MEET LARRY DEAN OLSEN, FATHER OF PRIMITIVE SKILLS TRAINING

Larry Dean Olsen is widely considered the 'father' of primitive skills training.

Larry Dean Olsen is a giant in the world of primitive skills. In fact, nearly every teacher and practitioner today has a direct or indirect lineage to Olsen.

A QUICK START

In 1966, Brigham Young University (BYU) undergraduate Larry Dean Olsen was offered $90 to teach primitive survival skills to fellow students. Seventy-two people showed up for that on-campus class, during which Olsen taught how to build a fire without matches, build a shelter and other primitive skills that would keep you alive if you had to go into the outdoors without gear. The class was so successful that it was split in

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