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Making a Shrimp Trap

Making a Shrimp Trap

Primitive Technology goes easy on himself for once and makes a shrimp trap. It has a funnel that lets shrimp in but not out. It doesn’t need bait and you can make multiple traps to get you more food. Or something to barter. Man, a complete PT village would be awesome.

Making a Spear Thrower

Making a Spear Thrower

Primitive Technology spent about a day making a spear thrower. It’s made from a branch that had a smaller branch shooting out of it. The branch’s collar acts as a cup that cradles the spear. It let him throw a spear up to 49ft. away.

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Making a Tiled Roof Shed

Making a Tiled Roof Shed

Primitive Technology built a roofed shed so he can store firewood and do other fire-related projects out of the rain. It took him a week to gather the timber and turn them into a frame, three days to make and dry a kiln, and almost a day to make the tiles.

Making a Forge Blower

Making a Forge Blower

Primitive Technology inches towards the metal age by making an alternative to bellows: a rotary fan driven by a bow. It allows his furnace to get hot enough to extract iron from iron ore, though he’ll need a bigger setup if he wants to get usable amounts of the metal.

Making a Grass Hut

Making a Grass Hut

Primitive Technology makes building your own home look easy in his latest episode. In fact, it took him 7 days to put it together – five of which were spent gathering grass. Psh. One time we missed winning the lottery by just four numbers.

Making a Sweet Potato Patch

Making a Sweet Potato Patch

Primitive Technology made a yam and sweet potato garden. He said he got the sweet potatoes from “civilization”, but we’re okay with that. If you left us with nothing but sweet potatoes and cargo shorts we’d be dead by sunset.

Making Woven Bark Fiber

Making Woven Bark Fiber

It’s the rainy season in Savage Land Queensland, so Primitive Technology thought that it’s time for his alter ego to make some clothes. He spent a few days making yarn out of fiber and about a day to weave it into a rough fabric using his handmade loom.

Making a Bow & Arrows

Making a Bow & Arrows

Primitive Technology uses his stone tools to craft a 55″ bow and a set of 2′ arrows. He also made a quiver out of bark. He says the bow was durable, lasting for about 200 to 300 shots. The string lasted about 100 shots but was easily repaired. And don’t worry, the turkey’s okay.

Making Charcoal

Making Charcoal

Primitive Technology made lots of charcoal by breaking down pieces of dried eucalyptus wood then slowly burning them in a kiln made of dried leaves and mud. The entire process took about a day. Bronze Age, here we come!

Making a Cord Drill & Pump Drill

Making a Cord Drill & Pump Drill

The modern Stone Age man of Primitive Technology has acquired lots of blisters just from trying to start a fire. So he homo sapiened his way out of his predicament and built a drill. Then he used the basic tool to create upgrades for itself.

Making Baskets & Hatchets

Making Baskets & Hatchets

After building a house from scratch, Primitive Technology made coil and woven baskets out of palm leaves and lawyer cane, and two hatchets using branches and sharpened rocks. We hope we achieve immortality so we can watch the rise of his civilization.

How to Make & Use a Sling

How to Make & Use a Sling

Primitive Technology makes a sling from bark fiber and then learns how to shoot with it. It’s one of the simplest ranged weapons you can make, but it’s very hard to master and is noisy too. For April Fools’ he should show us how he shoots and edits videos.

Building a Hut from Scratch

Building a Hut from Scratch

Primitive Technology shows us how he created a complete, heated shelter using nothing more than rudimentary handmade tools, trees, strips of cane and mud. He even made his own roof tiles from clay, using a kiln he made with similar techniques. The total build took him 102 days.

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