My cousin and I are looking for a primitive survival course to do this summer/fall and he has to decide on his vacation shedule very soon so I'm hoping to have some short term responses.
If you all are familiar with Tom Brown Jr. and his classes, that's the kind of class that would be interesting to me, but not his class exactly. I'd prefer to find something a bit less controversial than the class that Tom teaches that focuses on the skills rather than the philosophy.
We are game for up to a week. I live in WA, he lives in OR so the Pacific Northwest would be nice, but within 12 hrs travel time (by car) from Portland, OR would be just fine. I'm not ruling out plane travel, but that gets complicated with getting transportation out to the country and adding car rental expenses for a week.
As a minimum for course instruction I'd hope to find "flintknapping", making fire with bow/drill etc., making traps/snares, making shelters, ID'ing wild edibles (PNW varieties are a big bonus).
Any recommendations out there?