2018 Workshop & Event Schedule

Except when otherwise indicated, all workshops begin at 9am and finish between
5pm and 6pm (on the final day for multi-day workshops) and meet at
our Great Meadows, NJ location.

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2018

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|   August   |   September   |   October   |   November   |   December   |

 


   

2018

   
January 6 Woodland Basket Quivers
  7 Bison Hide "Possibles" Bags
  12 Making a Medicine Pouch (7 - 9:30 pm)
  13 NEW! Twined Bags & Satchels
  14 Felted Footwear: Slippers & Boot Liners (FULL)
  19 NEW! Cooking with Acorn: Cooking, Baking & Creating Your Own Recipes
  20-21 NEW! Making Mukluks (FULL)
  26 NEW! Dying Fabric & Fibers with Plants, Nuts, Bark & Bugs (2 - 6 pm)
  27-28 Winter Survival: How to Not Die in the Cold (FULL)
   
February 2 NEW! Simple Stone Knives: Hokos & Neolithic Neck Knives (2 - 6 pm)
  3 Making Moccasins: The Salish Side-seam (2 Spaces Left!)
  4 NEW! Felted Wool Hats
  9 Planning Your Garden & Starting Seeds (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  10 Medicinal Plants: Discovering Nature's Pharmacy
  11 Arrow Points from Bottle Bottoms
  16 NEW! Carving Bowls & Spoons
  17 NEW! Becoming the Grey Man
  18 Winter Tracking
  23 Powerful Probiotics: Kimchi & Other Live-culture Foods (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  24-25 NEW! Making a Capote: Fur Trader Wool Blanket Coats
   
March 3 Making Medicine: Tinctures, Salves, Syrups & More
  4 Making Hard Tack & Trail Bread (9 am - 1 pm)
  4 Tapping Trees & Making Syrup (2 - 6 pm)
  9-11 World of the Hunter-Gatherer — Intensive Skills Weekend
  23 Felted Soap Bars & Soap Balls (7 - 9:30 pm)
  24 9 Step Knapping: Flintknapping Made Easy
  25 Natural Glues & Adhesives
  30 Preparing for Emergencies: The House Kit (2 - 5 pm)
  30 Preparing for Emergencies: The "GO" Bag(7 - 9:30 pm)
  31 Modern Soap Making: The Hot & Cold Processes
   
April 1 Making Melon Baskets (2 - 6 pm)
  7 NEW! Introduction to Netting
  8 Arrows: Points, Hafting & Fletching
  13-15 World of the Hunter-Gatherer — Intensive Skills Weekend
20 NEW! Introduction to Wild Guerrilla Gardening (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.) -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency.
  21 Natural Navigation: Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to July 28.
  22 SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY — WORK-TRADE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency.
  27 NEW! Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.) -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to July 13.
  27 Powerful Probiotics: Kimchi & Lacto-Fermentation (7 - 9:30 p.m.) -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency.
  28 Dead Space: Invisible in Plain Sight -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to July 21.
  29 Primitive Soap Making -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. We will reschedule for a later date.
   
May 4 NEW! Simple Stone Knives: Hokos & Neolithic Neck Knives -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to July 20.
  5 NEW! Making Your Knapping Tool Kit: Copper Boppers & Pressure Flakers -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to September 1.
  6 NEW! Advanced Awareness: Expanding Your Senses -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to August 11
  11 Making Fiber Sandals (2 - 6 pm) -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to July 27.
  12 World of the Plant People — Skills Intensive -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency.
  13 Making & Using Natural Cordage -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. We will reschedule for a later date.
  16 Open Skills Night & Spring Open House! -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency.
  18-20 World of the Hunter-Gatherer — Intensive Skills Weekend
  25-28 EVENT: Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Meet - Harpers Ferry, W.V.
   
