This is so much more than a class about survival. We are awakening our instincts and deepening the essential qualities of patience, self-discipline, interconnectedness, cooperation, awareness, discernment, intuition, kindness and empathy. Nature and ancient skills provide the best avenue to teach these qualities.
This is an introductory class. We’ll learn silent movement, awareness, some edible and medicinal plants, an ancient skill, listen to a story and play a game. I’m open to sharing with everyone whatever the class wants to learn most.
This will be a very fun day!
Some of the things we may learn:
Nature immersion games
Sensory awareness, expanded vision
Silent walking and stalking
Tracking and reading animal sign
Edible and medicinal plants
Fire making with flint and steel, bowdrill and handdrill
Preparing char cloth
Types of fires for warmth, signalling, cooking and the making of tools
Using fire to shape and bend wood; straightening handdrill shafts and coal burning
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, toothbrush and comb)
Paiute deadfall trap, quail trap and springpole snare
Safety outdoors (poisonous plants, insects, reptiles, bear and mtn. lion)
Outdoors cooking methods and wild teas
Traditional and modern stories