Primitive Crafts

Otzi

Otzi

The day I became aware of Otzi was the day I changed my direction in the study bushcraft. I had been learning and practising bushcraft and survival skills with some enthusiam for quite a few years before I chanced upon some reference to ‘The Man In The Ice’, surprising perhaps as this is
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Bone Breaking Discoveries

Bone Breaking Discoveries

In this short blog I will be sharing with you some of the accidental and often very useful discoveries I have made while working bone. I’m a great believer that you learn as much from your failures as you do from your successes and that’s exactly what this blog is about.
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Bone – A Forgotten Resource

Bone – A Forgotten Resource

For the past few years, I have increasingly grown more and more fascinated with bone as a resource in primitive skills and crafts. In today’s study of  Bushcraft skills, people tend to gravitate towards those skills that are perceived to be either easy or exciting and some harder and less appeali
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The Hunter-Gatherer – Equipment List

The Hunter-Gatherer – Equipment List

If like me you find yourself spending far too much of your time imagining being a prehistoric hunter-gatherer and running around the woods living off the land then this blog is probably going to be of some interest to you.   In this series of blogs I thought it would be a cool idea to […
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Camp Fire Light v Simple Oil lamp

Camp Fire Light v Simple Oil lamp

As we are approaching the winter solstice with the nights drawing in earlier & earlier, turning down the wick on the last remnants of splendid autumnal colour, we turn our attention to our own means of lighting, helping to extend our day further for those intricate evening tasks around the camp.
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