Jul 01 2007

Birch Bark

Published by at 6:37 pm under Plant Materials

I gathered a lot of birch bark for personal projects and courses while I was at home. Some is spirally cut and will be used for a rucksacks or shoes. This is a photo of some of it. All was gathered with stone tools.

This cup was made due to the need of a container to keep my worms in when fishing. This type of cup is readily made and discarded and can be used for drinking from too, but due to the simple fold it does not hold water perfectly.

Regards
Torjus

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3 Responses to “Birch Bark”

  1. Anonymouson 05 Jul 2007 at 5:44 am

    Is there another type of fold that would hold water better? Or pitch or some other natural glue? ~Survival Acres~

  2. torjusgaarenon 22 Jul 2007 at 10:41 pm

    It is possible to use pitch, but at least if you are cooking in the basket a regular fold will be better. I’ll remember to make a cooking container and post it on the blog.

  3. diederikon 26 Sep 2007 at 8:33 pm

    hello ewry one this is my first post. and i am from holland so my
    english isnt so good. please tell me if i am doing somting wrong.
    i am about to post a waterproof thea cup from birchbark but how can
    a post it

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