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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Hand drill fire with the legendary Dave Holladay!

This hand-drill technique allows you to get fire in really difficult areas that don't have a lot of good resources!

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Making a Cherokee arrow, primitively!

Digging up some old videos! In this one I show how to construct a Cherokee arrow using primitive skills!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

The Kalahari Bushmen Axe

The single most useful tool ever created! This axe is based off of those used by the bushman of Africa. It can be used as an axe, an adze, a wedge, a knife, a scraper, a hoe and more! Forged by Phillip himself. "I have yet to find a tool that is more efficient or more effective in the woods." - Phillip

Friday, January 20, 2023

A Student’s Journey – BlanketPacks

In this guest post from one of our students, Eric Johnson, Eric reflects on lessons learned from the Essential Primitive Wilderness Survival course, and puts the skills to the test!

Friday, January 20, 2023

Bowdrill fire from the landscape!

In this video I make a quick bowdrill fire from the landscape using what I carry on me during a trail run! I think it’s a great exercise to run into the wilderness, practice skills and run back. You carry minimal gear while you run AND you work on your projects after you’re all ready tired.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Registration for the PWS kids program is now OPEN!

It’s that time again!! Registration for the PWS kids program is now OPEN! We pushed things back a month this year. Class will be starting On Wednesday October 12.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Embracing fear and discomfort

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear”