Introduction to Primitive Skills
Our Intro to Primitive Skills offers a one-day, crash course in all things primitive.
By the end of the day, you’ll have made a stone knife blade, attached it to a handle using pitch & hand-made cordage, and fashioned a sheath to hold it on your belt. You’ll also receive a private tour and discussion of our on-site primitive shelters – and what it’s like to live in them.
Spend this hands-on day learning the basics of the primitive world.
What You’ll Learn In This Course
- Basic Stone Tools
- Fracture planes
- Pressure flaking
- Making blades
- Basic reverse wrap
- Splicing & Loops
- Selecting & Processing plants for cordage
- Pitch Glue
- Identifying sources and harvesting pitch
- The perfect recipe make Nature’s epoxy!
- Attaching shafts/handles to primitive tools
- Weaving: Containers/Sheath
- Make a twined sheath for your knife!
- Primitive Life & Shelters – tour the shelters at our field site and learn about living life in the wild – totally primitively
- Friction Fire/Bow Drill (Time/Conditions permitting)
Location: Gone Feral’s Field School – North of Ward, Colorado – Local driving directions provided upon registration.
- Clothing/Footwear appropriate to the weather at 9500′ the weekend of our course
- At least 2 liters of water
- Lunch and snacks for the day
2019 Course Date
- Postponed, until further notice
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