Back To Basics: Making A Rug From Tree Bark

The northern Australian YouTube sensation Primitive Technology shows the painstaking process of creating a workable textile from tree bark, using only tools he made.

In what is perhaps the wildest – and most functional – survival series we’ve seen, this no-talk tutorial shows how to make a loom and obtain usable fabric from a felled tree in the outback.

According to the author, “The result was a rough material about as stiff as a welcome mat. I will investigate finer fibers, such as those from banana stalks, as a possible material for cloth.”

The series has already covered the most basic survival necessities – including constructing a primitive hatchet, mud hut, and fire-starting pump drill.

Study this now, because when you really need these skills, there will be no Internet.