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Post by Cloud on Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:03 am

"Hi guys, welcome to my YouTube channel. Make sure you like and subscribe."

This is the familiar opening patter of hundreds of fresh-faced YouTubers waving down the camera to their legions of fans.

However, in an altogether quieter corner of the site, millions of people are watching a silent man banging rocks and sticks together.

Welcome to the world of primitive technology videos.
What is 'primitive technology'?

Primitive technology is a genre of YouTube videos that demonstrate - usually over the course of about 15 minutes - how to build things without any influence from the modern world.

This is distinct from the "prepper" movement, which focuses on stockpiling weapons and resources in anticipation of the breakdown of society.

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.

Need an axe? Make one from a stone and a branch. Need a pot? Mix your own clay and make a kiln. Need to crush some rocks? Make a water-powered hammer.

From Robinson Crusoe almost 300 years ago to Tom Hanks in the film Cast Away, the idea of surviving alone in the wild still captures the imagination of many.

Primitive technology videos regularly receive millions of views and have spawned an active online community who discuss the latest videos.

The trend seems to have begun with the eponymous Primitive Technology YouTube channel, established in 2015.

The channel has had more than 600 million views, with the most popular individual video having been viewed more than 54 million times.

The video shows a man in blue shorts - known as "The Man" - silently constructing a hut with a tiled roof and, in a flourish of ingenuity, under-floor heating.


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Primitive Technology: Bow and Arrow


'' made this bow and arrow using only primitive tools and materials.The bow is 1.25 m (55 inches) long and shoots 60 cm (2 feet) long arrows. I don't know the draw weight - safe to say greater than 15 kg (35 pounds) perhaps? The stave was made from a tree ,Northern Olive (Chionanthus ramiflora), that was cut with a stone axe and split in half with a stone chisel. One half was used for the bow and was cut to a length of 1.25 m (50 inches). The limbs of the bow were carved with various stone blades so that the limbs tapered in width, and to a lesser extent depth, towards the tips. The middle of the bow was narrowed in width to form a handle about 12.5 cm (5 inches) long. The string was made from the inner bark of a fibrous tree. It was separated into thin strips and left to dry. Then it was twisted into cordage. Arrows were made of the same wood as the bow and were 60 cm (2 feet) long. A notch was carved into the back to accept the bow string. They were fletched with bush turkey feathers picked up from the ground (no turkeys were harmed in the making of this video). A feather was split in half and cut into 3 lengths then resin and bark fiber attached the fletching on to the arrows. The tip of the arrow was fire hardened and sharpened to a point. The fletching was trimmed using a hot coal. Each arrow took about an hour to make. A quiver was made of bark to hold the arrows. Importantly, the quiver was worn on the back in the historically accurate style of native American and African archers- not on the hip like medieval European archers (see back quiver: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ). I cleared a shooting range with a semi rotten log as a target instead of a hay bale. At 10 meters the accuracy was better than 50 % for this narrow target and the arrows stuck into the wood enough so that they were difficult to pull out. The bow was durable, shooting about 200-300 times with the string breaking only 3 times. I made a back up string and repaired them by splicing the ends back together. In conclusion this was an easy bow to make. The short design makes it easy to find a straight piece of wood for the stave. A short string is also easy to make and short arrow shafts are easy to find. Short bows shoot fast and are easy to carry in thick forest. The dimensions of the bow were based on those given in the SAS Survival Handbook by john Lofty Wiseman. but instead of carving it from a stave from the start, I split the stave and then carved it. I think this requires less time, effort and skill. It also gives a flat bow design that's unlikely to break. It does require wood that doesn't twist much when split though. Wordpress: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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