Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut

Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut


Digging drainage trench for hut Building up floor area Chopping wood for posts Fresh water creek A crab Today I learned crabs live in fresh water Back to work Hatchet and timber Hammering low side posts (75 cm high) to form a 2.5 x 2.5 m square Making a post hole Central post (2 m high) Climbing fern used as lashing Ridge line (about 3 m long, extends out past the front and back of the hut forming eves) Side beam the same as ridge beam Rafters (about 2 m long) More posts to stabilize structure Thunder foreshadows lots of rain later Battons to hold grass thatch More stabilizing posts Stone blade Cutting grass Grass only grows high in the mountain, an hour round trip to get a bundle of thatch Thatching batons Overlapping thatch helps shed rain Trimming eves for neatness and extra grass Covering ridgeline to keep out rain by lifting grass on with pole Gaps filled Thatching took 36 hours Cutting wattles weave in and out between posts Rain Last of the wattles Grey mud from nearby clearing (about 20 m away) Plastering wall with mud Mud stays on provided the roof keeps the rain off. Luckily, there is little wind blown (horizontal) rain in the forest. Creek swollen from heavy rain Getting wall finished in the rain Each pannel takes about 15 minutes to plaster including fetching the mud Miserable conditions Plastering floor Optimistic fire making attempt. Standing dead wood is selected for fuel Fire sticks kept dry by hut. Tinder is dry candle nut leaves Smoke appears, a good sign Easy to do once you know how Glowing ember is actually powder from fire sticks (punk), the aim is to ignite the tinder with it Transferring tinder bundle to fire wood Adding small twigs (kindling) to raise the flames This took about 20 minutes from starting the fire sticks to this stage Fire will dry out the mud and the thatch. Smoke deters bugs. Stone Yam mound progress (45 days approximately) I trained the vine around a dead vine to spread it to the canopy for more light And here trained on a horizontal stick Grass thatched mud hut

100 thoughts on “Primitive Technology: Grass thatch, Mud hut

  1. So basically this guy hangs out in the woods, builds forts, stay healthy and has 9.5 mil subscribers to pay his way. I'm think he's a genius and the rest of us are morons.

  2. Is that mud and clay or just mud? If it is mud does it stink and how does it not get ruined by the rain?

  3. Dude, this spot has gone through a lot over the last few years. With your first video, the Wattle and Daub Hut, to the tree falling through it in the Cassava and Yams video, to making the Round Hut. What happened to the Round Hut that was there??

  4. мда
    поставьте лайк пусть думают что чтото годное написал

  5. Some random girl: Ok everyone, if you were stuck on an island with one person who would it be? I would be with Justin Bieber

    Someone else: omg I would be with Channing Tatum

    Random guy: I’d be with Kylie Jenner

    Me: I’d be with with this primitive dude, wtf y’all bout to die

  6. All of you who think this guy is bad compared to other pt channels are getting scammed! The other channels hire people with power tools and make them do almost all the work and the guys in the do a tenth of the work

  7. This is the Channel that I like the most, the other primitive youtubers did things Like swimming pool and a water ride which is not what our ancestors did so I preferred watching this.

  8. What do you do if you get poison? What do you do if you get sick? WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU GET BIT AND THEN YOUR SICK AND YOU ALSO HAVE POISON

  9. You could probably drop him off anywhere in the world WITHOUT a compass and a knife and he could build a whole village.

  10. If the apocalypse happens, I think you'll be 90% of the reasons I'll have shelter. Given my history of putting Ikea furniture together with at least 1 part backwards, I don't want to give myself more than 10%.

  11. this is not other primitive videos doing stuff like underground swiming pool bambo house with swiming pool right?

  12. That many years later and still the same Amazing content, i've been watching you before you blew up I believe. Because of your channel and your videos, everytime I went camping I would build myself a Nice clay/mud furnace. Good work

  13. Парень, вне всякого сомнения мастер ,золотые руки,апплодирую стоя !!!Но всё-таки,где он аккумуляторы на видеокамеру заряжает?Без обид-просто интересно .

  14. Thank you sensei for this upload ❤❤❤ this is the first ever primitive tech channel and the first to ever do this on his own

  15. Ive watched this guy go from lanky to beefy over the years…..and rest assured those muscles are probably more dense and pack more strength than any roid monster twice his size

  16. …to be these deep in any jungle and do all this work is incredible but, it would be more incredible to do it without bug spray 👽

  17. Когда родители выгнали из дома и сказали живи самостоятельно.

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