Paleotechnics, ancestral skills, primitive technology... whatever you want to call it :)

These are things mostly related to taking naturally occurring stuff and using it to fill our needs and wants.  This content will cover a wide range from wild foods to stone tools, to making fire, using natural paints and so much more.  Although there is a specific page for materials, Information on the nature, behavior and working qualities of naturally occurring materials will also live here, one of my favorite things to write about, and I think some of the most useful stuff to know.  Skin related subjects will mostly be archived on the tanning and leather page.  Many modern people may think this stuff is not important, but I for one value a great deal the perspective learning the most basic skills and processes has given me.  I think all people should learn the basics.  Stone age living represents the vast, vast majority of everyones heritage and these technologies form the basis for the development of all other technologies.


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  Seasoning bones to prevent cracking

Seasoning bones to prevent cracking

  Fire chess, a fire learning game

Fire chess, a fire learning game

  How long does that take?

How long does that take?

  Tips for harvesting and using bay nuts

Tips for harvesting and using bay nuts

  Awesome old films on processing acorns and buckeye for food

Awesome old films on processing acorns and buckeye for food

  Roasting bay nuts in a popcorn popper

Roasting bay nuts in a popcorn popper

  Hide glue part II: meet hide glue

Hide glue part II: meet hide glue

  How to find and encourage straight sticks

How to find and encourage straight sticks

  About leg rolled cordage

About leg rolled cordage

  It's all about context

It's all about context

  Hide glue part II:  making quality hide glue

Hide glue part II:  making quality hide glue

  Tips for better madrone Berry bead strands

Tips for better madrone Berry bead strands