Welcome to the Trading Blanket!

Here is where you'll find all things Practical Primitive, including T-Shirts, DVDs,
Books, Gift Certificates, Hand-made items and more!

T-Shirts  |  DVDs  |  Books  |  Make-Your-Own Tincture Kits
Hand-made Soaps |  Wonder Salve  |  Gift Certificates |  Knives

NOW IN STOCK!

Practical Primitive T-shirt are Back!

All sizes and new colors, short- & long-sleeved shirts are available again!

"Secrets of Bowdrill Success"

Your Comprehensive Guide to the Secrets and the Science
Behind Rubbing Two Sticks Together

GET YOUR AUTOGRAPHED COPY TODAY!

T-Shirts

All shirts are made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton and available in both standard and women's styles, in sizes ranging from Small to XX-Large. (See the Size Charts below to be sure you get the best fit!)

NEW! "In the School of the Woods... There is No Graduation Day" — Short-sleeved shirt

An Horace Kephardt quote that has meant so much to us over the years, is the focus of our newest t-shirt for 2016. The back of the shirt will feature an illustration of the plaque shown below, which hangs in the cabin of our late friend and colleague, Steve Watts, at the Schiele Museum in North Carolina. The front will have a small version of our Thunderbird logo as a left chest crest.

School of the Woods t-shirt back "Primitive" t-shirt front

Khaki Brown Ice Grey

Short Sleeve
$17.95

Sizes Small - 2XL

Available in:
- Prairie Dust
- Ice Grey

 

Choose Size & Color

 

"Knowledge: The Lightest Gear You Can Carry" — Short & Long-sleeved shirt

Features a small version of our Thunderbird logo as a left chest crest on the front and, one of our favorite new mottos:
"Knowledge: The Lightest Gear You Can Carry"
on the back.
Short-sleeve tee available in Forest Green and Chestnut Brown.
Long-sleeve shirt available in Forest Green, and in Chestnut Brown during Pre-Order ONLY!
PRE-ORDER NOW in both Short AND Long-sleeve & SAVE!

Motto on back Chest Crest

Forest Green

Short Sleeve
$17.95

Sizes: Small - 2XL

Available in:
- Chestnut Brown
- Military Green

Choose Size & Color
 

Long Sleeve
$24.95

Sizes: Small - 2XL

Available in:
- Military Green

Choose Size

 

"Savage" Tee

Our etremely popular new t-shirt features a small white version of our Thunderbird logo on the frong and one of Eddie's favorite quotes from Wyoming mountain man Bill Atkinson on the back. After returning from Vietnam, Bill headed out to the wilderness to live a simple life. A television crew came to do a story on him and the interviewer asked why he continued to live like this — didn't he want to return to civilization? Bill's answer was as profound as it was beautiful: "Civilization has nothing to offer a man once he has become a savage".
AVAILABLE IN SHORT and LONG-SLEEVE!

White logo Savage Quote

Savage front

Short Sleeve
$17.95

Sizes: Small - 2XL

Available in:
- Black
- Forest Green

Choose Size
Black Swatch Forest Green swatch

Long Sleeve
$24.95

Sizes: Small - 2XL

Available in:
- Black
- Forest Green

Choose Size & Color
Size Chart
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M
L
XL
2XL
Standard Style
34–36
38–40
42–44
46–48
50–52

 

Instructional DVDs / Webinar Recordings / CDs

9 Step Knapping: Flinknapping Made Easy

Our first Instructional DVD is now available!

9 Step Knapping DVD

6 Rules, 4 Exercises and 9 Steps that make Flintknapping Easy for Everyone!

Since the dawn of time humans have been turning rocks into tools — it's only over the last few decades that we've made it so complicated! Go back-to-basics with this simple-to-follow, easy-to-replicate reduction sequence developed by 25-year veteran knapper, Eddie Starnater. Eddie has been teaching his unique and innovative 9 Step Knapping™ process to Practical Primitive students since 2006 — allowing brand new knappers to produce usable arrow points in a single day!

Whether you are a novice knapper just getting started or someone who has been knapping for a while but are frustrated with your current results, the 9 Step Knapping™ method will have you creating beautifully shaped and thinned points in no time.

Come along for the journey as Practical Primitive's Eddie Starnater and Julie Martin break the ancient art of flintknapping down into 6 Rules, 4 Exercises and 9 Simple Steps that make Flintknapping Easy for Everyone! (Includes Bonus Feature: Arrow Points from Bottle Bottoms)

$24.95

(For wholesale pricing, please contact Julie)

 


Emergency Preparedness 1: What Am I Preparing For???

What Amm I Prearing For DVD

Part 1 of our 3-part Emergency Preparedness Series is Now on DVD!

The first in our 3-part "Emergency Preparedness" series, this webinar will help you determine the most likely emergency scenarios that you and our loved ones may realistically face, and how to make your preparations accordingly.

Learn to perform risk assessments for potential emergency situations, how to create emergency kits for your home, work, car, children and pets, what to put in your evacuation kits, and how to keep your kits safe, yet accessible.You will also discover why getting prepared does NOT have to break your budget, what things to ALWAYS have on hand, how to decide when to evacuate and when to shelter-in-place, and how to encourage family, neighbors and friends to be prepared, without being scared.

Emergency preparations are easy to make and inexpensive to put together, so get started by learning exactly WHAT you should be preparing for!

(Includes full-screen shots of slides from live webcast and all questions asked during live event. Originally broadcast August 31, 2011. DVD-R format.)

$19.95

(For wholesale pricing, please contact Julie)


Emergency Preparedness 2: The "GO" Bag

The first of our On-Demand Webinars is Now Available on DVD!

(Check out the free preview on YouTube!)

The GO Bag DVD

It's Not the End of the World!

Emergency situations occur every day and being prepared just makes sense! Your "GO" Bag is your main mobile emergency kit and in this video we discuss the specific "just-in-case" items that should be included, why each one is important, and the many ways in which they can all be used.

There's no need to spend big bucks purchasing a pre-made kit, or in putting your own "GO" Bag together. In fact, you'll probably be surprised how many items you already have scattered around your home! You just need to pull them all together and know how to use them.

You never know when or where an emergency may occur, which is why, as the name implies, this kit should be with you everywhere you GO!

(Includes full-screen shots of slides from live webcast and all questions asked during live event. Originally broadcast December 28, 2011. DVD-R format.)

$19.95

(For wholesale pricing, please contact Julie)


Principles of Natural Camouflage: The Science of Invisibility

The GO Bag DVD

Our most requested On-Demand Webinar is Now on DVD!

(Check out the free preview on YouTube!)

Our highly popular webcast recording has been edited and expanded to include additional information that you will refer back to again and again. The information on this DVD will teach you:

(Includes full-screen shots of slides from live webcast, additional information just for the DVD, and all questions asked during live event. Originally broadcast July 27, 2011. DVD-R format.)

$19.95

(For wholesale pricing, please contact Julie)


Shelter Building Principles - Now Available on DVD!

Birch Bark Shelter

Our newest Webinar Recording DVD is now shipping!

The "Rule of 3's" states that a person can only survive for 3 hours without shelter. Every shelter, from an expedient survival bivouac to a semi-permenant dwelling, can be created using the principles explained in this seminar.
You will also explore heat loss and heat gain mechanisms for the human body and discover how to counter and/or take advantage of them as you construct the most appropriate shelter for virtually any environment.
Many different construction styles, materials and techniques are discussed, from single-person grass shelters to semi-permanent group shelters to snow huts and quinzees. You will learn how to create virtually any shelter type, from simple to elaborate, based on your needs, the number of people and your available resources.

(Includes full-screen shots of slides from live webcast, additional information just for the DVD, and all questions asked during live event. Originally broadcast November 17, 2011. DVD-R format.)

