Practical Skills

The links you find here are links to articles we have written dealing with the practical skills dealing with survival and items you can make yourself to help lessen the hold civilization has on all of us. There is nothing on this list that we have not done or taken part in doing ourselves. We believe you cannot truly explain something effectively without having done it and ideally have done it well.

Practical Skills: How to Make Your Own Quill

Practical Skills: How to Make Essential Oil

Practical Skills: A Brief Tooth-Care Guide

Practical Skills: Tinctures

Practical Skills: Insects and How You Can Keep Them Away

Practical Skills: Making a Bark Basket

Practical Skills: Medicinal Plant Walk

Practical Skills: Greenstone Axe

Practical Skills: Water in the Wilderness

Practical Skills: The Making of Ink



  1. May 27, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    […] You can find linked in one convenient place every post we have made dealing with these Practical Skills. You may find the link to this site on our sidebar, located under Pages. […]

  2. June 18, 2006 at 12:19 am

    […] We have just returned from the Mid-Alantic Primitive Skills Meet (MAPS), held at Catoctin Quaker Camp. Over the next week or so we'll post some details of the skills we've learned in the Practical Skills section. If our descriptions make you want to learn more, next years MAPS should include many of those skills again, and more. […]

  3. July 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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