There is still time to harvest cordage plants here in central Va. With the lack of rain the plants are still holding up quite well. There seems to be an abundance of Milkweed this year and Dogbane is always around. More on this next month.
The spring 2017 workshop schedule is set. The first Primitive Survival skills 101 will be March 25th, and the first Advanced Friction Fire workshop will be on April 8, 2017. Don't forget that I can do personal workshops at your location/date on request.
Found that Witch Hazel will work for the fire board in bow drill fire making. It is one of the hardest to use it seems but it's nice to know it works. That makes 15 native trees that I have had success with.
We're now on Facebook. Social media is not my fun thing to do but it seems thats the best way to get the word out for classes and info. All likes and shares are appreciated !!
If you need some good winter reading I would recommend Tom Brown's 'Edible and Medicinal plants' field guide. For me, it is one of the best edible plant books out there. For fun reading, Jean Auel's 'Clan of the Cave Bear' and ' The Valley of Horses' are good books that show how all the primitive skills work in a real life environment.
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