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

Did the Romans Colonize America? One Mountain Man Thought so.

Rufus Sage, a bonafide mountain man, felt strongly about a Roman colony in America. Does his argument persuade you? Prehistory, or history before it was written down, is mysterious stuff. All we can definitively know is what we can find and prove. Sure there are lots of interesting theories out there, but unless you have … Continue reading Did the Romans Colonize America? One Mountain Man Thought so.

Give this Traditional Dandelion Greens Recipe a Try this Spring

This traditional dandelion greens recipe is by far the best way I've found to enjoy¬†this nutritious green. Dandelions are everywhere. They are in yards, parks, abandoned lots, and nearly everywhere you look. Unbeknownst to most, dandelions are not a native species to North America. Nope. The yard invaders trace their roots (pun intended) to Eurasia. … Continue reading Give this Traditional Dandelion Greens Recipe a Try this Spring

Rufus Sage’s Authentic Mountain Man Poem Opens a Window to the Past.

This mountain man poem opens a window to the heart and mind of someone who lived the life of a mountaineer. Primary sources are invaluable for learning about the past. From them, we can learn about the past most accurately and get a real sense of a time period. Journals, newspapers, artifacts, and photos all … Continue reading Rufus Sage’s Authentic Mountain Man Poem Opens a Window to the Past.

Frontier Whiskey Recipe…You Don’t Want to Try This Stuff

While reading a classic Mari Sandoz book, I came across a frontier whiskey recipe that was too intriguing to pass up. For good or bad, alcohol plays a substantial role in American history and culture. When Europeans first colonized Jamestown they were carrying a good deal of beer with them when they landed. It should … Continue reading Frontier Whiskey Recipe…You Don’t Want to Try This Stuff