June 1 Sharpening Knives, Axes, Hatchets & More (7 - 9:30 p.m.) -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to August 10.
  2 The Art of Natural Camouflage & Silent Movement -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency.
  3 Making Fire: Structures, Secrets & All About the Bowdrill -- Cancelled due to Family Emergency. Rescheduled to September 2.
  8-10 World of the Hunter-Gatherer — Intensive Skills Weekend
  15 Preserving the Harvest: Making Jams & Jellies (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  16 World of the Plant People — Skills Intensive
  17 Water: Finding & Purifying the Blood of Life
  20 Open Skills Night — Summer Solstice Celebration!
  22 Preserving the Harvest: Making Pickles & Ferments (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  23-24 Primitive Pottery (FULL)
  30-1 Survival Skills 101: How to Not Die
   
July 6-8 World of the Hunter-Gatherer — Intensive Skills Weekend
  13 NEW! Growing Your Own Mushrooms at Home (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
  14 NEW! Flintknapping: Pressure Flaking (FULL)
  15 Bark Bowls, Baskets & Containers
  18 Open Skills Night — Annual Summer Corn Roast!
  20 NEW! Simple Stone Knives: Hokos & Neolithic Neck Knives
  21 Dead Space: Invisible in Plain Sight
  22 NEW! Carving Bowls & Spoons
  27 Primitive Fiber Sandals (2 - 6 pm)
  28 Natural Navigation: Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass
  29 Primitive Trapping: Deadfalls & Snares Beyond the Figure 4
  29 Women in the Woods: All About Fire (Last Minute Schedule Addition!)
   
August 3-5 World of the Hunter-Gatherer — Intensive Skills Weekend
  10 Using a Knife: Learning the Basics (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
  10 Knife Sharpening 101: Knives, Axes, Hatchets & More (7-9:30 p.m.)
  11 NEW! Advanced Awareness: Expanding Your Senses
  12 NEW! Advanced Pottery Techniques, Day 1
  16-21 World of the Hunter-Gatherer — Survival Outing
  24-26 EVENT: Letchworth Stone Tool Craftsman Show
  31 Animal Tracking: Learning to Track
   
September 1 NEW! Making Your Knapping Tool Kit: Copper Boppers & Pressure Flakers
  2 Making Fire: Structures, Secrets & All About the Bowdrill
  8-9 EVENT: New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo
  14 FREEBIE FRIDAY!Late-Summer Plant Walk (6:30 p.m. until dark)
  15 Acorn: Processing & Preparing the Forgotten Food
  16 NEW! Advanced Pottery Techniques, Day 2
  22 Traps 2: Advanced Traps, Triggers & ImprovisingWaterloo, ON
  23 Moccasin Making: The Salish Side SeamWaterloo, ON
  28 Making Jams, Jellies & Preserves (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  29-30 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt — Skills Intensive
   
October 5

FREEBIE FRIDAY!Preparing For Emergencies: At Home, Work & Away (7 - 9:30 p.m.)

  6 Traps 2: Advanced Traps, Triggers & Improvising
  7 Advanced Fire: Bowdrill off the Landscape
  13 Rivercane Blowguns & Thistle Darts -- Guest Instructor, Doug Meyer
  14 Polynesian Bone Fish Hook Necklaces-- Guest Instructor, Doug Meyer
  19 Arrow: Points, Hafting & Fletching
  20 9 Step Knapping: Flintknapping Made Easy
  21 Primitive Soap Making: Old-fashioned Lye Soaps
  26 Hard Tack & Trail Breads (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  27-28 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt — Skills Intensive
   
November 2 FREEBIE FRIDAY!Paraffin Stoves & The Uber Match (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  3 Soap Making: Hot & Cold Process
  4 Plant Medicines: Making Tinctures, Salves, Syrups & More
  9 Making Bone Tools & Working with Bone
  10 Flint & Steel: Making & Using Traditional Fire Kits
  11 Natural Cordage: Plant & Animal Fibers
  16 Powerful Probiotics: Making Kimchi, Kraut, Live-culture Foods & Pickles (7-9:30 p.m.)
  17-18 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt — Skills Intensive
  23-25 Survival 102: Field Test Weekend
  30 Simple Baskets & Basic Techniques
   
December 1-2 Adirondack-style Pack Baskets
  7 FREEBIE FRIDAY!Making Felted Soaps (7-9:30 p.m.)
  8 Moccasin Making: The Salish Side Seam
  9 Leather Satchels & "Possibles" Bags
  15-16 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt — Skills Intensive
  20 Open Skills Night — Winter Solstice Celebration!