Improved Bow and Drill

Friction fire is one of the most sought after skills. People spend many frustrating hours trying to make fire by rubbing two pieces of wood together. The most common method is the bow and drill. You...

CELESTIAL NAVIGATION (using stars)

What is LURD? L.U.R.D, which stands for left, up, right, down is a unique way of finding what direction you are facing using any star in the night sky. Why not just use Polaris (North Star)? The...

Mosquito Facts

As the weather begins to warm, people look for more things to do outside — more picnics, camping, fishing, hiking, sports, etc. The warmer weather also means the flight of the mosquito, though...

Native American Ethnobotany Review

Not too long ago, I received an email from a student, asking if I could point her in the right direction of a resource that could help her with the Native American uses of plants. And while there are...