All posts by Peter Berg

Atlatl Contest at the Candor Fall Festival October 7

It is Fall Festival weekend in Candor, NY. Thunderbird Atlatl will be at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm demonstrating atlatls. There will be an atlatl contest and the International Standard Accuracy Contest. Side Hill Acres will have lots of vendors on site, goat farm tours and more. Many events and activities throughout the area, including the Woodcarvers Show, Quilt Show, Scarecrow Contest, lots of vendors, wine tasting, sales, dinners and more.

Weekend in Connecticut

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the Hammonasett Festival at the Guilford Fairgrounds in Guilford, Ct. Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1

28th Annual Stone Tool Craftsman Show

Thunderbird Atlatl will be at the 28th annual Stone Tool Craftsman Show this weekend. Come visit us. We will be there Friday, Saturday and Sunday through 2 p.m.

The show is open Friday, Aug. 25; Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27. It is open until 5 Friday and Saturday.

New tutorial videos for our Atlatl Kits

We have recently added new tutorial videos where Bob Berg explains how to put together our most popular atlatl kits: the Catatonk, Catatonk Hunter, Kanakadea and Nanticoke. (All of our kits are available to purchase in the Shop.)

Now you can follow along step-by-step as Bob shows you how to put your atlatl kit together.

You can find the videos (with accompanying text instructions) under the “Kit Tutorials” heading to the left. They’re also right here:

 

Kanakadea Atlatl Kit

 

Nanticoke Atlatl Kit

 

Catatonk Atlatl Kit & Catatonk Hunter Atlatl Kit

How to set up a One Tarp Tent (with a door and a floor)

And now for something completely different!

Bob Berg​ demonstrates how to make a simple tent (with a door and a floor) with just one tarp, one piece of rope, one pole, and four stakes. Total cost: About $15. Total time: 5-10 minutes. Save time and money the next time you go camping!

Materials needed:
-Tarp (12’x16′)
-10′ Rope
-8′ Pole
-4+ Stakes
-Hammer or a rock to pound in the stakes

*NOTE: The tarp’s dimensions must be a ratio of 4:3. If you would like to build a bigger or smaller tent, just scale all the dimensions appropriately. (eg: 15′ x 20′ tarp, with a 10′ pole and a 12-15′ rope).*