(Classes held in Nederland, CO)
Family Survival Experience
Practicing survival comes naturally to children. Making forts and starting fires is inherent in them-- even if they don't know it yet. In this class we will cover numerous hands on activities related to survival, nature awareness and primitive skills. Learn to make fire directly from the landscape with no matches or lighters. Learn shelters that will keep you and your loved ones alive in extreme temperatures, purify water, make traps, hunt with primitive weaponry...this class is a entertaining for the whole family and while the focus will be in keeping the kids engaged, the parents will also learn and practice tons of great skills.
To keep things simple the price listed is per child and parents with kids come for free! Please call if you have any questions.
Survival 3 Day Intensive
Learn exactly what steps to take in the first few days/weeks of a survival situation to keep yourself alive and well. Class will cover shelters, water purification, primitive fire making techniques for numerous environments, stone tools, hunting, cordage, trapping, tracking, utensils, navigation, hide tanning awareness and everything else we can squeeze into a 3 day course. This class will be very hands on and packed with skills and information.
Flint Knapping and Arrow-Making
The Art of Flintknapping is a two day course that introduces students to the skill of making arrows, spears and knives from stone. Learning the principles needed to take a rock and transform it into an arrow takes a great deal of skill and attention to its physical properties--and, once learned, it will become one of the most unique, obsessive and enjoyable hobbies you've ever gotten into. Each student will also learn to make their own hunting arrow...
In this class each student will carve, scrape and sand a seasoned split log--making it into a fully functional hunting bow. Come spend 3 days making a bow that will take down any animal on this continent. Each day you will be instructed in the stages of making your bow; receiving close guidance in the art of shaping and tillering a hand-made bow. Because every hand-made bow is unique, the group atmosphere will allow you to learn at an accelerated rate--as everyone gains insights from each others bows. This is one of my favorite courses and will become your most unique hobby/obsession. Each student will leave with their own bow.