Primitive Technology: Trebuchet

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    About This Video:
    I built a trebuchet, a type of catapult that uses a counter weight to store gravitational potential energy which is then used to fire a projectile via a sling. I first built the frame which was made of two tripods set close together. They were of wood and lashed together with cane. Then I made a basket from cane to hold the large rocks that would act as the counterweight. For the sling I used bark fiber from dead branches of a certain type of tree. The bark was stripped and the inner bark woven into rope. The rope was then made into a sling using 2 knots and thinner rope was used to weave the sling pouch. A simple toggle release was used hold the throwing arm in position and act as the trigger. The counter weight was then filled with rocks and pulled into position to be held by the toggle. A shot-put sized stone was then placed into the sling pouch. When the toggle was released the stone would be launched 18- 20 meters (the length of the clearing) but could undoubtedly shoot further if more weight was added. Targets were set up and destroyed. Range can be adjusted by adding or subtracting weight from the basket, while shooting to the left or right is done by turning the whole catapult while the basket is empty. The whole build took 5 weeks, the hardest part being collecting the bark fiber to make the rope. The trebuchet is a simple but effective way to deliver payloads to a target destination.

    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.

Dark Lord Auron
Dark Lord Auron

"The world's in a rough place." "Come on, it's not that bad." "Primitive tech guy is preparing for war." "Damn..."

Vor 11 Tage
Thorin Dondarrian
Thorin Dondarrian

@Jason Dakin haha! this cracked me up. Cheers

Vor 5 Tage
TeacherinTraining39
TeacherinTraining39

@Mortarion Got Beef?

Vor 6 Tage
desaster unfolded
desaster unfolded

@Jason Dakin hahahah

Vor 6 Tage
Mortarion
Mortarion

@TeacherinTraining39 Definitely! Just yesterday I had a scuffle with my Dutch neighbour two countries away. Missed a few of my trebuchet shots, but at least that cow carcass hit the mark!

Vor 6 Tage
RayBob
RayBob

You’re not just the only genuine channel, but you’re also the only one that’s not hurting the environment like the clone channels. Those buildings the copies make turn into insect huts in 2 days left to become disease filled ponds. I respect you

Vor 10 Tage
r0s 👀
r0s 👀

agreed

Vor 12 Stunden
doliio volay
doliio volay

No shouts of excitement when hitting the target, just silent admiration of your work. Perfection

Vor 2 Tage
Richard Wong
Richard Wong

I’d love to see more medieval-related projects, maybe like a hand cart or a sled of some sort, if making wheels is impractical in that environment

Vor 10 Tage
alida flus
alida flus

The genuine OG of primitive tech who doesn't have a hidden crew and modern machinery off camera. This is a gem of a channel

Vor 6 Tage
Empress Redbird
Empress Redbird

I can't wait to see more mechanically simple, yet intriguing mechanisms!

Vor 9 Stunden
MR. PIIN
MR. PIIN

Could you also mention in the captions the species of trees and plants you use? Often the plants seem quite tropical, so it would be cool to know what they are :)

Vor 10 Tage
Jesus Ortiz
Jesus Ortiz

@Eskinor thank you! I couldn't remember for the life of me which part it was in. Looks awesome though.

Vor 7 Tage
Eskinor
Eskinor

@Jesus Ortiz far north QLD, to be specific, which would go to explain why PT seems to live in a rainforest

Vor 7 Tage
Jesus Ortiz
Jesus Ortiz

He's located in Australia.

Vor 7 Tage
IntricateJumble
IntricateJumble

He uses a lot of lawyer cane to attach the larger wood pieces together, make the basket, etc.

Vor 9 Tage
Dork Forge
Dork Forge

Well, it looks like he finally changed tactics and is now going for a military victory. This is incredibly impressive!

Vor 14 Tage
Marc Mondhaschen
Marc Mondhaschen

Sleestaks take notice

Vor 12 Stunden
JesusTheSecond
JesusTheSecond

@Yorokobi very primitive place indeed

Vor 17 Stunden
GYE55 👈 в TЕLЕGRАM🔥
GYE55 👈 в TЕLЕGRАM🔥

😏 Сливы оnly fаns в ниkе 😈

Vor Tag
menjavlafitta
menjavlafitta

Prepping for ww4 lol.

Vor 3 Tage
Tom Something
Tom Something

Very cool! How would it perform with 3 to 5 smaller stones, anti-personnel style? Would you get a tight conical spread or would they release at vastly different times and just go every which way?

Vor 3 Tage
Zain ul Abdin Rajput
Zain ul Abdin Rajput

Huge respect for all the effort you put into these videos. Absolutely love your content man. Never stop uploading!

