Primitive Traditions

Primitive Traditions is keen on teaching the ancient skills of survival, and the ways in which our ancestors used the world around them to their benefit.

Primitive Traditions is a local business designed to motivate and teach people about the ancient skills of primitive archery, hunting, gathering, and providing for ones self in the most natural way.

Operating as usual


Survival fishing... “birding”?

Fun times out practicing sere stuff.


Hand Drill Friction Fire

Be sure to check out the YouTube account for more videos! This is the latest video I made a couple days ago on hand drill friction fire. More to come.


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Been a long time since I posted anything on here. My life has been crazy busy lately with recently getting married, and training to become a SERE specialist in the US Air Force. With that being said, I appreciate all of your guys support and I hope you enjoy the video!


Nice mature doe shot with a selfbow I made three years ago of which I took a nice doe last year as well! Shot this doe at 5 yards on the ground, with an arrow made from red osier, and an obsidian broadhead. There was blood where she was standing when shot and she only ran 60 yards!!! Nature can be so deadly!


My girlfriend got her first deer on the first day out! Very exited for her, she did so well!


The gigging spear. One of the simplest tools to make, yet deadly all the same. The Natives of the Pacific Northwest made spears like this out of wood, bone, and even antler. Since the Natives diet of this aria was mostly consisted of fish. This tool would have been an essential part of their everyday life.


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Be sure to sign up for three hours of awesome teaching! We will be having this class on the fourth of March! The time has also been changed from the original 1:00pm-4:00pm, to 10:00am-1:00pm! Email us today at [email protected] to sign up!! Registration will close Wednesday, March first!!! (3/1/17) Don't miss out on this amazing deal!! $30 per student!

Registration will close soon for our Flintknapping class on the 25th, so email us as soon as possible for this limited time offer. Three hours of hands on teaching with Riley Hayes for only $30 per student! Email us at [email protected] for more information, or to sign up.


Registration will close soon for our Flintknapping class on the 25th, so email us as soon as possible for this limited time offer. Three hours of hands on teaching with Riley Hayes for only $30 per student! Email us at [email protected] for more information, or to sign up.

[02/11/17]   Be sure to sign up for our Flintknapping class soon!! There is limited space available! For more info please email us at [email protected]

[02/06/17]   I am so exited to begin this new year with a Flint knapping class! One of my all-time favorite subjects to teach. And since this class is the first of the year, we have decided to give you a great deal! If you PM us, you can get a spot in this next class for only $30! I want you to get this awesome deal as much as you do, so don't wait! Let us know you want the spot and we will get you scheduled for an awesome time! Thank you all, and I hope to see you on February 25.

~Riley Hayes, Primitive Skills Instructor

[01/20/17]   Be sure to be watching the page this coming spring!! We will be scheduling more awesome classes and activities.


When your three year old sister decides to run around with one of your unfinished arrowshafts, and breaks it... "Well I get to go back out into Gods beautiful creation again." Merry Christmas eve everyone!


Hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas season, and a happy New year.


Primitive Traditions's cover photo


Primitive Traditions's cover photo


Now that's a lot of "Turkey tail".. Anyone know what's significant about this amazing mushroom??


Anyone else out hunting? I love fall.


Tis the season for mushrooms!! I love hunting mushrooms. How about you guys??


Found another cool wild edible yesterday! Who knows what this is?

Also we are starting to plan out some more classes starting next year! Hard to believe it's getting so close!!

[08/13/16]   We wont be having any more classes this year. Hunting season is coming!!!

[07/01/16]   July is set! If you have any questions about classes, feel free to email us at [email protected].

[06/28/16]   We will have a class schedule out by the end of this week!!! Be sure to keep an eye on this page, and share with your friends and families!


We have classes coming up!!! Email us to get reminders on classes and more. [email protected]


Starting on some more hide glue! This stuff is worth the time spent in making it.


I still do this! Anyone with me?

Words of wisdom!


Happy mothers day everyone!

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there. We wouldn't be where we are today without all of you!


Nature is my remedy.


Here are some pictures of Aspen Oysters. This is a great edible mushroom. (WARNING!! Always be 100% certain when hunting mushrooms. )


Primitive Traditions's cover photo


I have a cherry bow for sale. This bow is a kids bow, pulls 20lbs at 20". Arrows are not included. PM us if you want more information.


Got to go out yesterday in the woods and found these treasures! Aspen Oysters, delicious!


Im planning a primitive fire class!!! PM us if you would be interested. I will be sure to keep you all posted.


Who else loves smoked venison jerky? This jerky is from my deer last year, harvested with a primitive bow and arrow.

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Survival fishing...  “birding”?



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