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Thanks to Wookielad for this gem, forgive the brevity: the following is taken directly from his instructions. [formatting mine] 1. Cut throat 2. Break neck 3. Dunk in hot water 4. Pluck 5. Remove feet 6. Cut out ass glands 7. Reach in and pull out guts 8. Apply seasoning 9. Impale on stick and … Continue reading
This is meant to be an addendum to Campsite Crafting 05: The Bloomery I’m going to need some help with this. I found an out of print book called “The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths” which describes the ‘primitive’ bellows.
Holy shit salt is important. Without salt you will die. With salt you’ll never get old and you’ll never die. Just like those fuckers in cocoon.
Alright, so it’s day one in the wild, and it might be warm now, but tonight, it’s going to get fucking frigid, and we need to stay alive until the sun can thaw us out in the morning. Here’s the walkthrough, as if we were stuck in some insanely boring video game.
So you need to start a fire and all you’ve got is some wood, some rocks, and your shoelaces. Great, that’s all you need. A bow drill consists of 4 components: The Bow The Spindle The Fire Board The Hold You’ll need to gather some wood and a good sharp stone you can use as … Continue reading
Some sections that we’ll need to internalize in order to help with this section; as each section is complete, If I remember, I’ll link it. Campsite Chemistry: Salt, Litmus, Soap | How To: Kill Shit | Toolmaking: Needles | How To : Skin a Deer | How To: Build a Smoke Hut/Lodge You’re going … Continue reading
Throughout SurviveWhatever we’ll be doing things that require glue. If glue can’t be scavenged in your scenario, you’re going to need to figure out how to make your own. Pitch Glue: Requires Charcoal and Pine Trees. In the wild, Pine trees are a valuable resource. You can make cordage out of the roots, you can … Continue reading
Alright, this was super ambitious; there are a number of simpler furnaces, ovens, and kilns we could be making before we reach this point; but I say fuck it, go for the gold. Let’s skip ahead. We are going to attempt to build our own blast furnace for smelting ore. This is important. Smelting metal … Continue reading
Requires: Fire, Pottery Charcoal is going to be the primary fuel source for a lot of our future projects, as it has a much higher energy yield than normal, unconverted wood. Also, it’s got some other uses besides just producing heat. Thankfully, charcoal making is a very easy process. The idea is you want to … Continue reading
The objective of the campsite crafting series is to create a functional understanding of fabrication, beginning with the most primitive of tools and culminating in complex finished goods, such as matches, firearm ammunition, and seaworthy boats. It’s a long road, and we might not make it there together before the doomsday clock ticks its last … Continue reading