PRIMITIVE LIVING SKILLS: Survival through the seasons

Prerequisite: Completed both Primitive Survival 1 and Primitive Survival 2
or Tom Brown's Standard Class.

2019 Dates:

Winter Survival: Jan 19 - 20
Spring Survival:  March 31 - April 1
Summer Survival: Aug 24 - 25
Autumn Survival: Oct 19 - 20

Costs: Covers all supplies!
Adult Rates: $95 per camp (includes Teens without a parent)
or  $350 total if you pay for a whole year upfront.
Family Rates:  Teens 15-13 years $75 / 12 - 8 years $60
Scout Rates:  call about age and number in your group
Length of Time: Classes will begin Saturday morning at 9:30, you are welcome to arrive and camp the night before. Camp ends Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm.


Class Description

So you’ve taken Primitive Survival Skills, learned and practiced the Survival Sacred Order and loved it. Haven’t had enough? Wanting to take it to the next level? Then this is the camp for you!

In this series of camps, we will cover extended skills, which go beyond mere survival to living comfortably with nature and the Earth. These are advanced courses dealing with intense work/study, covering seasonal topics and projects.

These skills would also be useful if you just wanted to live more closely to the earth on a day-to-day basis, appreciating the earth and all the bountiful gifts it has to offer. One just has to learn to "see" and then have the knowledge to use, in a caretaking manner, what nature provides for us all.

Topics to be covered:

  • Aidless Navigation - lost prevention skills

  • Debris hut additions

  • Atalas

  • Water Travel

  • Quickie Bows

  • Arrows

  • Edible Plants

  • Herbal First Aid

  • Hand drill - fire starting method

  • Tracking Sticks

  • More Traps and Snares

  • Cooking and eating utensils

  • Deer Hide Tanning

  • Pelt processing

  • Gourd Crafting

  • Willow Baskets

  • Pine Needle Baskets

  • Natural Dyes

  • Nature awareness activities

  • Harvesting red clay and making pots

  • How to make moccasins

  • Blow Gun

  • Fishing Spears

  • Storing Food

What to bring?

  • A knife is MANDATORY, and a sharp fixed blade (non-folding) knife is best. You can purchase a knife at camp for $25.

  • Dinner and breakfast will be provided. Bring your own lunches.

  • Eating utensils, plate, bowl, cup (please do not bring any disposables)

  • Bandana for your reuseable napkin

  • Water bottle

  • Tent

  • Sleeping bag + blankets

  • Survival packs

Optional items

  • Notebook and pencils

  • Camera

  • Flashlight

  • Camp Chair

  • Insect Repellent

Vegetarian Fare Available like at all our camps, just let us know.

We have a swimming pond and outdoor showers, so bring provisions to enjoy. Also a camp chair and flash light are nice to have but not a necessity.

NOTE: All classes have a minimum number of registrants to make or sorry to say it will be cancelled. So bring your friends and tell everyone you know.