Primitive Water Container from a Log

Primitive Water Container from a Log - Uber Survivalist

Lily discusses the importance of having water storage containers when adventuring outdoors, as well as what steps could be taken if one were to lose one such as an expensive titanium canteen. She takes up the challenge of creating makeshift solutions using natural materials. Lily guides viewers through the steps involved in selecting and cutting a log of soft wood, carving it into quarters, binding them together using roots and stinging nettle roots, and sealing it with pine pitch glue. After many trials and errors, she manages to craft a waterproof container capable of holding roughly half a liter of water; it cannot, however, be used for boiling. While admitting that the process might be time-consuming and easier in practice (finding bottles abandoned in nature might suffice), she shows how such containers could also be made using Stone Age techniques for various storage needs.

Introduction and Challenge: In this video, Lily discusses her experiment to build a makeshift water container using natural materials found in nature, rather than relying on easily available containers such as her titanium canteen or trash such as plastic and glass bottles found throughout nature.

Materials Prep: Lily begins by selecting and sawing down an ideal-sized willow log with soft bark and branches free from damage, stripping away its bark before carefully splitting the log into four pieces and leaving only its outer rim and bottom intact for carving.

Carving and Assembling a Container: Utilizing her specially-designed survival knife, she carefully carves out the center of a log while leaving its base uncut. Reconnecting four carved parts using roots and stinging nettle as cordage provides a clear view of its assembly process.

Sealing and Testing for Watertighting: In order to waterproof her container, she applied pine pitch glue over any cracks to seal them and tested its capacity by filling it up with water. After some adjustments were made, it was confirmed as waterproof – capable of holding a half liter of liquid storage capacity and suitable for transportation.

Conclusion and Considerations: Lily comes to the conclusion that her four-hour-long creation process may not be practical in an emergency survival situation. Although her container can transport water for boiling purposes, due to the abundance of discarded containers found throughout nature. She acknowledges the possibility of such containers having been useful during the Stone Age or other types of storage situations.

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