Primitive Technology

Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - 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 utilizing modern technology. I do not live in the wild, but enjoy building shelter, tools, and more, only utilizing natural materials. To find specific videos, visit my playlist tab for building videos focused on pyrotechnology, shelter, weapons, food & agriculture, tools & machines, and weaving & fiber. FAQ Q.Where is this? A.This is in Far North Queensland Australia. Q.Do you live in the wild? A.I don't live in the wild but just go into the bush to make these projects. Also I camp out here occasionally. Q.How did you learn all this? A.Researching books and internet plus trial and error. I'm not indigenous and have no army training. Check out my blog below.


Primitive Technology

Here is my interview in the courier mail that they asked me to share as a community post here on YouTube. There is a pay wall to read it though that I was un-aware of at the time. have a look if you're interested. https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q... Still working on next project but am also observing a fire ban which is in place which is holding up said project. I'm making kiln made from bricks, for firing bricks so I can build larger structures. Thanks for you patience. Edit: link to picture of article on Redit (to get around paywall): https://www.reddit.com/r/PrimitiveTec...

7 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 5,406

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There is a Reddit page about primitive technology if anyone is interested. One of the mods asked me to share it. It's basically a community of primitive technology enthusiasts who share their questions and projects. Have a look if interested: r/PrimitiveTechnolgy or https://www.reddit.com/r/PrimitiveTec...

7 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 6,406

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Announcing Reddit AMA on Friday 1st November 6pm AEST/9am BST U/JohnPlant. The AMA will be on the “r/IAmA” subreddit. This coincides with the release of my book. It can be pre-ordered here: http://hyperurl.co/PrimitiveTechnology Edit: or this one: http://po.st/PrimTechBook See you there. EDIT: The AMA will now be happening at 8AM UK time. I’ll also be logging back in to answer some questions from the US later on – looking forward to reading your questions!

8 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 9,188

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Here's a book I wrote about primitive technology if anyone's interested. It's a detailed instruction manual on the technologies and techniques I've developed on the channel so far. It's a good primer for those looking to get started in the hobby or are just interested in the subject. Thanks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DquiM...

8 months ago | [YT] | 7,338

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Just heard Grant Thomson (king of random) died in a paragliding accident. I never met him in real life but he promoted my channel early on and I never got around to saying thanks for it. He seemed like an intelligent and creative person who inspired many peoples interest in science and invention with clever ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dTvn....

11 months ago | [YT] | 11,561

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Single ingot made from iron prills sticking to a magnet. The orange color is rust. It seems to be cast iron.

1 year ago | [YT] | 10,649

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Iron prills (made from iron bacteria) sticking strongly to a magnet

1 year ago | [YT] | 7,266

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ICYMI: In response to viewer suggestions, I’ve added my channel logo to all thumbnails of my official uploads to help distinguish my videos from other channels. I hope this change allows my videos to be more recognizable moving forward. Comment below your thoughts!

1 year ago | [YT] | 33,406

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I developed an experimental cement from made only from re-fired wood ash as its cementitious material. Watch the process in my new video

1 year ago | [YT] | 3,534

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Officially announcing the new logo of primitive technology. It was designed by the creative department of studio 71, the network of I've recently joined. It includes a picture of fire on my advice because of the frequent use of fire in my projects. Thanks.

1 year ago | [YT] | 24,576