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Reclaiming Health Through Natural Movement
Reclaiming Health Through Natural Movement
Moving through the landscape in a fluid manner, or fox walking, allows you to see more and be seen less. It s also a means to recover from damaged knees and back while enjoying the natural world. Slow...
The Shelter on our Back - Natural Clothing for Self Reliance
The Shelter on our Back - Natural Clothing for Self Reliance
Using materials we can hunt or gather from the landscape to help us stay warm and mobile is more than survival, bushcraft, or primitive skills. It is a means toward self reliance and deep nature conne...
Survival, Bushcraft and Primitive Skills Shelter Concepts
Survival, Bushcraft and Primitive Skills Shelter Concepts
From Survival Shelters to long term bushcraft or primitive skills designs, effective shelter design and construction relies on addressing key concepts to remain effective at preventing hypothermia and...
Developing Awareness Skills
Developing Awareness Skills
Nature Literacy makes the difference between wilderness survival and living with the Earth. From Bushcraft to Primitive Skills, awareness in outdoor education is the catalyst for growth and self relia...
Primitive Skills Donkey Trek Across Maine
Primitive Skills Donkey Trek Across Maine
Primitive Skills and Survival Instructors spend a few weeks traveling across Maine with he help of their Donkeys. www.primitiveskills.com
Winter Skills- Survival to Long Term
Winter Skills- Survival to Long Term "Earth Living"
Winter Survival, Bushcraft, and Primitive Skills create a spectrum of skills that bring folks from re-wilding into nature literacy with respect to outdoor education and deep nature connection. Registe...
Transitioning into the New Year
Transitioning into the New Year
Nature Literacy means taking what you learn through wilderness survival, bushcraft, and primitive skills and applying those concepts in ones daily life. Rewilding is a shift toward more than sustainab...
Primitive Skills Club
Primitive Skills Club
Re-wilding is more than a man bun, hipster diets, and sassy attitudes. Learn the primitive skills our ancestors utilized to gain strength, health, and cultivate deep nature connection. http://www.prim...
Learning to See - Tree Tracking for Navigation and Series Wrap Up
Learning to See - Tree Tracking for Navigation and Series Wrap Up
Trees can be "tracked to determine the natural history of an area spanning hundreds of years. They can be tracked to map the history of their immediate area, the weather, and much more. In the last of...
Learning how to See - Forest History and Use
Learning how to See - Forest History and Use
Wilderness Survival and Bushcraft skills depend on nature awareness and nature literacy. Maine Primitive Skills School Instructor Michael Douglas shares some of the Awareness Class content in this con...
Learning how to See: Reading the Forest for Meaning
Learning how to See: Reading the Forest for Meaning
Nature Literacy increases Survival Skills, enhances Bushcraft Skills, and brings Primitive Skills application to a sustainable practice beyond self reliance and into manifesting bounty. Our Awareness ...
Apprenticeship Preparation - Winter Trees: Balsam Fir
Apprenticeship Preparation - Winter Trees: Balsam Fir
Wilderness Survival, Bushcraft, and Primitive Skills Apprenticeship candidates of Maine Primitive Skills School prepare for their six months living in primitive conditions by honing their tree identif...
Learning How To See - The Wall of Green
Learning How To See - The Wall of Green
Nature awareness involves reclaiming your senses from the dulling effect of institutionalization. From Survival through long term Earth Living via primitive skills, bushcraft, and awareness skill, Mai...
Making the Sapling Bow
Making the Sapling Bow
Bow Maker Stim Wilcox is a seventy five year old bow maker who has made bows for record holding archers around the world. Here he shares how to make an effective sapling bow with a hatchet in under tw...
Learning to See  - Wide Angle Vision
Learning to See - Wide Angle Vision
Nature awareness and tracking skills are crucial to survival, bushcraft, and primitive skills. From aidless navigation, to hunting and gathering, learning how to read the forested landscape by pluggin...
Trip to Sapmi to Learn from the Sami
Trip to Sapmi to Learn from the Sami
http://www.primitiveskills.com/course/introduction-to-sapmi-course/ Join our annual trip to learn skills from the Sami in Sapmi. Our trip begins in Sweden and takes us north of the Arctic Circle as we...
Lessons from the Sami - Net Fishing
Lessons from the Sami - Net Fishing
Join us on our annual trip to learn from experts in cold climate survival, bushcraft, and primitive skills as well as about the culture and connection to the land the Sammi have maintained for thousan...
Lessons from the Sami - Making Shelter
Lessons from the Sami - Making Shelter
Join us for our annual trip to Sapmi to learn shelter building beyond survival. Bushcraft and Primitive Skills experts, the Sammi have kept their connection to the landscape unbroken for thousands of ...