Primitive Technology: Mud Bricks

Submitted by: fancylad 2 months ago in Weird


It's good to know that if the apocalypse hits, mankind will still be able to survive. 
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Male 6,562
I saw this just last night, good stuff.  This guy has a great channel.  But i also think he either has a great location (with lots of clay, etc), or he got stuff shipped in.  It may be difficult for everyone to do that
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Male 3,758
That was fun stuff and good info.

How many of you recognized the fire starting technique from Kevin Bacon's White Water Summer?
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Male 40,476
No talking.
No narration.
No explanation

Just "doing"
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Male 1,604
Gerry1of1 If you turn on the closed captions, he does provide explanations. Been watching these videos for a while now and occasionally it's a little unclear what he's doing so they're useful.
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Male 40,476
squidbush Yes, sometimes it's not clear, but when it's done you're like "OOOOOh, that's why he did that" 
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Male 4,092
This guy is great, i have watched tons of his videos, he just gets right to it.

No babbling about his dog or how hard it is to make videos or pestering people about patreon.

I look at this guy vs "preppers" and it seems like he is ready to work actually rebuilding a society instead of just having a few extra months of food.
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Male 40,476
daegog I, like you, love this guy. He is unique. No dialog. Just example by doing. You  learn from observation. ... He Is Brilliant
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Male 1,020
I've just spent 3 hours watching various videos by this guy.

A crap ton of determination, will power, and patience. 

Taking the red clay from the termite mound for finer ceramics was brilliant, as the termites are very selective of what they use in their mound.  (different video, but in this series)

Clarifying soils to try to get higher quality clay for pottery is an exercise in itself to the point of being an industry.
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Male 40,476
I love this guy. He has a lot of videos on YouTube and they're all fascinating. I saw the one where he made that ax he's using.

 But since he's going all primitive and natural he should probably be nekkid or in a loin cloth.  Then it would be instructive soft porn :)
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Male 91
Gerry1of1 It's fairly likely mankind was born with clothing as well as fire. Although that might have simply meant penis-sheaths.
(would groin-gourd pics be against IAB's rules?) 
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Male 40,476
elgabalo Nah.. go ahead and post gonad gourds if you like
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Male 5,412
Gerry1of1 I'm a big fan of this guy and his channel also. Probably my favorite episode so far was where he made barreled roof tiles out of clay and created a hut with them. What I really want him to do now is make a hut with those barreled roof tiles and walls made of fired brick. At that point, he'll have made a more-or-less permanent dwelling single-handedly, which is astounding. Another thing I'm hoping he'll do is start making some copper, assuming there's some kind of copper ore nearby.

There's at least one imitator of his that's sprung up on YouTube, which is causing some controversy.
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Male 40,476
squrlz4ever My favorite is the Water Hammer. It's simple and ingenious! I think our ancestors were cleverer than we are. I guess they had to be
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Male 5,412
squidbush Ooooh. That's good. I wonder why he chose to skip over copper and go straight to iron, which has got to be an order of magnitude more difficult. No copper ore nearby perhaps?

There's another YouTuber named Shawn Woods who has made a Copper Age-style axe and compares it to a stone hand axe and a hafted stone axe. As you might imagine, the copper tool made chopping and cutting wood much easier.
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Male 1,604
squrlz4ever Probably, he ran across that stuff and decided to make a video for it. he doesn't seem very interested in metals at all.
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Male 40,476
squrlz4ever The wattle and daub hut he made is pretty permanent. That's what tudor houses were made from 600 years ago and some still stand. Shakespeare's for example. W&D was used right up until WWII
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Male 5,412
Gerry1of1 Good points. Amazing that W&D structures that old are still standing. I had no idea.
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