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Survival Lab: Caveman Skills

No knife? No rope? No problem. For our great-great-great-great-great-great grandfathers, every day was a survival epic, and they fashioned simple blades and cordage from raw wilderness. With a bit of practice, so can you.

3. Spear

Choose an inch-wide stick and split it 2 inches on one end. Shove your flint-knapped blade into the space and tie it in tightly with twine. Pro tip Put a thin layer of moss or lichen to lock the blade in place.

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