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Primitive Technology: Sweet potato patch

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTcXhYHmOx8&w=580&h=385] I built a fenced enclosure and cultivated sweet potatoes (from civilisation) and yams (from the wild) in it. I originally had a small 3X3 m garden behind the wattle and daub hut that already had some sweet potato and yam vines growing in it that were planted after the hut was built. But […]

Primitive Technology: Chimney and pots

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL3sho1CpkI&w=580&h=385] I installed a fireplace and chimney in the tiled roof hut. This is for for lighting and cooking. Heating is already taken care of by the underfloor heating system. I knocked a hole in the back wall and made it from the same mud used to build the hut. Some left over roof […]

Primitive Technology: Firesticks

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9n9rqb-lvY&w=580&h=385] Making fire sticks primitively from scratch, making a fire using the sticks and making and firing a small pot to test clay from the hut. The species of wood used for the fire sticks is ‘Abroma mollis’. In the hibiscus/cottonwood family (Malvaceae). WordPress: Patreon page: I have no face book page. Beware of […]

Primitive Technology: Charcoal

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzLvqCTvOQY&w=580&h=385] I made a batch of charcoal using the mound method then stored it in baskets for later use. Charcoal is a fuel that burns hotter than the wood it’s made from. This is because the initial energy consuming steps of combustion have taken place while making the charcoal driving off the volatile components […]

Primitive Technology: Bow and Arrow

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLoukoBs8TE&w=580&h=385] I made this bow and arrow using only primitive tools and materials.The bow is 1.25 m (55 inches) long and shoots 60 cm (2 feet) long arrows. I don’t know the draw weight – safe to say greater than 15 kg (35 pounds) perhaps? The stave was made from a tree ,Northern Olive […]

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