Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln

Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln - building a brink firing kiln from scratch.
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About This Video:
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.




  • this video is amazing in case i got isekai'ed

    SkaZot ZenTyrantSkaZot ZenTyrant25 minuta më parë
  • You built something to make fire to avoid blisters. Why aren't you using it?

    GMMVNETGMMVNET31 minutë më parë
  • No modern technology. But, still uses a camera.

    GMMVNETGMMVNET32 minuta më parë
  • Dont you think you should clear all the leaves and sticks around the area before having a fire that size? There are bushfire happening in qld and nsw atm and this kid is out there playing minecraft...

    Amanda KissenhugAmanda KissenhugOrë më parë
  • crazy how clean the bricks came out thats a good kiln

    FauxtoolFauxtoolOrë më parë
  • i would love to see this done in a more temperate forest like in northern america

    FauxtoolFauxtoolOrë më parë
  • Wat does he use to make these bricks dirt clay like wat does he do to make these bricks !?

    ps4playerps4playerOrë më parë
  • this nigga playing Minecraft in real life

  • Pretty awesome

    christopher alexanderchristopher alexander4 orë më parë
  • How many cameras have you melted?

    JeebaJeeba4 orë më parë
  • Why where only the bricks on the top burnt and blackened?

    SirBillyGoatSirBillyGoat4 orë më parë
  • You should figure out a way to make some kind of wheelbarrow (with all that hauling you do).

    Rhett PrestwichRhett Prestwich5 orë më parë
  • You really need to meet senku 😂👌

    reinier santosreinier santos7 orë më parë
  • For all you guys wondering, his real name IS John Plant

    irrelevantirrelevant8 orë më parë
  • About time John built a WOMAN out of Clay so he make some Babies !

  • with no shirt or hat, do you get sunburned

    Andrew StanleyAndrew Stanley9 orë më parë
  • Can you imagine the crew and cast of Naked and Afraid coming across this guy in the middle of the forest not knowing he was going to be there 🤣?

    ZachasunoZachasuno9 orë më parë
  • I love the chest camera. Please use this technique in all of your videos. I would really like to see it more often!!!

    Dylan LyallDylan Lyall9 orë më parë
  • when you find out everything was shot on set

    Joel IsacJoel Isac9 orë më parë
  • full blown 1st person game mode, nice!

    Da OsDa Os9 orë më parë
  • Do you know Russian?

    Илья СлесарьИлья Слесарь12 orë më parë
  • This is e slang.

    Zysz 400Zysz 40012 orë më parë
  • Fun fucking tasig.

    Zysz 400Zysz 40012 orë më parë
  • Head Cam 03:15

    Meeru SaysMeeru Says13 orë më parë
  • I like how you showed the whole point of making the kiln, making the bricks water resistant. Nice touch on the POV cam as well

    William NoulletWilliam Noullet13 orë më parë
  • Forgot to turn on captions cuz I was so into the 60fps

    karimbulldogskarimbulldogs13 orë më parë
  • Where I used to live people add a little bit straw and cow dung to the clay. They make a similar kiln but don't make as intense a fire and they let the bricks roast all day or more.

    hamnosehamnose13 orë më parë
  • Same old stuff again. You clearly have no intention to develop your channel beyond building huts and furnaces. What a disappointment

    Ismail KassabiIsmail Kassabi14 orë më parë
  • God, his arms really do just keep getting bigger each episode.

    Daryl PowellDaryl Powell16 orë më parë
  • Please show the current situation that is what you made, what will you make and where are they arranged.

    서강민서강민16 orë më parë
  • I loved both first person view AND how you just walked those 30 meters. I don't think I even saw you walking with a camera just like that. I sincerely hope to see more like it.

    AgentFireAgentFire17 orë më parë
  • This was the best birthday gift ever! Thank you!

    Timurv1234Timurv123417 orë më parë
  • Dr stone real life

    Kawaii HajimeKawaii Hajime19 orë më parë
  • You should try and makd a mechanical computer

    Logan RowellLogan Rowell19 orë më parë
  • 1/4 of Australia is on fire, just spreading awareness. also john please be safe and stay up to date on any fire bans, your community would rather you be safe and not take risks when it comes to law.

    s1r_steves1r_steve21 orë më parë
  • so good movie , if author want share these movies to chinese fans , u can share them in bilibili .

    叶绝叶绝23 orë më parë
  • awesome how weathered brick burned a liked

  • 기다리는 시간은 너무 긴데... 영상좀 자주 올려주세요..

    하태길하태길Ditë më parë
  • Mình coi titok qua và tìm anh này

    thanh hào võthanh hào võDitë më parë
  • Name reveal and still no voice reveal.

    Jeffrey LamJeffrey LamDitë më parë