Primitive Rocks!

Please bear with me I am still new to this whole blogging thing. Many people have asked me why I am infatuated with primitive skills when there is so much technology out there to make our lives easier. I am drawn to the practical aspect of primitive skills. There is something to be said about having the capability to not only survive, but thrive on only what can be found around you on the ground and under it. Knowing how to feed yourself, make sure you have water, shelter, and fire. True there is a lot of technology out there that does make life easier ( I do recognize the irony of writing a primitive skills blog on a computer), but I find I get more satisfaction from doing things the hard way.


  1. Hiya, I adore your wifes blog! She is clever and has great ideas... Not to mention beautiful!

    Most of my blog friends don't know I have degrees in environmental stuff, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, and a minor in Geology, so I know rocks!

    I used to do a lot of camping, did 10 years Geologic field work, Cartography for several years, and for several years learned a lot about native american culture: primitive culture, including working with rock and leather and bone, etc.

    I am also certified in Wilderness First Aid and have read a lot of survival books (a lot of desert one's as I live in southern CA where there is a lot of desert!).

    So it's awfully nice to meet you, will be checking out your blog!

  2. I hope I do not disappoint. In my attempts I will be completely honest, so I know some of my tries won't work. Any tips you could give me would be helpful.

  3. Use a leather piece to protect your hand when trying to knap obsidian lol I'm sure you know that already. =D

    I'm no "specialist" but hey, I know a little about what you are interested in, so maybe I can add to the discussion a bit. =)

  4. As soon as I get some pictures taken I will post my knapping tool kit