The SKILLSeries.LIVE is an interactive project hosted by Georgia Bushcraft and WAZOO to share knowledge from subject matter experts so we can all learn and live more independent lives, together!
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Dr. Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen
Mark is the professional Medicine Man behind the new Medicine Man Plant Co., an avid outdoorsman, foraging instructor, and herbalist. His Ph.D. in Chemistry allows him to really get down in the "weeds" of the science behind plants, their compounds, and their effects on the human body. He's the author of Idiots Guide Foraging, co-designer of the Wazoo Forging Bandana, and runs www.ForagingTexas.com (probably THE BEST foraging resource available, regardless of where you live). He's here with us to drink some coffee and introduce you to the world foraging and what you may already have growing in your back yard!
Even though he has worked 12 years in emergency medicine and 6 years at NASA’s Human Research Facility, it's really Brett's degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and Molecular Cell Biology that has put Fetching Lab Brewery at the front of the pack! He's joining the SKILLSeries.LIVE to share his knowledge and 20+ years of brewing experience to teach you the processes, fundamentals, and the fine balance of science and art involved. If you've ever considered home brewing, you won't want to miss this class.
Beau Harger is a compounding pharmacist by profession and an avid outdoorsman in his spare time. He learned the art of tracking through one of the very few tracking "Specialists" in the United States. He has earned a Level 3 certification in “Track and Sign” (and currently pursuing his Specialist designation) through the Cybertracker Evalutation System, a standard developed in South Africa to evaluate a tracker's proficiency. He has a passion for teaching tracking and regularly offers classes through local nature centers and survival schools. Beau's other outdoor interests include bird and big game hunting, shooting sports, retriever training, and wilderness survival skills. He is also responsible for helping to bring Wazoo's Tracking Bandana to life!
Her epic survival, showcased on Season 3 and 5 of Alone on HISTORY, brought Carleigh into the spotlight. She has been passionate about basketry for 20 years, exploring different techniques and materials, and always adapting to whats on hand (her craftiness with natural materials is truly something to behold!). In this SKILLS class, she will explain some of the basic techniques and various materials you can use to get started crafting your own baskets.
5/12 - Blacksmithing Basics
American Bladesmith Society Journeyman Smith, Forged in Fire contestant, and knife designer, Stephan Fowler will introduce you the world of Blacksmithing. The skill, the tools, and the art of the craft. You can find more from Stephan at http://fowlerblades.com/
5/7 - Machete Mayhem
Joe Flowers is a man of many hats. He owns and started a company where he brings people down to South America on knife and machete based survival adventures with indigenous tribesmen, called Bushcraft Global. Joe writes for a myriad of magazines and publications, and contributes regularly to the outdoor community, concentrating in woodcraft and primitive living. His knowledge of outdoor gear led to consulting on equipment design and function for many companies including Condor where he has designed over 100 knives, and also consults and works with TOPS Knives and other companies. Joe holds a degree in Zoology with a minor in Entomology, and researches heavily into all things outdoors. Joe is an avid naturalist, hunter, fisherman, herpetologist, videographer, beekeeper, knife thrower, guide, and regularly travels internationally in search of knife knowledge and unique animals
5/5 - Friction Fire 101
Tyler operates in the full spectrum of survival skills ranging from top of the line gear and modern equipment in a military environment to running around in the desert in a loin cloth. His diverse skill set gives him a unique perspective on many things, but today he'll be discussing the fundamentals of making fire by friction.
4/30 - Slingshots 101
Well known for winning History Channel's Alone, Season 3 and his hit YouTube Channel, Fowler's Makery and Mischief, Zachary Fowler will introduce you to the world of slingshots. He'll be discussing shapes, sizes, bands, ammo, techniques, and common mistakes to get you started on the path of mischief!