Welcome to Practical Primitive
Eddie's New Book
"Principles of Natural Camouflage:
The Art of Invisibility"
- We're Headed to TEXAS! Pracitcal Primitive is hitting the road at the end of November. Join us for Moccasin Making and Natural Navigation at Starhaven Ranch November 28 & 29!
- NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! — "Acorn: Recipes for the Forgotten Food" — Contains 25 of our favorite acorn recipes! Pre-Order by November 29 and get 2 BONUS recipes!
- COMING IN DECEMBER: Soap Making, Natural Plant Dyes, Woven Baskets and Medicinal Preparations — Register while there is still space!
- Knife Throwing, Movement After Dark and more are all coming up in our Friday Skills Club Workshops!
- Ready to take your Skills to the next level? Join the FERAL HUMAN PROJECT! Our full-time learning program is accepting applicants!
- WEAPONS: TOOLS OF THE HUNTER — New Skills Intensive beginning in January — Learn to Feed and Protect your Tribe with the tools of ancient hunters around the world!
- Practical Primitive T-shirts, DVDs, Books & More are all available through The Trading Blanket —Check it out!
- Join us for Open Skills Night! November 18th is our next Free, Informal Open House evening — It's HARVEST PARTY time and All are Welcome !
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Our Passion is Teaching
We focus our 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 people, 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