Ancient Pathways is for people who realize that our gatherer-hunter past is still alive within us. For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors lived directly with the land, and our ancient instincts are still present, though covered by a thin veneer of modern sophistication.
Re-learning our connection with the land and the fascinating skills necessary to meet our needs:
Teaches us how to satisfy our needs and builds confidence.
Teaches the value of cooperation.
Teaches an indigenous perspective on our modern choices as we learn ancient wisdom.
Makes camping and hiking more fun!
Answers the question of “What if I got lost or hurt and needed to spend the night in the woods?”
Will open your awareness and sense of gratitude in ways you can’t yet imagine!
We will learn to:
Make fire by rubbing sticks together.
Identify and use wild food and medicine plants.
Build a waterproof shelter using only natural materials.
Make rope and string from plants.
Track, stalk and move silently with expanded awareness.
Set primitive deadfall traps and snares (vegetarians may set traps to catch tofu).
Navigate without a compass.
Deepen our knowledge of ourselves and our connection with the land and people.
Practice indigenous wisdom as we "seek what they sought."
Instructor Chris Morasky has been teaching ancient skills for over 25 years, and he is recognized as one of the foremost instructors in North America. Chris lived in a tipi for 6 years, was attacked by a moose and a bear, and has spent time learning from Lakota, Blackfeet, Shoshone, Arapahoe, and Serri tribes. Chris has also led totally Stone Age trips into the wilderness wearing buckskin clothing, carrying a handmade bow and stone pointed arrows, and with a willow packbasket on his back.
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