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Hunter Gatherer Courses

Our Hunter Gatherer Courses are a great way to learn specialized skills like bow making, pottery, and more. During these courses students will focus on a specific skill while also learning the skills to become self reliant and use natural resources to thrive in the wild and at home.

   Free yourself, and connect with your primal side!

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Hunter Gatherer - Bow Making Emphasis

Ever wonder how our ancestors made their hunting equiptment? Do you want to know how to make a bow & arrow in the wild? This class is for you! Come learn the process of building a bow, learn how to make primitive traps, build fire by friction, and more! Learn the skills of a hunter and gatherer so you can explore with confidence. 

Day 1 and 2 will focus on bow making and primitive arrows. The bow making process will focus on using only a knife to make the bow and 2-3 arrows. We will make wedges and mallets for splitting staves, turning our knives into a temporary draw knife, and learn how to force dry wood and use fire heat to recurve the limbs. During the bow making process we will make a tillering board from local materials and learn how to tiller and back our bows. All Materials and tools provided. Lunch Is Provided By Us!

Day 3 will focus on primitive traps, friction fire, cordage, primitive cooking, blanket packs, and primitive pack frames.

The bow making portion is taught using only a hand tools. We will be making the bows from local harvested materials, and will be learning the following:

  • Identify and find bow staves and arrow shafts

  • How to build a drying pit  

  • Heat bending over the fire  

  • Rawhide bow strings

  • How to tiller and make a tillering stick in the wild  

  • Hide glue & pitch glue  

  • Bow backings  

  • Dogwood arrow shafts, points, and fletchings

  • Red Ochre paint

Locations, Dates & Times For 2023

  • Nephi - May 19th - 21st (9am - 4:30pm)

  • St George - June 1st - 3rd (9am - 4:30pm)

  • Nephi - August 1st - 3rd (9am - 4:30pm)

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To register for the class email the below information for each individual to 

wildernesswild.class.signup@gmail.com

  • Name

  • Today's date

  • Class Date

  • Class Name

  • Email

  • Phone

  • Address

 

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Flexibility For Your Schedule!

Our hunter gatherer courses are designed to work with your schedule. We understand how busy life gets, but we know how important these skills are to you. That is why we offer these courses in way that allows you to be able to attend a course and be home. This course is 3 days long & though some students choose to camp on site, many who live nearby will go home and return each day.  Let us know if you need help finding a campsite or hotel.

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Costs:

  • $550 - Adult Ticket
    $250 - Youth Ticket (12-17)

Hunter Gatherer - Atlatl Emphasis

Ever wonder how our ancestors made their hunting equiptment? Do you want to know how to make a Atlatl in the wild? This class is for you! Come and learn how to take wild materials and turn them into functional primitive tools! Come learn the process of building an Atlatl, learn how to make primitive traps, build fire by friction, and more!

Day 1 and 2 will focus on harvesting and building the atlatl and dart. The process process will focus on using only a knife and stone tools to make the the atlatl and 2 darts with fore shafts. We will make wedges and mallets for splitting wood, and learn how to use fire to make the dart shafts pliable for straightening. We will be making 2 styles of atlatls, building willow darts with foreshafts, making bone tips, turkey fletchings and more! All Materials and tools provided. Lunch Is Provided By Us!

The Atlatl making portion is taught using only a hand tools. We will be making the everything from locally harvested materials.

Students will be learning the following:

  • Basket Maker & Cross Peg Style Atlatls  

  • Heat straigtening over the fire  

  • Fishing Points and cordage

  • Bone Drill Bits and Hunting Points

  • Pitch glue  

  • Turkey Fletchings

  • Processing Sinews 

  • Willow Dart Shafts

  •  Making stone cutting tools

  • Making points

  • Primitive Drills

Locations, Dates & Times

  • Nephi - September 23rd - 24th

  • St George - October 26th & 27th

To register for the class email the below information for each individual to 

wildernesswild.class.signup@gmail.com

  • Name

  • Today's date

  • Class Date

  • Class Name

  • Email

  • Phone

  • Address

 

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Costs:

  • $550 - Adult Ticket
    $250 - Youth Ticket (12-17)

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