Primal Knowledge is about practicing, teaching, and exploring primitive skills. We define primitive skills as Stone Age skills, basically pre-metal technologies.
The Stone Age ended at different times in various parts of the world. In Eurasia, now central Europe, the Stone Age ended around 5000 years ago. In North America, it ended only around 500 years ago, and in Australia, Stone Age cultures still existed only a few hundred years ago.
"Knowledge is the easiest tool to carry."
Here at Primal-Knowledge, we practice and teach realistic prehistoric skills. Our philosophy is reality, so you can preserve your own philosophy. We do not push any environmental, care taker, conservationist agenda.
Primitive people were exploiters of their environment. They were pitted against nature and were exploiting its resources. In our opinion, primitive peoples were not conservationist. All previous cultures and civilizations eventually exceeded the carrying capacities of their environment.
Our current culture is the only culture in the history of man that has voluntarily reduced its birth rate, and if not for immigration here in North America, would be reducing our population. This is a remarkable thing, but it was not going on in prehistoric times. We got here, to this remarkable prosperity, not through conservation, but by exploiting resources.
Therefore we do not teach classes from a conservationist mindset. If we need to cut a tree, we chop it down. Nature is a big girl, she will get over it and grow a new tree. We do not shepherd nature. We fight against nature: Nature is cold, we stay warm. Nature is hot, we stay cool. Nature is lean, we collect fat. Nature has to be overcome and held back. The nature of Nature is to kill you (and she won't care either). This is how primitive cultures lived, and this is what we experience.
Exploring how prehistoric cultures dealt with the environment, and teaching and mastering the learned skills is what Primal-Knowledge is about. These skills are mostly lost to modern humans, but they can be rekindled, they're still there, and knowledge is the easiest tool to carry.