Jul. 12 - 14, 2019
Dec. 6 - 8, 2019
Harness the inner forager by learning how to procure sources of food with a strong connection of what our ancestors did to live in times past.
THE HUNTER GATHERER COURSE
The Woodsrunner Hunter Gatherer Course continues as the third step in our survival curriculum. This course builds from The First 72 Hours Course and The Beyond 72 Hours Course. By using our 4 P’s of instruction, the Hunter Gatherer goes beyond mere survival and burrows deeper into long-term skills of living from all resources found on and in the land. We remain focused on using the means necessary to procure protein and other vitamins and mineral-rich food sources while building and maintaining a long term camp, in order to effectively stay within a natural environment as long as we would like. This third step in our survival curriculum perseveres through the process of accumulating the caloric needs in any way possible and celebrates the triumph of our inner foragers.
Our team of accomplished instructors separates this three day course into three curricular sections:
1. Furthering the development of knowledge, detailed troubleshooting, and challenges with the skills from the first two courses
2. Acquiring new skills and exploring existing concepts in order to:
Procure needed food sources
Hone skills to proficiency in a natural and challenging yet
3. Assessing and reflecting as we assimilate all of our skills and knowledge from our cumulative learning
Through these sections, our instructors review and refine guidelines
of primitive and modern trapping as well as the use of various modern
and primitive hunting and fishing tools.
There is no better feeling than the freedom to create and survive!
What Should I Expect?
Harness the inner forager by learning how to procure sources of food with a strong connection of what our ancestors did to live in times past. This course is demanding on both the mind and the body, as it requires walking waist deep in the swamp bottoms and trudging across rugged terrain, only using a few tools, clothing, and the knowledge and skills gleaned from our prior training. This set of adverse conditions is sometimes called "the suck" in survivalist circles. However, our practice and training help “the suck” to become more easily endurable.
What is covered in the course?
The focus of this course is how to acquire the nutritional resources we need to live. Through modern and primitive trapping and hunting devices and techniques, we will teach the proper way to locate, procure, dispatch, and process food. It is important to note that our curriculum is still as valid as it has been in the past to many hunters and fishermen today. It is also a way of life for our instructors. They use these methods to put food on the table to provide for their families. Because our talented team of instructors use these techniques in more than a curricular setting, they are prepared to help students troubleshoot and prevail over their circumstances and find or create the food they need.
Concepts and techniques covered:
Making bannock, pemmican, parched corn
Long term hygiene and scent elimination
Modern and primitive traps and techniques
Lures, baiting, and trapping locations
Hunting and fishing devices
Improvised torch from natural materials
Night time hunting techniques
Bowl burning and utensil making
Food preservation, primitive cooking, and storage methods
Foraging plants and trees for food and first aid
Camouflage and concealment
How to read and predict the weather
Our third-course survivalists will walk away with the skills and knowledge about various proven methods of feeding while outdoors, which they can then share with their family. We celebrate the pride and accomplishment we feel as we use the skills and knowledge acquired to create items we simply cannot carry on our backs. We explore the freedom to travel and live in peace and appreciation in the world as it exists before us. These concepts will be a natural product of this course.
A South Carolina Fishing License must be purchased and in possession at all times during this course. If you are an SC resident click here to purchase a license or a 14-day permit. For non-residents click here to purchase a non-resident license or permit.