Ancestral Skills & Survival Lessons
I will help you remember how our most fundamental human assets of dexterity, ingenuity, and culture combine to provide our physical and spiritual needs, and connect us intimately and inextricably with our environment. I will teach you things like how to start a fire without matches or lighters, and how to keep it burning well and use it to cook; how to process an animal for its leather, meat, and bone and sinew tools; how to turn soil into beautiful functional pottery; how to find fibers in nature and turn them into string, rope, and textiles; how to turn stone into tools like axes and arrowheads; how to make hunting implements like bows and arrows; useful plants for food and medicine and how to use them; and much more! What's your interest?
Training & Qualifications
I have been studying ancient technology and survival for over 15 years, and in the process have been shared them both informally and professionally, and continue to make the practice of these skills a regular part of my lifestyle.
Availability & Preferences
with arrangement, I am potentially able to offer anything from an hour-long session on friction fire to a multi-day wilderness outing or small group class covering many topics.
About Thaddeus Koster
Born in the foothills of the Oregon coast range, I was raised by a carpenter and handyman on one side and an avid gardener on the other; building, creating, and self-sufficiency have been my touchston...es as long as I have been alive. I have become a master of no particular craft, but rather moved fluidly from one to another as I gained proficiency in many. I love helping others to gain the confidence that comes self sufficiency; and teaching and sharing my skills is always a joy.show moreOpen to other proposals
Thaddeus Koster is looking for:
- Physical Therapy
- Life Coaching
- Personal Training
- Sports Coaching
- Music Lessons
- Art Lessons
- Language Lessons
- Accounting & Bookkeeping
- Art: Other