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                                 Atlatl                                       Awareness                            Baskets            

Bird Language                                Blindfold Drum Stalk                 Bow Drill Fire                                        

Bowl Burning                                 Bows & Arrows                          Camouflage                           Caretaking

Ceremony                                      Cordage                                   Drums                               

Edible and Medicinal Plants              Fishing Tools                         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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