Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln

  • Published on Nov 29, 2019
  • Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln - building a brink firing kiln from scratch.
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    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.
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  • Lorenzo Bernadini
    Lorenzo Bernadini 9 minutes ago


  • yaz zy
    yaz zy Hour ago

    *When you take Minecraft too seriously*

  • Ботинок Квакен

    Я один белорус

  • 오일이
    오일이 3 hours ago

    Do you have any plans to build a brick house?

  • niva fcker
    niva fcker 3 hours ago

    Just watching this incase I go homeless.

  • The Gaming Animator
    The Gaming Animator 5 hours ago

    I can imagine hearing Bear Grylls’ voice when reading the captions

  • T4 Travel
    T4 Travel 5 hours ago

  • Zaim Arfa
    Zaim Arfa 7 hours ago

    Apa cuma gua? yg kesini setelah liat meme

  • Hương Trần
    Hương Trần 7 hours ago


  • Yoroi
    Yoroi 10 hours ago

    you are my hero dude!!

  • Yoroi
    Yoroi 10 hours ago

    primitive technology writes a book
    me: shut up and take my money

  • Amirul Naufal
    Amirul Naufal 12 hours ago

    Plot twist : big hollywood production behind the camera

  • Braswell Unleashed
    Braswell Unleashed 13 hours ago

    What am I doing I have finals tomorrow

  • 지리산 소굴
    지리산 소굴 17 hours ago

  • Noob
    Noob 19 hours ago

    This minecraft tutorial is going way overboard...

  • Rudipu
    Rudipu 19 hours ago

    lol this is a kiln making channel, change my mind

  • 야옹
    야옹 22 hours ago

    I'm your fan ! Watch the vidio well !

  • Droggelbecher !
    Droggelbecher ! 22 hours ago

    out of curiosity: why did you stop using your bow drill?

  • karu_cast かるキャス

    I saw this and made a brick

  • Никто Неизвестный

    Теперь я знаю как сделать дом из говна и палок... и потом сделать фабрику по изготовлению кирпичей)) кстати если обоженную глину растереть в порошок, смешать с известняком то получится цемент....

  • Emilio420
    Emilio420 Day ago

    Never heard that man utter a single word

  • Abdo Cool
    Abdo Cool Day ago +1

    Is he gonna make a video discovering the ability to speak?

  • Francisco Nogueira

    Minecraft é prós fracos, esse cara é mais legal ☺👍

  • tutorial lad
    tutorial lad Day ago


  • 白小
    白小 Day ago


  • Natural Fishing
    Natural Fishing Day ago

    Really good! i like your videos so much.

  • Anil Kumar
    Anil Kumar Day ago

    Avoid dangerous alien technology. Human technology extends up to a height of ten feet only. Primitive technology is for Tribes. Humen technology moderate technology

  • TheSheep Boss
    TheSheep Boss Day ago

    What's really funny is I dont read but your book is the very first book I've ever bought

  • Guy Saults
    Guy Saults Day ago

    Great book, thank you.

  • Richard Peter
    Richard Peter Day ago

    Heard that there is heavy wild fire in Queensland. Are you still all right?

  • 1Faith1Fate
    1Faith1Fate Day ago

    I'm seeking out this guy should the world end

  • MrDaraghkinch
    MrDaraghkinch Day ago

    Does the kiln basically turn the earth into kind of volcanic rock?

  • Thijs Brundel
    Thijs Brundel Day ago

    It was nice to see what the firing was for, because i really wouldnt know!

  • Furkan Patır
    Furkan Patır Day ago

    Please make iron

  • Angery Bear
    Angery Bear Day ago

    When are we getting bronze?

  • vcokltfre
    vcokltfre Day ago

    Can you make some sort of water system back to your main area from the stream using clay, a trench and then you have flowing water whenever you might need it

  • vcokltfre
    vcokltfre Day ago +19

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

  • Johnny's Cash
    Johnny's Cash Day ago

    So bored. Same ol same ol...!

  • panamio
    panamio Day ago

    3:16 me playing Crysis

  • Fred Des vignes
    Fred Des vignes Day ago

    Merci pour les vidéos j'en apprend tout les jours par ton expérience continue comme ça

  • Mr. dopoulopoulopoulos

    can you fire mud bricks ?

  • DRsolochu
    DRsolochu 2 days ago

    how can you do when accidently fire increase to forest????? i really want to know

  • D L
    D L 2 days ago

    this guy has 10 million subs and he doesn't even talk

  • lao shuan
    lao shuan 2 days ago

    I miss your video of making weapons(・∀・)

  • Hiro Ciko
    Hiro Ciko 2 days ago

    This guy the real senku dr.stone...xD

  • Dhplaz
    Dhplaz 2 days ago

    Nostalgia just hit me while watching this.

  • Dante Madden15
    Dante Madden15 2 days ago

    Congrats on 9.9 mil subs mate, and great vid hope to see more

  • 김준형
    김준형 2 days ago

    저기요. 철 굽는 영상도 있나요??

  • Kailen Lewis-Innes
    Kailen Lewis-Innes 2 days ago

    omg how is he gonna survive winter?

  • Михаил Катыгинский

    Русские ку)

  • Dodge The Streamer
    Dodge The Streamer 2 days ago

    Can i fit him in my survival bag ?

  • Logan Rogers
    Logan Rogers 2 days ago +1

    He's so close to 10 million subs, I haven't watched in so long, how did I forget about this guy? Also I wonder why he never talks... is he mute? Does he just not want to? Who knows

  • Build Small Houses
    Build Small Houses 2 days ago

    Good idea

  • Lily Y
    Lily Y 2 days ago

    The POV cam was cool!

  • LowPriceEdition
    LowPriceEdition 2 days ago

    Anyone else swat the air at 2:04?

  • Austin
    Austin 2 days ago

    You were as beautiful as the day I left you. I used to watch this channel all the time a couple of years ago, and I’ve only revisited it 3 times since then. The channel has not changed and it still shows a dude building things in nature.

  • Uiruuete Uiraçu
    Uiruuete Uiraçu 2 days ago

    Ola, vou ai assar um franguinho pra nós depois da queima dos tijolos, hehehehe. Parabéns pelo canal. Abraços...

  • Rod
    Rod 2 days ago

    2:03 I tried to kill this mosquito here by instinct

  • Spencer Mollins
    Spencer Mollins 2 days ago

    A wood fired hot tub would be a cool video!