What is ‘primitive technology’ and why do we love it?


The A frame hut is a simple shelter that can be built quickly and simply. It’s basically a large roof built directly on the ground. This hut is the biggest one I’ve built on this channel and could fit both the tiled roof hut and wattle and daub hut inside it with room left over along the sides. A person can walk right down the centre without ducking while the sides that are too low to stand in are used for storing firewood, tools and other things. A fire lit in the entrance will greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes in the hut though it will get smokey occasionally. To reduce smoke, a small stove could be built to burn the wood more efficiently.

Dont know if you have tried this yet but turn on the CC on his videos. I had to go back a rewatch everything when I found this out. It’s close to home so I go back and get food and water there thanks. He says after seeing Mr Plant’s videos he “fell is externally threaded jewelry bad in love with the idea of creating something so cool with nothing but your environment”. In a series of videos, Mr Dong demonstrates how to build rice paddies by using bamboo to funnel water from a waterfall to flood an area of excavated land.

The channel has captured the attention of all sorts of people and institutions. It was nominated for the Shorty Award for Best in Education and the AACTA Award for Best Short Form Entertainment. Over the years, Plant has been interviewed by CNBC and BBC. BBC has also called him the most successful YouTuber on the subject. At some point, we have all been fascinated by the imaginary scenario of getting stranded on an island or in a jungle and having to find ways to survive.

I think increasing the ratio of charcoal to ore might increase the temperature so that the slag flows better. Further experiments will be needed before I get used to the new materials here. To get better performance, I made charcoal from the poor quality wood. This was different from the previous reusable mound I built as it consisted of a mud cylinder with air holes around the base.

Primitive technology is more than just survival skills. It’s like hitting the reset button and seeing how advanced you could become if left to fend for yourself. For the first two years of the channel’s existence, the man in the videos remained anonymous.

It revealed that there are actually more than seven people working on a structure on a primitive site, contrary to what the channels claim. Unlike John Plant’s videos, which show every stage of the construction, many primitive construction videos have carefully selected shots. A video could open with a shot showing a man digging in soil and the next would already show a deep excavation, despite being dug using only a stick. I have been on YouTube since 2016 and I have been practicing my skills since 2011. This channel consists of outdoor skills such as bushcraft, carving, wilderness living, sustainability, and primitive skills.

First, I took some wood, Abroma mollis, for fire sticks. I knapped a small stone blade and used it to strip the fire sicks. The fire stick kit was then placed under a palm leaf to keep it out of the rain. At the old hut site I made lime mortar from the shells of rainforest snails by firing them in a kiln, slaking them in water, mixing them into lime putty. The general source of lime is limestone and various other calcareous minerals, though shells, egg shells and coral are other sources of lime. When heated above 840 degrees Celsius, the lime decomposes into calcium oxide or Quicklime and releases carbon dioxide .

Welcome to Wildness Survival Skills channel that talk about life live in the forest and show you guy about how do you live in forest. A wall of wattle and daub was built at the back of the structure. Wooden poles were planted into the ground and lawyer cane was woven between them. Soil was dug from around the hut forming drainage trenches while also supplying the mud used to daub the wall.

I think this is due to tiny specs of mica that weren’t present in the clay from my old area. The clay seems stronger and there also seems to be much more of it everywhere. The pot boiled after a while of tending, in future I’ll probably make thinner walled pots so that they boil quicker. It also seems to reduce the amount of smoke in the hut and increase the life of the coals in the base so that the fire could be re stoked at a later time.

My channel created the videos for talking about primitive asian lifestyle. We focus on travel in asia, street food, village food, amazing places and much more. Primitive Lifeways specializes in training both modern and primitive. We teach nature re-connection through primitive technology. Primitive Technology Idea is a youtube channel recording my daily life in the wild.



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