Primitive Living, Self-Sufficiency, and Survival Skills: A Field Guide to Primitive Living Skills

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592282579
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 198

Table of Contents

Sunrise 1
Earthskin 2
The Pony Millsite 3
Our Place in the World 4
Participating in Nature 6
The Cost of Gold 7
Finding Home and Making a Stand 8
Mind 9
Nature as Wallpaper 9
Discoidal Stone Knives 11
Saving the World 12
Adapting to Change 13
Twined Baskets 16
The Human Brain: Evolving Neural Networks 18
Primitive Living as Metaphor 19
Personas and Acting 20
The Information Age 21
Split-Willow Figures 23
Perceptions of Reality 25
Shelter 27
Goals 28
The Elements of Shelter: Shingling 29
Efficiency 31
The Elements of Shelter: Insulation 32
Adapting Shelters to the Environment 33
The Elements of Shelter: Fire 34
Recouping Your Investment 36
The Elements of Shelter: Air-Proofing 37
The Earth Lodge 40
Impacts & Reclamation 42
Choosing a Location 44
Fire 45
Bowdrill Fire-Starting 46
Bowdrill Technique 51
Starting Bowdrill Fires with Damp Materials 52
Survival Bowdrills: Fire from Nothing 52
Handdrill Fire-Starting 54
Handdrill Technique 55
Other Friction Fire-Making Methods 56
Flint & Steel Fire-Starting 58
Principles of Fire-Starting 60
Campfire Logistics and Safety 61
Splitting Matches 63
Energy Conservation 63
Water 65
Birch Bark Canisters 66
Giardia & Water Purification 68
Water Conservation 71
Crapping in the Woods 72
Fishing by Hand 73
Making Cordage from Natural Fibers 77
Twisting Fibers into Cordage 78
Primitive Fishing Tackle 80
Skinny Dipping 81
Cooking 83
Tin Cans/Stainless Steel Cans 83
Cooking without a Pan 84
Coal-Burned Containers 85
Making Hollow-Log Drums 86
Cooking in a Gold Pan 87
Stir-Fry without a Pan 87
Ashcakes: Bread of the Modern Abo 88
Bamboo Spoon/Fork & Chopsticks 89
Stone Ovens & Steam Pits 90
Complete Proteins 91
Primitive Pottery: Harvesting Wild Clay 92
Adding Temper 93
Wedging the Clay 94
Making Pinch Pots 95
Making Coil Pots 96
Drying Pottery 97
Firing Time 98
Cooking in Clay Pots 99
Beliefs about Food 100
Mice and the Hantavirus 101
Plants 103
Identification Strategies 104
Common and Latin Names 105
The Digging Stick 106
Wild Food Economics 107
Wild Gardening 110
Natural Farming 111
The Ethics of Killing 112
Worthwhile Plant Food Resources 113
Edible Lichens 114
Syrup 114
Starchy Roots 115
Fruits 121
Seeds 126
Nuts 130
Mushrooms 131
Animals 133
Sneak Stalking & Trust Stalking 134
Animals & Ecosystem Processes 136
Desertification and Holistic Management 138
The Quickie Bow 140
Flintknapping Thoughts 142
Bone Arrowheads 143
Making Arrows 144
All about Hide Glue 146
Sinew Preparation 147
Wildlife Laws 148
Butchering a Road Kill Deer 149
Gutting Deer 150
Skinning Your Deer 153
Butchering Basics 154
Hunting Notes 157
Deadfall Traps 158
Clothing 159
Braintan Overview 159
Braintanned Buckskin 160
Smoking the Hide 166
Sewing Buckskin 168
Shoes, Moccasins & Sandals 170
Tire Sandals 173
Wool & Blanket Ponchos 175
Felting with Wool 176
Sunset 179
Canvas Sack Backpack 179
The Bedroll Pack 180
Pack Frames 182
Nicholson Mine 184
Goals in Primitive Living 186
The Equipment Checklist 188
Afterword: The Art of Nothing 191
Bibliography 193
Index 195
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