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2011 Newsletters

  Skill of the Month Eddie's Bookshelf Practically Speaking

January/ February

The Happy Rock Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables Rediscovering Lost Knowledge — That Never Should Have Been Lost!

March/ April

The Serving Wrap (and the Tale of the Malfunctioning Camera) Practicing Primitive: A Handbook of Aboriginal Skills Pessimism is the New Black

May/June

The $12 Tincture Press Pandora's Seed: The Unintended Consequences of Civilization Hidden Depths: The Rainbow Obsidian Story

July

Harvesting Wine Berries 98.6: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive Abundance

August

Queen Anne's Lace Fritters Wild Fermentation Community

September

The Uber Match The Complete Mushroom Hunter Worst… Week… Ever…

October

Making Char Cloth Book Reviews return in November The "Why" IS the "How"

2010 Newsletters

  Skill of the Month Eddie's Bookshelf Practically Speaking

January

Cordage Fibers from Woody Stalks: Processing Dogbane Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning Be Prepared for What?
Why, for Any Old Thing!

February/ March

Fire: Creating a Perfect
Tinder Bundle
Alone in the Wilderness
(DVD)
Replication vs. Application

April

Paleo Power Bars Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-mile Diet Distance is the Enemy of Awareness

May/June

Water Purification: Improvised Charcoal Filter Nature's Garden I am BP

September

Using Cordage: The One-String Sling Plaited Basketry with Birch Bark Focus

November

Fire: How to String a Bowdrill The Survivor's Club Heeding the Still, Small Voice

December

Sure-fire Fire Starter: Vaseline Cotton Bird Feathers: A Guide to North American Species Battling Misconception

 

2009 Newsletters

  Skill of the Month Eddie's Bookshelf Practically Speaking

January

Flintknapping:
Making an Ishi Stick
Deerskins into Buckskins Time: The Currency of Life

February

Fire: Carving a Perfect Bowdrill Notch Shelters, Shacks & Shanties Grounghog, Shmoudhog — It's Time to Spring into Action!

March

Hard Tack Trail Bread Weeds of the Northeast Practically Phenologising — Awareness for the Good of Science!

April

Pitch Sticks: The Original Hot-melt Glue The Forager's Harvest Earth Day or Earth Life!

May

Working with Pitch: Hafting, Bonding & Waterproofing Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills Managing Expectations: A Kata for Success in the Non-Martial Arts

June/July

Birch Tar: The Better Pitch The Omnivore's Dilemma I'm Too Busy Already! Where Can I Find the Time??

August

Knots to Know: The Timber Hitch and The Half-hitch The Art of Making Selfbows First Things First (and second): The Art of Metabolic Efficiency

September/
October

The Bedsheet Hammock Warrior Woman: The Story of Lozen, Apache Warrior & Shaman Ready... Set... Acorn!!

November

Sticky Dough: The Handy, Hair-removing Helper The Useful Wild Plants of Texas Vo. 1 Adaptation: The Lost Art

December

Hide Glue: The Original Adhesive Making Silent Stones Speak Monkey See, Monkey Do: The Importance of Observational Awareness

 

2008 Newsletters

  Skill of the Month Eddie's Bookshelf Practically Speaking

January

Processing Clay the Easy Way: Water Extraction It Will Live Forever: Traditional Yosemite Indian Acorn Preparation Remember, Primitive means FIRST, not Worst

February

Primitive Pottery: Adding Temper to Clay Wild Cards: Edible Wild Plants Willing to Listen

March

Making Fire: The Log Cabin Fire Lay The Tree Identification Book The Power of Participation

April

Finding Water: Digging Out a Seep The Essential Wild Food Survival Guide Go Slow, Look Low

May/June

Cordage: The Plaited Loop The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Vol. 4 Practice does NOT make Perfect!

July

We Be Jammin: How to Make Wild Blackberry Jam Survival Wisdom & Know-How Words of Wisdom, Actions for Change

August

Survival Cement Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass Survival Is as Survival Does

September

Pine Needle Tea The Herbal Home Remedy Book Preparing For Emergencies

October

Natural Dyes: Black Walnut The Foxfire Books Calls from the Wild

November/
December

Making Pemmican The Soap Book Preserving the Future of the Past

 

2007 Newsletters

  Skill of the Month Eddie's Bookshelf Practically Speaking

May

The Body Hollow 1491: New Revelations of
the America's Before Columbus
Spring is Sprung, the Grass is Riz, I wonder what kinda plant that is?

June

The Fire Structure Stikky Trees & Stikky Night Skies Wild Plant Gardening: A Practical Approach

July

Making a Melon Basket Kinship with All Life Do Something!

August

Pebble Tools Desert Survival Skills Grandeur of Scale — Does Size Matter?

September

Flintknapping: Improving Your Strike Accuracy The Art of Flintknapping Where Did the Summer Go?!

October

Cordage: The Serving Wrap Timeless Bowhunting &mdash The Art, The Science & The Spirit Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

November/
December

Primitive Cooking: Ash Cakes Survival Arts of the Primitive Paiutes Doing Unto Others…