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How To Make A Cider Press + Sweet & Hard Cider & Vinegar!

There's nothing like homemade, fresh-pressed apple cider! Make your own cider press using materials and tools you probably already have laying around.

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How to Make Rawhide Lashings/Lacing

Here's a quick tutorial on how to make the longest, strongest piece of rawhide lacing from a given hide.

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Traditional Technology – How to Setup & Use a Water Level

We're using the ancient Water Level to level posts on uneven ground at our Field Site. Check out this simple but incredible tool in action.

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Doug’s Top 10 Favorite Outdoor Skills Books

Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills

Our founder's 10 all-time favorite books for learning primitive technology, bushcraft, and survival skills. The what and the why.

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How to Light a Match…Yeah, We Really Wrote a Blog on That

Most of us grew up being told "don't play with matches". Now we have a nation of adults who can't light a friggin' match. Here's how to do it right.

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What Our Apprentices Know

To 'know', it's not enough to read it in a book or watch it on TV.  We must do it, fail and succeed, and do it again. Here is what our Apprentices KNOW.

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The Original Fidget: Cordage

Warning: I consider cordage-making a highly addictive habit. If you choose to follow this path, there may be no turning back. Consider yourself warned.

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The Bracket Seasons: Wet vs. Dry Snow

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How to Build a Bundle Bow for Survival

Bundle bows are an excellent option for 'quickie' survival bows that you can throw together in minutes. Our comprehensive video will show you how.

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The Problem with Bow Drill…is Not What You Think

The problem with making fire with a bow drill is not difficulty. It's far simpler than that.

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