Primitive Technology: Adobe wall (dry stacked)

September 5, 2019 by 26 Comments



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Primitive Technology: Adobe wall (dry stacked) – Building an adobe wall from scratch.
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About This Video:
I made clay bricks, air dried them and then built a dry stacked (no mortar) wall from those bricks. Brick making is a time consuming process. To amass enough bricks for a large scale firing will take a long time to do. In the previous hut (that burnt down) bricks were stored inside the hut out of the rain to dry before firing. This took up considerable space within the hut. So with this hut, bricks were stored under the eves of the hut forming a temporary wall around the work space. Clay was taken from a pit and carried to the hut site. The clay was mixed with water in a pit. The ceramic brick mold (made of fired clay in a previous video) was soaked in water and wood ash to make it slippery so that the clay would slide out easily. Bricks were then formed on the floor of half the hut. When the bricks had dried enough they were then stacked under the eaves to form a growing wall. I’ll continue making clay bricks and when an opportunity rises, I will take them out and fire them, upgrading them from adobe bricks to fired clay bricks. These will in theory be used in a permanent hut constructed from bricks and mortar.

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Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick – An axe, pick up a stone and shape it – A hut, build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without utilizing modern technology. I do not live in the wild, but enjoy building shelter, tools, and more, only utilizing natural materials. To find specific videos, visit my playlist tab for building videos focused on pyrotechnology, shelter, weapons, food & agriculture, tools & machines, and weaving & fiber.

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26 Replies to “Primitive Technology: Adobe wall (dry stacked)”

  1. Я тут один русский смотрю???))

  2. David C says:

    A Human devoid of all influence!

  3. Sherry Mason says:

    Thank you John. I've always wanted to try the things you have and actually live this way but I never could do it because of other situations. But I watch because there may be a time that this may happen and I'd have to live this way. My 92 year old dad enjoys watching you too. Thanks again. I'm 68 years old. But I love making some of your things and I've turn my 15 year old grandson into liking this channel too. He was 13 when I introduced him.

  4. Yuni Cong says:

    Where is he now, is he get into covid? Its been along time since his last video

  5. Adobe wall CC 2020 when?

  6. Ye he is gettin a better six pack

  7. Привет из России. Всем доброго времени суток. Случайно увидела один ролик и тут же подписалась на канал. Замечательные фильмы. Мастеру честь и хвала !

  8. how did you make that form for the bricks?

  9. Que habilidad tan buena de supervivencia

  10. M. A. Packer says:

    Thanks for making these videos; I strongly suspect that most folks don't appreciate or know how much work goes into producing something like this

  11. Or suis vfhu frgth cv tani bui

  12. Ashy Boys says:

    When can I order an Adobe wall

  13. Da Phrog says:

    I didn’t know you could make things with photoshop irl

  14. I've always imagined this series being the side project of a lawyer or accountant

  15. Beom says:

    I also do something like that in free time , made a couple of vids about it

  16. Giddy says:

    where is this located at…where he does all this

  17. きく says:

    短縮はされてるけど泥と水を運ぶだけでも大した運動ですよね

  18. Isaura21s says:

    What's your location?

  19. Привет Друг! Если игры средневековья тебе интересны, предлагаю посмотреть как я виртуальной-реальности построил хижину , шалаш и выживаю в лесу. Буду благодарен если мои труды оценишь 👍

  20. Привет Друг! Если игры средневековья тебе интересны, предлагаю посмотреть как я виртуальной-реальности построил хижину , шалаш и выживаю в лесу. Буду благодарен если мои труды оценишь 👍

  21. Привет Друг! Если игры средневековья тебе интересны, предлагаю посмотреть как я виртуальной-реальности построил хижину , шалаш и выживаю в лесу. Буду благодарен если мои труды оценишь 👍

  22. Привет Друг! Если игры средневековья тебе интересны, предлагаю посмотреть как я виртуальной-реальности построил хижину , шалаш и выживаю в лесу. Буду благодарен если мои труды оценишь 👍

  23. Привет Друг! Если игры средневековья тебе интересны, предлагаю посмотреть как я виртуальной-реальности построил хижину , шалаш и выживаю в лесу. Буду тебе благодарен если мои труды оценишь 👍

  24. Temet says:

    Hi, Excuse me, i have a question Mr Primitive Technology sir, In what age do you unlock this called "friends"?

  25. Lordven says:

    Действительно примитивные технологии. Зачем делать не обожженный кирпич, а потом складывать из него стену? Почему нельзя сразу делать стену-мазанку?