A little while back, Rebecca and I scoured meetup.com to see what sort of folks were in the area. I attended a permaculture meetup last month. This month was "Primitive Skills." We were both very excited about this one. The objective of the meetup was to build a debris hut. This is very similar to the Lean-to that Kenny Bach and I built in the woods when we were little kids.
Needless to say, we had a great time, learned some new things, and met very interesting people. Here come the videos...
The exercise was to learn how to build a debris hut, so we stopped short of complete construction. If the hut had been intended as a real shelter, the layers of boughs would have been a lot thicker.
Our fearless leader, Eric, gave us a lot of instruction and tips throughout the day.
The deer here are ridiculously tame (and curious...)
We also learned a technique for sneaking a quick "combat nap" on the go. It's definitely a skill to sleep like this, stay warm, and not get smoked out in the process.
There was another person with a little flip camera just like mine. His footage can be found here.
What a great day...