Survival in the Bush. 1954 NFB film.

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Gallowshumour
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Survival in the Bush. 1954 NFB film.

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I was looking for the school SurvivalinthebushInc, to see if they were still in operation, when I came across this old gem from the NFB; survival in the bush 1950s style:

https://www.nfb.ca/film/survival_in_the_bush/


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Re: Survival in the Bush. 1954 NFB film.

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Gallowshumour wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:35 am I was looking for the school SurvivalinthebushInc, to see if they were still in operation, when I came across this old gem from the NFB; survival in the bush 1950s style:

https://www.nfb.ca/film/survival_in_the_bush/

That was gold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhSxzBPAYXA
Give a man a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob the world.
Clarence

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I worked up in James bay for about seven years and they used the conventional Teepee frame for the summer and a wider / larger but flat roofed one for the winter.

Thin black spruce frame covered in plastic with some spruce boughts and a wood stove in the middle. They would use for a few months and move along to another location. I used to buy the caribou mittens they would make and then sell to some of my crew, dummy me never kept a pair for myself.

I still have a hand made canoe paddle I found half stuck in a dried up swamp creek bed. Slight curve to the handle, with the blade slightly cupped and a ridge in the cup. My father was taught how to fly fish by an Indian guide and he told me they had similar paddle but with a slight groove in the arm so they could dip the paddle in, lift it and water would trickle down the handle to their mouth while hardly missing a beat.

Hard to believe unless one watched it occur but I also remember seeing an old film at a hunting and fishing show in Montréal of this guide standing in a canoe and single handed, pulling a black bear out of the water close to shore and lifting into the canoe! Canoe hardly rocked👍🏻

You grow up doing this stuff and it’s amazing on what you can do and how easy it looks
Clarence

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and a few pic. summer and winter camp and the slightly curved canoe paddle found one evening
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Gallowshumour
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Re: Survival in the Bush. 1954 NFB film.

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The best part is, the school I was looking or is still in operation: https://www.survivalinthebushinc.com/
I think they're in or near Wiarton, Ontario.
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