I'm not an expert at flintknapping and stone tool making but due to some recent adventures off the grid for three weeks (another story later), I've concluded this is something I need to learn, which is why I've put this event together. We will be having this event near the Salton Sea. I plan on camping out there for a weekend, collecting suitable material, and refining my skills. This is also a good area for gathering pumice and other volcanic material.
The primary class will be flintknapping. We have an expert who will be teaching us. See below for a list of supplies. don't worry if you don't have these items. We'll all share with each other.
Also coming along is another instructor who is going to teach us how to build a fire without matches and primitive shelter building. I've taken his fire class before and this guy is GOOD!
I intend to bring my dogs and "primitive camp". I have tents and plenty of camping gear to loan out to newbies who may also want to refine camping skills. A nearby campground has toilets, but no showers. Paved parking lot for vehicles
The flintknapping instructor suggested bringing the following materials:
Any solid copper bar, round or flat. .5"x 1.5" would be perfect.
1/8" to 3/16" copper ground wire.
1.75 liter sky vodka bottles. Blue glass makes the prettiest points. If the bottle is full ......
Soft leather gloves
Course grit grinder wheel. Broken is better. Or a palm sized sandstone
Any lyric rock
Flint, volcanic glass, chert. Thick glass will work in a pinch
If you have any of these items, please bring them and message me so I know which things I need to spend more time looking for.
Location coordinates will be emailed only to "yes" RSVP's a few days prior to the event. IF RAIN IS FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND THE EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE.