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How to Harvest & Process Animal Sinew

Animal sinew (or tendon) is one of the strongest natural fibers available to the Modern Primitive. Knowing how to access, harvest, and process sinew is absolutely critical if you plan to find yourself relying on only nature's yield in the wilderness.

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How to ‘Resharpen’ that old Sharpening Stone

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Primitive Skills, Bushcraft & Survival: Explained

Primitive Skills. Bushcraft. Survival. What are the differences? Here they are.

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How to Make Fire with a Bow Drill

Using a Bow Drill to make fire is the skill I've taught and demo'd the most, busting something like 4,000 coals over the last ten years. Here, I've poured everything I've learned into one comprehensive blog post, photos, and video. Learn everything you need to get started, plus troubleshooting and advanced techniques.

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How to Build the Ultimate Campfire in Seconds

Contrary to what Luke Skywalker might say, "It's NOT impossible!" It's actually quite simple: Reliably building a solid campfire quickly, in various conditions, relies on these three things.

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How to Identify Edible Plants – An Introduction

Get started learning to identify plants in your own backyard, at the park, trail, or waste places with our primer on plant ID. We start with an overview on plants and then introduce you to 6 plant families that include more than 51,000 species worldwide - that you can learn in the next few minutes.

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8 Tips to Improve Your Hand Drill

Here are the key 8 tips you need to improve your hand drill success. Why wait longer to bust a coal with hand drill? Make fire by rubbing two sticks together after reading this post.

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Bow Drill: How to Carve the ‘Perfect’ Notch

Aim small, miss small. One of the secrets to mastering the bow drill is to carve the elusive 'perfect' notch into your fireboard. Here are the tips you need to get your notch right. Each time. Everytime.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Water Bottle from Freezing

Time outdoors in the winter means frozen water. And frozen water bottles suck. Here's how to keep your water liquid, throughout your winter adventures.

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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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