The Ultimate Abo
(Class limited to 12 students)
September 23 - October 1, 2017
Instructors: Cody Lundin and Mark Dorsten
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Experience nine full days of life-sustaining wisdom including all the fun of the “Essential Abo” and “Provident Primitive” courses plus: constructing willow pack-frames, stone and bone tools, the art of primitive cooking including stone boiling, hot rock ovens, wooden grills, coal cooking and more, primitive fishing techniques, insects as food, cattail and bulrush sleeping mats, finger weaving pack straps and belts, making and using pine-pitch glue, traveling with primitive gear, safe and effective camp site selection, field sanitation and hygiene, natural crafting, safe knife use techniques and sharpening, and much more! Two meals a day are included for the first six days; we’ll hunt and gather food as a tribe for the last three.
Note: The Ultimate Abo continues to be an ALSS icon course and is based upon Cody’s 30-day Aboriginal Living Skills class he developed and taught for Prescott College in the early 1990's for nearly a decade. (some cross country hiking required)
"What I like most is that nothing is sugar coated on one of Cody's courses. We had our fun, but if there was no shelter, food or water we were cold, hungry and thirsty. We were there to learn how to deal with it. If anyone has the time and money to do a course with Cody, DO IT! Yes, it's expensive. Yes, it's far away. It's also one of the most awesome things you can do without being arrested! I've always said that if you want to learn how to do something right, you go to the best and damn the expense."
Daniel Giddings, CA. "Ultimate Abo" alum 2010.