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.

2018 dates for Primitive Skills are November 10-12 and December 10-12, held near Stafford, Va. Course tuition is $379  

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

Specific information and directions are relayed upon enrollment.

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