Primitive

Boiling Stone

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Cooking

DESCRIPTION:
Wooden bowls are some of the easiest watertight containers to make, but they have the disadvantage of not being able to go in a fire. If you want to cook in them, you need to transfer the heat. This is where boiling stones are useful. You generally don't make them; finding a good one means one that won't absorb fluids or crack under the repeated heating/cooling cycles.

REFERENCE:
http://stoneageskills.com/articles/boilingwithhotstones.html

Shadow Stick

DESCRIPTION:
Used to find direction; a tall stick is planted in the ground, and a small stick marks the end of its shadow. At least half an hour later, another small stick marks the new end of the shadow. The tall stick is placed along both sticks and roughly marks the east-west line, with the first stick being west.

Wood Baton

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Striking

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Branch

BREAKS INTO: Wood Scraps

DESCRIPTION:
One of the simplest tools there is, this is simply a piece of wood used to pound things. Its additional length gives you more leverage, and the force of the blow is distributed more evenly along your hand. How well it works depends on how well it fits in your hand on one end and how solidly it connects on the other. Its durability depends on the inherent solidity of the wood and how much it has decayed.

COST:10 LP

Crude Fire Spindle

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Fire Starting
SUBCATEGORY: Friction

BREAKS INTO; Wood Scraps

DESCRIPTION:
This is just a straight stick free from branches about as long as your forearm. How well it works depends on what it is made of and how dry it is. It can be improved upon by Whittling the top to a point, smoothing the sides, and especially rounding off the bottom to yield a Carved Fire Spindle.

COST: 20 LP

Digging Stick

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Environment Modification

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Stick
TOOLS REQUIRED: None

Hammerstone

TYPE: Tool
SUBTYPE: Hand Tool
CATEGORY: Striking

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Rock
BREAKS INTO: Broken Rock

DESCRIPTION: The hammerstone is one of the simplest and oldest tools known to humans. No skill is required to make it, the only skill is in finding and selecting a good one. Durability mainly concerns the hardness and structural integrity of the rock, and efficacy mainly concerns how well it fits in the hand. Hammerstones are used for shaping other stone tools, crushing ores, cracking nuts, breaking bones, and making powders.

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