Many people don’t realize that porcupine are excellent climbers, but they are! The most humane way to dispatch a live animal is not with primitive weapons, but the modern gun. Quick and painless. We will need a hot fire to cook with this primitive technology. We are going to make an earth oven, and that requires rocks, lots of them. To me, primitive technology is less about the tools, and more about the cooking. I will obviously be not using just primitive technology in this adventure. I asked John Plant, the YTuber by Primitive Technology, and he doesn’t care if people us the name in their titles. Digging a hole…hint of what’s to come. Primitive earth over, or a hangi. The hole should be at least twice as big as you would think, because we will need to put all the rocks, plus the meat in. We removed part of the quills, the rest we are burning off. We are split on which worked best. I think I would probably take the time to pluck them all next time. Even with singing, there was a lot of quills left over. The quills smell like burned hair. Cleaning the insides are as easy as any other. The innards are not cooked, nor did they burst during singing. This membranes holds everything in. To cook like this requires the rocks to be very hot in order to transfer the heat to the meat. Burdock root to cover the meat before covering. Burdock roots are edible. We will use cattail shoots to help tie the burdock leaves around the porcupine. This needs to be tied up well so that dirt doesn’t get into the meat. These rocks are very hot! Some say to add the fire on top after covering. We did not. You can see the steam coming off all the cooking burdock which will transfer to the meat. The next morning we start a fire to cook more primitive foods. This is field corn, very much like the corn people used to eat. It is very dry and can not be eaten this way. In order to grind it, we’ll first need to parch it. Parching it makes the kernels more brittle and crush and grind easier. This smells like popcorn! I build this mortar and pestle earlier. It takes a lot less energy to crush the corn this way, than to chew it! The idea is to make a fine powder which is more digestible. Pig fat for cooking. Fresh strawberries in corn cakes. These are blueberries. Time to unearth the beast! This last part we are doing by hand to avoid getting dirt in the meat. The porcupine has been cooking in the primitive earth oven for more than 12 hours now. Some mud did get into the meat, however. It also rained a lot overnight, cooling the whole process down a lot. The meat was quite good, but a little bit under cooked. It was, however, very tender. The meat was given another quick cook in a pot. The corn meal cakes turned out very good. We added some fresh chokecherry jam to the cakes. Delicious! Hope you are enjoying the Silent Sunday videos, please check for the full playlist!

100 thoughts on “PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY | PORCUPINE Cooked in UNDERGROUND Earth Hangi! | ASMR (Silent)”

  1. Hit cc, for captions!

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  2. Vegan propaganda brainwashing videos prior to being able to view my choice of content on YouTube. Forces of evil are hard at work.

  3. Does it even taste good cooking it with its guts in and having all those burnt quills infusing into the meat flavor?

  4. If you're going to do videos without talking don't have spots where you show your face so it doesn't seem like you are expected to say something

  5. I am from Trinidad you must visit our country one day our hunters men don't Know this it is so awesome love it' it's amazing

  6. Nice video Chris. Good to see Jeremy and he's in good shape. This type of cooking and my favorite at that is incomplete without Jeremy.

  7. I’m a starting hunter and ive started by hunting small game (Rabbits, Squirrels, Quail, Dove etc.) harvesting them, most of them have gut worms and are infested with fleas and or ticks.

    Is the meat still good to eat if you’ve cooked it properly?

    And what should I look out for when skinning and gutting so I know not to eat any of the meat or vitals (Heart, Liver etc.)

  8. You should do a voice over for people that like ur explanation of what's happening.. upload options.. get more views I think .. great soundless video. Sunday slient

  9. I really love your channel, dude. All of the different projects, the cabin, fish pond, ect. These silent videos are cool but I think they would be just as watchable if you talked too.

  10. haha I just thought of an idea. Title the video "PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY CATCH AND COOK" and in the description put "for people in the future" and use all of the highest technology that we have currently. Super expensive rifle, a really nice kitchen set up and the most expensive bbq or chef style cooking you can manage. and hey. in the future, it COULD all be called primitive. :p

  11. Dude y’all need to take note on how Polynesian do their luau, that thing looks horrible for real 😳 just saying

  12. The first time I saw how to cook like this, it was probably very delicious. I have a question: Is this a rare animal? I have never seen this animal.

