Course Information

Primitive Skills

This student and staff favorite is perfect for people who want to have the skills to live in the wild, by choice or in case of a survival emergency. Each of the three days of this course is packed with hands-on skills that our ancestors once used for their livelihood.

In this course, you’ll gain the skills to:

  • Build a warm, dry shelter from natural materials with your bare hands
  • Identify water sources and have the skills to primitively disinfect the water
  • Safely identify high food value wild edible plants
  • Begin your foundation in friction fire making skills with bow and drill
  • Identify rocks that you can make tools with, and then create those tools
  • Set traps that could catch animals for food and fur
  • Make string from the wild plants around you
  • Make wooden containers for storage and cooking
  • Safely make jerky to store extra meat

Each student gets the chance to stay on site in their own shelter during the class, and receive a copy of our Advanced Survival Training primitive survival manual with full color photos and written skills information.

This class is held near Stafford, Va. Course tuition is $379  Course Location: Near Stafford, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment.

Required Equipment: Food and drinks for yourself for two days, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, a knife (fixed blade preferred), a tarp for shelter (6x8 or 8x10 feet, or some similar size), 100 feet of cord, sleeping bag and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one. Personal camping gear like tents, stoves, lights and other gear are welcomed and encouraged.

2019 dates include April 22-24, August 5-7 and November 9-11.

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

Required Equipment: Food and drinks for yourself for three days, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, a knife (fixed blade preferred), a tarp for shelter (6x8 or 8x10 feet, or some similar size), 100 feet of cord, sleeping bag and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one. Personal camping gear like tents, stoves, lights and other gear are welcomed and encouraged.

More specific information and directions are relayed upon enrollment.

Need a knife for your class? This is a great choice at a great price.

 

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