Workshops

January 19 - 20, 2013
Brain Tan Buckskin
With Instructors Darryl Patton and James Gibson

Hands - On workshop learning the Dry Scrape method of turning a raw deer hide into soft buckskin
Come and join Darryl Patton and James Gibson for a great workshop learning the skills of our ancestors. In this workshop, we will be teaching the Dry Scrape method of brain tanning. This is your chance to learn an ancient skill practiced by cultures around the world. During this two day class, participants will learn how to dry scrape, brain, and smoke a White Tail deer skin. Participants will also learn how to take the end product and make a bag, moccasins or arrow quiver. For more information click here

Cutoff date for registration is January 12, 2013 (or sooner if the class fills up). Class limited to 15 students.
You can send a check to:
The Southern Herbalist
P.O. Box 8481
Gadsden, AL 35902
(Mark your check January Brain Tan Class)

You can also call with your credit card information: (256) 504-1603 or you can PayPal the money to darryl@thesouthernherbalist.com account. Be sure to note that this is for the January 2013 Braintan Class.


November 16 - 18, 2012
Primitive Skills / Survival Weekend
With Instructor Darryl Patton

Location: Gallant, Alabama (Jeff Randall's farm)
UTM Coordinates: 16S 05745673 3763572

Cost: $ 300.00


This course focuses on the fundamentals of survival and primitive skills. Some of the skills covered are firemaking, shelter construction, trapping and snaring, edible and medicinal plants, navigation without modern gear, water pruification, and survival kits. There are no housing facilities at this location. Students can make hotel arrangements or they can camp on the 160 acre farm where the event is being held (no charge for camping). Fresh water is available on the farm.

  • Lunch will be in the field. Bring enough food to sustain long days with only short breaks.
  • Be prepared for long days. Bring appropriate clothing
  • In addition to food and water, students should bring a note pad and pencil.
  • Recommended items include hat, sunscreen, soft footwear
  • Camping gear
Cutoff date for registration is October 31, 2012 (or sooner if the class fills up). Class limited to 10 students.
You can send a check to:
TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Gallant, AL 35972
(Mark your check November 2012 Primitive Skills Class)

You can also call with your credit card information: (256) 613-0372 or you can PayPal the money to info@eseeknives.com account. Be sure to note that this is for the November 2012 Survival Class. In case we have to cancel, please do not make any travel arrangements until after the end of October! (Students will receive a full refund if we have to cancel the class.)


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