Primitive Technology: Making a Natural Draft Furnace.

If you find yourself in a post-apocalyptic world there is one man you want in your new village, John Plant of the Primitive Technology website. Via his Primitive Technology site John has assembled a multitude of incredible videos that can teach you how to survive and thrive in a world where your two hands are the only technology you have to rely on.

Shot in far North Queensland the videos document projects ranging from a primitive hut that includes a ceramic tiled roof and the blast furnace you will need to make the tiles. Other fascinating projects include a water powered hammer and fresh water prawn traps. Everything is made using materials available in the bush and provides a fascinating look back at how humanity once thrived in the rain-forests of the world. If you thought living without your mobile phone for a day was a challenging experience try living in the jungle Primitive Technology style.

Primitive Technologies latest video documents the creation of a simple draft furnace that can generate temperatures in excess of 1200 degrees Celsius without bellows or charcoal. Temperatures high enough to fire ceramics or cook one hell of a barbecue.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest tutorial from the Australian bushman that proves technology doesn’t require electricity, it just needs some good old fashioned human ingenuity and the ability to put up with dirt and bugs for extended periods. Sit back relax and let the latest fascinating tutorial blow your mind.

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