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The Blacksmith’s Primitive Toolbox and Field Blade: Fall 2016


In a post-disaster situation, tools can become very valuable when supplies are not readily available and rebuilding work must go on. Blacksmith and instructor James Brock specializes in turning salvage and scrap metal into workable tools that are strong, built to last and functional.


This 2-day workshop will explore building a primitive toolbox. The class will be limited to 8 students, each with their own project of forging one item of their own choice that will towards building a completely customized set of tools.

Possibilities include a hand-forged hatchet, a pry-bar, or a flat-head screwdriver; however the instructor is open to trying other tools, depending on the level of difficulty and the level of skill with the student. Students also have the option of hand-forging a field/foraging/fighting blade. (this must be requested prior to the class so the proper steel is made available)

**If there is a tool you would like to make, please email suchil at thehumanpath dot com, and we can verify if it is one that can be done within the scope of this class.



Class date: November 12 – 13th, 8 am – 4 pm

Lunch will be provided.

Students are welcome to camp over at the school, but will need to bring their own breakfast and dinner meal. Hammock or tent camping is encouraged for those who want to explore working longer.

Class Tuition: $220. A minimum of a $120 non-refundable deposit is required to RSVP for this class.

Tuition must be paid before the class begins to hold your spot. **Please be aware of the school’s cancellation and no-show policy.

Class Size: limited to 8 students.

**Please note that the $120 deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.


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Dates: This is a 4 week online course beginning on January 30th, 2023.

All course materials can be downloaded for personal future reference and use.

*Shipping of the poster is included for free with course tuition within the US. A digital copy will be provided to students outside of the US.

The online classroom access will close 4 weeks after the last week of class. Access will close on March 31st, 2023.

Registration closes on February 13th, 2023.

Course Hours: 16 contact hours for Physiology and Plant Science as well as Austere Medicine.


If you are located outside of the US, you will receive a digital copy of the poster that is being mailed out to students that you can have printed!

Early Bird Tuition: $70, available until 1/1/23 (Online processing fees apply.)

Early Bird Venmo/Check/Money Order/E-invoice Discount: $70 until 1/1/23 (No processing fees)


Regular Tuition: $90 (Processing fees apply)

Venmo/Check/E-invoice/Money Order Discount: $90 (No processing fees)

This is a 4-week online course that can be taken anywhere that you have an internet connection. You do not need to be in our area to participate.