Primitive Pursuits Day in Ithaca, NY

by | May 9, 2008 | News

Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl will be teaching traditional fish line and hook making at the 7th Annual Primitive Pursuits Day. He will have atlatls and darts available for those interested in the atlatl. Berg will also do a demonstration on the use of tree saps as traditional adhesives, finishes, fiber consoildants and other uses.

Primitive Pursuits Day is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension featuring Ancestral Living Skills, Nature Awareness and Sustainable Living programs, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 4-H Acres, 418 Lower Creek Road, Dryden.

The cost is $5 for youth, $8 for adults or $20 per family.

A chicken barbecue will be available at 11 a.m. for $8 per dinner or $5 for just a half chicken.

Workshops are hands-on and will run throughout the day. Workshop presenters will have information on upcoming programs as well as have primitive items for sale.

Workshops being offered are: campfire cooking and carving animal bone with Hawk Circle; dream catchers and finger weaving with Wilderness Way; traditional fish hooks and line with Bob Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl; return of the fisher and tracking outings with Linda Spielman; native cooking with Tim Woods; and torches, bark baskets, coal burning, winter survival, awareness games, drilling stone, friction fires, spark based fire making and cattail tinder and tree identification.

Additional Programming to be announced with Camp Earth Connections.

Primitive Fire Making Competition to be held at 3:00. Bring your friction kits and enter at the sign in desk.

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