Volume Four Canoe Camping on a song and a paddle
With two water bottles and a flute in their canoe, Thomas J. Elpel and intern Kris Reed go survival camping at the local lake. Amidst the abundant waterfowl, wildlife, and intermittent rain showers and thunderstorms, they camp for three days and two nights and demonstrate all of the skills required to meet their basic needs, including:
Shelter: Canoe lean-to, canoe coal bed.
Fire: Soda bottle puddle lens.
Water: Aromatic herbs to kill germs.
Edible Plants: Cattail shoots and pollen, orache, and desert currants.
Fungi: Giant horse mushroom.
Meat: Bull snake, figure 4 deadfall traps, soda bottle fishing pole.
Cooking: Steamed veggies and veggie wraps on a hot rock.
Clothing: Cattail visors.
Medicine: Mudscreen, cactus slime, willow toothbrush.
Filmed and edited by Zone 5 Pictures.
Canoe Camping DVD. ISBN: 978-1-892784-24-7. July 2006. (Released January 2007.) 90 Minutes. $25.00