Primitive Skills Weekend

What to expect:

Come join Matt Graham, TV host with Discovery and National Geographic the friendly team at the majestic Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch for a weekend of primitive skills! This is a chance for you to learn both primitive and life-saving survival skills under a more controlled setting.

The days will be spent hiking in the back-country and beautiful slick rock canyons of southern Utah or up on the high peaks the Aquarius Plateau while learning about a host of edible and medicinal plants, how to build fire by friction, water procurement, survival shelters, tracking, primitive fishing, trapping and more. This is a great opportunity for a family or individual to gain some valuable insight regarding practical and primitive survival skills in a short amount of time while still having the comforts of the lodge to come back to after a long day of skills and hiking.

Workshop Details:

Each workshop is designed to offer a more extensive hands on approach with limited enrollment to offer the most individualized attention to each student.

Package Includes:

  • Learn about edible & medicinal plants
  • Instruction to build your own fire by friction
  • Time with survival shelters & primitive fishing
  • Hikes to learn about hunting and tracking
  • Personal time in nature
  • Remote Base camp setting at the base of Boulder Mountain National Forest
  • Organic meals provided by Sweetwater Kitchen

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All materials and food will be covered in the cost of the workshop. Lodging is available at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. Camping is available at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch at no additional cost. Organic delectable meals will be provided through Sweetwater Kitchen by Chef Eric Arballo.

Matt’s Biography

Matt Graham has been teaching primitive-living skills for about 20 years. After moving to the Sierra mountain range at age 17, he began to climb, mountain run and learn Native American living skills from the Miwok, Paiute and others. At that time, Matt would take long runs into the backcountry with a few items tied around his waist, forage for food and build shelters. Afterwards, Matt moved to the Grand Canyon during a Walkabout, ran the Pacific Crest Trail through California, then peddled his bicycle to Utah. There he became immersed in the Hunter Gatherer lifestyle that people had once lived: connected with the earth & living with the land. After sharing his knowledge with a TV world, he is back in his home country of Utah offering hands on instruction with valuable skills that can deepen your connection to your roots and this planet.

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