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  • 07:16 Popular Primitive Technology: Freshwater Prawn Trap

    Primitive Technology: Freshwater Prawn Trap

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    I built a prawn trap from lawyer cane, sticks and vine. Then I caught some prawns and ate them. Prawn (and fish) traps are simple traps designed to catch aquatic life due to their shape. It consists of a simple basket with a funnel shaped entrance. Prawns

  • 04:28 Popular Primitive Technology: Spear Thrower

    Primitive Technology: Spear Thrower

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    A spear thrower is a simple tool that allows the user to throw a spear further than by hand alone. It is a small length of wood with a hook in the end that fits into a notch in the back of the spear. The extra power and distance gained by the thrower is d

  • 11:32 Popular Primitive Technology: Barrel Tiled Shed

    Primitive Technology: Barrel Tiled Shed

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    I built a tiled roof shed to provide a fire and rain proof shelter for working on projects during wet weather and for storing firewood. The shed houses the very kiln used to fire its own tiles. I cut timber using the stone hatchet and took it to the build

  • 04:32 Primitive Technology: Forge Blower

    Primitive Technology: Forge Blower

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    I invented the Bow Blower, a combination of the bow drill and forge blower to make a device that can force air into a fire while being easy to construct from commonly occurring natural materials using only primitive technology. I began by fanning a fire w

  • 04:17 Popular Primitive Technology: Grass Hut

    Primitive Technology: Grass Hut

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    I built this grass hut up on a ridge. It's roughly parallel with the tiled hut and wattle and daub hut that are a couple of hundred meters away down in a valley. I built it on a ridge to get away from mosquitoes in wet weather. This project took 7 days to

  • 06:26 Primitive Technology: Sweet Potato Patch

    Primitive Technology: Sweet Potato Patch

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    I built a fenced enclosure and cultivated sweet potatoes (from civilisation) and yams (from the wild) in it. I originally had a small 3X3 m garden behind the wattle and daub hut that already had some sweet potato and yam vines growing in it that were plan

  • 04:48 Primitive Technology: Woven Bark Fiber

    Primitive Technology: Woven Bark Fiber

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    Woven Bark Fibre I made a rough type of textile from bark fibre. This is the same tree I use for making cordage though I don’t know its name. It has been raining a lot here lately (the video also shows how well the hut stands up to rain) and this caused a

  • 05:54 Primitive Technology: Bow And Arrow

    Primitive Technology: Bow And Arrow

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    I made this bow and arrow using only primitive tools and materials.The bow is 1.25 m (55 inches) long and shoots 60 cm (2 feet) long arrows. I don't know the draw weight - safe to say greater than 15 kg (35 pounds) perhaps? The stave was made from a tree

  • 05:31 Primitive Technology: Charcoal

    Primitive Technology: Charcoal

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    I made a batch of charcoal using the mound method then stored it in baskets for later use. Charcoal is a fuel that burns hotter than the wood it's made from. This is because the initial energy consuming steps of combustion have taken place while making th

  • 08:21 Primitive Technology: Baskets And Stone Hatchet

    Primitive Technology: Baskets And Stone Hatchet

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    I made 2 types of basket and a celt hatchet. The first type of basket made was a coil basket. Bunches of palm leaves where wrapped in thin strips of lawyer cane to for a coil. This was then coiled into a spiral with each coil being tied to the last to kee

  • 08:16 Popular Primitive Technology: Sling

    Primitive Technology: Sling

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    A sling is a weapon used to fire rocks farther and harder than could be thrown by hand alone. I made this sling from bark fiber that I made into cord. The cord was then tied in such a way to produce an area in the middle with three cords. A strip of the s

  • 06:39 Primitive Technology: Chimney And Pots

    Primitive Technology: Chimney And Pots

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    I installed a fireplace and chimney in the tiled roof hut. This is for for lighting and cooking. Heating is already taken care of by the underfloor heating system. I knocked a hole in the back wall and made it from the same mud used to build the hut. Some

