Our Survival Courses
Few things are as rewarding as learning
how to tan deer hides in the old way. In this 3-day course, held
at our outfitted basecamp near Flagstaff, you will learn the
traditional method of braintanning using the wet-scrape method
allowing you to walk away with a beautifully tanned hide by
course's end. Everything is covered from obtaining hides, tips
on skinning, fleshing and scraping techniques, tanning
solutions, and smoking the completed hide.
the way, we will also have a demonstration on the dry
scrape method as well as how to process sinew (tendon)
for use in sewing, how to make bone tools, and how to
Deer hides, scrapers, all teaching
materials, and 2 meals a day are included.
Participants may bring any gear they
need to be comfortable (tent, sleeping bag, etc...).
Limited to 6 participants. Runs from 9
am Friday to 4 pm Sunday.
For those interested in
pursuing braintanning beyond this course, we also
offer month-long apprenticeships specifically focusing
on this unique skill area.
Contact us for
course calendar for