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The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

Primitive, survival skills seminar

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Now here is a class I have never seen offered before.   For the right audience it sounds really great.   This article is from our wonderful on line Travelers Rest paper.

This is such a fun place to live.  Always something new.

Local outdoorsman to lead one-day primitive, survival skills seminar in Travelers Rest

Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Written by James Richardson

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – If you are interested in primitive and survival skills, an upcoming seminar scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 in Travelers Rest may be a perfect time to brush up on old skill sets as well as learn some new ones.

L. Woodrow RossLocal author and Travelers Rest Tribune contributing writer L. Woodrow Ross will present the one-day seminar, covering basic skills such as fire starting with a bow drill and flint and steel.

Throughout the day, Ross will demonstrate flint knapping, cordage made from natural fibers, Cherokee blow guns, atlatls and hand-made bows and arrows, among other things.

Survival techniques such as water purification, useful native plants, trapping, shelter building and other survival tactics will also be covered, according to Ross.

“Although one may hope to never need the skills required to survive in a wilderness situation or in the case of a natural disaster, the ability to do so is very gratifying, and acquiring these skills is a great source of enjoyment,” Ross said. “You will depart better prepared to adapt to the natural environment and utilize primitive skills to enjoy the wilderness rather than feel threatened by it.”

L. Woodrow Ross, Travelers Rest, SCThe course – which is limited to 15 participants – will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $79 per person for attendees who register on or before Saturday, Sept. 28. After Sept. 28, the cost is $89 per person. Attendees who register with a family member or friend will receive a 15 percent discount per person.

Registration information is available by email at or by calling 864-238-1944. Advance payment is required for registration.

Learn more about Ross on his website here and/or follow him on Twitter here.

Read Ross’ “Outdoor Journal” series on the Tribune.

L. Woodrow Ross is a Travelers Rest-based freelance writer and photographer. In addition to his “Outdoor Journal” series on the Tribune, he writes a weekly outdoor column as well as lifestyle features for the Anderson Independent Mail. Ross is a frequent contributor to South Carolina Sportsman and has been published in Primitive Archer and South Carolina Wildlife.

Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

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