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[NEW] Brain-Tan Buckskin DVD


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In this DVD, How to Make Brain-Tan Buckskin : Dry-Scrape Method, will take you through the entire process from a “green” hide to a soft, supple, luxurious, finished product in the method used widely by our Native America brothers and sisters as well as other aboriginal peoples around the world - an ancient technique still used today.

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I will show you what pit-falls to avoid, how to lace a frame, and both modern and primitive techniques to help you transform a harvested deer hide to tough durable, suede-like leather ready to be made into many items and accessories such as: skirts and dresses, boots, mittens, cell-phone cases, and more…

You will also find that using the “dry-scrape” method of tanning a hide can be done in an urban outside area with little mess or “ick-factor”, and can even be done indoors!

With this DVD you will learn one of the many ways to make use of the whole animal, thus aiding its ascension of spirit - honoring it in the way of our ancestors many, many years ago.

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[NEW] Fire-by-Friction: The Bow-Drill Method

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Leading anthropologist suggest that our human ancestors began to control fire around 800,000 years ago, most likely with Homo erectus. For early humans fire became the “tool-of-tools”, providing warmth, and light, a way to process food for easy digestion, protection from things that go bump or “growl” in the night, and as the first social –media, AKA “Bush-TV”, the same is true for us in modern times.

What would you do if you were lost or stuck somewhere away from civilization, you and your loved one(s) are cold and anxious, and it soon will be dark - your matches are wet, and/or your lighter fails? Do you know how use what is around you to build a fire, and create warmth and comfort in an emergency situation with no tools?

In this DVD, How to Make Fire by Friction: The Bow-Drill Method, I will show you how to create one of the most reliable ways to start a fire from scratch, using only what Nature provides. This ancient 5000-plus year old tool is one of the easiest methods of primitive fire-making to master, even though it is one of the more complicated in terms of the equipment used.

But don’t worry, I will take you step by step on how to not only construct each of the 5 components of a bow-drill kit from scratch, but the correct way to build a simple Tipi fire, what pit¬-falls to avoid, and even the use of natural cordage or the bow-drill-string from common plants such as Velvet Leaf (Abutilon t.), and Stinging Nettle (Urtica d.).

The time to learn to swim is not when you are drowning. With this DVD you will gain the know-how to practice and master this very important survival skill!

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HOW TO: Build a Quinzhee

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Shelter is generally first in The Sacred Order of Shelter-Fire-Water in a survival situation. Especially in cold and snowy weather. Snow is an excellent insulator and makes quite the building resource for winter survival. Most everyone knows about igloos, the traditional shelter of the Inuit. But building one takes some skill and the right type of hard-packed snow. Here is a much easier winter shelter that is fun to make and is a good backyard project to do with the kids called a Quinzhee.

Quinzhees comes from the Athabascan language; a language group of the indigenous peoples of North America[1]. They are quick to make provided there is enough snow and will serve as good temporary shelter in a pinch. As opposed to the igloo which is considered a long term shelter. Igloos require hard-packed snow, whereas quinzhees can be created with loose snow.

Care must be taken when building this sort of shelter. Quinzhees can collapse from poor snow conditions, warm weather, construction problems (hitting a supporting wall), failure to let the snow sinter long enough, or from people climbing on it. Collapse poses a danger of suffocation.[2]
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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athabaskan_languages
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinzhee
  3. http://boyslife.org/outdoors/outdoorarticles/2992/how-to-build-a-quinzee-snow-shelter/


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