We aim to "live" in the wilderness, rather than "survive" it to get back to civilization.
Our programs focus on re-kindling and applying the practical skills based on ancient knowledge, experiencing the inter-dependency necessary in community living, and nurturing an appreciation for the Earth as a living organism. We do this through intensive hands-on wilderness living skills training, teaching people how to harvest and transform the gifts of nature for everyday needs such as tools, fire, shelter, food.... in a conscientious and sustainable manner, as the ancients did.
- basic skills; fire making and bindings
- wild edible and medicinal plants
- large animal processing
- bow and arrow making
- hunting and trapping methods
- fishing techniques
- hide tanning
- clothing and moccasin making
- stone and bone tools
- horse riding, packing and driving
- ecology and nature awareness
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What we offer:
Four Seasons Prehistoric Project is a small school located in North Central Washington. Our goal is to offer high quality instruction in Stone Age living skills to give people the confidence to live in the wilderness simply yet comfortably.
We are experienced and passionate about
not just teaching the skills but making them a part of our daily life. This school is not our job; it's our way of life. We live simply, wear buckskin clothing, and eat wild foods, happy to live in a sustainable, respectful manner.
We offer small classes limited to 10-15 participants so that people can get the individual attention necessary to learn the skills effectively.
We've spent a long time thinking about the sequences of skills taught in our classes so that you can experience how the tools you make are used in their appropriate context. For instance, we will teach you how to make stone tools, then let you use them in a variety of tasks throughout the rest of classes so that you can test their effectiveness when used properly.
We strongly believe that learning primitive living skills is best done by being immersed in a primitive living setting. Therefore, participants stay at a primitive camp where meals are cooked on an open fire, water is carried from the nearby creek, and people tell stories or play music around the campfire as entertainment.
Moreover, we give you time to get acquainted to new tools and materials, letting you gain experience and comfort with things that maybe unfamiliar.
THE TRIBE IS GATHERING…..
Most of my students go on to teach these valuable and disappearing skills themselves, many of them coming back to experience the “Projects” year after year.
We have a permanent base in the Twisp River drainage on the beautiful eastern slopes of the North Cascades in Okanogan county, Washington.
We are still looking for a large, wild place for an extended year-long program for 2015/16
- Large tract of private land, in or near mountainous wilderness.
- Spacious private camping area for 10-20 participants.
- Surface water (river, springs, lakes.)
- Timbered land (with plenty of available camp fire wood.)
- Permission to build a traditional winter lodge.
- Meadows or pasture (For horses and/or other domestic animals.)
- Preferably in the state of Washington, Montana, Oregon, Wyoming, Colorado or Utah.
So come Live Wild and help make the world a better place.