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THE GATHERING EXPERIENCE

About the Gathering

Teachers and artisans in primitive technology are invited to attend these gatherings to share ideas and methods as well as spread the arts through hands-on workshops. You can expect skills instruction from some of the nation's top primitive technologists and artisans.

 

The Gathering is six days beginning the afternoon of Day 1, classes running days 2-5, and camp clean-up/departure on Day 6.  Classes are held from roughly 9am to 4pm and special activities occur in the evenings after a meal break. Lecture/Discussion Sessions are information-oriented and each covers a broad subject. Demonstrations are how-to presentations with some practical instruction. Hands-On classes provide you with the instruction needed to actually complete a project or practice a new skill.  The entire camp experience is outdoors so be prepared and flexible for Texas weather!

SkyEarth prides itself on being family friendly. Each year we have the wonderful instructors from Natureversity Outdoor School in Austin running our Kids Camp activities during the day so that parents can get a break if needed.  We are

Please refer to our event schedule for a list of classes and activities for our current gathering - the schedule is updated periodically as new instructors and classes are planned.  Below are typical classes you can find at the SkyEarth Gathering.

Bushcraft/Primitive Arts

  • Bow Making and Archery

  • Blow Guns, Darts

  • Javelins and Atlatls

  • Flint Knapping

  • Agave Quivers

  • Yucca Sandals 

  • Gourd Crafting

  • Pottery Making

  • Lashings and Camp Chairs 

  • Felting Wool 

  • Lashings & Camp Chairs

Survival Skills

  • Knots

  • Shelter

  • Friction Fire

  • Pine Pitch Glue

  • Land Navigation

  • Pack Building

  • Trapping

  • Animal Processing/Cooking 

  • Fly Casting (fishing) 

  • Active Shooter Survival

Homesteading

  • Soap Making

  • Cheese Making

  • Edible Plants/Foraging

  • Herbal Plants and Remedies

  • Water Witching / Dowsing

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Animal Processing

  • Sustainable/Regenerative Land Use

  • Canning and Preserving in the Outdoors

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