Bushcraft – Pine needles and pine cones

By woodlandstv

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http://www.woodlands.co.uk/ The pine tree has a lot to offer the bushcraft enthusiast from a source of vitamin C to a colander! In the first of 3 films, survival expert Sean Collins demonstrates the uses of pine needles and cones in a woodland setting. In subsequent programmmes he talks about pine string and uses for a dead pine tree.

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If you're trying to get vitamin C from pine needles in a survival situation, it's probably best to do a cold steep for 12-24 hours in a covered container, since heat and oxygen break down much of the usable vitamins.

Buddy Bellwether

January 25, 2018

There are poisonous pine trees but you don't mention what pine tree you are using. So people will be going out using the first pine tree whatever species it is and they could die because you left that very very important part out. Which pine trees are edible?


January 27, 2018

I tried it and had to have pine needles removed from my butt……….


February 17, 2018

I'd like to beat this crooked toothed British wanker over the head with a big dildo! The way he pronounced vitamin set me off!


May 2, 2018

Trail side nibble? Only a freaking Brit would say that!


May 2, 2018

They could have ate seaweed or moss and lived to, but those meat eater and drunkereds.. lol


December 12, 2018

Very useful vid. Maybe just put a foot note to say which pine you used and that some pines are poisonous, seeing as this was not mentioned in the vid. Thanks


January 18, 2019

Sitting in the woods, a friend picks up a mug of pine needle tea, and I suddenly turn a bit too late and shout stop! The friend says , “This one doesn’t taste like the cup before this” I think oh Golly “ then the friend remembered watching this video and says “ you didn’t by any chance clean your nails with these did you” Then I respond by saying “No I didn’t clean my nail with it” then I try to distract the friend by saying did you hear that? But all we can hear are crickets in the night. And the friend thinks to himself, oh No what else did he clean!


August 12, 2019

Did you say all young pine needles are edible and drinkable. Ponderosa pine Red Pine everything?

Vladimir Valenwood

September 15, 2019

I crush pine needles and rub it on my clothing to use as an improvised scent block for hunting. I also chew the green needles and suck on the juices to help mask my breath. ( I break off the pointy tips so they won't poke my mouth. lol!) I don't chew the brown needles obviously, but it does make great fire tender. Nice video!

Rusty Shackleford

October 2, 2019


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