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The popular Primitive Technology blog features an anonymous man in Far North Queensland, Australia fashioning tools and structures using only naturally occurring, found materials. In this instalment, he makes a basket trap to catch freshwater prawns, deftly outdoing – or perhaps sending up – the foraged and ‘farm-to-table’ trend in contemporary cuisine. Having trapped a few prawns, he builds a fire and clay pot for cooking into which he drops a sizzling stone to boil them, and then has a small feast with a side of wild yam. To learn more about the step-by-step process while watching, turn on closed captions in the YouTube video player.
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