Survival: What if… I Get Stung by a Bee

After spending an entire summer in the city, barely getting out into the mountains at all I finally found a car to borrow and made plans to go for a good long hike over on the North Shore. I woke up in the morning, ran out to the garden to grab some fruit for breakfast…

Movie: The Great Dance

Examining the relationship between tracking, hunting and spirit in the Kalahari, The Great Dance follows the story of three hunters who hunt the old way- tracking through the desert, reading the landscape as the rest of us might a newspaper. It tells them where the animals are and where they are going, the different hunting…

History of Knives- Iron Age

Iron Age Iron eventually replaced Bronze due to availability of materials. Due to trade disruptions, tin was unavailable for a period of time, during which use of iron became more widespread. By the time tin became available again, iron was seen as cheaper, stronger and lighter and use of bronze faded. Unlike bronze which can…

History of Knives- Bronze Age

Bronze Age Bronze is mixture of copper and tin and sometimes other metals- The tin is mined separately and then added to molten copper to create bronze. As a molten material, the metal could be poured into forms to create different styles of tools and weapons, ift could also be worked cold. Lighter then stone…

History of Knives- Stone Age

Stone Age The first knives used were created by simply fracturing rock- a new fracture being sharper then the original weather worn edge. Any broken rock can be used as a knife but some rocks were favored over others. Flint, chert, greenstone, and jasper were valued as materials that were extremely strong and held an…