About Primitive Technology

Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.

Also It should be noted that I don’t live in the wild but just practice this as a hobby. I live in a modern house and eat modern food. I just like to see how people in ancient times built and made things. It is a good hobby that keeps you fit and doesn’t cost anything apart from time and effort.

IMPORTANT: This WordPress site, my Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2945881&u=2945881&ty=h) and my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/c/PrimitiveTechnology) are my only online presence at this stage. I do not have a Facebook page and if you see any they are fake.

FAQ:

Q. Where is this?

A. Far North Queensland, Australia.

Q.What stops the rain from washing the mud off the hut walls?

A. The roof. You’ll notice the eves of the roof extend out from the walls- this keeps the walls dry.

Q. What dangerous animals are there?

A. Only venomous snakes and I need to watch where I step. Crocodiles don’t live where I build these huts and there are no large land predators in the bush here (that I’m aware of).

Q. How do I know what good clay is?

A. Look in creek banks and under top soil. Wet some and roll it into a coil as thick as a pencil then wrap it round a finger. If it doesn’t completely break apart then it’s suitable.

Q. How do you keep mosquitoes away?

A. Smokey fire tends to keep them away especially inside a dwelling.

850 thoughts on “About Primitive Technology

  1. I love these shows they remind us of the inventive self reliance the human being has but has lost over the years. How often do you make shows and do you have anymore projects planned?

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  2. You live in modern facilities, but I was wondering do you ever camp out and sleep in the huts you’ve made? If yes is it pretty frequently? and how comfortable are the beds you make?

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  3. Hi man, just wondering if your worksite/constructions were impacted by Cyclone Debbie. If so, was it partially or fully destroyed or did it manage to survive?

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  4. I got fascinated with this kind of hobby/lifestyle watching “Alone in the Wilderness” by Richard “Dick” Proenneke. It’s been really compelling to see your videos. For me It’s really get off your butt kind of motivation.
    Question: How would you go about understanding resources for a different physical environment?
    Did you research your environment before picking a spot?
    I have the Rocky Mountains as my backyard and I’m sure it would be helpful to understand what exists organically to use.

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    • This is the spot I have and must use the resources here. My aproach is to look for what I’m interested in using and if it’s there I use it. I tried looking for lime stone and copper but there doesn’t seem to be any here. I’d say go out into the Rockies and look for water,stone, clay, firewood and ore and see what you can do with it. Thanks.

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