Welcome to Practical Primitive
Beginning in January!
Persevere & Prevail
Be Prepared for any Emergency, Disaster or
- WINTER WORKSHOPS NOW POSTED! Check out our November - March Workshop Schedule and come join us soon!
- Next Weekend! Acorn: The Forgotten Food on Saturday and Preparing for Emergencies: House Kits, GO Bags & More on Sunday — Join us!
- NOW SEEKING: Apprentice Instructors - So you want to be a Primitive Skills Instructor... Join our Instructor Apprentice program to learn what you need to know to be able to TEACH, not just practice, the skills.
- Ready to take your Skills to the next level? Join the FERAL HUMAN PROJECT! Our full-time learning program is accepting applicants!
- IT'S BACK: The Heart of the Guardian — Beginning in January!
- Practical Primitive T-shirts, DVDs, Books & More are all available through The Trading Blanket —Check it out!
- Join us for our next Open Skills Night on November 26th for our Celebration of Thanksgiving! — It's Free, Informal and All are Welcome! (NOTE: November Open Skills Night has been postponed by one week to give Eddie just a little more recovery time from his surgery. See you next Wednesday!)
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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