Primitive Technology: Brick Firing Kiln

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




  • you need primitive truck

    Jan GlavasJan Glavas4 hours ago
  • plz, let's get ready for Iron Age thereafter receiving USproject diamond button as soon as possible!!!!

    황선진황선진4 hours ago
  • Brick firing kiln? How will kiln get a job now?

    Your_SandwichYour_Sandwich5 hours ago
  • Not much of a talker

    acesarpacesarp6 hours ago
  • I loved the first person clip while walking through the bush

    Bilbo BragginsBilbo Braggins8 hours ago
  • Love the new camera!

    Tristan RempelTristan Rempel8 hours ago
  • 日本語字幕がないだと!?

    yanpoohzipyanpoohzip9 hours ago
  • I love the POV part!!!!!!

    futarosugarfutarosugar9 hours ago
  • hi SENKU

    The SorrowThe Sorrow9 hours ago
  • Is hook worm not a problem?!

    master laughtermaster laughter9 hours ago
  • The original and the best... Takes skills, study and patience to understand and perform this stuff to the level he does. Legend

    Chase MadisonChase Madison10 hours ago
  • That first person point of view was so relaxing to watch

    Gael TimeGael Time10 hours ago

    J L PJ L P11 hours ago
  • Me: “Ima take a walk out into the woods today” *walks out to the woods* This guy: *building brick furnace with bricks he made* Me: “well i think I’ve seen enough for today” *i turn around and head back home*

    aye126aye12612 hours ago
  • It’s amazing how only with subtitles he can make me laugh. 4:41 some wood next to the kiln, 4:42 five times more and just a note : « better to have too much ». In another video when his hut was burned down and he made an other one : « I will be more careful next time !”, maybe it’s not to make a joke but still... make me smile :)

    Trzesniowski LucasTrzesniowski Lucas12 hours ago
  • Faz uma geladeira e desliga ela a notche

    LillimaLillima12 hours ago
  • Bruh invent a language

    Heartworn FoxHeartworn Fox13 hours ago
  • When will you make bronze

    Heartworn FoxHeartworn Fox13 hours ago
  • Imagine just hiking through the woods and stumble across some of these creations. Mind instantly blown. Lol

    sleuth 2077sleuth 207714 hours ago
  • i was worried you had stopped making videos =)

    DJ DreamDJ Dream14 hours ago
  • Wow Minecraft 2 looks great.

    cj l33cj l3315 hours ago
  • First thing to brick after the kiln should be steps into your clay pit lol.

    Justin SanderJustin Sander16 hours ago
  • DKDK16 hours ago
  • Someone has to clean up all that wood !

    Chas WaldronChas Waldron16 hours ago
  • 9:33 sponsored by Ableton

    enshrowdenshrowd16 hours ago
  • Suara walet kah

  • Pls new video

    Gul OfeklerGul Ofekler19 hours ago
  • Have you considered working with textiles to make clothing, bags, or similar?

    Stop Asking Me To Use My Real Name Please GodStop Asking Me To Use My Real Name Please GodDay ago
  • Imagine this dude on the Joe Rogan podcast.

    Cali AceCali AceDay ago
  • Can I please get the location on so I can leave to live the rest of my life like this alone please

    MunkiMunkiDay ago
    • @Chase Madison so if i left usa , and just wanted to live in the forest is that possible ?

      MunkiMunki10 hours ago
    • Australia

      Chase MadisonChase Madison10 hours ago
  • This dude just sacrified a brick to show us why cooking them is crucial. MAD LAD

    Betamax FlippyBetamax FlippyDay ago
  • Pls creating how to make fire watch (i am hungary)

    Killed King Fire WolfKilled King Fire WolfDay ago
  • please make paragraph PT 😭

    mohamad haizatmohamad haizatDay ago
  • Helo bro, do you interest make swiming pool in the forest? Like other chanel ?

    Dally ZainDally ZainDay ago
  • Video request: lathe

    Ryan MatherRyan MatherDay ago
  • bu lalede durmadan fırın yapıyor ormanın heryeri fırın oldu aq

    tanju erotanju ero2 days ago
  • When shit goes down like the zombie apocalypse this man will be the only survivor because he spends his time doing this when all we do is sit here and watch

    Kyle GroganKyle Grogan2 days ago
  • S ko vietsud

    Dy PhaDy Pha2 days ago
  • Will the kiln used to fire the bricks stay intact after rain, or will the exterior start to decay due to not fully reaching the same heat as the fired bricks inside? Would this mean for more "permanence" a new kiln should be built, out of fired bricks?

    Starshrek917Starshrek9172 days ago
  • When mom says no more Minecraft.

    VorcefulSynceVorcefulSynce2 days ago