Would you like to learn how to see more wildlife? Would you like to know how to move through a forest without being seen or heard? Would you like to learn how to live with the Earth instead of just on it? Would you like to learn the patterns of awareness that all wildlife (including our native ancestors) use?
Once again, it is time for our Outdoor Skills class, with a little something for Naturalists of all levels. As usual, this class is structured to cover food, shelter, water, and fire, but will also cover tracking, stalking, medicinal/poisonous plants, tools and even games.
Specifically, the course material will include (but is not limited to):
-Hazards (such as wildlife, hypothermia, poisonous plants or giardia)
-Habits of awareness (how to see and hear more wildlife, e.g. journaling and tracking)
-Bow-drill fire (with a bow-drill challenge OR Hand-drill fire for seasoned fire-starters)
-Shelters for individuals, groups, and shelters of snow and ice
-Wild Plants (including botany, collecting, edibles, medicine, and those used for tools)
-Finding and cleaning water
-Primitive Hunting tools (such as a sling, atlatl, bow & arrow, traps, etc.)
Make sure you bring:
-Enough food for 2-3 meals
-Cooking pot/pan and Mug for tea
-One Gallon of water per person
-Knife (preferrably fixed blade)
-Writing utensil and paper (including anything else to record such as a camera)