|New Standard II course
I would like to announce the new Standard II
course available to students that have completed the Standard Course. This
course is set up like your original standard class, sleeping In the barn, food,
and lecture/workshop type of learning and is an in depth continuation of your
standard class. Unlike the Advanced Standard and the Advanced courses that teach
the application of the skills you learned during the standard, this course will
cover the finer detail that can only be accomplished during a lecture/workshop
type of teaching situation.
You will learn 3 more types of fire building, 6
new shelters, 6 other ways of obtaining water, 30 traps, 126 wild edible plants,
2 new tanning methods, clothing patterns from buckskin and fiber, beadworking,
quillworking (4 methods), advanced cordage, bowmaking, arrowmaking, atl atl,
boneworking, stoneworking, advanced stalking, hunting techniques, as well as 30
hours of new tracking fieldwork and lectures. We will cover 3 new methods of
arrowhead flaklng, basketmaking and pottery.
I strongly suggest this course for students
wanting to brush up on the techniques and skills of the standard course, while
increasing their skills. Also those students of the Advanced Standard and
Advanced classes will find a wide assortment of new techniques that have never
been covered before.
We will also be going into, at great depths,
nature observation, and meditation.
We will have blankets for capotes, brain tanned
and raw buckskin, beads, shells, quills, and other class items available to the
class through our school store during the course, or you may bring your own if
The courses will be held on the east and west
Blacksmithing skills can be
vital to anyone living an alternate lifestyle, especially in very remote areas.
We'd like to know how many of you would like to learn some basics--bow to beat
metal, cut it, punch it, draw it out, shape, etc?
How many of you have
those skills and could share them through a class situation? Through Tracker
Do any of you know a
source of used blacksmith tools (anvils, blowers, vises, tongs, etc.)? Please
write us. We'd love to bear from you on this subject.