Vor 8 Tage
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom

The genuine OG of primitive tech who doesn't have a hidden crew and modern machinery off camera. This is a gem of a channel

Vor 4 Tage
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni

Still one of my favorite channels of all time. Thank you so much for sharing with us all.

Vor 4 Tage
Drae
Drae

This is the kinda technology I can get behind!

Vor 10 Tage
Llify
Llify

@Tristan Gregory ?

Vor 3 Tage
Tristan Gregory
Tristan Gregory

Yooo that’s crazy I thought of besiege when I saw this 😭

Vor 3 Tage
Llify
Llify

Who is drae

Vor 3 Tage
Llify
Llify

@Percy Goodbeard ?

Vor 3 Tage
Solid Beach
Solid Beach

Not drae

Vor 6 Tage
Xaroz
Xaroz

how did he go from: "weaving sandals" and "planting sweet potatoes" to "extracting iron out of the earth to make a knife" and "medieval siege machines". thank you for being so incredible Sir.Plant

Vor 14 Tage
GYE55 👈 в TЕLЕGRАM🔥
GYE55 👈 в TЕLЕGRАM🔥

😏 Сливы оnly fаns в ниkе 😈

Vor Tag
itsmeprankachu
itsmeprankachu

@William Glaser you know that this takes a while to make right

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Fudge I'm Fine
Fudge I'm Fine

Minecraft

Vor 2 Tage
Xaroz
Xaroz

@Bartjeuhh youre right, i forgot about that

Vor 2 Tage
BackRoad Boy06
BackRoad Boy06

i love how he goes from genuine survival skills to trebuchet.😂 this was definitely a “for fun” build and i love it, keep up the good work bro!

Vor Tag
Lori Jenkins
Lori Jenkins

23:23 Hermosa elección 18KISSX.Uno -los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer- 10:10 Hopi: -Sweeter- 11:12 Sun: Hotter 18:00 Yoongy: -Butter- 00:12 Joonie: Cooler 23:21 Son unos de los mejores conciertos mañas no se la Las elecciones cinematográficas y artísticas son brillantes. Referencias culturales europeas realmente interesantes. Ojalá la cultura europea se representara más a menudo tan bellamente. No puedo dejar de decir "oh, esto es hermoso" a lo largo del video. Luz, en serio... el que se encargue de la iluminación, genial vepd..

Vor 3 Tage
doliio volay
doliio volay

Still one of my favorite channels of all time. Thank you so much for sharing with us all.

Vor 3 Tage
onei jike
onei jike

God i love to watch your videos. Amazing knowledge, skills and creativity! I don't know why but watching them brings peace to my head: D Please continue your AMAZING work

Vor 10 Tage
Primitive Technology
Primitive Technology

I thought I'd make a trebuchet for some variety. Some points on the design, The basket hits the ground on purpose because it would slip off if allowed to swing due to the weak attachment method. This rough and ready design was already getting the range required for this clearing so I didn't bother making a stronger attachment point. In future maybe, I'll drill holes in the throwing arm to attach the basket and pivot point for a more sturdy design. This design is easily built and the viewer should be able to replicate it without trouble. (Also, the animal on the left of the screen at 7:29 is a scrub turkey for those who asked). Thanks.

Vor 14 Tage
chickpeace
chickpeace

@Primitive Technology i like kilns and furnaces btw. building my own kiln and firing a clay pot would be a dream come true lol

Vor 3 Tage
Bogard_J
Bogard_J

@Primitive Technology Thanks for another amazing video John. I always think about how much effort you put into your videos. How many recording devices do you use at the same time and how long do you leave them recording at a certain angle before changing the perspective?

Vor 4 Tage
Mario Fatovic
Mario Fatovic

I was wondering why you made it so low to the ground. I thought it odd since anyone with any knowhow would know that follow through on the swing brings significantly more power on the launch. I look forward to any updates you have for stuff like this. A Shadiversity collaboration one day? Maybe you could help him build his castle.

Vor 5 Tage
EmptyMag
EmptyMag

Did you ever get worried about nailing your camera with the trebuchet?

Vor 6 Tage
RamboArminius
RamboArminius

Can’t even imagine the amount of research you have put into these projects. It’s incredible.

Vor 4 Stunden
portugueseabduction
portugueseabduction

You deserve all the love for making these videos and sharing it with us.

Vor 7 Tage
bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss

So simple yet so amazing Thanks for all of your amazing content

Vor 7 Tage
ndbaker74
ndbaker74

Awesome to see new content, haven't seen anything from here in awhile. This had to have been fun to have made!

Vor Tag
Clickspring
Clickspring

Mate, this is absolutely unreal. Cannot tell you how much I enjoy your videos. Target destroyed!

Vor 14 Tage
zurberesh isaqesh
zurberesh isaqesh

@Rojirrim building the antikythera mechanism with wooden gears and dried leaves

Vor 12 Tage
zurberesh isaqesh
zurberesh isaqesh

my two favourite channels here?

