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I was wondering if there was a website or a book that you would recommend which teaches primitive skills and crafts. I have this one book on bushcraft which got me really interested in the subject
 
                            
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Paleoplanet used to be around, google it.

Also, no better way than to find teachers who practice these skills. Head out to prim-skill gatherings if you can. There are a number of large and small gatherings around the country, not sure where you're coming from...
 
            
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There are a few ways to go,first,there are a lot of good books out there,check out this website,LOTS of good books there,  http://www.grannysstore.com/

Also check out The Society of Primitive Technology  http://primitive.org/ ;     Good group of folks,I'm a member

Also http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/

http://www.primitiveways.com/
 
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Personally I find "Urban Scout" funny and informative. 

http://www.urbanscout.org/
 
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the society of primitive technology books are good http://www.primitive.org/sptbook.htm
also this book http://www.amazon.com/Primitive-Wilderness-Living-Survival-Skills/dp/0967877776/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307856933&sr=8-1
this book teaches how to make buckskin.  if that's something you're interested in, i would highly recommend finding a copy.  of course finding somebody to teach you in person would be much better, but i'd say this book is the next best thing.  it helped my partner and i make some pretty awesome buckskin  http://www.amazon.com/Deerskins-Into-Buckskins-Materials-Gatherers/dp/0965867242/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307857004&sr=8-1
 
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some of the people (well a lot actually) on paleoplanet forums are AMAZING. specially some of the bow makers. even still the whole site is FULL of good info on primitive skills.
 
            
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If you have the time and money go to Rabbit Stick or Winter count 

  http://www.backtracks.net/


  And on the east side,River Cane,and Falling Leaves

  http://www.primitiveskills.org/
 
                            
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don't forget Firefly (www.fireflygathering.org) just outside of asheville. coming up here in about a month.
 
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ron hood's "woodmaster series" is pretty awesome.  a little low budget in production but he really does a good job with actually teaching you how to do a variety of primitive skills.

http://survival.com
 
            
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svn7svn wrote:
ron hood's "woodmaster series" is pretty awesome.  a little low budget in production but he really does a good job with actually teaching you how to do a variety of primitive skills.

http://survival.com

 

        I know Ron,he's a good guy,infact I will camping with him and some other folks this week
 
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I was wondering if there was a website or a book that you would recommend which teaches primitive skills and crafts. I have this one book on bushcraft which got me really interested in the subject



There are dozens of them.  I have found most to be pretty good.  I studies First People lore as a youngster which kept me "hanging out" in the woods a lot "pretending" I was a native and it was a time before the Europeans arrived.  It was a lot of fun and quite a learning experience.
 
            
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I got back Sunday from 4 days of camping in Idaho,there was a group of us there,and Ron Hood and his wife and and son were going to be there and Ron was going to teach some classes,the first day of this was Thursday,well Ron Hood died in his sleep some time Wednesday night.Ron was a real good guy,he will be missed
 
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How sad. 
 
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