Skills Courses

Introducing ...

Matt Brummett

Matt Brummett

 

Mark Dorsten

Mark Dorsten

 

Mark Dorsten

John Olsen

 

ALSS Skills Intensive Courses
with Matt Brummett, Mark Dorsten
and John Olsen

 

Light My Fire! (click to see Catching Critters and Southwestern Primitive Pottery)

(Class limited to 12 students)
April 29 - 30, 2017
Tuition: $695
Instructors: Cody Lundin and Mark Dorsten
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Light My Fire Skills Intensive CourseExperience a comprehensive immersion into the most alluring of the four elements...fire!  A tool that has shaped civilization for millennia, its understanding has all but been lost to modern society. In this two day course students will regain their primal power by exploring modern fire lighting techniques essential for survival scenarios, as well as primitive fire making technologies fostering a greater awareness of how our ancestors did more with less. Unique to ALSS courses, Light My Fire is based “outdoors” yet is not an overnight camping course. Read More ...

 

Catching Critters: Primitive Hunting and Fishing Techniques

(Class limited to 12 students)
Not offered in 2017, please check back next year!
Tuition: $595
Matt Brummett and Mark Dorsten
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Catching Critters: Primitive Hunting and Fishing TechniquesAbove: Mark Dorsten with "Fish on a Stick."

Unlike a modern survival scenario where getting rescued is the name of the game, indigenous peoples in days past lived off the land. Depending on the bioregion, once basic needs of shelter, water, cutting edges, and fire are met, procuring food becomes a priority. Catching Critters explores several methods of “making meat” used by indigenous peoples around the world. Expand your hunting and gathering tool box of food gathering know-how from traps and spears to fishing techniques. Read More ...

 

Southwestern Primitive Pottery with John Olsen

(Class limited to 12 students)
Not offered in 2017, please check back next year!
Tuition: $595
Instructor: John Olsen
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Southwestern Primitive PotteryAlthough pottery was made and used by indigenous peoples around the globe, perhaps nothing personifies the ancient Southwest quite like its world renowned pottery. It’s beautiful line work and shape, and designs that defy description were common all over its desert and mountain regions. Now you can experience what native peoples in the Southwest have known for centuries to create beautiful and functional pottery!  Read More ...