by Forager
19 Sep 2017, 20:19
Forum: Old-Tool/Aboriginal Knapping
Topic: What Have You Knapped Today?
Replies: 46
Views: 2.2K

Re: What Have You Knapped Today?

Very nice work nogie.  
Pete generally keeps company with big deer, and he works horrific stone which calls for robust tools.  The lore is that he'd previously used his thumbnail but needed something which delivered less trauma to the stone, hence the ulna. 
by Forager
18 Sep 2017, 00:09
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Nature.
Replies: 175
Views: 4.7K

Re: Nature.

Jim thanks for sharing this video, I agree with Michael - nothing crappy about it.  That other one you made a few years back was great as well, is it still available for viewing?
by Forager
18 Sep 2017, 00:06
Forum: Old-Tool/Aboriginal Knapping
Topic: Savannah River bases
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Savannah River bases

turbo I peek in but comment less.  Don't care for the current format, feel the losses of a long log of PMs and photo galleries from the abrupt switch, and the current visual layout is hard on my eyes.  The people are cool and the subject is solid but the environment feels sterile and unfriendly.  Ha...
by Forager
17 Sep 2017, 23:47
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Pirogue that I made...
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Pirogue that I made...

In my small experience with this medium I found that as is the case with canoeing (I kneel braced against the seat rather than sit) and kayaking, balance is established in a low center of gravity from the hips; when poling while standing my balance also was from the hips, with widely spaced feet tow...
by Forager
17 Sep 2017, 21:17
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Pirogue that I made...
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Pirogue that I made...

I have poled on shallow portions of river which I have canoed, both up stream and down-river in slow to moderate currents.  When you try it with a long pole you'll be surprised at how very stable this position is in practice.
by Forager
16 Sep 2017, 21:59
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Pirogue that I made...
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Pirogue that I made...

Quite the accomplishment Harold, and a pleasing design.  What do you think of its conveyance?
by Forager
16 Sep 2017, 20:28
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Summer Foraging
Replies: 50
Views: 1.2K

Re: Summer Foraging

Thank you DD for your kind appraisal.  It's been fun to be able to share.
by Forager
16 Sep 2017, 20:26
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: potted Purslane
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: potted Purslane

I enjoy it fresh as an addition to salad.  I'll also stir still-steaming boiled cubes of red potatoes over Purslane mixed with other fresh wild greens and cover this with a lid until it's cooled to room temperature - this wilts the greens enough to make them a bit more tender while preserving their ...
by Forager
05 Sep 2017, 03:09
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Resources For Foraging Food And Healing
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Resources For Foraging Food And Healing

DD, James Duke is a world class botanist with a legacy spanning many decades.   He wrote the USDA database which remains a vast resource of easily accessible nutritional and phytochemical information.  I've enjoyed numerous exchanges with him (email is better than the phone due to his deeply Souther...
by Forager
05 Sep 2017, 00:27
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Found three Hawthorns today.
Replies: 10
Views: 127

Re: Found three Hawthorns today.

Nice find!  But by all means taste them first, before you commit to a large scale project like preserves.  Haws are notoriously variable and can range in flavor from a delightful surprise (rare in my experience) to an offensive insult (quite the norm).  If you find them sub-optimal, usually the firs...
by Forager
03 Sep 2017, 21:02
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Unable to access PMs
Replies: 53
Views: 582

Re: Unable to access PMs

Not happening for me, but I claim no proficiency in this medium.
by Forager
02 Sep 2017, 01:53
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Unable to access PMs
Replies: 53
Views: 582

Re: Unable to access PMs

I just noticed the need to welcome some new (or at least newly acknowledged) members, copied from this site a moment ago -  "Registered users: Forager, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Google Feedfetcher" Most likely nothing new here, but further enhancing the delivery of a crash landing in trans...
by Forager
01 Sep 2017, 23:46
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Unable to access PMs
Replies: 53
Views: 582

Re: Unable to access PMs

"I am really hoping the admins can find a way to start something else"  -Tyrannocaster

My thought as well.
by Forager
01 Sep 2017, 22:23
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Unable to access PMs
Replies: 53
Views: 582

Re: Unable to access PMs

Trying to find my Image Galleries, they appear to have gone the way of my Personal Messages.  I didn't realize that once uploaded they were no longer mine to access.

The ads however are in plain sight.
by Forager
01 Sep 2017, 21:56
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Beads made from deer sheds
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Beads made from deer sheds

Cut the antler into thin sections, polish smooth, drill a couple of holes near the center to drill through.
by Forager
01 Sep 2017, 21:53
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Unable to access PMs
Replies: 53
Views: 582

Re: Unable to access PMs

"On a more serious note, I think Tapatalk wants everybody to do all this with their unnecessary app."  -Tyrannocaster If such is their agenda, that cuts me out.  The desktop is my sole computer and my cell phone is an old fliptop which is rarely ever used. This was pretty harsh, prompts me to think...
by Forager
01 Sep 2017, 13:38
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Unable to access PMs
Replies: 53
Views: 582

Re: Unable to access PMs

Well I guess this is what "migrate" meant, effective September 1.  Unsettling and ugly in a multidimensional sense, beyond an incongruous format of visual presentation. All of my private messages are gone as well, loaded with contact information and meaningful details. Kevin, are there emoticons for...
by Forager
01 Sep 2017, 01:42
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Beads made from deer sheds
Replies: 5
Views: 142

I've made buttons which provided an interesting accent to an old long wool coat I wore many years ago, also for a fringed buckskin jacket my wife wore back then. I could describe the method but they were certainly not beads.
by Forager
30 Aug 2017, 21:38
Forum: Old-Tool/Aboriginal Knapping
Topic: Savannah River bases
Replies: 20
Views: 555

<r>I imagine that consistently standardized base dimensions have everything to do with the haft elements. Difficult as it is to make a Broadspear, it is a different task to make a handle with a very close fit. Establishing a norm for base specs means interchangeability once breakage occurs or the bl...
by Forager
30 Aug 2017, 17:44
Forum: Old-Tool/Aboriginal Knapping
Topic: Savannah River bases
Replies: 20
Views: 555

<r>For my part I'll say that in separating the two features, completing the base seems technologically easier than thinning out a wide expanse of difficult stone. <br/> <br/> If I break an otherwise completed Broadspear while tinkering with the base it's painful and I've invariable asked myself why ...