Primitive Living as a Metaphor

Here in Montana I practice and teach classes on primitive (or stone-age) skills – which is to say, camping with little or no gear. We build shelters that are warm and comfortable without a sleeping bag or blanket. We start fires by rubbing sticks together. We harvest and use edible wild plants, make baskets, and […]

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atlatl throw

Atlatl Basics

by Andrew Meyer, Anake Outdoor School Graduate There it was, flying through the air with a perfect spin stabilizing its flight. An arrow on steroids, six feet in length, fletched like a traditional arrow with turkey feathers, secured to a fire- straightened dogwood shaft with deer sinew, with a business-end of duct tape simulating the […]

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