Everyone needs something that gets them excited! I love primitive skills...welcome to my journey.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Handhaxe & Chopper
The snow has melted, the floods have receded, I can find my rock pile. Feeling a little rusty, I did manage knap out a grainy handaxe and a couple of choppers. I am a fan of the field expedient chopper, a couple of minutes with a hammer stone and you have a capable tool.
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.