Primitive Skills Immersion Camp October 11-14, 2019

Join Justin Cook and Joel Graves October 11-14, 2019 for a primitive living skills camp in the tidal swamps of Northern Escambia County at scenic Becks Lake Fish Camp; the gateway to the Escambia River.

Enjoy 350 acres of hardwood forests and blackwater creeks full of panfish, catfish, turtles and alligators. This unique environment has both tropical and temperate elements and is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in primitive wilderness survival skills.

We will spend the entire duration of the class time in the woods or on the water. we will share a common shelter and living space, eat together, camp together and will be focusing entirely on primitive living and coming together as a TRIBE the best we can. Expect to learn the basics of Stone Age survival, especially flintknapping, fiber craft, and friction fire.

Will discuss the anthropological and archaeological record, geology, geography and hope to create a connection with the land. Students can also expect to learn detailed knowledge about plants, animals, folklore and will be exposed to a variety of hunting, fishing, and trapping information in this class

Topics covered:

The Paiute and Y-Bone deadfall ● learn to make several types of simple, versatile and effective Traps ● make a Clay Pot ● make a Wooden Bowl ● Boil Water in both ● make a Fishhook/gorge that will catch a Fish ● make a Fishing Gig ● make and throw an Atl Atl ●make an Arrow- make a Stone Knife (knapping) ●make Cordage, ● make a hand drill Fire by Friction -● use a Bow Drill ● how to make a Net ● make a Fish Trap ● Preserve Game by Smoking ● Process Acorns ● Identify Wild Edibles, and cook fish over the fire

Camping is completely primitive and will require you to walk in, we will share responsibilities  to create a community atmosphere. Food is not provided- we encourage you to bring a minimum of food Items, we will have ample opportunity to fish and gather, we recommend trail mix and real food such as sweet potatoes, fruit, wild game, — natural items to stay in sync with the primitive camp, expect some foods as such to be available and provided. Part of the focus of this class is to create an authentic experience.

Suggested Materials :

Knife or machete, backpack containing:  hammock, or tarp. nylon string or twine.  32 oz stainless steel bottle, steel cup, 2 bandannas, headlamp, notebook,  Sturdy shoes, clothes for camping, assorted small to large hooks, cooking pot,  personal first aid supplies and personal medications.

Bug spray.

don’t over pack!!

you will be required to carry this gear to several locations on the property – bring a camera, be prepared to get earthy!

Dress comfortably- but dress for outdoor work. Also neural colors preferred.

 2020 Becks Lake Rd

Cantonment, FL 32533

30.623671 N

Link to MAP:,+Cantonment,+FL+32533/@30.623671,-87.264754,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x889093a651d05b3d:0x99c54d7c401a3256!8m2!3d30.623671!4d-87.264754?hl=en-US






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Purchase a Florida freshwater fishing license here :
• Couples can attend for price of one admission
• Children 12 y.o.+ accompanied with a legal guardian can attend for price of one admission.

Becks Lake Primitive Living Skills, October 11-14, 2019

Full Weekend: Arrive Friday after Noon, leave Monday at Noon.




By registering for this class, you agree to our Waiver

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