Pakistan Primitive Survival Workshop - July 24th -31st 2019
Jul
24
to Jul 31

Pakistan Primitive Survival Workshop - July 24th -31st 2019

Train in some of the highest mountains on planet earth and push your skills and experience to new altitudes. This class is held in Northern Pakistan and will consist of 5 complete days in the field. Most of the trekking and workshops will be between 11,000 - 13,000 feet elevation. Nature Reconnection encourages anyone seeking adventure and knowledge to join us, but be warned, this is not for the faint of heart! International travel experience is also highly recommended for this workshop.

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2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Mountain Specific
Aug
10
to Aug 11

2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Mountain Specific

  • Wrightwood, California United States (map)
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Join us for our 2 day adventures through the mountains, and deserts of Southern California. These classes teach skills on the move, only stopping when teaching moments arise. Moving from one point to another creates realistic scenarios and allows instructors to convey principles within situations as they arise. We believe this creates the most real and memorable experiences while bringing out each students full potential. All forms of primitive skills will be used over the duration of our experience, including plant identification, and wild edibles. This is a primitive walk about, meaning you will be bringing little or “no” gear with you, depending on your instructors created scenario. Always show up to your walkabout prepared with all necessary gear and your instructor will tell you what is acceptable for your course.

  • August 10th - August 11th 2019

  • Instructors: Chad Keel, Kody Sherwood

  • Wrightwood - Azuza, California Primitive Walkabout

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Primitive Pottery - 4 hour workshop
Aug
17
2:00 PM14:00

Primitive Pottery - 4 hour workshop

Come learn the prehistoric art of pottery. This class will teach you how to identify clay in the wilderness, how to process and hydrate it, and finally how to make and fire pottery. Plan to get a little dirty and connect with the earth! Kids are welcomed and encouraged to learn with the group. The knowledge of how to transform clay into pottery signifies a major leap forward for prehistoric cultures. Our ancient ancestors had a deep connection with the earth, and this workshop will reconnect you with their skills. You will be showed multiple methods used around the world, and will gain the knowledge to create your own pottery from the earth. No experience is necessary and all are invited to reconnect with nature.

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2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Desert Specific
Aug
31
to Sep 1

2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Desert Specific

Join us for our 2 day adventures through the mountains, and deserts of Southern California. These classes teach skills on the move, only stopping when teaching moments arise. Moving from one point to another creates realistic scenarios and allows instructors to convey principles within situations as they arise. We believe this creates the most real and memorable experiences while bringing out each students full potential. All forms of primitive skills will be used over the duration of our experience, including plant identification, and wild edibles. This is a primitive walk about, meaning you will be bringing little or “no” gear with you, depending on your instructors created scenario. Always show up to your walkabout prepared with all necessary gear and your instructor will tell you what is acceptable for your course.

  • August 31st - September 1st 2019

  • Instructors: Chad Keel, Kody Sherwood

  • Pinon Hills - Wrightwood, California Primitive Walkabout

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Friction Fire Workshop - 2 Hour Workshop
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Friction Fire Workshop - 2 Hour Workshop

This class will teach you true self-reliance; the ability to make fire anywhere, and anytime with no tools. You will be taught two methods, the Hand Drill and the Bow Drill. The Hand Drill method is the most primitive and thus requires tremendous focus and energy. You spin a wooden stick against a wood board with your bare hands and make a small ember which is then blown into a flame. This method has had one of the widest distributions on earth, and is now nearly a forgotten skill due to inventions like the match, or lighter. The hand drill method is a thing of beauty and art. Second you will learn about the Bow Drill method. Historically Bow drills were used between the 4th and 5th millennium BC. Similar drills were found in other parts of the Indus Valley Civilization and Iran one millennium later. This method is a lot easier to master, and can also be used to bore holes into wood or stone. After learning and practicing both of these methods you will have the ability to create fire in any circumstance that may present itself.



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2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Mountain Specific
Sep
28
to Sep 29

2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Mountain Specific

Join us for our 2 day adventures through the mountains, and deserts of Southern California. These classes teach skills on the move, only stopping when teaching moments arise. Moving from one point to another creates realistic scenarios and allows instructors to convey principles within situations as they arise. We believe this creates the most real and memorable experiences while bringing out each students full potential. All forms of primitive skills will be used over the duration of our experience, including plant identification, and wild edibles. This is a primitive walk about, meaning you will be bringing little or “no” gear with you, depending on your instructors created scenario. Always show up to your walkabout prepared with all necessary gear and your instructor will tell you what is acceptable for your course.

  • September 28th - 29th 2019

  • Instructors: Chad Keel, Kody Sherwood

  • Wrightwood - Azuza, California Primitive Walkabout

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Flint "Knapping" Workshop - 4 Hour Workshop
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Flint "Knapping" Workshop - 4 Hour Workshop

Learning the lithic art of knapping will transport you back into time. It is both a meditation and math equation at the same time. Lithic technology paired with the knowledge and skills of friction fire set humanity on its path to the modern age. In this course you will learn how to produce stone tools and knapp arrowheads, dart points or axes. This course is $80 per person. This amount covers your materials that you will be working with. Tools will be produced on site, shared, or sold separately. Bringing your own tools, or materials is encourage but is not necessary. Learn how to make your own stone tools! Multiple Methods, concepts, and principles will be explained and demonstrated. This is the perfect class for anyone you enjoys the outdoors and natures wonders!

  • instructor: Chad Keel

  • Location: Wrightwood

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2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Desert Specific
Oct
26
to Oct 27

2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Desert Specific

Join us for our 2 day adventures through the mountains, and deserts of Southern California. These classes teach skills on the move, only stopping when teaching moments arise. Moving from one point to another creates realistic scenarios and allows instructors to convey principles within situations as they arise. We believe this creates the most real and memorable experiences while bringing out each students full potential. All forms of primitive skills will be used over the duration of our experience, including plant identification, and wild edibles. This is a primitive walk about, meaning you will be bringing little or “no” gear with you, depending on your instructors created scenario. Always show up to your walkabout prepared with all necessary gear and your instructor will tell you what is acceptable for your course.

  • October 26th - October 27th 2019

  • Instructors: Chad Keel, Kody Sherwood

  • Cojon - Wrightwood, California Primitive Walkabout

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Arrow Making - Hafting and Fletching - 3 Hour Workshop
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

Arrow Making - Hafting and Fletching - 3 Hour Workshop

Come and learn the art of primitive arrow making. We will learn how to collect arrow shafts from the local surroundings, haft arrowheads, and fletch feathers using pine pitch and sinew. We enjoy teaching a lot of primitive skills but this course is special because you create something that flies through the air. You also learn skills that transcend over into lots of other areas pertaining to survival and crafting. This class is $40, this amount covers your materials. Bring a pocket knife.

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3 day Primitive Walkabout “The black Friday escape.” - Mountain and Desert
Nov
29
to Dec 1

3 day Primitive Walkabout “The black Friday escape.” - Mountain and Desert

3 day “Black Friday escape.” - Advanced Weather Conditions Expected

Let the people fight it out in the cities and lets go walk in nature for a couple days. 3 days, 2 nights moving across the mountains and deserts practicing primitive survival skills. This course is for the outdoors person, survivalist, military, law enforcement, etc., and we expect you to have knowledge and be prepared for this challenge. No food, water, or tools will be brought on this trip. Everything will be focused around locating water sources and navigating terrain. As any walkabout course taught through nature reconnection, our lessons are taught as we move and as nature presents her opportunities or “lessons”. We sleep underneath the stars or in quick debris shelters depending on weather and location. Prepare to push your limits and see where your boundaries are in a fun, engaging, and extremely hands on course.

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Self Bow Workshop - 4 Hour Workshop
Dec
14
2:00 PM14:00

Self Bow Workshop - 4 Hour Workshop

Learn to build your own primitive bow. In this class you will learn how to identify and locate good bow staves in our local wilderness and what properties and characteristics to look for. From start to finish you will make your bow. You must bring a hatchet and knife to participate in the build of your bow with the class. Bow staves will be provided. Safety googles and gloves are also recommended. No power tools will be used! Come prepared to break a sweat and build a beautiful, functional bow.

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2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Advanced Weather
Dec
28
to Dec 29

2 Day Primitive Walkabout - Advanced Weather

Join us for our 2 day adventures through the mountains, and deserts of Southern California. These classes teach skills on the move, only stopping when teaching moments arise. Moving from one point to another creates realistic scenarios and allows instructors to convey principles within situations as they arise. We believe this creates the most real and memorable experiences while bringing out each students full potential. All forms of primitive skills will be used over the duration of our experience, including plant identification, and wild edibles. This is a primitive walk about, meaning you will be bringing little or “no” gear with you, depending on your instructors created scenario. Always show up to your walkabout prepared with all necessary gear and your instructor will tell you what is acceptable for your course.

  • December 28th - December 29th 2019

  • Instructors: Chad Keel, Kody Sherwood

  • Cojon - Wrightwood, California Primitive Walkabout

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