  13. You're obviously drawing inspiration from the other popular youtube channel called "Primitive Technology". I can appreciate the experimentation with different styles but I'm personally a bigger fan of your old videos where you talk.

  14. Just a suggestion. Dig hole, line with rocks, build fire on top of that and wait for coals to burn down some. Then proceed as you did. Would save you a step or two, and possibly burnt fingers. At least that's how we do it👍

  15. I have a dumb question for you, we don't have porkypines in FLA, so is there a reason to cull them. I know in a survival situation there good eating, but do people actually harvest them. An yes I do hunt, so I'm not against this, just curious.

  16. Why on earth do you not skin and especially gut that sucker??? Seems like the skinning would make the quill probably a snap, but also trying to burn them off with the guts in it, would cause all kinds of problems I would think.

  17. I know wood ash can add a bit of a salty note to food but you guys must have eaten a ton of it, not to mention all the soil, lol. Nice video!

  18. What do you think the issue was? Not enough heat? Too much greenery? Not enough time? My guess would be not enough heat. 12 hours SHOULD have had that meat darn well falling apart. Still, makes me hungry!

  19. Hey man, love your videos,please keep it up I love watching these

    Edit:I like when you talk, it's less awkward

  20. Full stop👍

    I can almost smell the burnt hair… ish

    I have tried to eat porcupine in two occasions. Completely riddled with worms and parasites both times. Hard pass. Thanks for bringing it back though. Well done.

  21. 1 min in to the video and im just saying the Hawaiians use lava rocks im amazed these didnt explode and hurt some one , i speak from personal experience

  22. you needed wet hessian cloth,s as the food is not in direct contact you needed the steam to cook it PS dedicated fan here broke my ribs this morning in a car crash !!!

  23. Our ancestors would be very sad and upset if they will ever see this video and find out that all their efforts towards modernization are in vain

  24. 13:17 = minging. lol i wouldve thrown it back in. but that wouldve been more work; n im pretty sure u guys were hungry

  25. That sure looks like some eazy soil to dig in. We have a bunch if clay and rocks around here. You have to use a pick ax. Cool video

  26. Chinese, a nation suffered from dictators for thousands years, can cook it much better. They are deeply slaved with less food. They can make full use of almost every part of animals,Delicious chicken feet, and intestines.

  27. That porcupine looks like he could use a little bbq sauce. lol How old is this footage? I dont think Jer looks like that.

  28. Wow sometimes saying nothing is so powerful. Good video!!! were those blue berries. What would you call them with the ground corn? These silents are getting a lot more views.

  29. opinel are the best knives for camping and bushcraft because they get razor sharp and the shape of the blades are just right and they are 20$ in canada

  30. "PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY" Catch Clean & Cook a Porcupine…. with a gun, steel axe, steel knives, folding steel saw… need I go on? Oh yeah, filmed on a primitive digital camera and edited by a bearded primitive! Lol! 😆🤔

  31. I think your insightful voice over videos are More enjoyable than these videos, not everyone will put on CC. I think you have a lot to teach people and should use your education (inside and outside of wilderness living) to teach the community. You have a ton to offer and these silent videos are enjoyable because although it’s silent you do teach a lot, but the reflective narrative you dub over in some videos (eg puddle lake with Jeremy) is golden globe material imo. The education, the insight, the self reflection, willingness to open up, appealing to emotion (in the good way), is all brilliant. Those must take a lot of work and script writing, but I think they’re the most rewarding to (I can only speak for myself) me as a regular viewer, and perhaps yourself. One could tell you grew a lot as a human being after that expedition and creating that video. Idk why I had so much to say, but I guess I did. Peace and love.

  32. Way to many people commenting on this that don't know what they are talking about so here's alittle help for those dumb folk.

    1. Rifle is much more humane way of killing, get over the fact they didn't smash it's skull in with a rock. They aren't monsters..

    2. Primitive way of cooking the animal not how the area was prepared or how they killed it.

    3. This is not dirty what so ever and hundreds of countries still cook like this daily.

    4. The meat isn't raw…there is legit just animals out there that even when cooked to perfection are still pink coloured…so stop whining about it not being burnt to a crisp or looking like a shoe…🙄

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