• Harvest & Process Natural Plant Fibers for Basketry, Rope, Bows & More
    Join us to learn critical skills of efficiently and honorably harvesting natural materials for making baskets, rope, drums, bows, arrows and so many other crafts of traditional living. We’ll harvest and prepare willow for baskets as well as medicine; stinging nettles for strong rope and nets as well as food; cattails for insulative coverings and mats; hazelnut for arrows as well as food; vine maple for bows; cedar for drums, and more. • Willow & Vines for Baskets & Medicine: Learn the best way to collect and propagate willow for many purposes, including bark for lashing, shoots for basketry, and leaves for aspirin. We have several willow species in our region, both native and naturalized, with some being more strong and flexible than others. We’ll also look for non-native vine species like ivy, clematis, wisteria, and other plants that work great for basketry, and show you how to properly prepare and store them for future use. • Vine Maple & Hazelnut for Bows & Arrows: We leave cedar bark basketry to Native specialists, but we do use fir and cedar roots for many things, as they are some of the strongest materials available, even when fresh. Similarly, vine maple branches are some of the strongest and most flexible materials anywhere, and a coiled basket from this tree is a beautiful sight to behold. In fact, vine maple and beaked hazel are our best, most abundant sources of material for bows and arrows! Growing all over Western Washington, hazelnuts are challenging to gather before the squirrels get them, but even if you have to buy the commercial variety called Filberts, you will learn that there is an amazing set of food products you can derive from them. • Nettles for Fiber Arts & Food: Process and spin our strongest abundant plant fiber for this region, to make rope for all sorts of projects. We will harvest and dry it, then spin it into cordage using various “reverse wrap” methods. Take home what you make for use over the coming year. You might never buy rope at the store again! And, we’ll enjoy some healthy nettle tea while we spin. learning to properly dry and store it for continual use as a tea tonic for improved health during the cold and flu season. • Cattails for Multiple Crafts & Food: Learn the gifts of the cattail as we gather leaves from our #1 survival food plant and dry them to craft useful items such as rope, pot holders, or with enough time, window shades! Cattail is our greatest source of carbohydrates in the wild which you can roast over the coals of a fire, and work together to separate flour from the starch-filled rhizomes, adding that to “ash cakes.” Cattail is also our most abundant source of “down” for insulation and as part of a tinder bundle and “carrying match” used for keeping embers alive when combined with dried nettle stalks and other materials. • Cedar & Pine Families for Drums & More: Today, we’ll look for downed, seasoned cedar logs in preparation for drum rounds, but we’ll keep an eye out for salvaging pine family wood as well. Did you know that the pine family also includes spruce, larch, fir, and hemlock trees in addition to the “pseudo psuga” commonly known as Doulgas Fir? Amazingly, the entire world-wide family (pine, not cedar) seems to have common edible traits, but you have to remember that not all needle-bearing trees and shrubs are in the pine family. The pine nut, the pine needles, and even the cambium layer of pine bark are all edible. The first is high in fat and protein, the second is super high in vitimin C, and the last contains useful carbohydrates. You’ll also find out that pines are are highly useful many other things including construction of course, but not just for buildings and furniture. Many of them, like the Douglas Fir, make for great bedding, with boughs that provide a soft, aromatic sleep. In addition, that aroma is a hint that there are great medicinal qualities to pine. You’ll also have the choice of harvesting and using reed canary grasses, tule rushes, and other options in preparation to make other crafts of interest. You can take home materials you harvest, but if you would like to take home some of the materials we previously prepared and seasoned for baskets, bows, arrows, etc., we will request an additional contribution. We will also have our recommended field guides for sale, including Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast, Botany in a Day, and more. Finally, please note that we can only scrape the surface in a 7 hour workshop, so if you would like to learn to a more advanced level and have time to really practice your skills, please enroll in our 5 Day Summer Course: Wild Ethnobotany & Herbalism Training (http://www.wolfcollege.com/expeditions/summer/herbal-medicine-wild-edible-plants/) or Traditional Technologies: Skills of the Ancient Artisan (http://www.wolfcollege.com/expeditions/summer/ancient-artisans-traditional-technologies-training/). Registration: Who & How Our weekend workshops are designed for adults, but youth are also welcome to register with an enrolled parent or guardian. Register via the Meetup paypal link, or... Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at[masked] and we will take your registration securely over the phone. Check/Mail Registration Option: Send with a check donation payable to the Wolf College,[masked]th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 with participant name(s), phone number, email address, age of any minors, and any allergies or health restrictions we should know about.

