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Naked into the Wilderness Series: Books and Videos There are many specialists in primitive living--people

who are experts at skills like basketry, pottery, flintknapping, and bowmaking, but there are surprisingl y few generalists who are capable of doing a passable job at all of the essentia l skills needed for survival. John and Geri McPherson, a.k.a. "Prairie Wolf" are generalists who have mastered the art of doing a little bit of everything. 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. ============================== VIDEO: * Brain Tan Buckskin (XviD) This is the video companion to Chapter One of John & Geri McPherson's book Primi tive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills. 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. 80 minutes. * Primitive Fire and Cordage (XviD) This is the video companion to Chapter Two of John & Geri McPherson's book Primi tive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills. The video covers the hand drill and bow drill, plus cordage, and the bamboo fire saw. The McPherson's prefer the handdrill technique. It was the most common method of fire making by aboriginal peoples throughout the world because it is so simple. There are only two components--the drill and the hearth, sometimes from the sam e wood source. Under the harshest conditions, when you need fire the most, then the bowdrill is easier--assuming all the necessary materials are available. That's why cordage making is included in this video, to show you how to make functional bowdrill st rings from natural materials. 100 minutes. * The Primitive Bow and Arrow (XviD) This is the video companion to Chapter Three of John & Geri McPherson's book Pri mitive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills. In this video John McPherson detai ls every step of the process to make a primitive bow and arrow. The critical par t of the process is understanding the basic physics of bow-making, so McPherson spends much of the video in front of the chalkboard, making diagrams that illust rate how to shape a piece of wood so that it will bend efficiently to make a bow . Once you understand these rules then you can make a bow from just about any pi ece of wood. Then you need an arrow. McPherson outlines the essential rules of m aking good arrows, and shows you how to make your own from start to finish. 115 minutes. * Deer from Field to Freezer (XviD) This is the video companion to Chapter Six of John & Geri McPherson's book Primi tive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills. Using only common knives found in mo st kitchens, John McPherson demonstrates how to butcher a deer-sized animal from the moment of the kill all the way until the meat is wrapped and ready to put i n the freezer. (Since a deer was not available at the time of filming, they used a goat instead, but the process is the same.) They show you how to skin, how to remove the sinews, and how to "debone" the animal, taking the meat off with a k nife, rather than cutting through the bones with a meat saw. With this video you

McPherson works with abo h ammerstones and antlers for most of his work. 60 minutes. build a waterproof shelter. John spends plenty of time explaining the rules. as they make fire in wet conditions. and more. * Primitive Wilderness Skills. but rather these are long-term shelters. He included in the video everything he wish he knew many years ago. 118 minutes. pottery. He clearly illustrates how all the rules (the very basic core of flintknapping) are derived from only one basic principle of physics. * Primitive Semi-Permanent Shelters (XviD) This is the video companion to Chapter Ten of John & Geri McPherson's book Primi tive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills. he/she will advance their flintknapping techniques by light years. In Part 1 you will witness how to create a life from only what nature has to off er. These were short and powerful bows that could be used with a long. 90 minutes. * Breaking Rock 2: Let's Make an Arrowhead (XviD) In the first Breaking Rock video. In this two hour video. Then he and Geri (+ one friend) head out and ma ke four different styles of semi-permanent homes from a variety of natural mater ials. * Breaking Rock 1 (XviD) Many flintknappers can make excellent stone tools. In this sequel video he takes flintknapping to the next step. The bows were made with horn and sinew glued to a wooden core to make a bow capable of casting an arrow over half a mile. Centuries ago the Asiatic Composite Bow was used to kick butt. axes. heavy arrow. teac hing you how to make an arrowhead from a bifacial preform. Jeff Schmidt has bu ilt more than two dozen of these bows. Note that these are not quick. bows & arrows. John McPherson demonstrates how to make a bifa cial preform. * How-to Construct the Asiatic Composite Bow (XviD) By Jeff Schmidt and John McPherson. when he first started flintknapping. The emphasis is on being able to produce functio nal arrowheads. 65 minutes. In this video he demonstrates his favorit e construction techniques. concepts and mat erials of good shelter building. In this video. 90 min utes. make basket s. Step-by-step and flak e-by-flake. string. McPherson has gone to great time and effort to demonstrate with models that explain the process of flake removal. survival-type shelters you could build in a hurry. plus he explains the use of copper tools for the difficult parts. The concept is so simple it will surprise you. Fro m a visual perspective picture is worth a thousand words. traps.will see how easy it is to transform a fresh carcass into many months worth of good eating. knives. McPherson takes away the mystery of flintknapping as he makes two ar rowheads and shows how to overcome various obstacles. Once the viewer sees how all this is tied togeth er. Flake-by-flake you will see John McPherson unravel the secrets of flintknappi ng. shelter is one of t he most important survival that you will need in any primitive living and/or sur vival situation. but few can clearly explain t he process. the first hour is spent "in the classroom". Applied (XviD) Join John & Geri McPherson as they apply primitive living skills in the real wor ld under strictly primitive conditions. . covering the physics behind flake removal. the kind that take a little mor e effort to construct up front to establish a quality primitive dwelling for an extended wilderness living situation. Along with fire. not artistic points that are for show only. The second hour is spent removing flaks from a core and making a bifacial prefor m.

408 pages .1: the bow & arrow. Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills is illustrated with an incredible 700 photos to take you step-by-step through every process. Primitive Wilderness Cooking Methods: in the coals. 9.2. etc. adze . Deer from Field to Freezer: field dressing. Primitive Fire & Cordage: bowdrill. firing. thatched wickiup. Makin' Meat . Primitive Pottery: clay. sinew removal. Primitive Semi-Permanent Shelters: wickiup. atlatl. hafting. skinning. 8. covering these to pics: 1. broiling. coiled baskets. animal parts. etc. 4. meat preservation. stone. 2. gathering. 6. even though "Primitive" and primitive made. insects.1: baskets. In fact. they coined the term "primit ive. construction. 7. ============================== BOOK: * Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills (PNG) John & Geri McPherson are true pioneers in rediscovering ancient skills. is nothing more than a camping trip. 5. awl. 115 minutes. handdrill. etc. Primitive Tools. meat cut ting. boiling . primitive" to stand for primitive tools made with primitive tools. Vent ure out into the Flint Hills of Kansas with John & Geri McPherson as they lead a nd teach. They start with their ba re hands and work their way up from there. Escape) program. Containers . They do not settle for anything less than the truly primitive. Brain Tan Buckskin: McPherson's dry-scrape process. vice. Containers . Resist. lean-to. wood. Making & Using Them: digging stick. bark container. the "Naked into the Wild erness" series. 10. 3. Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Sk ills was originally published as ten separate booklets. baking. celt. They are presently setting up the training curriculum for the US Special Forces SERE (Su rvive. Evade. cordage. Each booklet became a chapter within the book. 1993.Part 2 of this DVD illustrates how primitive living with all of your gear.2: traps. Makin' Meat . temper.