Bark containers also give you a strong and versatile container to use for survival purposes in the wilderness, especially if your normal gear has been lost or stolen. Here's how to make one type of bark container.
Collecting The Bark**
Through most of May and all of June in the US, you can collect tree bark from trees that have a flexible bark, like tulip poplar, basswood and hickory. Select a young tree with thin bark. The tree should be less than six inches in diameter for best results. Also, make your selection in a thicket if possible, to open it up for the benefit of the other trees. If you have a hatchet or saw, cut the tree down and drag it out of the thicket. In a primitive survival scenario, you can use a sharp rock that weighs about one pound as a bark chopper to remove the bark without cutting the tree down.