Author Archives: George Crawford

About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly

At Rabbitstick 2017

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Yet Another Sheepherder…

(from the Paleotool vault) I love these things.  I saw quite a few parked on ranches from Colorado to Idaho last week.  I know they aren’t highway capable but it seems they could provide a real housing alternative for low-income … Continue reading

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A Guest Vardo

I always appreciate getting mail and comments on the blog; especially when someone is able to take information away and create something of their own.  I recently received some fine photos from Kevin with his own Vardo build.  I emailed … Continue reading

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The Duluth Pack – The First Patented Backpack…

(from the Paleotool vault) I just had to reblog this fine article from 74 Footwear Design… “Camille Poirier patented the first back pack on Dec. 12, 1882 in Duluth, Minnesota (Patent No. 268,932). Initially called the Pack-Strap the pack is … Continue reading

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A Sheepherder in South Dakota Magazine…

(from the Paleotool vault) A lonely life on the range.  “Even if a herder does not particularly care for reading, he will be driven to it in self-defense”.  This is a good story about sheepherding life.  Gilfillan was a shepherd … Continue reading

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