Welcome to Practical Primitive
Your Specialized 365-day Nature Journal
for Observing Plants,
Animals, Birds, Insects
- NATURE NOTEBOOK: Yearly Observations Journal — Your Specialized 365-day Nature Observation Journal is NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!
- COMING UP! — NATURAL GLUES & ADHESIVES — Don't be an April Fool! Join us on April 1st to learn how to make your very own natural glues & adhesives from all natural materials!
- MAKING FIRE — Learn to build fires in any weather, start fires by multiple means, and discover just how easy Bowdrill can really be for everyone! Sunday April 2nd — Don't Miss it!
- BRAND NEW T-SHIRT! — Get your new Practical Primitive t-shirt with one of our favorite sayings: "In the School of the Woods There is No Graduation Day" Order Yours Today!
- ACORN: RECIPES (& more) FOR THE FORGOTTEN FOOD — Acorn Season is here. Order your autographed copy today!
- PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL CAMOUFLAGE — Learn "The Art of Invisibility" in Eddie's new paperback. Order your autographed copy today!
- Ready to take your Skills to the next level? Join the FERAL HUMAN PROJECT! Our full-time learning program is accepting applicants!
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Our Passion is Teaching
We focus our small-group, hands-on, adult-only workshops on specific topics, and provide Personal Mentoring sessions on almost any aspect of Traditional and Primitive skills. Do more than just gather knowledge; work hands-on with the tools and materials that will help you to fully integrate a strong and stable repertoire of skills into your life. Taught practically and learned passionately, there need not be any distinction between "class time" and "the real world".
Our Workshops are Small
Our workshop sizes are limited to a maximum of six to ten adults, depending on the subject, so you'll get more out of your learning experience. Keeping the student-to-instructor ratio so low ensures that you will get the personalized attention you need to have your questions answered and your needs addressed. We teach in the manner that is best for you, not easiest for us. If you can't do at home what you learned in our workshops, we didn't do our job!
Our Focus is You
Small classes, Personal Mentoring, reasonable prices, weekend workshops — we have dedicated our program to providing you with the best in affordable, top-quality instruction in a wide variety of Primitive and Traditional skills. We'll even bring our Workshops to You! At Practical Primitive, our committment is to providing you with the practical means for you to master and integrate the knowledge of our shared ancestry into your modern life.
"Distance is the Enemy of Awareness"
-- J.B. Mackinnon