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:
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!
We will have fun finding out what tools we enjoy using. Throw stick, Atlatl, Bow and arrow. We will cover projectile safety in this class. We will also have samples of low cost do it yourself tools and equipment to try out and see where your new passion will take you. This class will end in a stump hunt!
June 4th: Knife and Hand Saw Use and Safety
Choosing the right tool for the job at hand makes the difference. Join us for the evening to learn basic safety and knife sharpening skills. We will learn to use each tool to its fullest potential. We will use our new skills to craft useful camp tools that will aid in our comfort and survival for the season of summer adventuring in the outdoors in Maine.
June 11th: 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.
June 18th: Bow-drill Basics: Fire by Friction
Join us for an evening to focus on bow-drill techniques and construction of your own bow-drill set. We will utilize modern tools such as knives and rope to construct sets. We will cover the basics of how to use a bow-drill set to ignite your fire and have hands on practice time to develop your skills for your next campfire!
June 25th: The Art and Science of the Tinder Bundle
Creating the perfect nest for your coal to ignite! We will focus our efforts gathering materials from the landscape. No matter how many coals, matches or lighters you have; a proper tinder bundle can make or break your fire. Without out it your fire is dead! Come join us for an evening to learn about the art form of creating a tinder bundle!
July 9th Map and Compass Essentials
Learn how to use maps and compasses to gain an over view of the areas we love to play in. It is useful for both play and safety. Where are the closets roads if I have a medical emergency in my group? Where was that amazing blueberry patch? We will use and discuss different types of compasses and maps. Also, we will also do some field exercises and some aidless techniques and loose proofing skills.
July 16th: 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.
July 23: 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.
Pre-Registration is required. Fee for each workshop is $25 or $70.00 for four workshops. Fee is due at registration.
Come join us for an evening of discovery & adventure.