Category Archives: primitive technology

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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Yucca Fiber Skirt

Originally posted on UncommonCate:
Yucca fiber processing is an ancient art. I first became interested in yucca fiber in my time at The Clovis Site (an important archaeological site on the high plains of New Mexico). People have used yucca…

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A Couple More Medieval Tools

When I say Medieval… The pump drill goes way back in time.  At least into Dynastic Egypt and probably well beyond.  Drills like these are made from perishable materials so we only have the drill bits and generally do not … Continue reading

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