Primitive Technology: Hut burned down, built new one

  • Published on: Friday, August 9, 2019
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    Primitive Technology: My hut burned down, so I built new one - Building a hut from scratch.
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    About This Video:
    My hut burned down after I left a fire untended in it. I needed a new one quickly. Fortunately I had already cleared a new spot earlier in the wet season for such a purpose. I constructed the new hut from wood and palm thatch. It was 3 x 3m in floor plan and a total of 3m high with 1.5m high side walls. 4 posts were put into the ground and a pyramidal roof was built on top of this. The frame was then thatched with palm fronds (which are less flammable than grass thatch but don't tend to last as long in wet weather). After finishing the hut I collected the possessions from the last hut and moved them into the new one. Yams from the garden were dug up but there weren't many due to the soil being compacted and low in organic matter. A yam was cooked by wrapping it in clay and baking it in the hot coals for 30 minutes. Now I have a larger hut where I can continue to make projects despite the minor set back that has just occurred.

    About Primitive Technology:
    Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - An axe, pick up a stone and shape it - A hut, build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without utilizing modern technology. I do not live in the wild, but enjoy building shelter, tools, and more, only utilizing natural materials. To find specific videos, visit my playlist tab for building videos focused on pyrotechnology, shelter, weapons, food & agriculture, tools & machines, and weaving & fiber.



  • Slam Tark

    Slam Tark

     5 hours ago

    On ...s..m

  • Владимир Чорный

    Владимир Чорный

     5 hours ago

    А потом наши потомки найдут твой посёлок и будут ломать голову почему у всех были компьютеры а кто то жил первобытно.....

  • Paul john Sario

    Paul john Sario

     1 days ago

    Probably from the other primitive channel did it. I know it.

  • Derek Deans

    Derek Deans

     1 days ago

    Watching most of his videos, you would think at 0:35 seconds in that he would use that to make clay. HOW DO I KNOW THIS XD

  • Strong Fat

    Strong Fat

     1 days ago

    Next month he builds a city

  • PilotFeather839 Gaming

    PilotFeather839 Gaming

     2 days ago

    Using the stick to finish the roof is like he’s living in the Egyptian era not stone age

  • Fay Ryuujin

    Fay Ryuujin

     2 days ago

    where's the primitive head hunters who come and eat this guy

  • 寿限無りゅーちゃん


     3 days ago


  • Lester Honori

    Lester Honori

     3 days ago

    The fire nation wants to conquer him

  • mekkiepoo


     4 days ago

    Hut burned down, bad yam yield.. sad times for modern caveman :( F

  • Alexey Mukomel

    Alexey Mukomel

     5 days ago

    Где насекомые? Где весь гнус?

  • Tony Hoang

    Tony Hoang

     5 days ago


  • Flamingninja 460

    Flamingninja 460

     5 days ago

    Yep cause you didn’t just burn It yourself sureeee

  • The Color Red

    The Color Red

     5 days ago

    I swear this is the guy who started the Australia bush fires

  • Đức chiến Trần

    Đức chiến Trần

     6 days ago

    Please Vietsub

  • Skumo Mcbee

    Skumo Mcbee

     6 days ago

    Town center has been built

  • Faye Darling

    Faye Darling

     1 weeks ago

    This made me wet

  • FanArt Zone

    FanArt Zone

     1 weeks ago

    neighboring jelous youtuber burned it down?

  • Fred Davis

    Fred Davis

     1 weeks ago

    I wish he'd do videos outside Jungle or Rainforest environment.

    Bamboo is lots easier to work with, and stronger than wood. Besides you don't need much clothing in warm climate. It's 22° right now by me.❄️☃️

  • Saehoon Kwon

    Saehoon Kwon

     1 weeks ago

    Bruh he kinda buff tho ngl.