Primitive Skills



Fire is one of the most rewarding skills to master. With it comes hard work and patience but it’s not as hard as some make it out to be. Combination of knowledge, technique and practice will develop competent skills. Students will learn the basics of fire and different methods of fire making through the ages, from the bow drill right up to more modern technology.



Atlatl, or spear-throwing, is a primitive hunting technique that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity than dart-throwing and includes bearing surface which allows the user to store energy during the throw. The atlatl is a long-range hunting tool that can readily impact to projectile speeds of over 93 mph. Students will make their own atlatl and learn the basics in how an atlatl works, hunting techniques and will have time to practice on the range with their atlatl.

Let's Get Primitive!

Learn the basics of primitive survival and hunting skills, which include hunting with primitive tools, fishing basics and trapping.