Welcome to Practical Primitive
Build Your Own Bow
Make Your Own Arrows
Knap Your Own Points
Be Invisible on the Landscape
Learn the True Skills of the
SPIRIT OF THE HUNT!
Beginning in September
- Survival Skills 101: How to Not Die — Learn the skills you need to know to be an inspiring success story instead of another sad statistic. Sign Up Now!
- WORK-TRADERS WANTED: If you've got time & willing hands we've got projects that need doing! Trade Work for Workshops this Summer!
- Groceries Gone Wild — Join us July 2 for this delicious workshop to discover how to bring Primitive-style Cooking to Your Own Backyard! No bugs, no gross stuff, just delicious food cooked primitively, tasting better than you ever imagined!
- COMING UP NEXT MONTH! Fire by Friction: Bowdrill Off the Landscape — Ready to bump up your Fire-making game? Learn the skills, tips and tricks you need to create a successful bowdrill kit completely off the landscape! (Hint: It's WAY easier than they make it look on TV!)
- ACORN: RECIPES (& more) FOR THE FORGOTTEN FOOD — Our new book is NOW IN STOCK. 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!
- Practical Primitive T-shirts, DVDs, Books & More are all available through The Trading Blanket —Check it out!
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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