  • 05:46 Primitive Technology: Palm Thatched Mud Hut

    Primitive Technology: Palm Thatched Mud Hut

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    This is an old hut I built 2 years ago and have since demolished. It was a 2 m square floor with wattle and daub walls 1.5 m high topped with a pyramidal roof thatched with Alexander palm fronds. The building method is my usual plan- get a roof up first t

  • 04:21 Primitive Technology: Wood Shed And Native Bee Honey

    Primitive Technology: Wood Shed And Native Bee Honey

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    It has been raining here quite a bit in what should normally be the dry season. The wattle and daub hut is standing up well despite this (see video). However this has held back some other projects I had planned. So I decided to build a wood shed across th

  • 04:31 Primitive Technology: Stone Adze

    Primitive Technology: Stone Adze

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    The video shows the construction and use of a stone adze.To put this video in context, the dome hut you see in the video is in the same spot as the wattle and Daub hut is today- only 2 years earlier (first started filming these builds). I shaped the head

  • 04:51 Primitive Technology: Making Poisonous Black Bean Safe To Eat (Moreton Bay Chestnut)

    Primitive Technology: Making Poisonous Black Bean Safe To Eat (Moreton Bay Chestnut)

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    Cooking and leaching Black bean to remove the poison making it safe to eat. A basket was made to leach the poison out in a stream. Also shown are Atherton Oak nuts. The Aboriginal artifacts found near by were probably made by the Yidinji people (if you're

  • 04:28 Primitive Technology: Firesticks

    Primitive Technology: Firesticks

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    Making fire sticks primitively from scratch, making a fire using the sticks and making and firing a small pot to test clay from the hut. The species of wood used for the fire sticks is 'Abroma mollis'. In the hibiscus/cottonwood family (Malvaceae). Wordpr

  • 04:24 Primitive Technology: Thatched Dome Hut

    Primitive Technology: Thatched Dome Hut

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    I built this thatched dome hut on a mountain ridge using completely primitive tools and materials. The frame was 2.5 m in diameter and 2 m tall. It was made from 8 thin saplings 2.75 m long, the thatching material was split palm fronds and vine was used f

  • 11:14 Primitive Technology: Wattle And Daub Hut

    Primitive Technology: Wattle And Daub Hut

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    I built this hut in the bush using naturally occurring materials and primitive tools. The hut is 2m wide and 2m long, the side walls are 1m high and the ridge line (highest point) is 2m high giving a roof angle of 45 degrees. A bed was built inside and it

  • 03:13 Valentines Day Science Fun

    Valentines Day Science Fun

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    Steve Spangler talks with Harmony Conger about the fun science crafts she creates for valentines day.

  • 03:10 Food Detective - Mentos Geyser Tube

    Food Detective - Mentos Geyser Tube

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    Food Detectives on the Food Network features Steve Spangler's Mentos Geyser Tube device used to trigger the best soda geysers. http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/2072

  • 03:03 Cool Science Experiments From Steve Spangler

    Cool Science Experiments From Steve Spangler

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    Check out Steve's cool science experiments at http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiments/ Video clips from Steve Spangler's recent television appearances and live performances in 2008... teaching people how to make learning fun. About Steve Spangler

  • 00:39 Ellen DeGeneres Birthday Wish - Steve Spangler

    Ellen DeGeneres Birthday Wish - Steve Spangler

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    Steve Spangler and 51 of his closest friends gather together to wish Ellen DeGeneres a happy 51st birthday by shooting off 51 Mentos Geysers and a huge liquid nitrogen explosion!

  • 03:11 Twist In Time - Laminar Flow

    Twist In Time - Laminar Flow

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    Based on our past experience, we know that color mixing is not a reversible process. Mix red and blue and you make purple. Separating the colors back into their original form is not only tricky but incomprehensible for many of us. Watch the video... you'l

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