2017 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.

Click here for Workshop Information, FAQs & Cancellation Policy

2017

|   January   |   February   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |
|   August   |   September   |   October   |   November   |   December   |

 


   

2017

   
January 6 Making a Medicine Pouch (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  7 Woven Baskets
  8 Coil Baskets
  13 Using a Knife: Learning the Basics (2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
  13 Sharpening Knives, Axes & Hatchets (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  14 Primitive Candles, Lamps & Illumination
  15 Woodland-style Basket Quivers
  20-22 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt TEXAS — Intensive Skills Weekend
  27 Preparing for Emergencies: The House Kit (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  28 Wool Blanket Survival
  29 Winter Fire
   
February 3 Making a Hoko Knife (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  4 Bison hide "Possibles" Bags (FULL)
  5 NEW! Campcraft Carving: Bowls, Spoons & More (FULL)
  10 NEW! Dying with Black Walnut (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  11-12 Drum Making: The Shaman's Drum
  17 Making Fiber Sandals (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  18-19 Winter Survival: How to Not Die in the Cold
  24 Preparing for Emergencies: The "GO" Bag (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  25 Natural Navigation: Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass
  26 Making Moccasins: The Salish Side-seam
   
March 3 NEW! Healthier Corn: Making Hominy at Home (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  4 NEW! Wild Guerrilla Gardening
  5 Making & Using Flint & Steel
  10 Finding & Purifying Water
  11-12 Board Bows: Lumber yard Bow-making
  11 NEW! Tapping Trees & Making Syrup (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
  12 Planning Your Garden (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
  17-19 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt TEXAS — Intensive Skills Weekend
  24 Making Hard Tack & Trail Breads (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  25-26 Advanced Skills: Shelter, Water, Fire Freedom
  31 Knots & Lashings (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
   
April 1 Natural Glues & Adhesives
  2 Making Fire
  7 NEW! Braided Throwing Slings (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  8 Arrow Shafts: Harvesting, Straightening & Curing Shafts
  9 Arrows: Points, Hafting & Fletching
  14 NEW! Basketry: Simple Baskets & Basic Techniques
  15 Medicinal Plants: Discovering Nature's Pharmacy
  16 The Atlatl: First Weapon of the Ancients
  21-23 EVENT: Whittingham Traditional Archery Rendezvous
  28 Learning to Track
  29-30 Advanced Skills: Shelter, Water, Fire Freedom
   
May 5 Bark Baskets, Bowls & Containers
  6 NEW! Advanced Awareness: Expanding Your Senses
  7 Spring Foraging: Wild Edible Plants of Spring
  12-14 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt TEXAS — Intensive Skills Weekend
  19 NEW! Building a Primitive Backyard Kiln
  20-21 Advanced Skills: Shelter, Water, Fire Freedom
  26-29 EVENT: Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Meet - Harpers Ferry, W.V.
   
June 3-4 Survival Skills 101: How to Not Die
  10 Shooting the Longbow: Archery Basics -- Waterloo, ON
  11 Wild Plant Walk -- Waterloo, ON (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
  11 Primitive Traps -- Waterloo, ON
  16 NEW! Discovering Nature's Pharmacy: The World of Plant Medicine — Skills Intensive
  17 9 Step Knapping: Flintknapping Made Easy (FULL!)
  18 Primitive Fishing
  21 Open Skills Night — Summer Solstice Celebration!
  23 Wild Plant Walk (7 - 9:30 p.m.)
  24-25 NEW! Secrets in the Stone -- Skills Intensive
  25 Women in the Woods: Bushcraft Basics
  30 Man Traps: A Primitive Perspective
   
