Fox Fur Tanning
- Class Description
- Gear List
- Additional Information
Class Dates: April 21-22, 2023 (Includes Spring Campout Admission)
Learn the secrets of fur tanning with Theresa Emmerich Kamper, Doctor of Experimental Archeology and specialist in prehistoric tanning techniques.
During these two days you will be guided to tan your fox skin yourself.
You will learn fat tanning, one of the oldest tanning techniques used by our ancestors. At the end of this course you will take home a supple and warm fur that can be used to make clothes or equipment for life outside.
Theresa is a wealth of information on primitive and ancestral technologies and this internship is also an opportunity to expand your knowledge in these areas that fascinate her.
(Photo by Matthew Horwood)
The course will be led by Dr. Theresa Emmerich Kamper, experimental archaeologist and Season 8 participant of History Channel’s ALONE.
Theresa is a passionate practitioner of traditional skills and primitive technologies. She has been practicing traditional skin tanning for more than twenty-five years.
-Weather Appropriate Clothing
-Food & Water
-Head Light & Extra Batteries
HIGHLY SUGGESTED ITEMS:
-Leather Work Gloves
-General Camping Essentials
-Paper & Pen
All students must read, agree, and sign our 2023 Liability Waiver prior to arriving on site.
Primitive camping on-site is included with this class but not required. The class will be conducted at our Basecamp which is a short walk from the parking area. Food and drinks are not included! We have additional Mountain House Meals available for sale in our Outpost. Potable water is available on the property.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
Our Address: 1150 Carruth Rd Watkinsville, GA 30677
Follow the signs for the main entrance and proceed to the check-in booth where you will need to provide our staff with your information.
10AM: Students are welcome to arrive as early as 10AM when the Spring Campout begins.
6PM: Students will choose their fox and will be instructed to place it in a bucket overnight.
9AM: Class Begins.
Depending on weather, class typically breaks for the day around 5-6PM.
10AM: Class Begins.
3PM: Class is completed.
DUE TO INSURANCE PURPOSES, WE DO NOT ALLOW CAMPING ON-SITE AFTER THE CLASS IS COMPLETED.