Campout offers primitive skills
Published 6:25 am Thursday, June 30, 2016
State and national parks across the United States celebrated the Great American Backyard Campout last weekend. High Bridge Trail State Park joined in the celebration by welcoming Al Lookofsky to teach lessons on primitive tools, including how to use them.
Park guests participated in a discussion about rope, fire and weaponry. Participants were invited to throw spears at a target in the spirit of an ancient hunter chasing a woolly mammoth.
Lookofsky taught the arts of spear throwing, weaving rope from leaves, creating fire from natural materials and carving knifes from rocks.
Campers and visitors enjoyed learning new skills and trying their hands at the ancient crafts.