In this course we will work with many primitive technologies. The main focus will be on Flint Knapping and Bow making. Though other skills included will be bark baskets, Hand drill fire making, Green wood working, and some raw hide work.
The flint knapping will focus on hand axes, Celts(smaller axes with handles), and flint knife blades.
The bow making will introduce the principles of bow making and you should come away with a finished working bow.
We will also practice some primitive cooking methods to enhance the culinary experience.
We encourage full participation with all activities and ask for some assistance with basic food preparation and camp duties.
Some of the skills covered
Flint knapping making hand axes, knife blades & Celts
Primitive food preparation
Hand drill fire method
Green wood working
Working with raw hide
Bark baskets including water carrying basket
Working with pine pitch