Upon watching all the videos from PrimitiveTechnology on Youtube, I've decided I would try something similar. I know how to make clay and use this to make an oven. I also know how to make charcoal. Looking at the temperature I could achieve with charcoal, I realized it can melt certain metals. That said, finding metal ores in nature is probably no easy task. That's why I came here, I've searched online for every possible way to find iron, and the "easiest" (most likely) way is by finding bog iron. Now, suppose I can't find any iron, is there a material (except rock) that I could use to make tools (better than rock)?
I'm trying to find a way to make better tools to see how someone in nature could make this without any starting tools (mainly pick).
Also, I live in Canada (QC), if this can help.