NASA all these are solid and you can see the shape it's getting wider in the middle and narrow at the top now I'm gonna do the top and then just tie together I'm gonna tie this together in this put this front piece in I made a loop so bend this tip up and anchor it through this loop so I can get this like a ski tip so I'll do that you said I already started we get the quad dry and I've just been in a couple hours but still driving quickly and and wouldest have less suck during the winter so it's a little bit more people that something's all the particles are you part of the year so but I will do this repair or first and just try to make it Bend and kind of shape and the saplings shape the wood and when they said the shaped I will remove the paracord and this other line instead we're also not use this I would use one from here one from here going in a loop in front of my boot and from there up to the tip because I used I I did this mark this on my first one as you can see when I'm walking I can tensioning this it's a big problem but it's still it's in way so how little bit from each side instead well the first ones done now I just have to make the twin this one big is well hey there are ready for some good testing to attach these to your boots you can use paracord or you can use rope anything actually but the most the best thing to use is some kind of webbing sorry I just have a piece of webbing so the first thing I do to make loop that will fit through my over my toe so I take the loop up and in in the back part I seen some people do it in the front but um I experienced for me at least it's I think it's better to do it in them back I could have done it over here but as you can see if I do that there would be a lot of slack on each end so I don't want to do that so things like so with my toe not too far kind of tightly lease and since I put it like this these will actually tighten this one if I had the loop on the front side in these ends coming out to the back side I wouldn't be able to tighten this as good as now so from here or make a cross-section on top of my boots that will help prevent my boot from sliding forward and kind of loosen the heel grip so and then I cross it behind my and I can tie it off now when I walk my heel is loose like a ski binding and you see the tip brace up that's because this is the center of gravity and this is forward so we're lifting forward and the tip will rise and go on top of the snow then instead of going through the snow so that's much better since I don't have any more of these weddings I have some other like this cargo securing straps are gonna use them instead that works for the same as you can see I'm able to move a little bit sideways but not too much it's not too bad if you take a look now I'm compared to when I was walking with office no she's only my briefs now I'm thinking like 10 15 centimeters about 10-ish centimeters down in the snow instead of 40 50 centimeters well as you can see now my snow shoes are kind of lifting up and and I don't even have this wide snowshoe where you're walking with this I can walk pretty normal and with with my flex not a big problem and it's easy to walk razor so I hope this was inspiring and maybe you should try yourself it's not very hard this is something you can make by the campfire doing a afternoon and evening it's uh yeah it's like a flowers at work but still sir it's uh it's fun to do so I will absolutely recommend it these are called Roycroft snowshoes I think I've seen it in several books and stuff so this is my second pair I did some changes to this compared to the first original one from the book cause of the experience with the first pair so this conditions is not the best because it's like 50 centimetres of loose snow when snow shoes works the best is when you have some weak crusty layers which are not able to carry your weight put snow shoes on and you can walk on top of it so that's the most ideal kind of conditions when snow shoes are good but even here now in this loose no scenario as you got now it is remarkably much better to walk with this than without it's a yeah I'm thinking like a third of the depth with this and since there are designer as they are they will always lift up and go on top of the snow when I'm walking I'm sorry for all the background noise it's strange with the highways like two kilometers away but still it it's wearing nosey so I out on a field to get more snow depth than you have in the forest so that's why so thank you for watching I do appreciate your support in watching my videos very much thank you again

DIY snowshoes for bushcraft and survival

33 thoughts on “DIY snowshoes for bushcraft and survival

  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Mycket bra film. Såna kommer jag att göra.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    My man. Very very cool. I'm a carpenter and outdoorsman in New England u.s.a. good job at both. Good knife work. What types trees bend the best ?? Give more info on ideal usage for different tree species.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Lagde en truge i dag. Tenkte jeg skulle ta det på hukommelsen etter å ha sett videoen din et par ganger for noen uker siden. Ser nå at det er noen ting jeg ikke har tenkt på, og noe jeg har gjort annerledes. I morgen er det ut for å sanke til en til truge, og da skal jeg lage en hvor jeg følger instruksen din til punkt og prikke. Det blir spennende å se hvilken av trugene som ryker først! Veldig god video du har lagd. Jeg har lært noe nytt, og selv om den første truga ikke ble så bra, så er jeg fornøyd med tanken om at de neste trugene blir enda bedre. Takk!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Nice video, good details. I will be trying to make these this week for a trek i am going on. Thank you for the info. Look forward to watching more of your videos.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Have you tried weaving pine boughs through the frame work to give the shoes more surface area?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Bril video, thank you, glad to see you're back with us – very informative, step by step – cheers

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    As always, very much enjoying your video. Great thoughts, great craftsmanship. Thank you for your efforts and willingness to share.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Good technique ! Like it 👍248

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Great job. I've always liked your sense of craft.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Well done, great job, I'm going to make a pair. What kind of sapling did you use?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    I LOVE NorwegianBushcraft !!!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    these are very nice. thank you for sharing your knowledge. pam usa idaho

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Very cool and crafty. I love anything DIY that can be made on the trail. Thanks for sharing!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Fantastic use of the environment. I like the way the centre of gravity elevates the front portion of the shoe. Great video and it also highlights how important cordage can be too.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Great video as always! Good to see you back. All the best. C.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Always excellent and informative videos – much appreciated!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Very cool. Thanks for sharing and glad to see you out and about making videos

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Hei der. Tusen takk for at du tok deg tid til å demonstrere så godt hvordan du lager og bruker sneskoene. (google translation) Stay Safe. ATB. Nigel

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    I absolutely love that Hansa, mmmmm,,, and a free-bee from Kiwi is also a plus,,, seriously, I really like the video and the content,,, I would however, if I was to make permanent and not emergency "truger", have made them in spring time when the sap is flowing and the bending is easy,,, also, if I didn't need birch (Betula) "brooms" w/leaves for my sauna, I might have tried ash (Fraxinus) or willow (Salix),,, straighter, lighter and stronger than the birch.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Very well made & Demonstrated. Thanks for this Odd Be Well, Friend ! ATB T God Bless

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Good demonstration Odd, it’s absolut worth to take some time to make them proper, so they will work even better and last for a while, thanks for sharing, take care, Taro

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Those are looking awesome. I made the same style and model a few weeks ago. Thay are surpisingly effective in deep snow. I am curving up the fronts as they dry out right now.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Very cool and useful thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    You play guitar, me too, I notice you have a cut away acoustic, me too. Love guitar. Do you play the guitar music for your intro. Really interesting vid as well Odd.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Nice job :o) Great to see them work in actual snow, even though it was mostly deep powder – after a few km your legs would tell you the snowshoes are doing a good job. Atb, Dave

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Nice made and possible to make it myself 🙂

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    THANK YOU AND LONG LIVE BUSHCRAFT AND A BIG THANKS TO RAY MEARS

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    This is real bushcraft!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Hi Odd!
    I like the way you made it and thanks for the detailed explanation!
    ATB,
    Géza

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  • June 3, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Hey Odd, good to see you! You have mad skills, sir . . . you're a natural. When I was a child I had a pair of tennis racket, hand-me-down adult snow shoes to go into deep snow . . . these are waaaaay better :))
    Thank you for the excellent video.
    Take care,
    Donna

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