Meet with locals who are interested in tracking, tool making, edible plants among other "Primitive Skills". Every month we provide a free Skills afternoon, focusing on basic methods for tracking, foraging, fire by friction, tool making...the list goes on. We are also bringing in some the best and the brightest instructors for a more advanced and in-depth learning in the arts that you want. Practical Primitive, OnPoint Tactical to name a couple, along with established flint knappers and foragers. Come on out and join the Primitive Fun, learning new skills and meeting new friends. There is a world in which you live...this could be your door to it. Our monthly meetings are family friendly. "The true value of a man is not judged by what he has, but rather by what he can do without."

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Primitive Skills

Recent Meetups

  • November 15, 2014 · 1:00 PM

    Green wrapping

    11 students of Primitive Skills

    Learn how to live a little lighter on the earth by wrapping your gifts in "green" rather than store bought paper. We will reuse, upcycle and have fun creating wrapping... Learn more
  • November 2, 2014 · 1:00 PM

    Meet the Plant People

    12 students of Primitive Skills

    Chicago Peeps! Teaching a FREE workshop on Sunday Nov. 2nd at 1pm (remember that daylight savings time ends that day) at the North Park Village Nature Center. Teri Owens... Learn more
  • October 5, 2014 · 1:00 PM

    Stealth Health

    4 students of Primitive Skills

    Join Teri Owens to learn how to make and use custom herbal blends from spices found in the kitchen, while learning about the historical and medicinal uses of these herbs... Learn more
  • September 20, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    Fire building without matches

    54 students of Primitive Skills | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Join Firemaster Ted Zielinski as we learn several ways to start a fire without matches. We'll test out these skills with different fire building techniques and a fun contest.
  • April 12, 2014 · 1:00 PM

    Herbal Workshop with Teri Owens: Bug Sprays & First Aid

    10 students of Primitive Skills

    Learn traditional uses of herbs in this hands-on workshop. You will leave with recipes and make your own organic repellents and balms.
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  • Eric Michalsen founded Primitive Skills

    on August 4

Founded Aug 4, 2007

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