CRAFTING

If you would like to learn any of these skills, please contact me to schedule a private class or contact your local library, museum, or nature center and tell them about Owl Eyes Wilderness Survival.

CORDAGE FROM PLANTS
We use rope for many survival tasks such as fishing, making friction fires, building shelters, and making clothing. Let’s learn to make cordage from plants found on the landscape! 2 hours. Ages 7+  
KNIFE SKILLS, SAFETY, & SHARPENING
Knives have proven themselves to be the most useful tools in the woods. They are used to carve, slice, and cut our way through any task that is thrown at us. Being able to effectively and safely use a knife is a crucial survival skill, and a must-know for anyone who is passionate about adventuring outdoors. 3 hours. Ages 8+  
SPOON CARVING

Never use a plastic spoon again! This is a fun class in which you will learn to carve a spoon using simple, Swedish tools! Knife safety is a priority and you will learn effective ways to safely carve wood. 3 hours. Ages 12+

FORK CARVING

Always have reusable utensils with you to save plastic when eating out! This is a fun class in which you will learn to carve a fork using every-day tools! Knife safety is a priority and you will learn effective ways to safely carve wood. 3 hours. Ages 12+
 

BEAR CARVING

Carving animals is an intermediate carving project that is fun! This class will teach you how to carve a little bear out of a piece of sustainably harvested wood. A beautiful gift! Open to mature students who have already taken my knife safety class. 3 hours. Ages 16+ Prerequisite: Knife Skills

BURN-OUT BOWLS

Using coals from a fire, a bowl can be made by controlling how a piece of wood burns. While water can also be boiled right in these wooden bowls, they also serve as a natural personable eating bowl! We will find and gather sustainably sourced wood to craft these with a fire and cutting tools! 4 hours. Ages 14+

BUCKSKIN TINDER POUCHES

Learn sewing techniques and make a cool neck pouch out of buckskin to carry your fire tinder with you on your next woods adventure! 3 hours. Ages 8+

CRAFTING & SHOOTING THE ATLATL
In historical images, the atlatl is often shown being used by a group of hunter gatherers to hunt a wooly mammoth. It is safe to say that almost all of our ancestors used the atlatl for hunting large or big game. The atlatl is an easy weapon to make, but hard to master. Think of it as an extension of your arm as you throw a 6 foot long spear. Carve an atlatl and darts out of sustainably harvested wood and materials while learning how to shoot this awesome and ancient weapon! 5 hours. Ages 14+