The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will be hosting the first meeting of the Primitive Skills Society on December 2, 2017 from 4:30 – 7:30PM. During each monthly meeting participants will gather to learn and work on different primitive skills, led by ENC Executive Director Bo Glover. Afterwards, the group will cook a light meal over the campfire.
“I started this group because I genuinely enjoy teaching and practicing primitive skills like fire making and tracking,” said ENC Executive Director Bo Glover. “It’s also a great way to meet and develop friendships with great like-minded people.”
Throughout the year, Primitive Skills Society members will learn skills including building primitive shelters, collecting, purifying, transporting and storing water, finding food, making fire from friction, building a proper fire, tracking, stalking, camouflage, native plant uses, and how to observe nature more deeply.
In the past, people knew how to find and utilize raw natural materials using traditional methods to stay alive and prosper. In our modern world, the knowledge and proficiency of these skills has largely been forgotten.
“Learning primitive skills can literally save your life and those of your loved ones in an unplanned, crisis situation,” said Glover. “Learning these skills also builds confidence and self-esteem, and enhances awareness and appreciation of the landscapes around us. Primitive Skills Society members will feel a deeper connection to the land and to the plants and animals around them, just as their ancestors did.”
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