Primitive Skills Weekend
Canceled-Keep an eye out for other dates

Take a step back in time and learn how our ancestors lived, survived, and flourished using only what the natural environment provided.
Join us for a an interactive weekend of history, education, fellowship, and FUN!

About the Instructors
Wayne Cash:
A member of the Society for Primitive Technology, Mid Atlantic Primitive Skills Group and Earth Skills Rendezvous Wayne has been "practicing primitive" for almost a decade and has spent several years working with Wilderness-Based youth therapeutic programs. Wayne is also a member of several Tracking and Search and Rescue groups and serves as an instructor for Wilderness Survival workshop.
Rick "Hue" and Jamey Hueston:
Curious naturalists exploring the natural world with predator vision, awareness and intuition. Hue is known for his Wild Edible plant knowledge and Scout classes, and Jamey for her gourd work. Together they have decades of wilderness experience.

Weekend Course Listing
  • Primitive Shelter
  • Fire by Friction
  • Edible Plants
  • Cordage
  • Primitive Tools
  • Survival Trapping

Tentative Additional Classes:
  • Primitive Weapons (Demonstrations of Atlatl, Bow, Throwing Sticks, Blowguns)
  • Basketry
  • Primitive Pottery
  • Bark Containers
  • Gourd Canteens
  • Making Net Bags and Fish Nets
  • Knots
  • Survival Bracelets

4:00-5:30  Welcome, Registration
5:30-6:30  Dinner
6:30-9:00  Survival Workshops 9:00-11:00  Social Time

8:00-8:45  Breakfast
9:00-12:00  Workshop Sessions
12:00-12:45  Lunch
1:00-4:00  Workshop Sessions
4:00-5:30  Free Time
5:30-6:30  Dinner
7:00-9:00  Evening Programs
9:00-11:00  Social Time

8:00-8:45  Breakfast
9:00-12:00  Workshop Sessions
12:00-1:00  Lunch & Evaluations
1:00  Departure

Cost & Registration
Only $165.00!!

Covers all programming and instructor fees, bow drill kit, selected survival kit components, meals and lodging. WHAT A DEAL!

Please register by: June 11, 2010

  • Full: by June 11, 2010
  • 50% : after June 11, 2010
  • Nonrefundable after June 18, 2010

Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Rustic but comfortable bunk style lodging. Please bring your own linens, pillow and toiletries.

A health form, a list of items to bring, and other information will be sent as soon as your registration form has been received.

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