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    • Date: Watch for this class in Fall of 2018
    • Location: Ffynnon Sacred Land, Vernonia, OR
    • Cost: $350

Join us on an adventure across time to learn how to live easily, freely and in harmony with the land. Ancient wisdom fills 4 incredible days while you learn not just how to survive, but thrive with what you can gather! This is not a fear-based course or a test of your toughness. Our journey covers the skills, knowledge and best approaches to enable you to walk anywhere confident in meeting your needs and supporting your loved ones. We’ll start with all of the gear that you want to bring and I’ll show you how to replace it with the tools and skills of the wild lands.

I’m sure that you already know how to hike, so we will only hike when we need new resources. I prefer to focus on skills… living the life. Plan on an experience that you’ll never forget!

Here are just some of the topics you’ll learn about:

  • Sensory awareness, expanded vision
  • Silent walking and stalking
  • Tracking and reading animal sign
  • Camouflage
  • Safe use of knives
  • Edible and medicinal plants
  • Basketry
  • Stone tools
  • Fire making with bowdrill and handdrill
  • Preparing tinder
  • 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
  • Make an effective primitive toothbrush
  • Paiute deadfall trap, springpole and running snare
  • Safety outdoors (poisonous plants, insects, reptiles, bear and mtn. lion)
  • Useful knots
  • Outdoors cooking methods and wild teas
  • Accessing intuition
  • Primitive navigation
  • Traditional and modern stories
  • Wilderness ethics

And much more!!!

From a student after a 6-day Survival Skills Intensive:

“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