Jan 04 2007

Gum

Published by at 7:56 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

In addition to set traps I found a type of gum on a spruce tree we call: Ik√łntappe. It’s amber in colour and is the best chewing kind of spruce pitch. It doesn’t stick as badly to the teeth and has a milder taste.

After chewing it for a while it becomes pink/purple in colour and progressively harder. In case it can be used for something else I saved it for later. Maybe it will be good for hafting arrowheads?

I also found an alder with a very special appearance on the outside. It will more than likely have a very wawy and nice looking grain. So if anyone is interested in some interesting looking wood for knives or something, maybe we can work out a deal…

Regards
Torjus

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