Category Archives: Survival Techniques

Primitive Survival Traps

I’ve been wanting to practice primitive trapping techniques and finally got the chance. I was joined on this project by my Army buddy Mike. We started by rigging snares. The basic principle is that a slip knot noose is tied … Continue reading

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No Power? No Problem – Survival Project for Kids

In recent months we have had severe wind storms in the Pacific Northwest that knocked out power in several homes in my area. Odds are if you are in your house and the power goes out, you already have some … Continue reading

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Primitive Pottery

I’ve been wanting to make another container for boiling water besides a burn bowl. Making pottery seemed like a good method. I sourced some clay from the riverbank and mixed it with sand to act as a temper (Temper helps … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day Shenanigans – Aluminum Foundry and Blacksmithing

I’ve wanted to do some metal work for a while now but have had issues getting the coals hot enough to heat the metal for blacksmithing or a foundry. My first attempt at a foundry failed miserably. The air flow … Continue reading

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Primitive Basketry

I’ve been working on my primitive skills and finally had a chance to make my own basket. Using only a knife, I harvested branches from a small red bush growing near the river, and wove it into this little gem. … Continue reading

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Flint Knapping Arrowheads – 10,000 Views

In continuation of my primitive skills training, here are some arrowheads I’ve knapped out of glass bottle bottoms and obsidian I picked up from my mining adventure in California. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I also wanted to say thanks … Continue reading

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