Category Archives: Woodcraft, Survival, and General Philosophy

Flint-on-Flint Firestarting

For practitioners of primitive arts, flint-and-steel has long been a mainstay of fire-starting. Better yet, is if we can hit two rocks together and light our fires. Flint-and-steel is excellent training to learn the technique of making and catching sparks. … Continue reading

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Starting a Fire With Water and Plastic

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Gathering Fir Pitch

Sorry, the video got deleted accidentally, then re-uploaded. It’s back!

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The Greatest Incentive

The law of God is the foundation of all enduring reformation. Obedience to God’s law is the greatest incentive to industry, economy, truthfulness, and just dealing between man and man.

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Securing the Firesteel

Seems that a friction-fit on firesteels just doesn’t cut it. We need to tie them in. Here, we have a nice matched set in mesquite. Notice that the rod protrudes far enough past the mounting loop that we can run … Continue reading

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New Cloth on an Old Garment

“No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.” Matthew 9:16. (Also Mark 2:21) Seems we have … Continue reading

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Primitive Pinch-Pot

While planting corn last spring, I happened on a nice lump of clay in otherwise loamy ground. Just for fun, I pinched this pot out, and took it in the house to dry on a rack near the wood cook-stove. … Continue reading

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