$19.95
(Temporarily Out of Stock. Orders placed now expected to ship the week of February 6.)

(For wholesale pricing, please contact Julie)

 

Books

Secrets of Bowdrill Success: Your Comprehensive Guide to the Secrets & Science
Behind Rubbing Two Sticks Together

by Julie Martin

Bowdrill Book The most comprehensive book on Bowdrill currently available, with over 150 pages of information and instruction, and over 200 photos to guide you on your path to Bowdrill success.

Bowdrill is not that hard. It really isn't! In fact, it's actually pretty easy. Once you understand the Secrets and the Science behind the skill, you too will be able to make a bowdrill coal virtually every single time. Bowdrill is both Reliable and Consistent, and in spite of what you may have seen on TV, it doesn't take a lot of strength, effort or energy.

Learn how to size your entire bowdrill kit to YOU, how to choose the right diameter of bowdrill spindle (a KEY aspect of success!), how to read your dust and understand what it is telling you, how to create a coal with very little effort, and much more. When you understand both HOW and WHY bowdrill works you will also understand what goes wrong when it doesn't, and how to FIX it!

Natural vs. nylon cordage, kits made off-the-landscape or from purchased lumber, the anatomy of a coal as it comes to life, photos and descriptions of exactly how to carve your notch, two-stick and notchless fireboards, step-by-step instructions on proper form and how to make a coal... all of this and more are explained in detail in the comprehensive guide to Simple, Reliable and Consistent Bowdrill, Every Single Time.


Order Your Autographed Copy Today!
Black & White Photos
$14.95

FULL COLOR Photo Edition
$24.95

 

Principles of Natural Camouflage: The Art of Invisibility
by Eddie Starnater

Principles of Natural Camouflage

There is a big difference between true Natural Camouflage and just "getting dirty". True camouflage is both science and art. By following the principles set forth in this book you too can learn to disappear and remain unnoticed on almost any landscape.
Eddie Starnater has been researching, perfecting and teaching the Principles of Natural Camouflage for over a decade. Using over 80 full-color photos of actual natural camouflage subjects and scenarios he brings together both his conclusions and the science behind them to show you the principles of "dead space", the understanding of how we percieve our environment, what we see and why we see it, his 9 "S-entials" of camouflage, how to apply natural materials for camouflage and much more.
As a companion to Eddie's "Principles of Natural Camoulfage" DVD or on its own, this book will change your perception of what is possible in the Art of Invisibility.

"Understanding Baseline is Awareness.
Blending with Baseline is Camouflage.
Manipulating Baseline is Invisibility.
"

$17.95

 

Acorn: Recipes for the Forgotten Food
by Julie Martin & Eddie Starnater

Acorn Falafel

 

Now in Stock!

Everywhere there are oak trees, at one time or another, people ate acorn. For many indigenous people across North America and around the world, acorn was a staple food around which their entire diet was based. Today, much of that important food history has been forgotten and many people now believe that this once sacred food is inedible. This book aims to change all that! Acorn is a delicious, nutritious and extremely versatile food that is high in protein, complex carbs and healthy fats, and is gluten-free. While it does tak a little bit of work to prepare, the end result is absolutely, positively, 100% worth it! The step-by-step instructions on gathering and preparing acorn will show you just how quick and easy it can be to make acorn flour in your own kitchen with no special equipment, and our Easy-leach Cold Process method of tannin removal that is done right on your kitchen countertop while you are asleep and at work, will have you ready to prepare your own Acorn dishes in no time flat!
Far more than just a "Survival" food, this book contains 25 of our absolute favorite Acorn recipes. From breakfast cereal and muffins to chicken fingers and falafel, to banana bread and cheesecake, Acorn will take your cooking, baking and eating to a whole new level of delicous!

