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Efficient use, safety and maintaintenance of a knife for bushcraft, is a critical skill at the foundation of our primitive and wilderness skills.
Before the invention of clips, carabiners, nails, staples, high strength polymer adhesives, the ancient world was held together by cordage.
Plant Medicine Certification
1 Yr Progam
Explore the fundamentals of hand crafting natural herbal remedies, drawing from ancient wisdom and modern understanding.
Rediscover the ancient secrets crafting medicine pouches.
In this class we will explore the relationships that ancient, indigenous people cultivated with plants and herbal medicines, through the physical senses, generational wisdom, experimentation, and shamanic practices.
The conventional modern lifestyle has made the home a significant source of an individual’s toxic load. Industrialized chemical cleaners and personal care and hygiene products increase our risk for disease and pollute the environment.
The five basic human senses are not only the way we perceive the physical world, but are also a powerful pathway to health and healing.
Harness the powerful alchemy of the primal element of Water with medicinal herbs for health and healing.
Fermentation has long been a critical facet of food and medicine making in virtually all ancient cultures..
Rediscover the ancient wisdom of natural, holistic medicines as we explore how fats, oils, and waxes may be combined with the power of our plant friends to modify and augment the qualities of medicinal preparations.
All traditional cultures approached food as both a source of sustenance and also medicine. By incorporating ancient traditions in food preparation with plant medicine fundamentals, we open a virtually unlimited potential for health and healing through daily nourishment and the practice of simple culinary principles.
Learn how to formulate and craft your own medicinal tinctures for health and longetvity.
Discover a sustainable and Earth friendly technology of crafting aromatic distillates.
Water, a force and powerful healer on its own, has long been coupled with medicinal herbs to repair, balance, and harmonize….
The external application of herbs has been a core practice of shamans and medicine people since time immemorial.
Combine fire and herbal medicine to create and customize powerful herbal incenses for ceremony and health.
Forge and heat treat a simple, high carbon steel wood working knife. Discover and implement the essentials if making a practical cutting tool with a keen and durable edge.
Hand forge a full size bushcraft knife, the old way, using simple tools and a charcoal ground forge.
Revisit traditional methods of fitting knife blades that artisans of the past used without modern glues, plastic finishes, and high powered machinery.
Hand forge your own firesteel in the medieval Viking tradition and create your own flint and steel fire making kit.
Learn the ancient art of redsmithing and forge copper into accessories for both beauty and utility.
Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing using the methods of our ancient ancestors with nothing more than a charcoal pit forge and simple hand tools
Custom fit your field blade with a hand made leather sheath, the old way!
*This class will be held in a primitive backcountry setting without access to modern amenities and will require a mild one mile hike with multiple stream crossings.