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A glass arrow point was made from the thick bottom section of an empty liquor bottle that was found at a primitive campsite on a wilderness backpacking trip. Granite cobbles were used as hammerstones and a Victorinox Swiss Army knife screwdriver was utilized as a pressure flaker. A piece of bark protected the hand from the sharp glass flakes during the pressure flaking process. A functional tool was created from litter by Dino Labiste.
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Using the thumb loop hand drill, Dino Labiste produced an ember utilizing the plant materials found in the immediate area on a wilderness backpacking trip. The thumb loop hand drill allowed him to use short pieces of wood for the spindle, which fitted into the facetted, open end of the thumb loop hand drill. The hearthboard was a dry Willow branch. The small spindle bit was made from a riparian evergreen shrub called Mulefat (sometimes called Seep Willow in other regions of the United States).
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Dino and the Raven . . . . "Tell me a story."
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