Stores That Offer Resources
for Primitive Technology Projects


Bamboo Giant Nursery
(variety of bamboo)
5601 Freedom Blvd.
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 687-0100
The Bone Room
(bones, skulls, & bugs)
1569 Solano Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 526-5252
The Caning Shop
(raw materials, books on primitive skills, crafts, & basketry)
926 Gilman St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 527-5010
Gems Galore
(minerals, gemstones, & lapidary equipment)
Mountain View, CA
(650) 968-8707
Kestrel Tools
(hand crafted metal adze & carving tools)
Route 1, Box 1762
Lopez, Washington 98261
(360) 468-2103


Michael Foltmer
(rawhides, sinew, braintan buckskin, drum frames, powder earth paints, porcupine quills, and other craft & primitive living supplies)
1330 Brantner Road
Evans, Colorado 80620
(970) 339-5608



Moscow Hide and Fur
(rawhides, furs, bones, antlers, etc.)
P.O. Box 8918
Moscow, ID 83843-1418
(208) 882-0601

Mostly Natives Nursery
(California native plants)
Tomales, CA 94971
(707) 878-2009
Mountain View Surplus
(camping gear & military surplus)
Mountain View, CA
(650) 969-2381



(tools, handicrafts, teaching aids, classes & demos on primitive technology)
Steven Edholm & Tamara Wilder
PO Box 876
Boonville, CA 95415
voice mail 707-793-2287 fax 707-485-8187

Three Rivers Archery Supply
(traditional archery supply
& knapping equipment)

P.O. Box 517
Ashley, IN 46705
(219) 587-9501
Yerba Buena Nursery
(California native plants)
19500 Skyline Blvd.
Woodside, CA 94062
(650) 851-1668
The Wanderibng Bull
(Native American crafts & supplies)
247 So. Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703



Gems by Jak
(catlinite - Minnesota pipestone)
P.O. Box 23
Pipestone, MN 56164
store address: 113 Sherman Ave N, Ihlen, MN 56140
Owner: Paul E. Eich
(Parangs, fire pistons & other traditional crafts from Malaysia and Borneo)
Contact Keong Lye Choon


Copies of Archery - The Technical Side are available from Dick Baugh for $15.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and California sales tax. This classic is a collection of articles on archery written by real scientists from 1929 to 1946. It includes bow design and performance, the importance of arrow stiffness, aerodynamics of arrows, aiming methods, bow strings. All of the analysis and discussion predates the use of computers. This is a copy of a copy of a book that is very hard to find. I am assuming that no copyright laws have been broken in offering this for sale.
Send your order to:
Dick Baugh
490 Gary CT
Palo Alto, CA 94306



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