Welcome to Practical Primitive
Come to AS MANY Friday Afternoon and Evening workshops as you like for just $35 a month!!
- COMING TO TEXAS! Ultimate Hunter: Spirit of the Hunt TEXAS — Build your Own Bow, Make your Own Arrows, Knap your Own Points and Learn the Skills of the Ancient Hunt — Beginning in September!
- ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT! STALKING & NATURAL CAMOUFLAGE — Sunday July 5th — Join us to discover how, where and when to move through the woods without being seen, using ONLY natural materials off the landscape!
- WOMEN-ONLY WORKSHOPS: August 1st and 2nd - All About Fire and Beginner Flintknapping! Women's-only workshops taught by a femal instructor in a positive and confident environment!
- Ready to take your Skills to the next level? Join the FERAL HUMAN PROJECT! Our full-time learning program is accepting applicants!
- BEGINNING IN JULY: Hunter-Gatherer 2: The World of the Scout — High Speed, Low Drag, Survival on the Move. Apply Today!
- Practical Primitive T-shirts, DVDs, Books & More are all available through The Trading Blanket —Check it out!
- Open Skills Nights are back! Join us July 15th for our ANNUAL CORN ROAST! Free, Informal Open House evenings — All are Welcome!
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Our Passion is Teaching
We focus our 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 people, 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