Create your own key to the past.

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You will be given a historical and practical view of the weapons and tools you are about to make and an understanding of how and why they function.  Our instructors will lead you through all the steps and processes required to create your very own living and practical works of art. You will leave with tools that are every bit as efficient as those carried by our ancestors through the millennia: a self-bow (one that is carved from one piece of wood) and three arrows; an Atlatl and three darts; a sling and a leather ammunition pouch, a set of two hunting spears and a stone knife with a leather sheath.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Camp
  • Making Cord
  • Natural Binding
  • Lashing Mediums
  • Natural Glues
  • Working Stone
  • Carving Antler and Bone
  • Selecting Materials
  • Useful Plants
  • Natural Workshops
  • How to Use the Tools You Make
  • A Day at the Range and a Championship Competition

Prerequisite: None

Age Requirements:

  • You must be over 18 years of age to attend this course unaccompanied.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Each place booked is for one person only, so each course attendee must have their own booking.
  • This course is not suitable for young people under the age of sixteen.

Hospitality: 

In the best interest of keeping to an efficient schedule and eating as well as possible, the chores of food storage, preparation and cooking on specialty courses are supervised by a Timeless Journey® Camp Chef who will provide  one hot meals cooked on an open fire each day and two cold snacks. Clients must provide their own breakfast and suppers.

At each hot meal, three-course participants will be assigned the duties of:

  • collecting firewood
  • assisting the camp chef in preparing the meal
  • cleaning up the camp kitchen

A duty rotation schedule will be posted at the beginning of the course.

The meal plan on specialty courses will reflect the course content and exercises planned for the day. We will provide you with a detailed menu in your booking confirmation. Please let us know in your booking package or feel free to contact the office if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies and we will try our best to accommodate your requests.

At the base camp, we provide fresh fruit, cookies, drinking water, tea and coffee.

Gear:

You are welcome to make or buy your own gear. Although we would like to encourage you to be as self-reliant as possible, all gear used by students in the course must meet the safety standards of the Quartermaster. In some cases, it may be wise to contact the Quartermaster if you have any questions or doubts about gear crafting projects you would like to undertake in preparation or if you would like to make substitutions to the items listed on the Standard Clothing and Equipment Checklist (Overnight).

On the Stone age Hunting Tools and Weapons course, we will try to help supply you with used gear for rent if you are unable to find, borrow or purchase gear for the course. To ensure a selection and availability of the items you require, please submit the Standard Clothing and Equipment Checklist (Overnight) to the Quartermaster at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Course Schedules and Specifications:

The Stone age Hunting Tools and Weapons Course is offered several times a year, in different conditions, seasons and locations in Canada. Check the list below and read the specifications carefully to make sure that you are signing up for the right course.

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SAHT 09/29/19 • Stone Age Hunting Tools and Weapons (6 Days, 5 Nights) • Valhalla Pines Campground• $1250.00

Course Dates: Sunday, September 29th, 2019 to Friday, October 4th, 2019

  • Start Time: 4:30 pm on Sunday, September 29th, 2019
  • End Time: 3:00 pm on Friday, October 4th, 2019

Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 15, at 6:00 pm

Location: Valhalla Pines Campground

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SAHT 10/04/20 • Stone Age Hunting Tools and Weapons (6 Days, 5 Nights) • Valhalla Pines Campground• $1250.00

Course Dates: Sunday, October 4th, 2020 to Friday, October 9th, 2020

  • Start Time: 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 4th, 2020
  • End Time: 3:00 pm on Friday, October 9th, 2020

Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 20, at 6:00 pm

Location: Valhalla Pines Campground

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