Vor 12 Tage
Juani Pascual
Juani Pascual

G'day Chris!

Vor 12 Tage
Neo
Neo

A message from 1 legend to another. Nice

Vor 13 Tage
Krystal Long
Krystal Long

23:23 Hermosa elección 18KISSX.UNO los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer 10:10 Hopi: Sweeter 11:12 Sun: Hotter 00:18 Joonie: Cooler 18:00 Yoongy: Butter 23:23 Son unos de los mejores conciertos mañas no se la Las elecciones cinematográficas y artísticas son brillantes. Referencias culturales europeas realmente interesantes. Ojalá la cultura europea se representara más a menudo tan bellamente. No puedo dejar de decir "oh, esto es hermoso" a lo largo del video. Luz, en serio... el que se encargue de la iluminación, genial

Vor 4 Tage
Jeovanio Gomes
Jeovanio Gomes

Vídeo top amigo que Deus abençoe sempre vc e sua família❤️👍👍👍🇧🇷🇧🇷🙋🙋

Vor 8 Tage
Will K
Will K

I really enjoyed this video. Normally I am questioning your sanity as you can tell you put tons of hours into crafting tiles or thatching a roof. This one was different and it was cool just watching you have fun. Your videos always make my day better and I really enjoy getting a glimpse into your life/craft/hobby!

Vor 9 Tage
loiny zen
loiny zen

Excelente trabalho 🇧🇷

Vor 10 Tage
Michael Henderson
Michael Henderson

No shouts of excitement when hitting the target, just silent admiration of your work. Perfection

Vor 14 Tage
hak'u slayer
hak'u slayer

@Kutna Horum It's a good way to solve any issues you have with your neighbours

Vor 11 Tage
Peter Hill
Peter Hill

We hit it!! Let’s go boysss! *5 slow mo repeat cuts of the shot*

Vor 12 Tage
Michael Henderson
Michael Henderson

@Atay ya gotta turn on subtitles, it's not useless filler it's just him explaining exactly what he's doing

Vor 13 Tage
Kutna Horum
Kutna Horum

I can't see any situation where it would be useful, though (unlike the shelters, oven, basket, axe, etc.). A siege seems rather unlikely.

Vor 13 Tage
alida flus
alida flus

That looks like it was a lot of fun to both build and use, good stuff man

Vor 8 Tage
Joe Hall
Joe Hall

I love this channel, and I love how long it took him to begin building machines of siege and war. Though, on a 1:1 timeline of humankind, it probably tracks. I'm glad you're back bro. Missed you during Covid.

Vor 9 Tage
boli milda
boli milda

That looks like it was a lot of fun to both build and use, good stuff man

Vor 5 Tage
Scatyricon
Scatyricon

Still my favorite YT channel of all time. Brilliant!

Vor 7 Tage
Manuel R.
Manuel R.

I love the fact that he called his targets "Barbarian encampment", "Tax-dodging village" and "Neighboring kingdom". Just little details that add flavor when you least expect it. Awesome stuff.

Vor 11 Tage
Osmosis Jones
Osmosis Jones

@theterminaldave he has always had capitons to explain further what he's doing :)

Vor 3 Tage
theterminaldave
theterminaldave

@Jacob Taylor I had no idea he added captions, it's like a whole new way to watch these

Vor 7 Tage
Valentino Rubio
Valentino Rubio

@Avalikia Indeed... Also they probably got better tools and more people to make it bigger

Vor 7 Tage
Avalikia
Avalikia

@Valentino Rubio That just goes to show the uneven progression of technology. He didn't need any advanced tools in order to make it, so it was possible for such thing to have been invented long before it actually was. Which makes you wonder why it wasn't - my guess, without looking anything up to verify, was that seige weapons of this kind weren't necessary until fortifications got strong and commonplace.

Vor 7 Tage
Valentino Rubio
Valentino Rubio

he jumped like hundreds of years of tech to make a trebuchet...

Vor 8 Tage
Gavin. D.M
Gavin. D.M

Love these videos. Informative. Simple. Not pretentious. 👏😃

Vor 5 Tage
IA Klinz
IA Klinz

Dude, this is awesome. Keep their awesome idea going. I salute you 👏👏

Vor 10 Tage
slida emif
slida emif

The effectiveness of this weapon is difficult to overestimate!!

Vor 9 Tage
Viktor Löfstedt
Viktor Löfstedt

What is awesome, besides @Primitive Technology, is that this so well demonstrates why these were not used before the times of fortifications. They could have been maid, but there was simply no need to break through thick stone masonry.

Vor 9 Tage
Sur Som Satan
Sur Som Satan

The genuine OG of primitive tech who doesn't have a hidden crew and modern machinery off camera. This is a gem of a channel

Vor 13 Tage
Ian Osmond
Ian Osmond

@Matt Twinkletoes No primitive JCB excavators and Bobcats *yet*. He has to build them first. Now that he's got iron, though, I'm figuring Diesel engines are probably only a couple weeks away, right?

Vor 4 Tage
chongjunxiang3002
chongjunxiang3002

Imagine copycat channel now try to build a flintlocker like now.

Vor 10 Tage
Matt Twinkletoes
Matt Twinkletoes

yep no primitive JCB excavators and Bobcats on this one.

Vor 12 Tage
Vigil Urbis
Vigil Urbis

He's building the trebuchets and other siege weapons to invade the copycat channels

Vor 12 Tage
SerunaXI
SerunaXI

It's amazing how simple this seemed to make, yet the engineering and time that humanity needed to figure it out took centuries. The balista and scorpion were understandible as early heavy weapons, all they did was take a bow and arrow and make it bigger. A simple catapult takes similar mechanics to what makes a bow work, and simply changes the lever configuration to change the outcome of projection. A trebuchet, even one of a small entertainment scale, took humanity a long time to figure out they could do. It really does help to know how to make one from the get go, when you opt to Tony Stark together some advanced siege weapon.

Vor 9 Tage
zurberesh isaqesh
zurberesh isaqesh

The technological know-how behind a ballista is much more complex than that behind a trebuchet, in old times they even had dedicated artillery schools where they learned the right mathematical proportions between length of sinew/rope used and projectile weight and height to attain max range and penetration. Probably why it fell out of use in the dark ages, just too damn complicate.

Vor 8 Tage
SerunaXI
SerunaXI

@Skaianet I stand informed.

Vor 9 Tage
Skaianet
Skaianet

The ballista and Scorpion where torsion weapons not bows They figured out twisting sinew could store a lot of energy so they used that to build artillery

Vor 9 Tage
Derek Blubaugh
Derek Blubaugh

I've been watching this guy ever since 2015-16 when I graduated highschool and VoTech. He's the only Creator that I Actively and immediately watch when time allows. When I was in the hospital for appendicitis in 2017 or 2018 (Can't remember) I binged his videos while I was watching a Back to The Future marathon on the hospital TV. Between the commercial breaks of course. I missed my birthday and Christmas and New year but he made it much more bearable, so did the IV painkillers. Keep it up bud. I've been here from the start.

Vor 6 Tage
Luvlylexus
Luvlylexus

LOVE your videos. Thank you for sharing.

Vor 10 Tage
Alexa Patterson
Alexa Patterson

23:23 La relajación es importante, 18KISSX.Uno los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer 15:55 Setacy: ''Hyper'' 11:12 Sun: ''Hotter'' 11:12 Hopi: ''Sweeter'' 00:18 Joonie: ''Cooler'' 18:00 Yoongi: ''Butter'' 15:55 Amoy: ''Monks'' 23:23 Son unos de los mejores conciertos, no puede ir pero de tan solo verlos desde pantalla, se que estuvo sorprendente 🖤 Las elecciones cinematográficas y artísticas son brillantes. Referencias culturales europeas realmente interesantes. Ojalá

Vor 7 Tage
Kai Grant
Kai Grant

This man is climbing the ranks of technology quite effectively and quickly. This makes my childhood brain tickle because I wanted to make cool stuff like this with stuff I found near my house.

Vor 13 Tage
Moist Oyster
Moist Oyster

2029: "In the last video, we smelted the nickel and copper we'll need for this project. Today, we're going to harvest some quartzite and put it in the arc furnace with some of this coke. Along with our previous fiberglass and epoxy manufacture, we'll have everything we need for both the first circuit board and the first few semiconductors."

Vor 11 Tage
Bearded Frog
Bearded Frog

@Kutna Horum He's in Australia. This is like the most advanced weapon they are allowed to have.

Vor 13 Tage
MisterWaZa
MisterWaZa

@Kutna Horum to destroy the base of other primitive survivors

Vor 13 Tage
Annmarielle Tinkler
Annmarielle Tinkler

Great video! I also do prefer huts and smithing. But it's great to see basket weaving and mathematics formula at works!

Vor 2 Tage
CongratsBro
CongratsBro

I think my favorite thing about your channel is that I know you're not paying a bunch of people to do all the work when the camera is off.

Vor 2 Tage
opensprit
opensprit

This is awesome. And also hilarious. Keep em coming!

Vor 10 Tage
RPGillespie
RPGillespie

This channel keeps you guessing! Glad John is still having fun with his creations.

Vor 10 Tage
Bralvis
Bralvis

Perfect! Exactly what stranded me would need to subdue wild castles roaming the island. Thank you for another amazing video, sir!

