Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Count is Coming !

February 15-21, 2015

Maricopa, AZ

We're kicking off our efforts for the upcoming Winter Count Primitive Skills Gathering in February. Check out the video that was done for this years Rabbitstick. There's plenty to learn for those who are novice or experienced in primitive tech skills. Don't miss out. Rabbitstick 2014 Primtive Skills Gathering Conference, Extended HD ver Rexburg, Idaho

Most of the Rabbitstick 2014 Staff.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Early Deadline Extended ! 

Due to the vacation weekend, we're extending the deadline for early registration until Tuesday. Let anyone know who is planning to attend Rabbitstick to get their act together and register on-line today at Don't wait. You'll save $75 - how can that be a bad thing? Get to it and sign-up now.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Anytime is a good time for spending time with friends, and listening to great music. Rabbitstick is the oldest primitive skills conference in the country and has grown to be more than just a week of skills instruction. Be a part of this wonderful week of learning and living the old ways.

Register on-line today and save $75. Go to and register now.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Registrations are coming in and the staff list is starting to get filled out. We're shaping up for another great year, so if you haven't checked-in yet or registered, pleased do it today so we can plan on how many smiling faces we will host this fall. See you soon. 

Cody teaching Signals=Rescue.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2 Weeks Left

Rob Withrow and Norm Kidder sharing time 
at the Sunday opening displays.

Early registration ends Sept 1st so save $75 and register today. Early registration helps us know how many people will be attending, so you saving money also helps us out. Get on the web and sign up at Click on "Register On-Line Today", and you're on your way. It's as simple as that. The staff roster is filling in fast, and things are shaping up to be another great year. You can also help out by going to the Backtracks Facebook page and click the "Like" button to share this great event with your friends. The weather is beginning to turn, and Rabbitstick is in the air. Be a part of this amazing gathering and sign-up today. Join us in Keeping Traditions Alive!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rabbitstick 2014 

is almost here!

Early registration ends September 1. Register today at and save $75.
Backtracks events are normally about 400 staff and students. Over 30 classes each day run from a couple of hours to multiple days and are taught from 9-5 Monday-Friday. Rabbitstick is the original primitive skills gathering. Join us this years and see what everyone is talking about. 

The camp is situated on 500 acres of wildlife easement land on the banks of Henry's Fork of the Snake River. We get regular visits from moose, deer and wild turkeys. It's an amazing campsite.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Everybody Loves To Drum

Beat! beat! drums!
Through the windows—through doors—burst like a ruthless force...Into the school where the scholar is studying...Over the traffic of cities—over the rumble of wheels in the streets...Are beds prepared for sleepers at night in the houses? no sleepers must sleep in those beds...Make no parley—stop for no expostulation...Make even the trestles to shake the dead where they lie awaiting the hearses.    
 (from Walt Whitman)

Let 'er Rip.

There's always great teachers to help you learn 
the beat, and good company to make it all fun.

Don't miss a beat. We'll see you at 
Winter Count 20
February 9-14, 2014.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Vardos and Gypsy Wagons
A colorful addition to any camp.

Cliff Volpe Photo
Cliff Volpe Photo