Welcome to Practical Primitive
Your Comprehensive Guide to the Secrets and Science Behind Rubbing Two Sticks Together
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- 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE! — Check out all our great new workshops coming up this year!
- COMING UP! — WINTER SURVIVAL: HOW TO NOT DIE IN THE COLD — Join us the weekend of February 18-19 to learn how to deal with falling temps, snow, ice, wind and more. Shetler, water, fire & more; all when you REALLY need them!
- DRUM MAKING: The "Shaman" Drum — Build your own 8-sided rawhide drum, held together with nothing but tension. No glue or adhesive used! February 11-12 Don't miss it!
- BRAND NEW T-SHIRT! — Get your new Practical Primitive t-shirt with one of our favorite sayings: "In the School of the Woods There is No Graduation Day" Order Yours Today!
- ACORN: RECIPES (& more) FOR THE FORGOTTEN FOOD — Acorn Season is here. Order your autographed copy today!
- PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL CAMOUFLAGE — Learn "The Art of Invisibility" in Eddie's new paperback. Order your autographed copy today!
- Ready to take your Skills to the next level? Join the FERAL HUMAN PROJECT! Our full-time learning program is accepting applicants!
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Our Passion is Teaching
We focus our small-group, hands-on, adult-only workshops on specific topics, and provide Personal Mentoring sessions on almost any aspect of Traditional and Primitive skills. Do more than just gather knowledge; work hands-on with the tools and materials that will help you to fully integrate a strong and stable repertoire of skills into your life. Taught practically and learned passionately, there need not be any distinction between "class time" and "the real world".
Our Workshops are Small
Our workshop sizes are limited to a maximum of six to ten adults, depending on the subject, so you'll get more out of your learning experience. Keeping the student-to-instructor ratio so low ensures that you will get the personalized attention you need to have your questions answered and your needs addressed. We teach in the manner that is best for you, not easiest for us. If you can't do at home what you learned in our workshops, we didn't do our job!
Our Focus is You
Small classes, Personal Mentoring, reasonable prices, weekend workshops — we have dedicated our program to providing you with the best in affordable, top-quality instruction in a wide variety of Primitive and Traditional skills. We'll even bring our Workshops to You! At Practical Primitive, our committment is to providing you with the practical means for you to master and integrate the knowledge of our shared ancestry into your modern life.
"Distance is the Enemy of Awareness"
-- J.B. Mackinnon