Vor 14 Tage
Mortarion
Mortarion

@G-Rated Definitely. You've always gotta be careful for those rogue, wandering castles, mate. Dangerous things. Sometimes foreign ones manage to drift ashore and mix into native castle populations, creating some horrid abominations. Keeping a small hunting trebuchet made by hand or a larger, military surplus one in your home is vital to keeping yourself, your family, and your neighbours safe.

Vor 6 Tage
seronymus
seronymus

@G-Rated 🦶

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Tim the Tin can
Tim the Tin can

@Death_To_Pidgons it isn’t top 💀

Vor 14 Tage
G-Rated
G-Rated

That was the plot to Monty Python and the Holy Grail right? Teaching us to be weary of those roaming French castles?

Vor 14 Tage
CRIPz 1
CRIPz 1

This was a fun project! Nice work man!

Vor 10 Tage
asdfghj sdfgg
asdfghj sdfgg

You could control the range by adjusting the release angle with the length of the release pin. A longer pin would release later, so the projectile will have a flatter trajectory, and a short pin a more parabolic trajectory.

Vor 8 Tage
BeefJiggler
BeefJiggler

Watching him slowly get more and more ripped through every video is honestly so cool.

Vor 5 Tage
Dionleno Gaspar
Dionleno Gaspar

Fico muito feliz em ver você fazendo seus vídeos novamente 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

Vor 10 Tage
doliio volay
doliio volay

I’d love to see more medieval-related projects, maybe like a hand cart or a sled of some sort, if making wheels is impractical in that environment

Vor 2 Tage
helmutlvx
helmutlvx

When I was in elementary school, my best friend was obsessed with building trebuchets and we spent many hours in yards and woods building them out of anything we could find. This took me back to those times and it was wonderful to watch.

Vor 14 Tage
greggv8
greggv8

Have you read the book "Catapult! Harry and I build a siege engine."? Nevermind that what they build is a historically inaccurate ballista using large truck springs for the bow... it's still a fun book to read.

Vor 10 Tage
Shasta Valley Outdoorsman
Shasta Valley Outdoorsman

Where we friends? Lol

Vor 13 Tage
Austin Shaw
Austin Shaw

Without supervision?

Vor 13 Tage
gattabat
gattabat

ahead of his time

Vor 13 Tage
Nawf Pawz
Nawf Pawz

I remember you were struggling to hit the target with your primitive sling. Now, you use trebuchet instead but the accuracy increased. Well done

Vor 10 Tage
Hamill
Hamill

I do enjoy your kilns and furnaces videos, it's amazing what can you do with some wood and clay. Is there some proyect that you are not able to do due to the geographical limitations? (like lack or resources) Thanks.

Vor 7 Tage
sundaefunday
sundaefunday

great rope skills my dude, ive been watching since your 1st vid. we love you dont stop.

Vor 9 Tage
brasil221
brasil221

Every single video on this channel up to this point can be looked at and you go, "Oh, yeah, okay, that'd be really helpful for survival." This one is just a gift for us I think.

Vor 6 Tage
Endless Noodle
Endless Noodle

This man only recently reached Iron Age and now he's constructing high medieval machinery...

Vor 13 Tage
Frejth King
Frejth King

bra budyeh

Vor 12 Tage
Robert Nett
Robert Nett

@Grant Shapiro maybe... on the other hand, with literally nothing to prove weapons like this were a stone-age thing - no remains, no cave-paintings or anything else, combined with the obvious inefficiency at that time, I think, it's save to assume it wasn't really a thing, though.

Vor 12 Tage
Grant Shapiro
Grant Shapiro

@Robert Nett true maybe, but there's alwaya uses that a modern man may not have thought of!

Vor 12 Tage
Vilmos M.
Vilmos M.

He's preparing to form, defend, and expand his soon to be kingdom.

Vor 12 Tage
doire aintu
doire aintu

this is my favourite channel to watch in the bathtub. relaxing nature noises. even though it's a trebuchet, it's still so chill. love you

Vor 9 Tage
Jun Kim
Jun Kim

I loved this video haha thank you! At first I was 'Whats the point of building trebuchet?' But watching it, it was so cool and fun haha

Vor 8 Tage
SayMyGame
SayMyGame

I like the variety! Primitive weapons would be a great series

Vor 10 Tage
NEIGHBORHOODTURNT
NEIGHBORHOODTURNT

Really impressive good work🔥

Vor 9 Tage
Eren Cansunar
Eren Cansunar

My dude’s literally progressing through ages by himself. Keep up the amazing work!!

Vor 11 Tage
Sym Rob
Sym Rob

You are so naive.

Vor 4 Tage
Lukáš Klečka
Lukáš Klečka

And yet he doesn't seem to age at all!

