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  1. how to make a telegraph in the wilderness in 7 minutes


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    Here's the whole process of building a working electric telegraph, using nothing modern but information, in 7 minutes.

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    • Assembling the Telegraph


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      Here's the last video from this session, showing the assembly of the telegraph. Step by step, I've shown how a person could have made an electronic technology without the aid of industry-…

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      • Copper at last!


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        Here's a video of the successful smelting furnace in action. This technology was unquestionably the biggest barrier in the process. Once I had a fire hot enough to smelt copper, I was able to…

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        • Smelting Copper


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          The results of a five hour firing loaded with roasted chacopyrite ore. Nothing. For now, we remain stuck in the neolithic: able to process wood, stone, plant fiber and leather, start and maintain…

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          • Constructing a Smelting Furnace


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            This pit is where I hope to smelt my copper ores in a charcoal fire. The bellows were constructed with two deer hides given to me as a gift. I did not head off into the woods with my stone tools and…

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            • Fire via Bow Drill


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              I've spent the last five days bloodying my hands, gathering various combinations of wood using sharpened stones, carving indentations in stones with other stones, stripping fiber for hours from…

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              • Gathering Wood for Charcoal


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                I'm putting my ax craftsmanship to the test by attempting to cut down a tree. But, maybe there's a better way...

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                • Making an Ax


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                  It is important that I succeed in making a sturdy, sharp ax able to cut wood for tools and fuel for my smelting furnace.

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                  • Making a Basket


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                    I stripped the bark from this cotton wood tree that was chewed down by a beaver so that I could make a basket. The basket will be useful in collecting and carrying anything I will need along the…

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