Ancient Pathways, LLC - School of Primitive Technology and Wilderness Skills Survival Courses [Flagstaff Arizona]

Bushcraft Skills a Competent Woodsmen Should Know For Long-Term Wilderness Living

by Tony Nester, Survival Instructor

How to make a fire in any weather (wind, snow, rain,) using modern firemaking devices

Be proficient with a knife, ax, and saw

How to dress properly and understand the insulative values of different garments and footwear!

How to handle common backcountry injuries and deal with trauma

How to construct natural and improvised survival shelters as well as hogans and cabins for long-term living

ID, harvest, and know how to use a dozen of the common edible plants of their region

How to use medicinal plants for healing injuries and have made an herbal first-aid kit

Able to cook delicious meals over the campfire using a variety of modern and primitive cooking methods

ID common animal tracks and follow the trail of a wounded animal

Skilled in hunting small game with a pistol and rifle

Able to make primitive deadfalls and snares and successfully procure wild game with them

How to skin, clean, and process wild game and fish

How to preserve meat and fish through smoking and air-drying into jerky

Be proficient at primitive methods of firemaking such as the bow-drill and hand-drill

How to use at least 10 bush knots for lashing

Be skilled at navigating with map and compass, GPS, and barehanded/celestial methods

How to read the clouds and forecast inclement weather up to 72 hours away

Make improvised containers for cooking and know how to coal-burn utensils

Skilled at basic tailoring for mending gear and clothing

How to make improvised hunting weapons such as bows, atlatls, and throwing sticks

How to make quickie stone-tools and improvised cutting edges from natural materials

Be proficient at living in the deep snow and extreme cold weather

How to sleep well in the wilds!!
Out of all of these skills, the area of procuring wild food, through hunting, trapping, fishing, and foraging for edible plants is the most challenging. A daily study … a lifetime study.

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Ancient Pathways, LLC
Colorado Springs, CO


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