Aboriginal Skills Class / Outing – Saturday August 30th

ABORIGINAL SKILLS CLASS / OUTING WITH NATURALIST AND ABORIGINAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR JIM ROBERTSON

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30th, 9:30AM – 5:30PM (OR 10PM IF YOU WISH!)

With option for some to camp out in a “Stealthy Way”.

You, your family and friends are invited to join me for an all day outing/class in a beautiful, natural, wild environment.

We will visit a secret pond that few know of where you can take a swim if you like, or even do a little primitive fishing. So, don’t worry about the heat as most of our time will be spent by the pond or in the shade of a nice large Oak Grove.

We will start this class with an easy walk on mostly level ground where we will meet and discuss many of our plant friends. We will discuss ethical harvesting with mindful awareness, integrity and the law, along with local ecology and being stealthy and harmonious in the wild.

Our destination (approximately one mile or less) will be a shaded riparian (pond) area where we will have lunch and the option to harvest from the wild as our ancestors did. You can harvest materials for a hand drill or bow drill fire making kit, and or “triggers” for deadfall traps (no animals are harmed), or possibly a “stave” for an archery bow, or a spear for the Atlatl.

Later we will return to our base camp with some wild harvested greens in hand for our traditional delicious, healthy wild soup, which we will cook in my self made wild pottery. Here we will practice such skills as making your own fire kit, “Aboriginal” fire making (hand drill and bow drill), making your own deadfall trap triggers (figure four and Piaute) net making, cordage, soap making and more.

Practice these ancient skills at our little primitive village at your leisure or simply just enjoy the camaraderie of other nature lovers and relax until approximately 10P.M. if you wish.

Consider bringing food for dinner if you plan on staying late, as I definitely will!

Later, some of us will stealthily re-immerse ourselves into the wild for a night under the open star lit sky and music of the Frogs, Crickets, Coyotes, Etc.

Remember, all of these skills are pathways to a deeper relationship / connection with our natural environment and ourselves (our real selves).

Inclement Westher Never Cancels, it is an important part of our practice, learning and enjoyment.

 

LOCATION:  Malibu Creek State Park.

 

DIRECTIONS: Follow this link  http://aboriginalskills.com/?page_id=533

 

REGISTRATION: Class size is limited so pre-regristration is required via Meet-up or the contact information below. If you do RSVP, please provide plenty of notice if there is any change so that another person may take your place. Also, if you are planning to camp out with Jim, please email Keith acmetnt@roadrunner.com .Also, to register (no additional fee) for that portion of the class as the overnight portion of the class has limited space.

 

COST: $35. Per Person Donation – Cash preferred prior to start of class.

 

WHAT TO BRING: water, lunch, sun protection, hat, bandanna. Optional – headlamp, paper, pen, camera, trekking poles or walking stick, knife (sheath preferred or pocket), please consider bringing an evening meal.

WHAT TO WEAR: Dress in layers, long pants and long sleeves are recommended to avoid contact with Poison Oak, sturdy shoes (with good tread) Consider wearing colors that harmonize with the natural environment.

Sorry – no dogs, nonprescription drugs, alcohol or tobacco (except for offerings)

To register contact Keith Farrar: ACMETNT@ROADRUNNER.COM or call 805-910-6060.

If you cannot reach Keith, contact Jim Robertson at: J3RBRTS@GMAIL.COM or call 310-395-0943

Know of anyone who may be interested in this class? Please forward this announcement.

 

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