Monday, August 6, 2012

Primitive Craft/Survival Seminar

Poplar bark for basket
L. Woodrow Ross
Fire starting with bow drill
Figure 4 deadfall trap

Join L. Woodrow Ross on September 1, 2012, at Saluda River Archery Club for a one-day seminar on primitive craft/survival skills. You will leave with a better understanding of the skills that will prepare you for outdoor adventures and to meet unexpected challenges that may occur.
The time for the seminar is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be from 12:00 to 1:00. Cost for the seminar is $85.00. Cancellations must be one week prior to the seminar for full refund. After that, 75% will be refunded. If enough are interested, lunch is available for $5.00 (burger or hot dog, fries and drink). Class size is limited to the first 15 registrants.
The seminar will he held, rain or shine. Shelters are available if rain occurs.
 E-mail for registration form. Call Ross at (864) 238-1944 or Russell Cooper at Saluda River Archery Club at (864) 230-8744 for more details.
Learn to flint knap and haft projectile points to shafts with sinew and pine pitch. Practice your fire starting skills with bow drill and flint and steel. Discover the atlatl, a prehistoric weapon that predated the bow and arrow. See the small game capabilities of a Cherokee blow gun.  Learn to make cordage from natural plant fibers. Observe the use of bamboo to fashion arrows that are equal to modern carbon arrows.
Other topics such as useful knots for outdoor uses and general woodcraft will be covered.
Saluda River Archery is just off hwy 153, near Powdersville, SC. The address is:
Saluda River Archery Club
521 McNeely Road
Piedmont, SC 29673

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