Category Archives: primitive technology

Japanese Pack Frame

And an interesting basket. Pack frames are nearly universal historically as most cultures encounter the drudgery of carrying heavy loads over long distances.  I am always searching for historic images to delve into to look for inspiration.  Here is a … Continue reading

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Atlatls Gone Wild

For the past twenty or more years the technology of the spear-thrower has become more and more well-known as a sport.  Popularly called an atlatl in the Americas as that was the name the Nahuatl-speaking Aztecs gave it.  This is … Continue reading

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In a spin about fletch wrapping

Originally posted on The Reverend's Musings:
At most find-sites that have arrows there will be a non-equal mix of S- and Z-wrap on the bindings. The dig report will assert that left-handed fletchers were responsible for those that aren’t the majority…

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Pack Basket

In a fit of energy I got around to putting proper and better shoulder straps on my pack basket made last summer.  The pack is willow and the leather work is approximately 10 oz. Hermann Oak harness leather. Once the … Continue reading

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Bark Basket

While sorting staves in the barn a long section of bark separated from a quartered trunk.  While this one is not from one of the usual species used for bark containers I decided to give it a try.  Bark is … Continue reading

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Peter Michael Bauer, a Portland-Based Re-Wilder

He has a decent re-wilding/survival rant blog that leaves you wanting more.  How can you not like a guy with a road-kill squirrel puppet?  He doesn’t post much but what he does is well-done. While you’re out that way, have … Continue reading

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Making Containers via Primitive Process Pottery

Originally posted on Survival Sherpa:
by Todd Walker Coffee drinkers like myself usually have a favorite mug or cup. My all-time favorite “tankard” developed a crack and DRG trashed it. A sad day indeed! My sob story may seem petty, but…

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