Net making is a essential piece of knowledge people needed to survive. With nets you could do a number of things; most importantly and obvious are catching fish or other animals and carrying your equipment in a convenient way. There are a ton of ways you could make a net,
Making baskets is one of the onderst and most universal crafts in the history of men. The craft is onder then baking pottery! Everywhere in the world baskets were (and are) made by hand with different techniques and materials. Coiling is one of those techniques. A flexible material is formed like
In the grand scheme the arrow sent by the archer does the work. It is the most critical component of the bow and arrow! The “primitive arrow” is only primitive when compared to modern advancements but can be just as accurate and deadly. This Masterclass will teach you how to create wooden arrows that
Although a lot of this kind of traps are not allowed anymore, snaring some birds and animal are allowed with a special permit. We will look closer to a variation of the Siberian deadfall, that has been used a lot but is not widely known. On the workshop we will make a birdsnare
In this workshop, we will be discussing the basics of cordage, and teach you the skills to make cordage yourself from natural resources. Cordage can be made from a wide range of natural materials. Commonly used materials are the stems of the stinging nettle and the bark of several species of trees,
In this lesson, we are going to be looking at the Sami Naldhus (needlecase) and craft one for ourselves. The needlecase is made from antler or bone and was used to store needles to prevent them from breaking during transportation. The Sami are the indigenous people of Lapland which mostly live off
Water is essential to life. Yet, we often ignore how to transport it if we lack modern materials. Gourds are one method used to transport water. At the same time, it is a wonderful plant with a rich history and many uses. Through making a gourd canteen yourself and the magic of
This is a bit different from other packrames since it does not use any cordage to hold it together. The same technique has been used for other packrames from Russia. This packframe has been used by Evenki people that during a successful hunt made this packframe to carry home the meat.