Everyone needs something that gets them excited! I love primitive skills...welcome to my journey.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Needed a container to store dried hide glue in, for my primitive tool kit. I selected a pithy stem of a Jerusalem artichoke, and hollowed it out. Sealing the butt end with a plug and pitch, I wrapped the open end with sinew, to keep it from splitting when the stopper was wedged in. The tube also made a good core to wrap and store rawhide cordage. Now, need to make a few more for mineral pigments.
I've been interested in primitive skills ever since I read Larry Dean Olsen's book, Outdoor Survival Skills, decades ago. The past 25 years, or so, I have been striving to learn the skills...flintkapping, hide working, friction fires, edible & medicinal plants, etc. Having gained some proficiency, I have been demonstrating and teaching at historical events and gatherings. It is a never ending journey.