Buckskin

Videos: Making a Deerskin/Buckskin Shirt:  The Tribe of Benjamin: This is an excellent video because he demonstrates the whole process and only uses primitive tools. Making a Deer Hide Bush Hat: Rambooutfitters:  I would have never thought of this! He actually uses rawhide, but does processing that makes it close to tanned, so I listed…

Rawhide

Videos: Making Rawhide: Coalcracker Bushcraft:  Demonstrates how process deer hide from soaking after fleshing through hand de-hairing.  He then demonstrates racking and stretching. How to Remove Backstrap Sinew Cleanly without Wasting any Meat: Skill Cult:  Video of how to remove sinew which is used unprocessed, like rawhide, for thread. Making a Rawhide Pouch: Earth Skills…

Hide Tanning

Videos: Hide Tanning:  Maine Primitive Skills ;  Good video on wet scraping. Brain Tanning Hair On- Part 1:  David Canterbury:  Process from rawhide stage. Good demonstration of preparing brains and braining hide. Brain Tanning Hair On- Part 2: David Canterbury Deerskins into Buckskins; Matt Richards  Is is a DVD course for sale. It is excellent and…

Flintknapping

   Primitive “Abo” Flintknapping:  Greg Pryor Homestead  It may not be the most elegant point, but the good thing in this video is that he’s using all natural materials. It’s definitely not the same as using modern tools. Could be helpful for those who have some experience already.     Flintknapping:  Arrow points from bottle bottoms:  Practical…

Quilling

Porcupine Quill Work:  I found this video very helpful as a beginner quill worker. He demonstrates very clearly how to do several basic techniques. Quilling Workshop KOLC TV:  This is a video of a workshop presented by a Lakota woman whose family has been doing quilling for generations. She is teaching the wrap quilling and shows…

Survival Skills

Videos: Solo Survival: How to Survive Alone in the Desert: Sonoran Desert Part 1:  Tom McElroy, Wild Survival:  Former Tracker Instructor, Tom McElroy, spends a week of survival in the Sonoran Desert. This video includes many skills including shelter, water, fire, food, baskets, pottery and more. Well done and important information for desert survival. How…

Pitch Glue

Videos: Making Pine Sap Glue: Primitive Pathways  Good step by step demonstration of making pitch glue and how to use it. How to Make Pine Pitch Glue: RewildUniversity:  A well-done video with another perspective. Purifying Pine Pitch: PinewoodCH:  OK video- but a unique technique. He uses modern means to do this, but I’ve made a…