Whether you are a prepper, misplaced mountain folk, survivalist, a seeker of ancestral wisdom or just plain curious, this is the class for you!
Join me on an adventure across time to learn how to live easily, free and in harmony with the land. Ancient wisdom fills a packed weekend that teaches you not just how to survive, but thrive with what you can gather! I’ve been teaching ancient skills for over 30 years, led totally Stone Age expeditions and lived off the wilds of Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. I’ve learned from Blackfeet, Lakota, Shoshone, Arapaho, Crow and Seri tribes and am considered one of North America’s foremost experts in primitive survival.
This is not a fear-based course that tells you to stockpile food and ammunition. You will be placed firmly on the journey that fills you with the skills, knowledge and strong heart to enable you to walk anywhere confident in meeting your needs and supporting your loved ones.
We’ll start with modern gear and you’ll learn to replace your items with natural ones and ancient skills. Wouldn’t it be great to hike without a heavy pack?
*You must be capable of moderate hiking at 6,000 feet elevation.
What we’ll learn:
Sensory awareness, expanded vision
Silent walking and stalking
Tracking and reading animal sign
Safe use of knives
Edible and medicinal plants
Fire making with flint and steel, bowdrill and handdrill
Preparing char cloth
Using fire to shape and bend wood; straightening handdrill shafts and making coal-burned spoons/cups
Shelter design and concepts for insulation and weatherproofing
Shelter location based on topography
Water purification using primitive methods
Making rope/string from plants for fishing line, nets, snares, etc.
Digging sticks and rabbit sticks
Primitive hygiene (making soap, shampoo, toothbrush)
Paiute deadfall trap and springpole snare
Safety outdoors (poison oak, insects, reptiles, bear and mtn. lion)
Outdoors cooking methods and wild teas
Traditional and modern stories
From a student after a 6 Day Stone Age Adventure:
“Purely awesome!!! I have never been a hard core outdoor adventurist and thought I would do it just once in my life, but now I am totally hooked to it. Chris no doubt is a national living treasure as he is totally self sustainable in the wilderness. I have not known any person with such broad outdoor knowledge and skills. Not only did we have a great leader, but the talents and camaraderie were so enjoyable." ~ Janice Allen