Adult Primitive Skills Workshops

Adult Primitive Skills Workshops with Lou Falank

 

We are now offering evening adult workshops focused on wilderness survival techniques and naturalist skills.

Our Tuesday evening program 6-8 pm for adults will focus on core outdoor survival skills:

Water ~ Fire ~ Shelter ~ Food

Come out and learn how to start a survival fire, how to light a fire using flint, make a water collector out of white pine bark, sip freshly brewed white pine tea, and learn the basics of making a debris shelter.

Join us for an evening whether you are preparing for:

A 10 day survival trip or Are interested in a new skill to add to your library!

Upcoming Adult Programs Fall  2014

Come join us on Tuesday Evenings to brush up on your skills and to learn more to add to your primitive and outdoor skills library! The workshops are offered on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 and are $25.00 each or $70.00 for four.

 

September 30-Survival Skills for Backpackers and Hunters

Learn how to read the landscape and be able to find your way out with some basic lost-proofing techniques. Before you need to spend the unexpected night without your backpack or gear learn to maintain your core body temperature. Find and identify resources by making use of the forest when fires and large shelters are not an option. This class will be spent outside please be prepared for rain or shine.

 

October 7- Fire from the Landscape

Heat and light are a gift on a dark cold night! We will work with the landscape to increase our chances of finding the proper building materials for our fires. We will go over different ways to light a fire such as bow drill, ferro rod, lighters, and matches. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight and be prepared to be outside rain or shine.

 

October 14- No Power, No Plumbing, No Problem

Be prepared to take care of your family’s needs when the unexpected happens – if you have to stay in your home or apartment. Be it ice storms, hurricanes, and the new threat of Maine tornadoes. The topic most people avoid or ignore is dealing with hygiene. What do we do when people need to go to the bathroom? This workshop will help you make a plan that fits you and your family’s needs. We will have do it yourself projects and other resources for you to make the best educated decisions for you and your family. This class will be held indoors but be prepared to be outside.

 

October 21- Acorn Processing

Come out for the evening to learn about the different steps to processing acorn flour. We will take participants from gathering, processing, all the way to eating your product in the evening! Participants will leave with an understanding of the process and a recipe to try! *Please be aware that this is an overview of the multi-week process and an example of different stages will be shown.

 

October 28- Fire by Friction

This evening will be an introduction to friction fire. We will cover the basics of how to use a Bow drill and a Hand drill set – although this is a skill that takes practice and fine tuning! We will cover materials needed to make your own Bow drill set and practice on pre-made sets. The evening will also include forming coals on pre-made Bow drill sets and one match fire exercises.

 

To register online please click here or  fill out this form and return with payment or contact Brooke Burkett at bburkett@campketcha.org or 883-8977 ext 104.

Pre-Registration is required.  Fee for each workshop is $25 or $40.00 for two workshops.  Fee is due at registration.

Come join us for an evening of discovery & adventure.

Past Workshop Series:

 

Acorn Flour Basics

Come out for the evening to learn about the different steps to processing acorn flour. We will take participants from gathering, processing, all the way to eating your product in the evening!   Participants will leave with an understanding of the process and a recipe to try!   Please be aware that this is an overview of the multi-week process and an example of different stages will be shown.

 

Rocket Stove Construction

Come out for an evening to learn how to make your own fuel efficient rocket-stove!  Materials are included with the class and spaces are limited.

 

Awareness and Movement

Plug into the world around you. Go beyond being and observer and be a participant. We will start understanding our physical senses then add to our antennae with basic bird language which will help us be aware of the life moving around us and within us. We will cover lots of fun activities for all to enjoy! These skills will help better chances of seeing wild life as a photographer, naturalist, and hunter.

 Primitive Cooking Methods and Material

Join us for an evening to learn the basics of setting up a safe and functional fire pit for cooking.  We will cover long term and temporary fire-pits.  We will also learn different methods of cooking on coals with and without modern tools. Snacks will be provided.

 Shelter Construction: Debris Hut Basics

Join us for an evening to focus on summer shelter construction. The evening will cover the basics on how to build a debris shelter.  We will construct a debris hut and go over the common threads of all shelter construction and discuss safety issues with the seasons.