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Matthew P.


Bend, OR
Hometown: Portland

Member since:

July 16, 2014

What level of experience do you have with the outdoors?

Some backpacking, long distance cycling, canoeing, etc. Just started learning friction fire (bow and hand drill) and identifying edible and medicinal wild plants.

What skills are you intrested in learning?

Anything from brain/bark tanning, animal processing, natural plant uses (cordage, dyes, medicine, etc.) to knapping, friction fire techniques, bow making, improvised traps and hunting weapons.

Are you willing to help Organize?

Sure, I'd be glad to lend a hand with getting something together.

Do you have skills you are willing to share?

If anything, I can share what successes and mistakes I have made and learned from thus far.


I'm very new to the primitive skills world. A simple bow drill fire demo at the Oregon Country Fair helped to set me on my new path. I am interested in learning whatever primitive skills I can and passing them on to others.

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