Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Group
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Primitive skills are an important part of our collective human history that have ensured our very survival. Many feel a strong natural affinity to the old ways and have taken up their study, particularly that belong to the Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Group.
However, everyone who practices primitive skills probably has somewhat different reasons, despite the few common threads.Read more about Why do people practice primitive skills?
Since primitive skills must be based upon the bioregional environment where they are practiced, most of our skills originate with the Eastern Woodland Indians that were indigenous to the mid-Atlantic region.
We are not trying to "be Indians," however, but rather attempting to reclaim the aboriginal knowledge that the native inhabitants of this land possessed.
We are trying to relearn and pass that knowledge on to others so that it is not forgotten. We believe that modern society must incorporate the spirit and earth-based philosophy behind that knowledge if it is to survive intact into the future.Read more about Where do the primitive skills that MAPS members practice come from?
Most primitive skills schools teach some version of what is called the “Sacred Order of Survival”, which states that in order to survive in the wilderness, you need four things in the following order of importance:
The order follows the critical needs of your body that enure your survival. You brain being the most important organ in your body all other needs support the brain's continued survival.Read more about What are the most important primitive skills to learn?