Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln

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Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln – building a brink firing kiln from scratch.
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About This Video:
I built a kiln from bricks for the purpose of firing bricks. I started by using a brick mold made of fired clay from a previous video and made bricks from clay. The bricks were allowed to dry and were then transported to my hut using a brick carrying harness I made from cane and a piece of wood. They were dry stacked onto the wall of the hut to keep them out of the rain while waiting to be fired. I then constructed a brick kiln using mud as a mortar for adhering the bricks together. The kiln had 2 fireboxes side by side and was of the updraft kiln type. The kiln was open at the front and back so it could be stoked from these areas. This gave a more consistent firing I found then a kiln only with firebox opening at the front. I put 40 un-fired bricks into the kiln and fired them for 2 hours 30 minutes. All the bricks were fired sufficiently. I then tested an un-fired brick and a fired one by putting them in water. The un-fired brick dissolved quickly while the fired one survived completely intact. The test was a success. My only issue is the bricks are a little weak due to the clay they're made of. I'll look at refining clay or finding a better source somewhere in this area.

About Primitive Technology:
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.



I just realized the reason he doesn't speak is because he hasn't invented language yet.

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"Yo, I need some bricks"
"What for?"
"More bricks"

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,569


"I'm really good with tinder."
"So you get a lot of matches?"
"No, I actually don't need matches at all, that's the point!"
"...what? Then why are you using Tinder?"

1 year ago | [YT] | 841

Toope’s Edits

Loving this new minecraft update , it looks so real now.

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Almost at 10million subs.
Not a single word spoken
No drama
No clickbait
No beautiful/sexy girls
No B.S.
This guy is a freaking genius.the goat.

1 year ago | [YT] | 1,945


mom said, " go out side" but he never come back😂

1 year ago | [YT] | 213

CrimsonCthulhu The OwO clone

This man really be building houses and other stuff in the wild while I’m over here terrified of wasps that aren’t even close to me

10 months ago | [YT] | 48


All these years running around shirtless and this guy can only get a tan on his lower arms! ;-)

1 year ago | [YT] | 154

Rambo Jambo

This dude will be the only one who survives when the shite hits the fan

1 year ago | [YT] | 375

Ozzy Man Reviews

All the best at the AACTA awards in Sydney, mate! You’ll smash it I reckon. Put a shelf in ya hut for the trophy.

1 year ago | [YT] | 109

Perpetual Student

Finally, I found you again. So many impostors.

1 year ago | [YT] | 23


I know we like to joke about him surviving when the world ends, but based on how we're doing now, he's actually going to need that skill.

8 months ago | [YT] | 13

William Noullet

I like how you showed the whole point of making the kiln, making the bricks water resistant. Nice touch on the POV cam as well

1 year ago | [YT] | 69

Joe Baker

We really do need a tour of the forest and all his projects.

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I liked the "first person" perspective.Gave a whole different uh, perspective.

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Nick Allen

I canceled my gym membership and started building a city in the woods with my bare hands. So far incredible gains.

10 months ago | [YT] | 10

Que Hago Con Mi Vida

Este pibe puede ser tan capo? NO SE VALE :'v

1 year ago | [YT] | 3

Jack Burton

i have always wanted him to have a dog with him for some reason, i have no idea why.

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