At COTEF we love practicing our skills. There’s never an excuse to be bored after you learn some of the old ways. You’ll start following tracks in the ground, wonder if you can make cordage from that plant in the yard, or see if you can make a bow drill fire from an unknown wood. The skills that we teach are sacred to us all. Without them we wouldn’t be here today, and without them we may not be here tomorrow.

Check out some of the skills here to either get a taste of what we teach, or to gain some new inspiration for the next project.

                The Sacred Order

                        1. Shelter

                        2. Water                                        Skills on COTEF Video: Hand Drill

                        3. Fire                                                                                Cordage

                        4. Food                                                                               Bow Drill

                                                                                                                     Deadfall Trap

Skills & Experiences:             

Animal Forms                                 Awareness                             Baskets                       
Bird Language                                Blindfold Drum Stalk                 Bow Drill Fire             
Bowl Burning                                  Bows & Arrows                       Camouflage  
Ceremony                                     Cordage                                 Drums            
Edible and Medicinal Plants               Fishing Spears                        Fox Walking & WAV   
Grass Mats                                    Hide Tanning                          
Water Purification
Journaling                                      Lost proofing                         Nature Museum         
Plant identification                          Pottery                                 Primitive Cooking       
Quivers                                         Rock Boil                               Rock Work                 
Shelter                                         Sit Spot                                Stalking                      
Sweat Lodge                                 Throwing Stick                        Tracking                     

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