July 1-2 Primitive Pottery (Only 2 Spaces Left!)
  7 Natural Navigation: Reading the Landscape & Finding Your Way
  8 Dead Space: Invisible in Plain Sight
  14 NEW! Discovering Nature's Pharmacy: The World of Plant Medicine — Skills Intensive
  15 Summer Foraging: Wild Edible Plants of Summer
  16 Shooting the Longbow: Archery Basics (FULL)
  19 Open Skills Night — Annual Summer Corn Roast
  21 The Atlatl: First Weapon of the Ancients
  22 Counter-tracking and Anti-tracking
  22 Defending Yourself AGAINST a Blade (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Guest Instructor — Juan Sanchez
  22 Defending Yourself WITH a Blade (1:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Guest Instructor — Juan Sanchez
  23 Bushcraft Basics: Setting Up Camp
  23 Defending Yourself AGAINST a Blade (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Guest Instructor — Juan Sanchez
  23 Defending Yourself WITH a Blade (1:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
Guest Instructor — Juan Sanchez
  28 NEW! Fire II: Hand drill, Fire Saw, Fire Roll & More
  29 Making Fire: Fire Structures, Secrets & All About the Bowdrill
  30 NEW! Backwoods Hygiene & Improvised First Aid
   
August 4 Putting Food By: Canning, Pickles, Fermentation, Storage & Preservation
  5-6 Survival Skills 101: How to Not Die
  11 NEW! Discovering Nature's Pharmacy: The World of Plant Medicine — Skills Intensive
  12 NEW! Archery II: Beyond Instinctive Shooting
  13 Groceries Gone Wild: Primitive Cooking on Coals, Fire & Ash
  16 Open Skills Night -- Arrow-fest, Flintknapping, Fire-making Fun!
  18 Natural Camouflage & Silent Movement
  19-20 NEW! The Lost Arts of "Manliness":  Rustic Camping
  25-27 EVENT: Letchworth Stone Tool Craftsman Show
   
September 2-3 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt, ONTARIO — Skills Intensive
  9-10 EVENT: New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo
  13 SEMINAR: Being PreparedHackettstown Public Library (6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
  15 NEW! Discovering Nature's Pharmacy: The World of Plant Medicine — Skills Intensive
  16 EVENT: Newlin Grist Mill Archeology Festival
  17 Tracking for Hunters (FULL)
  22 Flint & Steel: Making & Using Your Kit
  23 Primitive Trapping: Deadfalls & Snares Beyond the Figure 4
  23 EVENT: Outdoor Women of New Jersey — Outdoor Skills Workshop
  24 Acorn: Processing & Preparing the Forgotten Food
  30-1 9 Step Knapping — Kahnawake, QC
   
October 7 Natural Navigation: Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass
  8 Flintknapping: Shaping, Thinning & Fixing Mistakes
  14-15 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt, ONTARIO — Skills Intensive
  18 Open Skills Night — Acornfest & Harvest Party!
  20 Throwing Slings (2:00 - 6:00 pm)
  21-22 Board Bows: Lumberyard Bow-making
  27 Powerful Probiotics: Making Kimchi & Other Ferments (7 - 9:30 pm)
  28 Working with Gourds: Bowls, Canteens, Containers & More
  29 Making Fire: Structures, Secrets & All About the Bowdrill
   
November 3 Throwing Knives & Other Projectiles (7 - 9:30 pm)
  4 Medicinal Preparations: Making Tinctures, Salves, Syrups & More`(FULL)
  5 Making & Using Natural Cordage
  11-12 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt, ONTARIO — Skills Intensive
  17 Primitive Lighting: Candles & Lamps (2:00 - 6:00 pm)
  18 Modern Soap Making: The Hot & Cold Processes (Only 2 Spaces Left!)
  19 Primitive Soap Making
  25 Sharpening Knives, Axes, Hatchets & More (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  25 Using a Knife: Learning the Basics (2:00 - 5:00 pm)
  26 Emergency Preparedness: In the Home (10:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  26 Emergency Preparedness: The "GO" Bag (2:00 - 5:00 pm)
   
December 2-3 Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt, ONTARIO — Skills Intensive
  8 Making Bone Tools (2:00 - 6:00 p.m.)
  9 Wool Blanket Survival
  10 Moccasins: The Salish Side-seam (FULL!)
  15 Fire After Dark (7-9:30 p.m.)
  16-17 Adirondack-style Pack Baskets
  20 Open Skills Night — Winter Solstice Celebration!