Watch Legendary Steve Watts Make a Bow Drill From Scratch in this Classic Video

This Steve Watts demonstration of how to make a bow drill fire showcases the expertise he held in his field. Those of us interested in primitive skills live in a pretty cool time. I remember being a kid and being interested in things like friction fire and bows and arrows, but there  didn't seem to … Continue reading Watch Legendary Steve Watts Make a Bow Drill From Scratch in this Classic Video

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4 Uses of Soapweed Yucca, a Blessing on the Plains

In a land that may seem bleak, knowing the uses of soapweed yucca is a must. One of the most alluring aspects of learning about skills of the past is the new perspective you develop about the world. You'll see things you never saw before, and begin to see abundance where you once saw only … Continue reading 4 Uses of Soapweed Yucca, a Blessing on the Plains

Build and Atlatl an You Build a Piece of Living History

With a bit of research, some pocket change, and a few minutes, you can build an atlatl to connect with generations of long ago. For whatever reason, I've always been one of those folks drawn to secrets of the past. Be it cowboys, mountain men, knights, or Stone Age hunters, they've always grabbed my attention. I never was … Continue reading Build and Atlatl an You Build a Piece of Living History