Course Information

Primitive Traps and Weapons

Primitive Traps and Weapons is the second day of our popular Primitive Skills 3-Day course. We've been offering the 3-day format for over 20 years, but 2018 is the FIRST TIME we have offered this special day of training as a stand-alone course. 

  • Learn to make your own throwing sticks 
  • Make and use an atl-atl (spear thrower)
  • Build quick and easy traps for survival 
  • Learn stalking and hunting practices
  • Discover many surprising uses for often discarded animal parts

This class will run from 9am to 5pm. 

This class is held near Stafford, VA.

2019 dates include Tuesday April 23, Tuesday August 6 and Sunday November 10.

Course Location: Near Stafford, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment.

Required Equipment: Bag lunch and drinks for yourself, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, a fixed blade knife to carve wood, and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one.

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