Stone-Age Crafts

STONE-AGE CRAFTS

FIRE-BY-FRICTION KITS

We use only the most efficient native plants to help you create fire just as your Hunter-Gatherer Ancestors used to! All of our kits come pre-tested and ready to use.

HAND-DRILL KIT ($35)
Hand-drill Kit

Used by a wide variety of Native Cultures, including most in the Southwestern U.S..  Simple in its design, yet highly effective, the Hand-drill is a must for your Stone-age & Wilderness Survival Skills repertoire!  This is the lightest weight fireby- friction kit that we offer. Comes with full instructions.

FIRE-PLOW ($55)
Fire-plow

Traditionally used throughout Polynesia, the Fire-plow can often be a very difficult challenge for creating fire.  With our RAVENS-WAY sets, however, you may soon find yourself crafting fire from one of the most primitive ways ever invented by humans.  Vince’s record time for making an ember from a Fire-plow kit is 6 seconds!  Comes with detailed instructions.

FIRE-SAW ($55)
Fire-saw

Hailing from Australia, this unique fire-making kit employs a method that is best used by 2 people.  If you are an accomplished fire-maker and are looking for a challenge or you prefer a team effort, then this is an excellent option for primitive fire.  Comes with detailed instruction and coal extender)

BOW-DRILL ($55)
Bow-drill

If you would like a mechanical advantage for making Stone-age fire, then this is your best bet.  Employing a curved bow & cord that together spin a short drill, the Bow-drill can quickly twirl up an ember for creating fire.  Traditionally employed by some Arctic and Sub-Arctic Cultures, as well as by ancient Egyptians, this intriguing firemaking device travels well in your backpack. Comes with detailed instructions.

MINERAL PAINT KITS ($40)
Mineral Paint Kits

Have you ever wondered about how various Native Cultures created colorful and beautiful designs on cave walls, pottery, wooden implements, and their own bodies.  Now you can learn their secrets! We have assembled a wonderful and ready-to-use kit that will soon have you embellishing your Natural crafts.  Each set comes in a natural Jute knotted-net bag and contains 5 mineral paint stones, one powdered paint in a natural container, 4 double-ended plant paint brushes, a buckskin wiping pad, and full instructions.

STONE-AGE SURVIVAL KIT ($95)
Stone-Age Survival Kit

Much emphasis is often placed upon the concept of a wilderness survival kit, and rightly so, as preparedness prevents many mishaps. But, how can you wean yourself from all of the modern gadgets and gear (few of them replicable) found in most kits? Here is your answer – our lightweight, all natural, and effective Stone-age Survival Kit!
Packed with many useful and potentially life-saving items, all in a handy carrying bag, our Survival Kit can potentially help you in a difficult situation in Nature. Since it is lightweight, you can carry it with you virtually anywhere to have it handy.
The kit includes:  1. Knotted Net Carrying Bag (with shoulder strap) – 2. Fishing Tackle  – 3. Animal Trap Trigger – 4. Signaling Device –  5. 4′ of Utilitarian Cordage –  6. Blowing/Drinking Tube  – 7. Charcoal – 8. Hand-drill Fire-making Kit –  9. Digging Stick – 10. 2 Stone Saws – 11. Pitch Stick – 12. Slow Match Material – 13. 2 Stone Knives –  14. Antiseptic Herbal Medicine – 15. Container (plant materials)  – 16. 3′ of Buckskin Cord – 17. Mineral Paint Rock – 18. Bone awl –  19. Sinew
This Environmentally-Friendly Stone-age Survival Kit is designed to be lightweight and efficient. However, it is only as effective as the knowledge & skills of the person using it. Learn the wilderness survival skills necessary to use the kit from an expert! (Note: we offer a class where you can make the kit with us)
**DISCLAIMER:  YOU SHOULD NOT RELY SOLELY ON OUR STONE-AGE SURVIVAL KIT IN ANY SURVIVAL SITUATION !!!**

OSTRICH-EGG WATER CANTEEN ($80)
Ostrich-Egg Water Canteen

For thousands of years the San people of southern Africa, including the Kalahari Desert, used Ostrich egg shells as water containers.  They have traditionally both carried and stored water in these amazing vessels. Once you’ve seen, touched, and listened to an Ostrich egg, you begin to appreciate its unique qualifications as a water canteen and water storage container.

Ostrich-Egg Water Canteen

Using the best of the local native plants we have crafted a cork from a lightweight, yet sturdy arid-lands wood. For the knotted net bag we can make it either out of Jute (as in the photo) or at your request, we can make an all-wild knotted net bag out of Palmer Agave cordage. We will also adorn your Ostrich egg canteen by applying natural mineral paints from the Earth to its surface and scrimshaw to the exterior of the egg. Alternatively, we can sell you a Mineral Paint kit for you to adorn your Ostrich egg water container if you prefer.

CUSTOM-MADE ECO-CRAFTS

Custom-made Eco-crafts

At RAVENS-WAY WILD JOURNEYS we are always promoting Environmentally Responsible and Eco-Friendly alternatives.  Hence, in addition to the objects for sale in our store, we can also custom-make a variety of Eco-Crafts for your use and/or display using creatively the best natural materials that Nature has to offer, with no packaging, and without causing pollution.

Employing natural raw materials procured from our two Nature Sanctuaries,  RAVENS-MOUNTAIN and RAVENS-NEST, you can request: pecked Stone Bowls, Rawhide Rattles, Primitive Arrows, Buckskin Necklaces, Agave Containers, Sotol Containers, Antler Wedges, Ostrich Egg Water Jugs, Gourd Canteens, Burned Bowls and more!

Whether you are an Environmentalist, Green Consumer, Primitive Technologist, or lover of beautiful Environmentally Responsible and Eco-Friendly art we can create a wide variety of one-of-a-kind pieces for you. We will enclose a detailed description of the sustainable methods used and the natural raw materials procured to make your unique piece of authentic, and often functional, art.

If you wish to place an order for any of these items, please contact us via email (see below).