John and Geri McPherson, a. They are true primitivists who take the "Naked into the Wilderness" approach that yo u should know everything you need to survive, even if you are in the wilds with absolutely nothing. In this video the McPherson's detail the tanning process from raw skin to finished Buckskins. They explored many met hods of tanning and adopted the most simple, time efficient processes they ever encountered. As with every skill they do, they look for function before art. If stuck in a real primitive situation, they want the easiest, most efficient both for time and energy method.
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Naked Into The Wilderness Series. In recent years I've been getting more and more interested in the history and practical application of primitive skills as it regards survival and a less dependent, more sustainable way of life. And John and Geri McPherson have been names I constantly hear mentioned whenever the topic of primitive comes up. Don't know a helluva lot about them other than reading through one of their books a long time ago. But being lucky enough to stumble onto these videos and seeing them doing this stuff real time is just great.
A very thorough instruction manual. Explains how to build a shelter out of grass, and start a fire with sticks. Has instructions on how to capture and eat wild mice there is warning about the Hanta The shelter chapter is the most informative in this book, but it is very practical.
We have spent a considerable portion of our lives in the learning of these skills, and some seven years writing them up. We well remember the physical pains that one goes through when applying some of these skills and the frustration that comes with not successfully completing them. All the little tips left out of other how-to's that we were attempting to learn from.