Primitive Wilderness Survival

Phillip Liebel – North Texas

Flint Lock - Flint & SteelPhillip grew up a small town country boy in North Texas. He spent his childhood exploring the creeks and woodlands around his house. Phillip was a boyscout and spent much of his time camping and practicing outdoor skills.

During his teenage years he became increasingly interested in his Cherokee heritage after hearing stories from his mother and grandmother. It began with learning how the Cherokee made their bows and gradually moved into primitive trapping, and eventually primitive living skills in general.

Around the time he turned 24, he decided that he was ready to wander into the woods with nothing but a knife and see if he could last a week. After a horrible thunderstorm destroyed the sad little shelter that he had built hastily, he spent a long, cold night in misery. After that failed survival trip it became apparent that he lacked much in the survival world. From then on out he spent every spare second of his time learning everything he could about wilderness living and practicing each skill until it was second nature.

Upon mastering much that primitive survival has to offer, he then founded a small school to pass on those skills to others. Primitive Wilderness Survival was formed.

Phillip specializes in primitive shelters, friction fire, water procurement and purification (specifically without containers), primitive traps and snares, primitive cordage making, primitive archery and hunting, primitive fishing, fish traps, natural fish poisons, wild edible and medicinal plants, flintknapping, and stone age living skills in general.

He is the founder of the Traditional Cherokee Archery group and has spent countless hours studying the Cherokee’s living skills prior to European contact. He understands the importance of living with the land and not off the land.

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Instruction Offered Includes: 

  • Primitive bow and arrow making
  • atlatl and darts
  • primitive hunting
  • primitive fishing and trapping
  • primitive food procurement
  • primitive navigation and tracking
  • As well as just about anything that modern bushcraft/survival have to offer

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Primitive Wilderness Survival

310 Private Rd 1748, Chico, TX

The Primitive Wilderness Survival base camp in North Texas offers 200 acres of beautiful Texas woodlands. Base camp is in a hidden clearing bordered by a creek and tall ridge line. There are two creeks and 4 ponds on the property. Property has multiple hills and valleys that make the location interest and fun to navigate. Deer, hogs, turkeys, coyotes and bobcats are numerous in these woods. You don’t go a day without seeing wildlife. Small game hunting is also very good.

Course instruction at this location includes: Primitive bow and arrow making, atlatl and darts, primitive hunting, primitive fishing and trapping, primitive food procurement, primitive navigation and tracking. As well as just about anything that modern bushcraft/survival have to offer

Directions: Traveling west on 1810 (from Chico to Jacksboro), Private rd 1748 will be approximately 3 miles down 1810 on your right. When you pull through the cattle guard you will stay right, following the road down through a creek bed. When the gravel road turns right to go to the house, you will stay left cutting through the field and following the dirt road all the way to the very back where you will find base camp. There will be numerous signs along the way pointing you in the right direction. A map will also be sent to you.

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