Today we start week 2 of our spring bushcraft semester course. The weather is warming up nicely, but there is still a lot of snow on the ground. We scraped a few deer hides over the weekend, and in the next day or so we’ll have all of them scraped and hung up to dry. When we get a bunch of hides I like to flesh and scrape them all right away, because then they’ll keep indefinitely as rawhide.
This week we’ll be fishing for smelt and getting our fish spears ready for the annual run of suckers. We’ll also continue with our bushcraft immersion and nature studies, and build shelter #2.