$17.95

 

 

Make Your Own Tincture Kits

Each kit will make at least 2 full bottles of tincture, and the herbs can be re-used for a second batch, if desired, for a total of 4 full bottles of tincture. A great value compared to buying pre-made tinctures at the health food store!
Perfect for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, Christmas and Hanukkah presents, or as a gift to yourself for your health.

Make-your-own Tincture Kit Includes:
  • 6oz "Victorian" square glass jar with lid and custom label
  • 1 oz labeled amber glass bottle with dropper
  • 1/3 cup of your choice of herb
  • Complete instructions for making your own tincture.

Available in: Elderberry, Yarrow and Echinacea

Elderberry
Tincture Kit
$19.95
Yarrow
Tincture Kit
$19.95
Echinacea
Tincture Kit
$19.95
3-Pack
Tincture Kit

(Includes Elderberry,
Yarrow & Echinacea
Tinctures
$49.95

All-Natural Handmade Soap

All of our soaps are hand made in small batches using only natural vegetable ingredients — no chemicals or additives. Each bar is hand-cut to weigh approx. 4 ounces and will provide a wonderful and rich lather that will not dry your skin!
Perfect for Holiday gift-giving, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts or in your own home — once you're used our all-natural handmade soap you'll never want to go back to store-bought again!

Rosemary Mint Soap

Rosemary Mint

The light scent of rosemary and mint is invigorating and will help keep your skin looking and feeling it's best. A rich and luxurious lather that will not dry your skin! $4.95

Lavender Soap

Lavender-Tea Tree

A delicately scented and refreshing soap with an extra creamy, light lather.
$4.95

 

Sage Cedar soap

Sage & Cedar

Bring the scent of the outdoors into your bathroom with this
wonderfully woodsy soap. $4.95

 

Tangerine Lemongrass Soap

Tangerine-Lemongrass

Our most popular soap, the light citrusy scent wakes you
up and keeps you refreshed all day long. $4.95

Currently Out of Stock

Practical Primitive's Own "Wonder Salve"

One of our biggest selling products at workshops and Events, "Wonder Salve" is a one-stop-shop for almost any skin ailment. We've had folks tell us they have used it with excellent results on Burns, Bites, Stings, Scrapes, Cuts, Rashes (except poison ivy!) and even Diaper Rash. Give some a try and we know you'll love it.
We infuse our own oils of Wildcrafted Plantain, Thyme, Wildcrafted Mint and Calendula, combined into beeswax from a local apiary.

As Eddie likes to say, "It remedies most ailments resulting from Ignorance, Inattention, General Stupidity or Just Plain Old Bad Luck!"

0.5 oz Wonder Salve

1 oz Wonder Salve

2 oz Wonder Salve

.5 Oz Tin

1 oz Tin 2 oz Tin
$4.25 $7.50 $10.95

 

 

Gift Certificates

A Great Gift Idea!

Each Personalized certificate can be sent to you via USPS or e-mail, or directly to the recipent for fast delivery and last-minute gift-giving.
Practical Primitive Gift Certificates can be used toward ANY Workshop, One-on-one Mentoring Session or Skills 2 You workshop!

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Workshop Gift Certificates

Looking for a Gift Certificate for specific workshop? No Problem! Choose the number of workshop days and fill in the information below!

Choose your Gift Certificate Amount
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Name of Workshop (optional)
Recipient Name/e-mail/address


Need one for a specific occasion? Call Julie at 908-637-8137 for your customized certificate!

 

Coffe Mugs & Ball Caps

We don't have the space to keep everything in our own inventory just yet, so if you'd like your own Practical Primitive coffee mug or hat, just head straight to our CafePress store and they'll make sure it's on it's way to you in no time flat!

Eddie-sized Coffee Mug "Eddie-sized" Coffee Mug 15oz. Ceramic Mug $14.99
Practical Primitive Coffee Mug Practical Primitive Coffe Mug The mug for the rest of us! $13.99
Practical Primitive Ball Cap Practical Primitive Ball Cap Khaki brushed cotton canvas
Adjusts from 20"–24"
$15.99