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Primitive Outdoor Skills
The following descriptions are offered as a guide to assist in planning your custom course options and for details on the content of our courses.
The Ugly Bow
Learn to make a powerful bow, from natural material, in a fraction of the time it takes to make a traditional flat bow. We will also make a reverse wrap string. The combination makes an ugly bow that performs beautifully.
We will make several traditional dead fall trap triggers used to provide meat for the primitive diet. These range from the ultra-simple to complex. We will discuss proper placement, de-scenting and bait.
Search and Rescue Tracking
This class covers the techniques required to find lost people in the outdoors. We will cover lost hiker psychology, track measuring, tracking team tactics and ethic, large area search, using maps with tracking techniques, proper interview techniques before the search and essential gear. We can also adapt this course to include searching for people evading your search.
Learn how the Old Ones turned stone into functional tools. In this class we will make arrowheads from obsidian flakes. Discussion includes proper tools, techniques, safety and ethics.
Primitive Firemaking: BowDrill
Learn how to make fire with friction using the bow-drill method. You will learn how to make a fire set from native plants and then practice the techniques required to make fire from cold sticks.
We will plan and construct a shelter from natural materials to protect us from weather that can shorten or end our survival time in the wilderness.
Slings and Stones
Learn how to make and use a sling for hunting and for fun. This is the weapon used by David, with the help of God, to defeat Goliath. We will make ours from leather and practice on inanimate targets.
Survival with Nothing
We start the day in a natural area learning and practicing the skills necessary to make tools from stone, to provide food, to build a shelter and to make fire. We will conclude our day with “The Final Test” applying our combined knowledge to provide what we need to survive with no modern tools or gear.
Learn how to find, follow and interpret the animal tracks you see when you are out in the desert. Discover how to determine who made the track and what it was doing at the time.
We will also discover how to interpret the signs made by animals in areas where individual tracks can’t be found.
Modern Survival Skills
Learn to make the most of modern gear to ensure survival and relative comfort in an emergency situation. Know what to carry in a compact kit that you carry in your day pack or the best gear for your 72 hour pack. We will cover survival kits, loss-proofing, what to do to be found, attitude and awareness and how to put all the information you have stored in your head to to good use to survive well.