by Tomas
Today, 06:06
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

Hello Quest Below are more resources on the Rumford Fireplace...it includes The original Rumford build book...some resources for adapting the Rumford to contemporary codes... and some variations specifically for cooking.... thrown in is a book with 100 hearth cooking recipes you can get at Amazon fo...
by Tomas
Yesterday, 22:46
Forum: Camp & Shelter
Topic: Bedouin Tent Build
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Bedouin Tent Build

Hello Folks

Here is an online book that gives a detailed description of the historical Bedouin Tent.....

https://archive.org/stream/notesonbedou ... 3/mode/1up

Tomas
by Tomas
Yesterday, 21:22
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

I have a friend who has a Chimera....no way could something like that be used inside. With the laws governing wood stoves these days..I sort of doubt one could even use a cob fireplace inside any where but it the very very rural boonies of Canada or the US. Of course I put in a wood stove myself in...
by Tomas
Yesterday, 18:45
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

Hello Quest A classic of course is a Kiva fireplace...below is a link showing a modern anatomy of one....Adobe can be the build material... or have seen glass bottles rolled in concrete stacked up in Earthships for a build material. Included below is a Rumford style fireplace adaptable to hearth coo...
by Tomas
Yesterday, 07:42
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

Hello Quest

Perhaps something akin to a masonry oven/fireplace.

http://www.rumford.com/oven/articleoven.html

Tomas
by Tomas
15 Jan 2018, 19:16
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: Just for fun design me a wood stove/oven.

Hello Quest

What you seem to describe already exists in the form of the ‘chiminea’..... here are some links....





Enjoy your meals.

All The Best

Tomas
by Tomas
15 Jan 2018, 17:34
Forum: Camp & Shelter
Topic: Bedouin Tent Build
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Bedouin Tent Build

Hello Folks Here is a link to an item on a Bedouin tent pitching....... http://grynmoors.org/articles/how-to-build-a-bedouin-tent/ The Bedouin Tent seems an over looked form of shelter. All The Best Tomas Hello Folks Here is an article that examines the thermal dynamics of the Bedouin Tent as a res...
by Tomas
15 Jan 2018, 17:12
Forum: Camp & Shelter
Topic: Bedouin Tent Build
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Bedouin Tent Build

Hello Folks

Here is a link to an item on a Bedouin tent pitching.......

http://grynmoors.org/articles/how-to-bu ... ouin-tent/

The Bedouin Tent seems an over looked form of shelter.

All The Best

Tomas
by Tomas
06 Jan 2018, 02:49
Forum: General Primitive Skills Discussion
Topic: Can you tell me what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Can you tell me what this is?

Hello Pedrocras

It is likely a spindle rod....

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/53/5c/2c ... 1ea9a6.jpg

Tomas
by Tomas
05 Jan 2018, 00:00
Forum: Camp & Shelter
Topic: "New" Ancient Tipi Technology
Replies: 21
Views: 7.2K

Re:

Interesting  the name of the inner fur room in Chukchi  tents .I'd seen a video by Dr Spencer Wells  on "The Journey of Man" ...where he stayed in a Chukchi dwelling in one of the  fur lined rooms with no additional heat other than a candle and his own body heat at 40 below and was perfectly warm t...
by Tomas
31 Dec 2017, 19:11
Forum: Camp & Shelter
Topic: Oza Ozan Ozanpi
Replies: 17
Views: 15.0K

Re: Oza Ozan Ozanpi

Hello Folks Here is an interesting translation of one meaning of the Dakota word 'O'zanpi' as being a 'screen' from 'An English-Dakota Dictionary' by John P. Williamson (see link)... https://archive.org/stream/anenglishdakota00willgoog#page/n219/mode/1up/search/screen This has interesting implicatio...
by Tomas
27 Dec 2017, 08:17
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking
Topic: Indian Crooked Knife
Replies: 19
Views: 503

Re: Indian Crooked Knife

Hello Folks In keeping with the Paleo Planet theme the original “crooked knife “ was a beaver tooth attached to a handle ...below is a link to a book about the Lower Thomson Indian tribe who made such a tool along with other woodcarving tools...here is a link to the pages with illustrations.... http...
by Tomas
26 Dec 2017, 20:30
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking
Topic: Indian Crooked Knife
Replies: 19
Views: 503

Re: Indian Crooked Knife

Hello Folks Here is a link the Ben Hunt Crooked Knife instructive...... https://hahg.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/crooked-knife1.jpg All The Best Tomas I bought the book on Amazon as a used library book. It has great projects with step by step drawings too. I first saw it in our public library, but ...
by Tomas
21 Dec 2017, 08:02
Forum: Bladesmithing/Knifemaking
Topic: Indian Crooked Knife
Replies: 19
Views: 503

Re: Indian Crooked Knife

Hello Folks

Here is a link the Ben Hunt Crooked Knife instructive......

https://hahg.files.wordpress.com/2011/0 ... knife1.jpg

All The Best

Tomas
by Tomas
14 Dec 2017, 15:54
Forum: Archery - Arrows & Quivers
Topic: Lakota Question decoration.
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Lakota Question decoration.

Hello Moore A quick look shows historic quivers from many tribes fur lined the exterior some times using the entire pelt of coyotes or foxes ... probably as animal power totems. A fur lined interior would constantly snag the arrow heads and slow the ability of the hunters rate of fire. All The Best ...
by Tomas
11 Dec 2017, 09:43
Forum: Camp & Shelter
Topic: California, Pit River pithouse design?
Replies: 51
Views: 881

Re: California, Pit River pithouse design?

Hello Rama

As for using Eucalyptus poles the folks of Tipi Valley (Portugal) say you can as that is what they ....

http://www.surfalgarve.com/large-tipi/

All The Best

Tomas
by Tomas
10 Dec 2017, 02:52
Forum: Leather, Hides & Tanning
Topic: Eastern Black Bear
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Eastern Black Bear

Hello Folks

Here is an online vintage book about home tanning that has a chapter on ‘Indian Dressing ‘ the link will take you to the chapter on ‘heavy fur’ which includes bear skin advice.

https://archive.org/stream/homemanufact ... 0/mode/1up

All The Best

Tomas
by Tomas
08 Dec 2017, 17:44
Forum: Leather, Hides & Tanning
Topic: Eastern Black Bear
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Eastern Black Bear

Greetings Ken Here is a thread from 2009 about tanning a bear hide.... the usual brain tanning procedures apply but as Quills (Hi Quills) pointed out effort to remove the grease is needed. The extra effort to tan the bear might just be the bear spirit’s last laugh at the hunter ....;-). https://www....