• Soap making

    Brian's house

    Even in a survival situation you still need good hygiene to stay healthy. Come on out for a demonstration on how to make soap. The instructions will be making soap and Fielding questions so bring your pen and notebook and if you have eye protection bring that too if not the group has some eye protection to lend out. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email or Meetup. Hope to see you there!

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  • Hold a Candle to This!

    Brian's house

    It's about time we did something about light. We have had quite a fun time learning fire making skills. The very first industry after making fire is making light! At this event we will render down bees wax to make candles. We will go through the process to make wax from the bees combs. Once rendered we will make candles for you to take home. There will be other waxes there for you to make candles (paraffin and crayons) with also the main focus of course will be how to make bees wax candles. Things to bring; Drinks and snacks for yourself the group will supply everything else needed. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via meetup or give me a call at[masked] See you there!

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  • Primitive fire

    Brian's house

    we have all heard just rub two sticks together to make fire ..well i wish it was that easy, this class we will go over the dynamics of fire then move into how to make and use a bow drill the best material to use and where to find the materials. We will also go through how to make and use a hand drill and some tips and tricks on using them. what to bring: water snacks a full tang fixed blade knife Questions?? feel free to contact me here on meetup or give me a jingle at[masked] text works too Hope to see you

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  • Man Tracking and Evasion

    Brian's house

    You probably don't think of tracking animals or humans as a survival skill but by gaining the basics of tracking you can build on will give you an awareness of your surroundings, help you to evade enemies, help you in detecting animal trails and animal movement (or human movement) Also we will play a game of adult hide and seek (kids welcome) by playing this game will help train your eye to look at things that were invisible to you before and become better at hiding and evading someone if necessary! What to bring: Sturdy shoes water and snacks I'll supply all the rest of the tools needed. If you have any questions please feel free to email me or give me a jingle at[masked]

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  • Primitive BBQ

    Brian's house

    At this event we will cover over a dozen methods to cook wild game and plants using primitive and cast iron methods. "Primitive" means strategically using fire, coals, ash, clay, grasses, leaves, rocks, branches, and smoke to create an outdoor kitchen. All of the meats will be provided by the leadership team. Some of the game being used will be Rabbits, Squirrel, Deer and other game meats. You never know what will show up. To take some pressure off our hunters and homesteaders, we will probably also supplement the meal with some store bought meats, cooked primitively. After the cooking is finished ..time to eat! Please bring your favorite covered side dish to share at this event! Let us know below what you plan to bring or just surprise us. Hope to see you there. Also please check back for any updates! Please note: Because of the extraordinary amount of preparation that goes into a primitive cooking demonstration as well as making sure we have enough food, RSVP's will close earlier than usual so please RSVP by Friday May 10th

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  • Cleaning and lubrication of modern sporting rifles

    Rifles are a part of our culture from the homesteader, trapper or survivalist or just for household protection. And like all tools rifles also need maintenance to properly function at this event we will go over the following topics. Basic firearm safety Going through the functions and features of assorted rifles. Shotgun, small caliber 22, AR and AK Cleaning and lubrication Aiming and zeroing Clearing and recovering from a jammed rifle. There will be NO LIVE FIRING of any rifles at this event. You may bring a rifle to the event please make sure that you transport your firearm legally If you have questions feel free to email Brian via the Meetup app or website.

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  • Spring campout

    Keely's Farm

    come on out for a weekend of fun, learning and spending time with like minded folks. These weekends are geared for everyone to attend being the first timer to the advanced folks. Most of the activities are organic and everyone learns something new including me and other organizers. There is an outhouse on the property, also the group does supply a propane stove for cooking or you can cook on an open fire What to bring: tent, hammock or other shelter , unless you plan on making a primitive shelter. Bed roll or sleeping bag spare clothing, don't forget extra socks including raingear food for the duration of the event, MRE, freeze dried, canned, if it requires refrigeration you need to bring a cooler. Water, a gallon a day for hygiene, cooking and cleaning up, there is a creek on the property that can be made potable. cooking and eating utensils, the group does supply a propane stove for use and also an open fire. a full tang fixed blade knife hygiene items and any medication you take. Any questions please feel free to contact me or any organizer for answers, hope to see you there.

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  • Clean up at the farm

    Keely's Farm

    Come on out and give us a hand cleaning up at the farm in past years we have cleared ground for a bigger camping area for the group also fixed and painted the outhouse. This is our way of giving back to the farm owners for the use of their property. So please if you can help out that would be great many hands make light work. Hope to see you there, if you have questions please feel free to email me here on meetup.

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  • Basic First Aid

    Brian's house

    Come on out to learn and share about the basics of first aid. We will go over a number of topics, including Assessing the situation, Scene Safety Bleeding Bandaging Broken bones Heat related injuries, Heat exhaustion, Heat stroke Cold related injuries, hypothermia, frostbite Shock penetrating objects, gunshot wounds Insects and Spider Bites CPR will not be taught at this event. This class is NOT A CERTIFIED FIRST AID CLASS the instructor for this class are myself I have 6 years experience working on a BLS ambulance and have been and EMT and a paramedic assistant for the past 20 years. What to bring: Snacks, Drinks and a willingness to learn and share. Any questions please feel free to email me or give me a call at[masked] See you there!

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  • Animal Tracking!

    Willoughby House (Old Pine Farms Natural Lands Trust)

    Hey all. Last minute post. I’m doing a tracking workshop this sunday. It’s a little far for most of you but I figured some of y’all might be interested... Rain or shine! Animals live secret lives all around us. Wildlife tracking is about building relationships with those animals through the clues they leave behind. Being able to interpret what we see brings the stories of the landscape to life and makes us better stewards of the land. In this workshop, we will be focusing on track identification for over 20 common local species. This workshop was designed to be presented indoors, so we’ll be there no matter the weather. All attendees will leave with an at-a-glance field guide to animal tracks. Attendance is free. Suggested donation of $5-$20, sliding scale.

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