Vor 4 Tage
ExtraOnionsPls
ExtraOnionsPls

@Martiddy - Sama yes sir you are correct! Can't wait for him to make more iron tools

Vor 10 Tage
Martiddy - Sama
Martiddy - Sama

@ExtraOnionsPls No other primitive channel can beat this one, this is the OG channel that started all of it (or at least the first one that makes it famous in YouTube)

Vor 10 Tage
MIMIK
MIMIK

And he will show us what's next when he surpasses homo sapiens sapiens current technology ;)

Vor 11 Tage
naniSohrei
naniSohrei

personally i find it interesting how extremely inaccurate weapons like this were like media makes them out to these giant war machines (see age of empires etc) when they really are just sticks and boulders throwing around other stick and boulders its extremely fascinating to me keep making cool stuff like this!

Vor 6 Tage
Ian Osmond
Ian Osmond

I mean, as far as "accuracy" goes, you have to remember the size of the target they were going for. You're aiming at things like "an army" or "a city." Those are pretty big targets.

Vor 4 Tage
TheOMAha94
TheOMAha94

Wow. Looks so much fun! And it's astonishing that you already are in "medieval era"! I feel you need to smelt more iron now for better tools and parts!

Vor 5 Tage
Sourav Marshall Kisku
Sourav Marshall Kisku

I got to know him from some random FB page where they were comparing Mr. Plant with other fake primitive builders. Mr. Plant is really good at his work. Loving this channel. ❤️

Vor 9 Tage
William T.
William T.

I always wondered if he'd try to make a primitive water filter? Let's say there's no flowing fresh water source, and you just have stagnant water? I've seen others do it: sequentially filter with stones, then pebbles, then sand, (and then boiling it) but I would like to see how he would tackle it.

Vor 7 Tage
Davis Bick
Davis Bick

Seeing you go from doing something productive every episode to making a trebuchet and playing actually had me smile.

Vor 14 Tage
Desert Knight
Desert Knight

@Luis Renteria he is threatning china to not invade taiwan

Vor 13 Tage
d34dj0k3r
d34dj0k3r

This is productive.

Vor 13 Tage
Dante Galand
Dante Galand

step 1: make knife step 2: impose taxes step 3: ??? step 4: Trebuchet.

Vor 13 Tage
Luis Renteria
Luis Renteria

What do you mean playing? He's preparing for war

Vor 13 Tage
Loppan Torkel
Loppan Torkel

yea, those tax evaders had it coming

Vor 13 Tage
Team Jenko
Team Jenko

would it throw further if the weight didnt hit the floor but followed through with the swing? great video and awesome that it held up after so many shots!

Vor 10 Tage
asdLArs
asdLArs

I can't wait to see him build a primitive technical

Vor 4 Tage
muhammed Kaya
muhammed Kaya

Beautiful. This type of content is interesting. congratulations.

Vor 8 Tage
Tactical X-Rays
Tactical X-Rays

He’s built some ikea stuff in training. But honestly fascinated by what the Australian nature can provide. He’s in the low percentage of people who will thrive and survive two weeks without worldwide electricity

Vor 3 Tage
Remmy14
Remmy14

There are 2 main variables in a trebuchet that need to work together. The projectile should be releasing precisely when the weight needs to be at the bottom of its arc. The basket is bottoming, so it's difficult to tell when it would reach the bottom, but I think raising the trebuchet up to give the basket more room to swing, and/or shortening the length of the rope in order to release it sooner would give the trebuchet far more range.

Vor 14 Tage
Coyle
Coyle

Wheels, bro.

Vor 13 Tage
MarcAFK
MarcAFK

Still. what John built was perfect for the area of clearing he has to work with.

Vor 13 Tage
PHATJANUS
PHATJANUS

The release point timing is needed but the most important factor is that the mass of the projectile is the exact same each and every time. The goal or aim of the weapon is to repeatedly hit the identical impact point on a wall or structure to bring about its failure.

Vor 13 Tage
Thalanoth
Thalanoth

@The General Soundwave he also answered why he made it bottom out in the pinned comment by the way, you are too late to this party ;)

Vor 13 Tage
Lab Cat
Lab Cat

If he doesn’t have one, give this man a PhD in Primitive Technology.

Vor Tag
ZRovas117
ZRovas117

I want to see a proper physicist react to this and see how they can improve the trebuchet and maybe give it the accuracy it needs.

Vor 6 Tage
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ҡєňňєԀʏ

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Vor 5 Tage
Anders Andrea
Anders Andrea

I am definitely not an expert. But from other trebuchets I've seen the counter weight does not touch the ground at end of travel enabling more of a whiplash movement. Changing it like that might give even better performance? Or perhaps the forces would be too great for primitive technology materials?

