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We have moved out of the caves. It is spring time and we have a number of options for settlement.

The caves - Easy living space and we get free refrigeration. Close to water, but some distance from the trees.
1 (16.7%)
The forest, near the river - Lots of resources and water availability. Not easy to build in and ground is uneven.
1 (16.7%)
The plains - Locate a nice flat, open space, near the woods. Easy to build on and modify, some distance from water.
0 (0%)
The coast - Follow the river down until we find the coast of whatever it connects to. Could have fishing possibilities and other options.
4 (66.7%)

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Re: RoC Community Forums Civilization Builders!
« Reply #165 on: June 18, 2012, 10:07:05 AM »
I'm not sure what you mean by "discovery and method". Does "method" include the milky water part or just them being soft and light-grey?

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Re: RoC Community Forums Civilization Builders!
« Reply #166 on: June 18, 2012, 02:48:00 PM »
The milky water part.

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« Reply #167 on: June 25, 2012, 01:55:52 PM »
Let's revisit weaving.

When working with reed, straw or other semi-rigid plant material, soak it in water for a length of time until it is softened, to make it easier to weave.

If making something circular such as a hat or basket, lay a few reeds out with only one point of intersection, spreading them apart, like spokes or the straight, long parts of a spider's web. They will form the frame of your creation.

Taking another reed, wrap it around the others at the center in the following pattern: bring it up between two, go over the first, under the next, over the next, under the next, and so on until reaching the end, at which point tuck it into your weave so far. The under/over pattern is generally essential to weaving.

Push what you're making against what size you want it to be fairly often (head if making a hat) to ensure you're weaving to the right shape. As you go outward you will need to add more of the straight reeds.

When weaving a rectangular mat, set several reeds parallel to each other, and use over/under to weave a reed at a time, alternating with each reed whether you go over or under first.

Practice and experimentation should help you refine this technique and determine how to apply it to other materials.
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« Reply #168 on: June 25, 2012, 02:13:57 PM »
Bouys, push sticks, lime-discovery and weaving are all golden.

The tribe makes final preparations for departure. Enough canoes are made for everyone and each canoe is fitted with an oar for each person and one push stick per manned boat.
The trek begins.

I'm forgoing a full update in favor of this small bit of events leading us down the river.
Any directions for the start of the journey on how to handle canoes on rivers? They will be able to handle it, but any additional stuff helps.

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« Reply #169 on: June 25, 2012, 02:20:15 PM »
If you come across a waterfall, you will have to take the boats out of the water and carry them down.
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« Reply #170 on: June 25, 2012, 02:23:41 PM »
... I am so very much not the person to ask how to control a canoe, but:

Standing/rising will set you off-balance and be likely to flip the boat.
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« Reply #171 on: June 25, 2012, 03:30:27 PM »
Can I suggest keeping a list of technologies/discoveries in the OP?

As for the canoeing, I'd suggest going single-file so you have more time to react to hazards.

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« Reply #172 on: June 25, 2012, 03:39:05 PM »
I'll create a Google doc containing the list and reference it on updates.

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« Reply #173 on: June 27, 2012, 06:35:26 PM »
A bunch of people all trying to row at once is going to be a mess.

The technique we used to make snowshoes can be expanded upon to make drums. If we hollow out a short and squat log into a tube, and then stretch wet leather across one hole, secure it with a rope around the circumference and then allow the leather to dry, we can make noise by hitting the leather with our hands. If a drummer sits at the back of a canoe and hits the drum at regular intervals, everyone will know when to row, and maintain rhythm instead of hitting each other's oars. We only really need the one drum since it ought to be loud enough to coordinate our entire group.