Join Roots with your child or your whole family for an overnight camp out and wilderness skills. All experience levels welcome.
Ancient and modern skills of learning to adapt to the landscape in order to meet your basic needs. Perception changing, challenging, and fun. Classes for all skill levels.
Wilderness Survival Basics for beginners, hunters, hikers, naturalist, and travelers, both modern and primitive. Hands on and packed with knowledge. A two day class.
Primitive Survival Skills, in depth, hands on, intensive. Shelter, water, fire, food, navigation, tracking, edible and medicinal plants, primitive hunting and trapping, cordage, stone tools, and more. Great full week for beginners. A six day class.
This a hands on and informative day to get your feet wet and check out Roots while coming away with practical real world skills & knowledge that saves lives.
This is a fun and informative day to get your feet wet and check out the Roots while coming away with practical real world knowledge that saves lives. Boston Area
4 day introductory course, followed by one weekend a month for nine months, ending with a four day survival trip. In depth primitive survival skills built and refined over nine months. All levels welcome.
A basic primer to protecting and caring for yourself during the difficult conditions the northern winters can manifest. A two day class.
Shaping rocks into beautiful and functional tools is a fun and challenging skill that has been practiced for over 3 million years! This course is a basic stone tool class for beginner and intermediate flint knappers.
Learn to see through the wall of green to a bounty of healthy, delicious, and nutritious local foods! Join Roots for a day of getting to know how to identify, harvest, and process wild edibles. A one Day Class.
Turn a raw deer hide into beautiful and functional buckskin for clothing and projects. Also looks into making and using rawhide, sinew, hide glue, bone, and more. Space is limited. A three day class.
Furs and pelts are an amazing way to get your hands on the tanning process. The process of tanning small pelts is less intensive and more approachable then tanning a whole deer hide into buckskin. At the same time it introduces you to much of the principals, terminology, and processes of hide tanning. As well, you get to learn how to take raw pelts and turn them into beautiful furs to use in projects such as making hats, gloves, vests, hood liners, and pouches. In this course students will tan and take home rabbit pelt.
Making sharp stone tools, percussion, pressure, and indirect percussion flaking, stages of the bi-face, tools, material selection, focused on making functional stone saws, scrapers, knives, and tools as well as projectile points. A three day class.
Learn to cook in and open hearth fire setting. Using traditional techniques you can bake, broil, fry, steam, roast, and more just using a fire. This class is literally delicious. A one day class.
Join us with your family for a day of learning fire building and bow drill, our favorite method of friction fire! A one day class.
A free event in which prospective students came come out and get a feel for the school and old students can come and see whats new and work on skills in an open setting. A one day event.