Vor 2 Tage
Joseph Kozak
Joseph Kozak

I love how you can tell he's getting more confident about moving the camera closer, then the camera almost gets hit and he moves it to the other side

Vor 14 Tage
VerilyViscous
VerilyViscous

Of course he was worried. Do you know how many months it took him to make it?

Vor 13 Tage
Zeff Malchazeen
Zeff Malchazeen

you can see the worry on his face. The camera footage is also a lot cleaner now, maybe a new one and it is not cheap

Vor 13 Tage
Zergling
Zergling

Here 8:07

Vor 14 Tage
Sean Slater
Sean Slater

He even does a little flinch / dance when he notices the rock might hit he camera.

Vor 14 Tage
Macnico
Macnico

I wonder how many batches of charcoal you'd need to make a camera.

Vor 14 Tage
eyrene10
eyrene10

I love all of Mr. Plant's videos but this one tickles me especially because it's more obvious that he's having a ton of childish fun with it. And so am I watching it :D

Vor 8 Tage
alida flus
alida flus

Take that encamped barbarians!

Vor 8 Tage
Derek Temple
Derek Temple

Living out the dreams we all had as children! I think i could speak for most, i think we all wanted trebuchets to sling kickballs as young lads during our toy sword battles!

Vor 7 Tage
Fernando Takeshi Sato
Fernando Takeshi Sato

awesome stuff! I was kinda hoping one of the rocks would take out a camera though 😅 that'd be a cool shot!

Vor 4 Tage
Reid
Reid

I'm so happy to see you back making videos.

Vor 10 Tage
Back 2 Basics Adventures
Back 2 Basics Adventures

This guy is transcending through medieval eras monthly.... Amazing skills, thanks for sharing mate

Vor 14 Tage
Monty V
Monty V

@dLd haha so good

Vor 11 Tage
Otto Ginafiel
Otto Ginafiel

Soon he will be raiding all the other fake Primitive channels

Vor 13 Tage
dLd
dLd

@Monty V You can get the same result by buying the cheapest fishing rod and reel at walmart. The struggle is real! No pun intended, but it's ripe with opportunity.

Vor 13 Tage
dLd
dLd

@Bagus Dharma 6 months later, I create a Warp Drive Trans Galactic Star Gate out of some crystals, fish bones and some junk astroids. Uploads might be a while as I test it out.

Vor 13 Tage
Crusty Buns
Crusty Buns

Amazing work man!

Vor 10 Tage
Mr.Heang Update
Mr.Heang Update

Dude, this is awesome. Keep this awesome idea going. Thanks for sharing 🙏

Vor 9 Tage
ken henry
ken henry

if your looking for a future project I'd like to see something involving a wheel, maybe a wheelbarrow. its useful for agriculture and construction. maybe moving large rocks around. I suspect an efficient axle and wheel interface will be the biggest challenge.

Vor 13 Stunden
Dan Dellar
Dan Dellar

He is advancing through the tech tree. This let's play is awesome

Vor 10 Tage
Mazereaugh
Mazereaugh

You can tell in all his videos that hes enjoying himself however this one you can tell that hes really having a ton of fun. I also appreciate "Barbarian Encampment" and "Tax dodging village". Keep up the great work!

Vor 13 Tage
Damn Schit
Damn Schit

You can see the thought process... Nah, that didn't to shit to the kingdom walls *scratch scratch* Need more weight... Haha, take that puny gods!

Vor 12 Tage
Bruno Marić
Bruno Marić

Should we be concerned?

Vor 12 Tage
Parisa Bnk
Parisa Bnk

👍

Vor 12 Tage
PS Wire
PS Wire

The kind of funny thing about this is that everything he's made so far in every video has had a practical purpose for survival. But this is a trebuchet, lol. It's totally impractical for primitive level technology or survival.

Vor 10 Tage
Todd Gregory-Gibbs
Todd Gregory-Gibbs

huh. did not expect that ... good to know ... ? Love this channel, whatever he comes up with is fascinating.

Vor 6 Tage
Joseph D'Souza
Joseph D'Souza

I've been saying for years that the camp has been lacking siege equipment. Thank god he's finally building some

Vor 8 Tage
James Williams
James Williams

Just when I think he can't do anything better, he builds a trebuchet! Brilliant!!

Vor 9 Tage
Robert Young
Robert Young

This trebuchet is likely more primitive than the first trebuchet.... cool!