    Blue Skye Farm at the Wolf College

    1026 14th St SW · Puyallup, WA

    $95.00
  • Archery Workshop: Making Bows, Arrows & At-Latls
    See wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/weekend/traditional-bow-and-arrow-making/ (http://www.wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/weekend/traditional-bow-and-arrow-making/) for more information. 9:30 – Arrive early to help us set up tools and archery range, plus take short harvesting walk to identify yew, hazelnut and vine maple. 10:30 – Instinctual Archery Training (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zGnxeSbb3g) 10:45 – Traditional Al-Latl (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear-thrower) Training 11:00 – Knife Training for making Al-Latl Spear Throwers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear-thrower) 11:15 – Bow Making Overview: From material selection to the final touches. Demonstration on Tillering Bows and reducing the wood to a single growth ring on back. 11:45 – Quickie Bow Notches, Stringing & Exercising 12:00 – Working Lunch: String-Making Primer & Sandstone Grinding Slate Arrowheads 1:00 – Make Quickie Bows 2:00 – Choose our seasoned bow materials to work on. 3:00 – Final Bow Instructions: Straightening & Curving, Balancing, Smoothing & Preserving. 4:00 – Arrow Making Overview: Cutting Nocks, Fletching with Feathers & Sinew, Pine Pitch & Sinew Arrowhead Attachment. 4:30 – Final Arrow Instructions: Straightening, Balancing, Smoothing & Preserving. 5:00 – At-Latl Dart Fletching & Shooting Please note that this workshop focuses on how to make a “self-bow” plus arrows and at-latls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spear-thrower) that are good enough for hunting large game, but there are many varieties of more advanced techniques that cannot be covered in one day, such as sinew-backing, re-curving, and much more. If you would like to learn more advanced bow and arrow making, please enroll in our 5 Day Summer Course: Ancient Artisans: Classic Crafts & Traditional Technologies (http://www.wolfcollege.com/expeditions/summer/ancient-artisans-traditional-technologies-training/) Costs: • $95 general, includes 1) green quickie hardwood bow stave and natural string material, 2) quick arrow dowel, slate arrowhead blanks, artificial sinew and fletching feathers, and 3) self-made at-latl handle and bamboo dart blank. • $85 per additional friend/family member including basic materials. • $65 to add a set of all-natural seasoned arrow kit materials including a seasoned, high-spine-weight arrow blank, vine maple dart blank, obsidian arrowhead blanks, hammer stone, pressure-flaking antler, plus real sinew, hide glue and goose feathers. • $45 to add a seasoned bow stave blank; includes tax. • $25 to add Dacron string and seasoned nettle stocks for natural string; includes tax. You can also purchase the above extra kit during the workshop rather than in advance while supplies last. You don’t need to purchase any materials if you just want to use the quickie kits designed to practice your artisanry skills. We will have basic tools you’ll need to work with during the workshop, and resources for you to find affordable tools to purchase for future projects. As you can imagine, there will only be time to start your projects during the workshop, so you will likely have to finish them later. Registration: Who & How Our weekend workshops are designed for adults, but youth are also welcome to register with an enrolled parent or guardian. Directions to meeting location and carpooling information will be provided upon registration. Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at[masked] and we will take your registration securely over the phone.

    Blue Skye Farm at the Wolf College

    1026 14th St SW · Puyallup, WA

    $95.00
  • Traditional Leather Hide Tanning plus Rawhide Drums
    See wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/weekend/traditional-hide-tanning-and-parfleche-making (http://www.wolfcollege.com/classes-workshops/weekend/traditional-hide-tanning-and-parfleche-making/) for more information. Participant tanning a deer hide on stretching rack. Have you ever wondered how to make beautiful leather traditionally, and how to honor animal hides for a plethora of uses? Today, we’ll take hides that were harvested during the fall hunt, and honor them by making sure none go to waste. We’ll scrape them clean, shape some into parfleche (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/parfleche), a drum, and other rawhide tools, then follow an ancient recipe using eggs (http://braintanned.com/howto.html) instead of brains to convert at least one of the hides into tanned buckskin leather (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanning). Itinerary: 9:30 – Arrive Early for Set-Up Learning 10:30 – Tour of Work Stations: Skinning to Smoking 11:30 – Egg Prepared Hides & Rotate Through Stations (Fleshing; Wet Scraping; Dry Scraping; Softening) 12:30 – Lunchtime Parfleche & Drum-Making Primer 1:30 – Choose Station To Work (Rawhide Parfleching, Drum Making, Scraping, Stretching/Softening) 2:30 – Hide Smoking Primer 3:30 – Rotate To New Stations 4:30 – Final Push & Leather Hide Smoking Please note that this workshop runs through the traditional parfleche and tanning processes that good enough for making leather, but there are more advanced techniques that cannot be covered in one day. If you would like to process your own hide from start to finish, and personalize it with some advanced techniques, please enroll in our 5 Day Summer Course: Ancient Artisans: Classic Crafts & Traditional Technologies (http://www.wolfcollege.com/expeditions/summer/ancient-artisans-traditional-technologies-training/) Costs: • $95 general tuition, includes rabbit hide. • $85 per additional friend/family member. • $75 to add dried rawhide deer skin or similar; includes tax. • $65 to add frozen/salted deer hide or similar; includes tax. • $55 to add 14 inch drum kit or similar; includes tax. You can also purchase hides and drum kits during the workshop if you decide you want to take something home that we were working on. As you can imagine, there will only be time to start processing the hides during the workshop, so you will have to finish it later. You don’t need to purchase a hide if you just want to work through the parfleche and tanning steps on the demonstration hides we have set up at various stages in the process. Registration: Who & How Our weekend workshops are designed for adults, but youth are also welcome to register with an enrolled parent or guardian. Directions to meeting location and carpooling information will be provided upon registration. Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at[masked] and we will take your registration securely over the phone. Check/Mail Registration Option: Send with a check donation payable to the Wolf College,[masked]th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 with participant name(s), phone number, email address, age of any minors, and any allergies or health restrictions we should know about.

    Blue Skye Farm at the Wolf College

    1026 14th St SW · Puyallup, WA

    $95.00
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  • Backcountry Navigation & Leadership Training
    The primary goal of this workshop is to prepare participants to lead hikes as well as hike alone. To prepare, check out http://www.wolfcollege.com/hiking-backpacking-outdoor-leadership-risk-management/ and http://www.wolfcollege.com/top-10-list-of-natural-navigation-lostproofing-orienteering-tips-tricks-advice/ and http://www.wolfcollege.com/how-to-use-a-compass-using-map-compass/ If you are already an expert navigator, this class will give you great teaching tools for use when hiking with novices. If you are “navigationally challenged,” then we hope the simple way we teach these skills will open a world of understanding for you in the wilderness. Top 10 Lostproofing Skills: The most important skill for lostproofing is awareness. In fact, some people say there is no such thing as being lost, just in being unaware, so we will practice skills to improve your spacial recognition including wide-angle vision, expanded hearing, and new ways of walking appropriate to various environments, among other skills such as reviewing the 10 Packing Essentials and risk management tips shared from our Search & Rescue background. Top 10 Orienteering Skills: You will be amazed by some of the incredible ways to find north-south-east-west in order to walk in a straight line toward your destination on a map. One of our favorite is floating a leaf in water, and placing a pin on the leaf. Amazingly, it points to magnetic north. We’ll demonstrate that, and some other ways to orient yourself to the cardinal directions in city and wilderness, from GPS to the stars. Top 10 Navigation Skills: There are some very important skills to learn in order to negotiate your way through nature without map or compass. For instance, do you know how to follow the contours of a hill in order to stay above thick brush and away from steep cliffs? How about lining up landmarks in order to go straight? We’ll talk about these skills and practice others as allowed by time and location. Map & Compass Field Training: No matter whether you have GPS or not, the crux of these skills is understanding map and compass. Our method of using map and compass should allay your fears, even when it comes to contour lines and magnetic declination. We are going to transition to a big, near-by commuter parking lot to practice navigating withi compasses, as well as we helping you test to see if you are “right or left dominant” because when walking in nature, most people continually veer left or right when they actually want to go straight. Key to navigating in nature is learning how to compensate for your dominance. Resources & Questions: As you can tell, we really pack in the knowledge, so we allow wiggle room at the end of class to review skills that you wanted to cover more deeply. Please join Chris & Kim after class to review experiences, browse resources, discuss feedback, and brainstorm ideas for the future. Email or Call us at any time with any questions and requests. PLEASE BRING: – Hats, proper footwear, and rain gear if necessary for the outdoor portion of class. – Flashlight/Headlamp will make things a lot easier for map reading after sunset. – Notebook plus Pencil & Red/Blue Pen if at all possible for good highlighting of map contour lines. If you have a terrain map of the class area with contour lines, or can print a map with contour lines from the Google Maps “terrain” option, please bring that as well. – Compass if possible, but please note that “surveyor’s compasses” and other non-map-compasses won’t work. If you don’t have a map/orienteering compass yet, try online, or cheaper sports stores for last-minute purchase, and we may have the following recommended compasses for sale at class, including: the Rothco Orienteering Compass Item #337 for learning in the $10-$15 price range, or the Brunton 15TDCL Compass if you want to go up to the next level in the $35 price range for precise mirrored sighting and adjustable declination. If you are hard-core, please share your more pricy suggestions at class:) For more training and active events to practice your navigational, map and compass skills, we recommend the following: – The Tacoma Mountaineers (http://www.tacomamountaineers.org/) annual navigation class and weekend practice series in Western Washington. – Cascade Orienteering Club (http://www.cascadeoc.org) which has introductory to advanced events almost every weekend in the Puget Sound area. Experience not necessary, instruction available at the start, and courses for all skill levels. Practice your navigation skills and discover the sport of orienteering! – MerGeo (http://www.navraces.com) which puts on endurance navigation events on larger maps with less detail, in more rugged areas. These endurance-length navigation races are popular as a team event and often done at a hiking pace. Using only map and compass, it is up to you and your team to find as many checkpoints within the stated time limit as you can! Events range from 2 to 10 hours (and sometimes 24!) and take place in rugged, beautiful venues across Washington State.

    Lake Sammamish State Park Boat Launch

    4455 East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast · Issaquah

    $85.00
  • Wildlife Safety & Awareness, Bird Voices, Animal Tracks & Trails
    https://i1.wp.com/www.wolfcollege.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/NikkiCougarTrack.jpg?resize=240%2C185 Bears, Cougars, Bobcats, Coyotes, Raptors & Other Critters Join instructors of Wolf Camp and the Conservation College for a great day tracking and trailing wild animals. Learn to know when cougars, coyotes, bears or other critters are around by listening to the birds on the trail, and learn what to do in case you run into them. Learn to view nature like a detective, following clues and solving mysteries that others neglect to see. Amazingly, animals reveal themselves to all who can read their stories in the earth. As you will see, tracks can even tell us about the size, health, emotions, history and even intentions of animals which would otherwise remain hidden all around us. We’ll start with a safety overview for living, hiking, hunting and foraging in wolf, cougar and bear country. It is important to understand large predators and their prey in order to keep yourself safe, and to keep them safe in the wild. That’s the crux of the matter: everyone wants to protect nature and themselves at the same time. The key is knowledge, and taking right action based on that knowledge. Also, wolves have returned to Washington & Oregon. So now, we have more than just cougars and bears to consider. That sounds scary, but in reality, there will be fewer cougars and black bears because wolves will be competing on the same territory. Wolves are statistically the least dangerous, but despite the insignificant chance of a dangerous encounter with any of these megafauna, your behavior when around them should deflect their triggers. Each species has particular triggers to become aware of, and you should learn their “language” in order to avoid problems. 9:30 Introduction and training on what to do in case of animal encounters, including practice with inert bear spray. 10:30 Introduction to Animal Tracking & Language of the Birds. 11:30 Search for Fresh Sign 12:00 Lunch & Eye Break 12:30 Field Guide Training 1:00 Language of the Birds Walk 1:30 Investigate Owl Pellets & Sign 2:00 Trailing Tips & Training 2:30 Trail Deer Together 3:00 Investigate Bear Den 3:30 Trail Bear Together 4:00 Review Skills & Knowledge 4:30 Questions & Departure Cost & Registration: Who & How • $75 general. • $65 for additional family members, or if you attended one of our introductory afternoon or evening wildlife classes. Our weekend workshops are designed for adults, but youth are also welcome to register with an enrolled parent or guardian. Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at[masked] and we will take your registration securely over the phone. Check/Mail Registration Option: Send with a check payable to the Wolf College,[masked]th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 with participant name(s), phone number, email address, age of any minors, and any allergies or health restrictions we should know about. Or Use PayPal via Meetup to register via secure online payment with a credit/debit card or via direct withdrawal from your bank account. Awesome Birding by Sight & Sound The workshop starts in a backyard birder’s paradise, with a plethora of resident songbirds and accipiter hawks in the neighborhood, common yellowthroats and marsh wrens in wetlands, red-tailed hawks and bald eagles patrolling fields, great blue herons and belted kingfishers stalking the local fish hatchery, dabbling ducks galore in the public pond, and dozens of migrant birds nesting on the lake. In addition to getting a great overview of visual bird identification today, you’ll also learn to distinguish birds by their voices. Learn the meanings of bird songs, companion calls, alarm calls, and calls of aggression, among other vocalizations. It’s easy to do, and you can learn it all from robins, then extrapolate to other bird species which will tell you about raptors flying overhead, owls perched in trees, bears lumbering along trails, bobcats stalking through the brush, and weasels sneaking under downed logs. Learning today will include Kim’s system for quickly scanning birds with and without binoculars to find the most important identification clues, then using Chris’ great system for knowing exactly where to look in your field guide to pinpoint the species. We’ll also talk about habitat as an indicator of identification, and help you develop a “baseline” knowledge of common bird songs and calls from which it will be easier to determine the identity of birds by ear. We’ll also give recommendations for attracting the widest array of birds to your yard for enjoyment and study, while keeping them healthy and safe. Chris measuring mountain lion tracks at previous workshop. The workshop takes place on our nearest best wild greenway where tracks of all the big and little wild animals found in our bioregion lay exposed for all to see. Whether you hunt with a camera, bow or gun, or if you just love northwest wildlife, you are welcome you to join us for a special day of tracking. Learn specialized tracking and trailing skills as we venture to get close to elk, deer, bear, and a host of other critters as well. In addition to learning what to do in case you run into bears on the trail, you will gain skills to help you become the first to know where to find (or avoid) their hidden dens. The most important skill in nature is awareness, whether it be for safety or discovering animals. We will head outside for the remainder of class, and start by practicing “wide angle vision” like owls do, plus “expanded hearing” like deer use to decipher whether sounds they hear in the forest are predators or friendlies, and the “stealth walk” like foxes teach us in order to move undetected in nature so we see more animals and experience their behavior as if we weren’t there. We like to say that if you bring home just one set of skills from tonight’s class, that these awareness activities are it. They will help you see more wildlife, and keep you safer, in city and wilderness, better than any other set of knowledge. Close-up of cougar cub tracks where it passed by a couple hours before the workshop. In order to help you open to a world of evidence that animals leave wherever they move, we’ll look for and discuss scrapes, lays, burrows, latrines, larders, nests, partial tracks, pressure releases, vegetative cuttings, and everything else we can find – even the condition of feathers to determine exactly how or if a bird might have been killed or injured.You also have to be able to trail animals if you want to find them, so now that your eyes are adjusted to seeing sign, we’re going to train you in the kind of trailing that real animal trackers use, keeping your head up and walking fast, identifying voices of the birds to know what is up ahead! You will learn to interpret what animals are doing based on their tracks while also understanding the characteristics of mammal families present in our area. We view nature like a detective, following clues and solving mysteries that others neglect to see. Amazingly, animals reveal themselves to all who can read their stories in the earth. Tracks can even tell us about the size, health, emotions, history and even intentions of animals which would otherwise remain hidden all around us. Something that really helps is to learn “animal forms” which are the way animals move, as this is critical to really understand how tracks get laid on the ground.

    Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp

    4450 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy · Issaquah, WA

    $75.00
  • Lostproofing & Awareness, Compass & Navigation
    This class will be a fun and informative way to learn how to get your bearings in the wilderness, and accurately understand your surroundings. In addition to introducing the 30 ways to navigate (http://www.wolfcollege.com/top-10-list-of-natural-navigation-lostproofing-orienteering-tips-tricks-advice/) in the wilderness, we will be using fun and entertaining games and activities to practice and learn these new skills, which you will be able to use for the rest of your life. Of course, we will also train you on the special Wolf College 4 Step Method of using Map & Compass (http://www.wolfcollege.com/how-to-use-a-compass-using-map-compass/). Adults as well as families with children 5 and up are invited. Younger children may attend for free, with the understanding that an enrolled parent may have to go in and out of class as needed when lecture or activities are not age appropriate. Expect a class that provides you with generous information, hands-on experiential learning, and heart-felt inspiration. We look forward to a fun class of navigation training with you!

    Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp

    4450 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy · Issaquah, WA

    $25.00
  • Wildlife Safety & Bird Language
    Practice what to do in case of encounters with bears, wolves and mountain lions. Also learn how birds communicate (http://www.wolfcollege.com/why-birds-sing-what-birds-say-their-languages-voices-vocalizations/), both with other birds as well as animals and humans. In so doing, you'll know where those big animals are moving through the forest! Adults as well as families with children ages 5 and up are invited. Younger children may attend for free, with the understanding that an enrolled parent may have to go in and out of class as needed when lecture or activities are not age appropriate. Expect a class that provides you with generous information, hands-on experiential learning, and heart-felt inspiration.

    Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp

    4450 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy · Issaquah, WA

    $25.00
  • Tracking & Trailing Wild Animals
    Class will start with an overview of Wildlife Tracking (http://www.wolfcollege.com/tracking-animals-for-fun-photography-and-the-hunt/) to help you recognize tracks and other signs of animals, including track characteristics of mammal families present in our bioregion. Your instructors will arrange a “tracking scenario” consisting of track “cut-outs” to solidify your understanding of track identification, plus educated interpretation of what animals are doing based on their tracks. We will also choose some volunteers to demonstrate “animal forms” which are the way animals move, as this is critical to really understand how tracks get laid on the ground. Finally, we'll embark on a real-life tracking expedition into the depths of Lake Sammamish State Park - and amazing wildlife sanctuary with bears, big cats, wild canines and more - trailing what we find. Adults as well as families with children 5 and up are invited to join us. Expect a class that provides you with generous information, hands-on experiential learning, and heart-felt inspiration. Younger children may attend for free, with the understanding that an enrolled parent may have to go in and out of class as needed when lecture or activities are not age appropriate.

    Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp

    4450 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy · Issaquah, WA

    $25.00
  • Wilderness Survival including Best Emergency Shelter
    You never know when you may end up in a survival situation. This class seeks to give you a run-down on all the skills needed for any short term survival event, whether that is a day hike gone wrong, a disaster emergency, or just for a fun in a two hour class format appropriate for all ages. For a greater sense of skills covered, and to prepare for this class, check out the following list of articles and videos on the Wolf College website blog: http://www.wolfcollege.com/category/blog/outdoor-wilderness-skills-educational-videos-essays-and-articles/emergency-wilderness-survival-and-outdoor-living/ Adults as well as families with children 5 and up are invited to register. Younger children may attend for free, with the understanding that an enrolled parent may have to go in and out of class as needed when lecture or activities are not age appropriate. Expect a class that provides you with generous information, hands-on experiential learning, and heart-felt inspiration.

    Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp

    4450 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy · Issaquah, WA

    $25.00
  • Old School Fire Making including the Bow Drill & Fire Steel
    We will walk you through the Best Way To Make A Fire (http://www.wolfcollege.com/the-best-way-to-make-a-fire/) and view a variety of materials to see how they burn as tinder. We will start the Bow Drill (http://www.wolfcollege.com/bow-drill-fire-making-kits-directions-tips-tricks-pitfalls-advice/) portion of the workshop by reflecting the symbolism of the parts of the bow drill kit, and you will realize why this method of fire-by-friction was preferred (and superior even to matches) for lighting fires in cold and wet climates. It should only take 10 seconds to create a coal if your kit is well constructed. Adults as well as families with children 5 and up are invited to register. Younger children may attend for free, with the understanding that an enrolled parent may have to go in and out of class as needed when lecture or activities are not age appropriate. Expect a class that provides you with generous information, hands-on experiential learning, and heart-felt inspiration.

    Lake Sammamish Hans Jensen Group Camp

    4450 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy · Issaquah, WA

    $25.00