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The Earth Skills Weekender is a weekend long class designed to give everyone more time to get into specific primitive/survival skills. The core skills of food, water, fire, and shelter will be at the focus, with time for supporting skills, recreational opportunities, and spontaneity. The format and style of this class will be more like a focused gathering that gives folks experience in not only skills but also in how to function within a primitive community. BHTR's two tipis will be available for lodging for participants and it is highly encouraged to take advantage of them. That shared space gives opportunity for further experience and growth. People who are interested in primitive, survival, and sustainable skills would benefit from time spent here at Blue Hills Tipi Retreats.

What a weekend looks like:

Friday Nite:
6pm Arrival / Get Settled in
Grass Mat Making
Walk of BHTR Land : "Intro to Walking with Purpose"
Rawhide Knife Shealth Making Fire Time / Discussion

(Folks are responsible for own breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday)
9am Class Starts
12pm -1pm Lunch Break
5pm Break for Dinner (Venison, garden veggies, and wild edibles, feel free to contribute with other fresh produce)

Topics for the day: Wild Edibles, Cordage Making, Snares/Traps,
After dinner time allows for canoeing, hiking, and then gathering for a group fire for discussion and bowl burning.

(Again, folks are responsible for own breakfast and lunch)
9pm Class Starts
12pm - 1pm Lunch Break
4pm Class Ends

Topics for the day: Water Gathering, Primitive fire, Lodge Building Techniques

FEE : $100

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 10. This allows me time to give quality instruction.


Session I July 26 - July 28
Session II August 9 - August 11
Session III Sept. 6 - Sept. 8 **** Women Only
Choose one session to attend, please.

What you get for the fee:
Instruction for each listed topic, dinner Saturday night, shared lodging in tipis,
Straight Blade Knife, Rawhide Shealth (you make), Grass Sitting Mat (you make), Bow Drill Kit (you make), Burned Bowl (you make), Cordage Materials, and possibly more if time allows. Plus, community building and time spent living close to the earth.

This is a great class for anyone interested in primitive, survival, and earth centered skills. Take the journey of remembering!

Please register at:
or call Amy at[masked]
Your place in this class can only be held with paid registration!

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