Vor 14 Tage
Сусанна Серге́евна
Сусанна Серге́евна

@Witchdoctor He's struggling because he's doing things the wrong way around. The first iron we used was from meteors and bogs, which are basically already purified and just need to be heated a little bit and bashed into shape. No smelting required in order to make strong tools from it. With basic iron tools, like an axe, it's easy (if very time consuming) to produce huge amounts of charcoal, which you can stuff into a bloomery furnace to smelt iron from conventional ores. This is basically the step that takes iron from a rare substance basically comparable to bronze except for being more durable, to a cheap (by ancient standards) material that outperforms bronze in every respect. Using wood as the fuel the way John does just isn't going to produce the heat you need to bloom iron. You need to burn charcoal, which means you need to cut down and roast a lot of trees first. While he could cheat and use a chainsaw, pretending that actually he toiled away for a few months, he's obviously unwilling to. Ancient iron production is just a bit too labour intensive for a single man to do as a hobby. No, also can't just cheat and use normal coal, sulphur pollution would make the iron utterly useless.

Vor 12 Tage
Brano Filipovic
Brano Filipovic

@The Duke Chinese were using traction trebuchets in 4th century BC. Romans (seriously, dont point out that holywood calls them byzantines at that point) used them in 6th century AD. Traction trecbuhet is a trebuchet per definition, as the name implies. Its just that Romans were too much focused on using torsion to store energy instead of potential energy. Naturally, they used torsion for trebuchets as well. Also, ancient era saw massive sieges of cities, some of them lasting very long and the scale of ancient combat was way beyond the small scale of medieval period. Not to mention that both sides usually had access to way vaster resources than in medieval period.

Vor 13 Tage
Brano Filipovic
Brano Filipovic

@skyworm You just somehow assume that "they would have known the idea". That is quite hilarious to me. I am a physicist who has special interest in history and the development of math, physics and engineering over the ages. And sometimes, the simplest steps which you would assume as easy take thousands of years to make. Its super easy to see in maths. Is using "zero" as a number quite logical when you already have decent level of maths? Sure. Did it occur to people? Nope, it took quite a long time. Is using stirrups for horses quite easy to imagine and easy to produce? Definitely a lot easier than to come up with counterweight trebuchet? Yes, it is. Did it took thousands of years? Yes.

Vor 13 Tage
skyworm
skyworm

@Brano Filipovic I doubt it. They would've known the idea which means they didn't use them out of practicality and/or lack of need. Ultimately, a counterweight trebuchet is not worthwhile except in specific conditions and the ability to practically build and field something that's appreciably better than manpowered engines. They did not replace manpowered engines. They were never even used in mass. The style of warfare and function has to suit it. They were not used for destroying stone fortifications, which trebuchet and all siege engines are not capable of doing. Cannons certainly are which is why fortifications drastically change.

Vor 13 Tage
Fried Quail
Fried Quail

This place is really nice to live in, I like this view because it makes life fresh and calm naturally.

Vor 3 Tage
Eva Watson
Eva Watson

23:23 Hermosa elección 18KISSX.UNO los mortales abian apreciado tan hermosa mujer 10:10 Hopi: Sweeter 11:12 Sun: Hotter 00:18 Joonie: Cooler 18:00 Yoongy: 15:55 Sun 15:55 Hopi 15:55 Joonie 15:55 Yoongi Butter 23:23 Son wvij unos de los mejores conciertos mañas no se la Las elecciones cinematográficas y artísticas son brillantes. Referencias culturales europeas realmente interesantes. Ojalá la cultura europea se representara más a menudo tan bellamente. No puedo dejar de decir "oh, esto es hermoso" a lo largo del video. Luz, en serio... el que se encargue de la iluminación, genial

Vor 8 Tage
ALEX☆Perebalacticos☆
ALEX☆Perebalacticos☆

Seus vídeos são únicos não tem como copiar,você é nota 10

Vor 5 Tage
Ian Patterson
Ian Patterson

You’re not suppose to have this until the Imperial Age! Excellent work!

Vor 6 Tage
Lord Farquaad
Lord Farquaad

I love this guy. The original primitive survival builder!

Vor 14 Tage
Revi M Fadli
Revi M Fadli

Also one of the only few who actually offer practical survival tools, not fancy waterparks

Vor 13 Tage
T S
T S

@D Murray that's not difficult

Vor 14 Tage
maskvp mGy
maskvp mGy

@ol sim That is true but he took a long hiatus. As in over a year. You been watching long?

Vor 14 Tage
KrispinWah
KrispinWah

@D Murray not really an achievement tbh lol

Vor 14 Tage
Stefan Niederstätter
Stefan Niederstätter

Amazing and fascinating as always :D Im so happy you are back :) btw, is it just me or you look more grumpy? Are you allright?

Vor 10 Tage
Gary Bolen
Gary Bolen

Whenever I watch this channel, for days afterward I daydream about having traveled back in time somehow, with this knowledge, to become a God-King of the primitive peoples. No, seriously, I do.

Vor 5 Tage
NgenHD
NgenHD

from stone to iron age to medieval warfare, cant wait to see what you progress into next

Vor 6 Tage
John Ransom
John Ransom

Keeps you in good shape. I wish younger guys would do things like this rather than video games

Vor 4 Tage

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