Primitive/Natural Containers

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  1. R Stowe

    R Stowe Moderator Staff Member

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    I found this style of gourd container on Primitive Ways. It's an awesome site if anyone hasn't checked it out. I've got a couple of more suitable gourds to make a few more of these, but I also have some seeds from this one started. Fingers crossed. The key is to trace a circle, I used a mug, in a flat plane on the gourd. Otherwise, your edges won't meet. After cutting it out I sanded the edges smooth a little, used an awl for the lacing holes, and braided up some raffia grass for the connecting cord. Any cordage would work. I'll probably use leather for the next one. It currently holds some natural cordage for handlines and other primitive fishing tools.

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    @Caleb O I think I have a gourd that will work for your gathering basket as well.
     
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    That’s cool
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    Made a net and strap out of jute since my paracord net was so ugly that I ended up rarely carrying the gourd canteen. This is how it turned out. CC87C9BD-6EC6-4992-B10D-2FFF0E711537.jpeg 86D4F3D6-7CDF-44D0-B634-6DEDD05F77BB.jpeg 2C029E4E-C42C-453F-A8F1-C0E45221CFA7.jpeg ADE7547D-677E-42E4-B9FA-8D3AD7875555.jpeg
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Finally got my hands on a bunch of container gourds. Waiting for them to dry currently. Definitely will be some fun in the future. 7CE5C729-4510-49CC-A1EC-F13359211AC6.jpeg
     
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    354D1374-1D6E-4AD9-B20B-E15D0329C66C.jpeg Here’s some river birch baskets I made for berry picking and egg gathering.
     
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    Those look awesome!
     
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    SO as “naturally available” source material is hard to find locally... Does anyone have a recommendation on where some could be bought? I seem to remember at Bushcraft class someone mentioning that maybe Lowe’s had something like Untreated fencing board or similar that could be used?
     
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    Spend the money on fuel and make a day trip out of it ! Lumber is frickin expenisve right now!!!
     
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    Awesome thread btw @Caleb O thanks for the read eveyone !
     
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