Where there’s a will, there’s a way #6

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #6

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, 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 modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

The King is back

The King is back

[Fixodent]

“Losing two of his vital canines, Aslan had a challenging time. Here’s how Fixodent helped him to get his bite back and returned him to his pride. Kevin Richardson, ‘The Lion Whisperer’, explained this experience for lions mirrors that of humans when they lose their teeth.” [Fixodent]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A full set of teeth
  • A 9-year-old, white male lion
  • He’s become more aloof, agitated, more aggressive
  • He isolates himself from the pride
  • Just at the wrong place at the wrong time
  • A white ball of fluff
  • I can run around with these lions
  • Domesticated animals
  • I’m always mesmerized  I’m always in awe
  • Put him under, stitch him up
  • A long procedure
  • They offered to help out
  • It’s going to be well worth it
  • Do it on site
  • Dental pain is a chronic pain
  • It was just short of six hours
  • We landed up working on four
  • He’s a real tough character
  • The ability to bite nicely
  • Hugs and kisses thing
  • Within a short period of time
  • The king is back 

More about Kevin Richardson

After graduating with a BSc degree, Kevin began his career in exercise and post-operative rehabilitation. He made a dramatic career switch when he was given an opportunity to work with lions at a local lion park.

As a self-taught animal behaviorist, he has broken every safety rule known to man when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal’s spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities, what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated-just like a mother understands a child-has caused them to accept him like one of their own into their fold.

Kevin’s unique relationships with these large predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world.  He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.

Kevin has also written a book appropriately named, “Part of the Pride” detailing his work over the years with the large carnivores and is now affectionately known by his fans worldwide as “The Lion Whisperer”.

Meet Kevin HERE

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #5

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #5

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, 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 modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #4

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #4

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, 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 modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #3

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #3

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, 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 modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Alone in Paradise

Alone in Paradise

[Great Big Story]
Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • The landscape is vast
  • The wilderness is almost unlimited
  • On foot
  • It’s a  challenge in itself
  • We are at the mercy of the weather
  • Our day-to-day life
  • It covers over 12.000 square  km
  • We have solar panels for power lighting
  • Satellite communications
  • We have the freezer which keeps our food and our produce cold
  • We rely on rainwater for drinking water
  • We live off the land
  • Harvest a deal or catch a fish
  • Capture the menu
  • Go sea fishing
  • Go up the river for a kayak
  • The harshness of the environment
  • People have like-minded passion for the environment
  • Snow-capped mountains
  • Glacier shaped bays
  • Pristine rivers and clear water
  • Nature as it should be

 

He is one of the pride

He is one of the pride

[60 minutes]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • This is not a circus act
  • Work with captive lions
  • The lions are his equals
  • They rarely take orders
  • He can break every established rule
  • Interacting with these big cats
  • You should never ever turn your back on them
  • They lovingly greet you when come back
  • A truly social cat
  • The biggest misconception is mindless man-eating killer
  • They are designed to kill cause that is how they’ve evolved
  • The truth be known
  • They would rather run away than confront

More about Kevin Richardson

After graduating with a BSc degree, Kevin began his career in exercise and post-operative rehabilitation. He made a dramatic career switch when he was given an opportunity to work with lions at a local lion park.

As a self-taught animal behaviorist, he has broken every safety rule known to man when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal’s spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities, what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated-just like a mother understands a child-has caused them to accept him like one of their own into their fold.

Kevin’s unique relationships with these large predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world.  He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.

Kevin has also written a book appropriately named, “Part of the Pride” detailing his work over the years with the large carnivores and is now affectionately known by his fans worldwide as “The Lion Whisperer”.

Read more HERE

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #2

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #2

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, 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 modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, 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 modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Live it to believe it

Live it to believe it

[Matador Network]

To be Young – Lyrics

Oh it was white sand and deep blue waves
We were running up to shore
Sun glints on sparkling faces
I don’t feel or see anymore
To be young

We’re just leaves, leaves, floating on down the stream
My job, my house, my car, my whole social scene
So high are the stakes, every move we make
Sends us down, down, down in that stream

Here in the only life I know
Those summer days rush out like warm air from my lungs
That’s just the way the story goes
All I’ve learned I still wish I didn’t know
All I didn’t know, oh, when we were young

When I was young I told myself I’d keep my friends
They were good and I was true, didn’t need to end
Oh how they’ve risen they fallen
Like the sun circles round
Guess I’ve done just as well as anyone
Hard to accept it, I’m just anyone

But here in this only life I know
Those summer days rush out like water from the lawn
It’s just the way the story goes
Stand in line now and talk about the day
When we were young

My conscious could’ve sunbathed
Every day in my bright blue mind
Now it’s crowded with guilt and purpose and
I just want it all aligned

Here in the only life I know
Not taking orders I don’t know which way to go
That’s just the way the story goes
And I’ll be damned if I’m to live it out alone
Here in the only life I know
With any waste of time it hits so close to home
It’s just the way the story goes
And I’ll be damned if I’m to live it out alone
I won’t live it out alone

We’re just leaves, leaves, floating on down the stream
My job my house my clothes my whole social scene
So high are the stakes
So high are the stakes, every move we make
Sends us down, down, down in that stream
And one day, one day, one bright clear day
I think we all might just disappear
Sink on down in that river cold and clear, my dear
On down like leaves in an icy stream
On down like leaves to the bottom of an icy stream

Artist: Tall Heights  – Album: Rafters (EP)

[songlyrics.com]