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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."


Chris Morasky is a wildlife biologist with over 30 years experience teaching Stone Age skills and nature connection and is considered one of the top Stone Age skills experts in North America.  Chris has lived most of the past 20+ years in the wilderness and small communities of British Columbia, Idaho and Utah.  He lived in a tipi for 6 years, homesteaded along the most remote mail route in the lower 48 states, led totally Stone Age expeditions into the wilderness of Idaho and Oregon, worked in the most dangerous job in the world, was one of the largest python breeders in Canada, was a waiter at a 4 Star restaurant, managed over $100 million worth of property in Park City, UT, and has had 6 near-death experiences.  His teachers include Lakota, Shoshone, Arapaho, Crow, Blackfeet and Serri tribesmen, many wilderness skills experts and life itself.  Chris’ workshops focus on awakening instincts, ancient skills and deep nature connection as doorways to understand more fully who we are and why we're here. 

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