Clearing a field by burning
Does that include the occasional prairie burning of one's native prairie plant garden? If so, done that.
Making a house from logs
I've dismantled a log house, moved it and put it back tog ether? done that.
Making a spoon from a piece of wood
Whittled a lot of spoons and forks over the years. Toss them in the fire when done
Telling time from the sun
I still teach my boys this.
Predicting weather from clouds and wind
Best college course I ever took was on Weather and Climate!!!
Tying up a prisoner
Nope, never had the situation ever arise.
Sewing up and cauterizing a wound
As an EMT-A, never had this as part of the curriculum
Birthing a baby
As an EMT-A. Yep.
Finding water in unfamiliar territory
I've had to dig for water in old river beds a couple of times.
Understanding Wampum, Trade Beads, and Pieces of Eight
Understanding pecks and bushels
Using any non-metric measurements in this world is getting to be a rarity.
Understanding stones and hands
Identifying wild animals by their signs
Still try and teach this in scouting
Memorizing your ancestry so it can be recited on demand
I can go back 8 generations to 1636, but with 2,000+ relatives identified in my genealogy research, no, I don't have it memorized. I can do direct line however.
Making a bow and arrows from scratch
Done that a couple of times. Didn't turn out too bad.
Smoke signals and trail signs
My walking trails in the woods behind the house are all marked.
4 kilometers is a league.
Yep, I can do that
Making rope from naturally-occurring materials
Yep, single twist (twine) to multiples of 3 twist of single twist (rope)
Knowing which wood is best for various tools and devices (E.g. Do you use elm as fire wood?)
With the Dutch Elm infestation and now the Emerald Ash Boer and now the Oak Blight, it's getting harder and harder to find good wood.
Recalling directions from memory for remote destinations when there are no roads or trails.
Hmmmm, how does one denote landmarks in non-road/trail areas other than mountains that may nor may not be visible at the the time (woodlands) Otherwise it's just memorizing landmarks and distances.
Knowing which berries are safe to eat
I eat a lot of wild berries.... better than the stuff one gets in the grocery stores.
Knowing which herbs have medicinal qualities
I grow a variety of herbal plants in my garden. A whole section is set aside for them.
Knowing how to stalk and kill wild animals
Most hunting today is wander through the woods and shoot whatever moves. In all the years of hunting, I have shot only once to bring down a deer and never had to "track" a wounded animal more than 10'. When I squirrel hunt I can shoot my daily limit by sitting 9n one spot. Knowing the spot is the trick.
Baking in a mud oven or oven made of field stones (Careful selecting those stones!)
What??? and take all the fun out of making one of river rock?
Killing a chicken and plucking and butchering same
or turkey,? or pheasant?, or quail?, or grouse?
Making soap from lye, wood ashes, and animal fat
Yep, makes great soap.
Panning for gold
Even found a flake once....
Storing vegetables for over-wintering
Got a cold room right now half full of goodies
Making a horseshoe from bar iron and installing it on a horse
Never had a horse....
Replacing a lock on a flintlock rifle
Not a flintlock, but I have replaced the lock on a percussion cap rifle.
Making a wood hoe.
Making concrete from sea shells and aggregate.
Smelting copper. lead, and tin from ore
Making black powder from sulfur, charcoal, and animal waste
Don't tell my mother, but yes, sulfur, carbon and salt-peter (urine)
Killing, butchering, and "salting" a pig
Wild game yes, (deer) domestic animals, no. Probably not a whole lot different.
Gathering salt from salt water
Never lived near the ocean or in Utah.
Had to disarm two knife fighting scouts that were having a go at each other. Does that count? I went in unarmed and came out with two knives.
Making paper from wood
Both black and invisible
Weaving cloth from its constituent materials, such as nettles
Not necessarily cloth, but I have made grass mats and made braided rugs out of grass.
Operating a "dial" telephone
Better yet, one with no dial? Been there, done that.
Maintenance of a "DA" hair style
Curly hair, didn't work.
Calculating correct "change" without a machine to tell you how to do it
My pet peeve! It's the easiest thing in the world and yet people can't do it.
Starting a motor vehicle with a crank (including setting the magneto)
only once, and never again.
Patching an "inner tube"
Still have a kit in the garage for my bile today.
Setting the "points" for an internal combustion engine
And gapping the plugs, setting the points and timing the rotor..... I still own a car that I have to do that to. Otherwise it's $350-$400 to have it done by a mechanic today.
Requirements for ordinary life change over time and alterations in circumstances.