Over 30 primitive skills enthusiasts and nature lovers joined us in the Upper Ojai Valley for an amazing day with special guest Jim Robertson. Among the day’s activities were an Herb Walk in Sisar Canyon, fire making with hand drill and bow drill, netmaking, acorn processing, flintknapping, and yucca cordage. Some of the group stayed for a campfire where we cooked acorn pancakes and other foods over the coals and sang Native American songs and chants. Those who were still there in the morning practiced archery and threw hunting sticks and atlatls. What a fun and information-packed weekend! Let me know if you are interested in joining us next time and I’ll add you to the priority list.
Here’s the same photo as above taken a moment before with flash: