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Old Skills, Hand-Made Tools & Primitive Technology

Old Skills, Hand-Made Tools & Primitive Technology
"Primitive (first) skills are our shared inheritance. It is the shared thread which links us to our prehistory and binds us together as human beings." Quotes by Steve Watts Knowledge is not complete until it is passed on. PrimitiveWays began in 1998 and is produced by Dino Labiste, Dick Baugh, Bob Gillis, Norm Kidder, Chuck Kritzon, Ken Peek and Susan Labiste. E-mail your comments to "Dino Labiste" at, "Bob Gillis" at, "Richard A.

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DIY Stitch And Glue Kayak Although I had never actually kayaked before, one day I decided to make a stitch and glue kayak. For a non-kayaker I'm not sure why, but it had to do with a rowing class I had taken once, and I wanted to get out on the water on my own boat. Also, building a rowing shell seemed difficult, better to start with a kayak.

5 Secrets to a ‘No-work’ Garden It took over 20 years of gardening to realize that I didn’t have to work so hard to achieve a fruitful harvest. As the limitless energy of my youth gradually gave way to the physical realities of mid-life, the slow accretion of experience eventually led to an awareness that less work can result in greater crop yields. Inspired in part by Masanobu Fukuoka’s book, One Straw Revolution, my family experimented with gardening methods which could increase yields with less effort. Fukuoka spent over three decades perfecting his so-called “do-nothing” technique: commonsense, sustainable practices that all but eliminate the use of pesticides, fertilizer, tillage, and perhaps most significantly, wasteful effort. Here are the strategies we used which enabled us to greatly increase our garden yield, while requiring less time and less work. 1.

The Museum Of Old Techniques For almost every electronic device or oil driven machine there used to be a low-tech alternative that was powered by human muscles, water or wind. The Museum of Old Techniques aims to collect and study these historical alternatives to modern day machinery. Why, you may ask? To quote the Museum: "Evolution doesn't necessarily mean progress, what we consider to be primitive solutions are often not primitive at all".

The Best Online Sources For Images Jeez, there are sure a ton of ways to find images on the Web, as well as many places where you can find lengthy link lists to image collections. I’d lay odds that most people, including myself, just use Google Image Search when they need to find an image. However, there might be instances when you want to use another tool — perhaps you’re a language teacher searching for just the right clip art or photography to illustrate a verb, maybe you have very young students and are concerned about what they might find on Google, possibly you’re particularly teaching about copyright issues, or you want your students to easily connect an image to a writing exercise and have them send an E-Card. (Google has recently added an option in their advanced image search feature — go to the bottom left under “license” and choose “labeled for reuse”) I thought a “The Best…” list might be helpful in one of those, or other particular, instances. Edupics is one more source of clip art for use in schools.

Bow Hunting Articles Bow hunting is undoubtedly the best and most effective means of sustainable utilization of wild life in the long term with minimum impact on the environment as compared to all other forms of hunting. It is a specialized form of hunting that yet remains vastly underutilized. Bow hunting in , the , and many parts of the world is done from blinds or stands that are located close to feed or water areas frequented by game animals. This is more or less a universally accepted practice.

Longbow Making {*style:<b> <b><b>The Hunting Society </b></b><b><b><b> Over 4,272 pages of information on hunting, guns, archery and bowhunting, hunting guides, archery and gun histories, hunting dogs, wild game recipes and even the wines to serve with game. 20 Things to Do With Urine Besides Flushing It I’ve done two things with pee — flushed it and pushed it across the counter in a cup for a lab tech to tell me what was the matter with me. I bet your list is about the same. So if urine is “waste,” we’re the ones who are wasting it. Check out these 20 ways humans have put their micturation to better use… Make your race car more durable

The Farm of the Future: Earthship-Inspired Greenhouse by Jordan Lejuwaan **Update**: Thanks to you, WE SUCCESSFULLY RAISED $10,000 IN ONE WEEK! We are incredibly thankful and humbled by your generous donations :) With more momentum comes bigger goals. A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania Lebanon Levi (center) is depicted as the ringleader in Discovery's Amish Mafia. Locals in Lancaster County, Pa., say the reality TV show and its spinoffs are offensive fabrications. Discovery Networks hide caption itoggle caption Discovery Networks Lebanon Levi (center) is depicted as the ringleader in Discovery's Amish Mafia.,World’s largest traditional archery supplier with thousands of items in stock and ready to ship. Check out our web specials. We’re the home of Traditional Archery Excellence and Tomahawk Bows long bow Archery is the king of sports and we have everything you’ll need to get started. Longbows, recurves, bow and arrow sets, and all the accessories. We offer products through or web-site, our catalog, and our brick and mortar store in Ashley, Indiana. We enjoy helping people get the bows and arrows that match them best. Our traditional and primitive offerings include: longbows, recurves, and kids bows from the top companies like: Tomahawk Bows, Martin, Fred Bear, and Escalade Sports.

How-To's: Online Low-Tech Resources Energy Bulletin pointed us to the website of Practical Action (previously known as the Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development), an online resource devoted to low-technology solutions for developing countries. The site hosts many manuals that can also be of interest for low-tech DIYers in the developed world. They cover energy, agriculture, food processing, construction and manufacturing, just to name some important categories. We would like to add to this the impressive online library put together by software engineer Alex Weir. The 900 documents listed here (13 gigabytes in total) are not as well organised and presented as those of Practical Action, but there is a wealth of information that is not found anywhere else. The library is also hosted here (without search engine).

How to Make Your Own Homemade Tiger Balm: Recipes that Work! - NaturalON Photo credit: When you go to the gym or play a particularly hard game of ball, or even just moving into a new house, you can find yourself with aches and pains from sore muscles. Nothing works quite as well as a soothing application of Tiger Balm.

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