The Lost Art of Loud Whistling Could Save Your Life

December 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm




Whistling with your fingers is the body’s built-in alarm system.

Learn Wilderness Survival Skills at Firefly Gathering

May 20, 2018 at 12:07 pm




Don’t miss the world’s largest annual earth skills gathering this summer

How to Make an Arrowhead from a Glass Bottle

May 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm




Make a beautiful but deadly arrowhead from the bottom of a glass bottle… it’s easier to learn on than flint!

Turn Any Log into a Stove with this Simple Gadget

May 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm




Simple, lightweight gadget transforms a log into a stove anywhere you need one

Build Your Own “Tom Sawyer” Raft With No Rope

October 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm




Man makes a rope-less raft, inspired by childhood heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Want a fun project to do with the kids? Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

Free Food: How to Harvest Wild Pine Nuts (Video)

November 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm




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Most the pine nuts you buy in the store come from China, are pasteurized and cost a small fortune. Don’t you wish you could pick your own and eat them fresh for free?

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$2 an ounce! That’s $32 a pound!

You can! Anywhere there are pine trees there are pine nuts, although there are only about 20 species of pine that produce seeds large enough to be worth harvesting. In North America, these are mostly in the Southwest and along the Pacific Ocean.

How to Make Your Own Charcoal

March 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm




Here’s that awesome Primitive Technology man again showing us how to make charcoal from scratch (wood). He uses sharp rocks to chop the wood into small pieces, puts them in a pile, covers it with leaves and kindling, covers the mound with mud, and then burns the wood under it until it becomes charcoal:

Aboriginal Man Makes Fire in 30 Seconds

February 29, 2016 at 7:17 pm




In a Facebook video posted by Una Antropóloga En la Luna, an aboriginal man from Papua New Guinea makes fire with only 30 seconds of friction, using nothing but a split bamboo stick, dry brush and a reed.




This method appears to be even faster and easier than the primitive drill method by an Australian man Return To Now featured a few days ago.




Making Fire Without a Lighter or Match

February 27, 2016 at 12:29 am




Primitive “technology” teacher demonstrates three ways to make fire without a lighter or match

From the man who built the famous primitive mud hut, here’s another fantastic video on various methods of making fire from scratch: