MULTI-DAY COURSES

CLASS DURATION | 3-6 DAYS

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3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS

$425 PER PERSON

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED - JUST BRING
A SMALL DAYPACK OF SUPPLIES, FOOD, AND WATER 
4 PERSON MAXIMUM

Wondering if you could really survive in the wilderness? Then, this is your course!

Gather wild foods, and cook them over a fire you made from a hand-carved fire by friction set! Sleep in a shelter you made yourself! And so much more!

 

Live in the wild with just a knife and traditional skills. 

  • Use local plants for food, medicine, and tools 

  • Master primitive fire making skills

  • Find, make, and purify water 

  • Construct and sleep in shelters made from nature

  • Become lost proof in the deserts and mountains

  • Feed yourself  with traditional hunting & fishing items

  • Create a wide variety of essential gear from nature!​

  • And more!

 

You'll also learn how to travel ultra-light with just a few items- knife, flint & steel, string, 2 water bottles, army poncho, pocket-sized emergency blanket, & some food.

 

"Learn to carry less!" After this adventure, you will be able to survive in the wilderness with just a knife!

Discover what it takes to survive in the deserts, woodlands, and mountains of Arizona!

We'll spend two days in each of the Southwest's major environments immersing you into the survival skills needed to live there!

  • Useful plants in three major regions of Arizona

  • Master basic and advanced fire skills

  • Find, make, and purify water 

  • Emergency shelters for every environment/condition

  • Become lost proof in the deserts and mountains

  • Feed yourself  with traditional hunting & fishing items

  • Create a wide variety of essential gear from nature!​

  • Learn wilderness first aid skills for desert & mountain conditions

  • Make your own hunting bow and arrows 

  • And much, much more!!!

This is certainly the ultimate course in wilderness self-reliance that will provide you with an incredible depth of knowledge!

Because of the diversity of locations and depth of training you will experience, you will be able to travel anywhere with just a knife and be able to thrive!

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6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

$625 PER PERSON

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED - JUST BRING A KNIFE, SNACKS, WATER, CAMPING SUPPLIES
4 PERSON MAXIMUM

 
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4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

$425 PER PERSON

ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED - JUST BRING A KNIFE, SNACKS, WATER, CAMPING SUPPLIES
4 PERSON MAXIMUM

Complete a handcrafted bow and traditional arrows FROM SCRATCH!

Flintknapping

You'll start your arrow making course with learning how to make an arrowhead! You'll learn how to strike off stone blades from cobbles, use an antler baton to carefully shape the stone flake into an arrowhead blank, then with an antler tine, you will pressure flake the edge to strengthen and sharpen it.

 

Crafting the Arrow

In the next portion, we'll start crafting your arrow. I'll show you how to find, and straighten an arrow shaft. Then, you'll learn how to add fletchings to them using hand-trimmed feathers & hide glue. You'll finish your arrow off by attaching the arrowhead you made from the flint-knapping portion of class, and field points using pitch glue and deer sinew.

Bow Making

Build your own beautiful, handmade bow for hunting or target practice fun!

 

Based on traditional styles of Southwest tribes, you'll learn how to start from a sapling and work through the steps of carving and tillering to complete a custom made bow using just a knife, and other simple hand tools. We'll then make it come alive with a hand-twined bow string to match.

 

These bows are fast, accurate, and super fun to shoot!