May 29 2010

Thatching

Published by at 3:20 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

Today I’ve been gathering birch bark to thatch the earth lodge that is half finished. This quantity sure helps, but I will probably need more.

Skinning standing trees is very convenient and according to a local source, the bark that is regenerated will be of even higher quality than the previous ones. It might be an idea to go skinning some of the very old ones I have seen about, skinned nearly a century ago.

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Torjus

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  1. Jonason 29 May 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Hmm at least in Sweden the regenerated bark on birch looks like shit.

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