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Abalone oil lamp

Darkness makes the candle relevant. How would you know how to love beyond fear without this opportunity? Pictured: Abalone oil lamp with wick made of mugwort...

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Should Modern People Hunt and Gather?

I've lived with the land via homesteading and also replicating Stone Age living. I lived for many years on an average income of $3000/year, with most of the money spent on non-food items. I lived along the most remote mail route in the lower 48 states, where mail came...

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Being with Difficulty

Life isn’t always easy.  Sometimes our lives are just plain difficult, or even painful, and we can’t immediately change it.  We need to “BE” with difficulty. Modern society doesn’t teach this essential skill, but in fact teaches the opposite.  We are bombarded with...

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The Healing Journey of Parenting By Chris Morasky

Despite your best intentions, the advice of friends, and the parenting books that you’ve read, you may some day realize that you are unqualified for the job of parenting. You struggle to instill your values, protect your child from harm, and provide her with the tools...

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How to Build a no Trace Fire

How to Build a no Trace Fire

Choose a location that is free from tree roots, as much as possible.  Sand is the best substrate to build a no trace fire upon.  Dig down at least 3-4 inches and set aside the sod.  Lining the edge of rocks is up to you; rocks hold heat and reflect heat back towards...

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Laughing to Wholeness by Chris Morasky

Laughter is a combination of fear/surprise and safety. You can see this when a child first learns the peek-a-boo game: dad "disappears", then suddenly he’s back and says "Boo". The child's eyes go wide, then the laughter is screaming-joy, like a person stuttering on...

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Why Teach Stone Age Skills and Nature Connection?

As the parent of a 15 year-old son, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the journey we are on together and how to best support him on his way to becoming a man. Having an obedient child would be easiest, but many children that are complacent as pre-teens become angry...

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