While modern traps outperform primitive traps, we firmly believe in having a contingency skill set that can be put to use when you are in an emergency situation or separated from your gear. Students will gain a thorough understanding of at least two dead-fall triggers and 3 primitive twitch ups (that actually work) and can be used in a multitude of scenarios. With a fundamental knowledge of trapping mechanics, students will be able to manipulate weight and tension with natural materials, even developing their “own” triggers and traps. With thorough comprehension of how traps work, how to set them easily and safely, to properly set bait, anyone in a tight spot can develop hundreds of traps and capture more while saving calories that would be spent on active hunting. The class includes practical hands-on practice at making primitive traps with carved sticks and natural plant fiber cordage.
Takeaway: Students will leave with a fundamental knowledge of primitive trapping mechanics and confidently be able to set a diverse range of traps in an emergency situation. Each participant makes several traps to test and take home.
Am I responsible for my own food and water? Yes, bring enough food and water for the duration of the event. We do have access to a kitchen and refrigerator for food storage.
Will I have cell phone service? Cell phone service can be spotty.
What is the bathroom situation? Port-a-Potties are available onsite.
Is smoking and alcohol allowed? Smoking is allowed, alcohol is prohibited
Should I tip my instructor? Tipping is common in this industry, but please don’t feel pressured to do so. If you feel that your instructor has gone above and beyond to provide you a quality class and you would like to tip them, it will be greatly appreciated.
Cancellations may be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds and credits are provided based on the following:
30+ days 75% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
29 to 15 days 50% of workshop price returned (per person) or 100% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
14-5 days 25% of workshop price returned (per person) or 75% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
5 days or less 0% of workshop price returned (per person) or 50% in store credit (valid for 60 days)
If you do not cancel (we receive no written notification) and you do not show up there is no refund or store credit available. You must call ahead to cancel.