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Welcome to Primitive Lifeways

Welcome to Primitive LifewaysHaving lived in the high desert and surrounding mountain areas for over 30 years, we want to share the knowledge, information, and field time experience we have acquired. Primitive Lifeways invites you to join us on outings where we will teach ancient technologies, archaeological practices, ethics, and nature awareness. Our classes offer a wide variety of skills for all ages. You will learn primitive fire, shelter building pottery making, plant medicines, ancient weaponry, basket weaving, prehistoric jewelry crafting, prehistoric culture, and much more. From one outdoor enthusiast to another, I want to thank you for visiting Primitive Lifeways.

Mission Statement:
Primitive Lifeways is committed to the preservation of Native culture, languages, and the archaeological data recovered to keep the past alive. We recognize Native Americans as successful individuals who have endured and triumphed before, during, and after hard times. Furthermore, we see Native American people as artists, doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and good stewards of wild lands.


We Care About Preservation

In 2019 the earth’s population grew to 7.7 billion people. That number is massive, and analysts predict it will climb at an even more rapid pace. As populations rise and cities continue to consume wild and rural lands, there are only a small group of us committed to the preservation of prehistoric and historic traditional technologies. It is our goal and the goal of many who are active in experimental archaeology, primitive skills, bushcraft, and wilderness living to preserve our natural resources and pass down the skills that were once practiced thousands of years ago to future generations. With your support and dedication, Primitive Lifeways will continue to reach as many people possible in sharing these critical life skills that all of our ancestors once shared.