Classes and Immersion Projects 2016/17

Classes and Immersion Projects 2016/17









INTENSIVES 2016
Intensive classes are just that! Class starts at 6.00pm on the first day for an introduction and dinner. Students are welcome to arrive anytime afternoon to set up their personal camp and wander around the site.
Class ends at 4.00pm on the last day, students can spend the night and plan their travel for the following morning.
A gear list and details for how to get to the class will be sent after receiving a $200 (or 200 Euro) deposit.
No two intensive classes are ever the same, they differ in season, circumstance and group dynamic.
To reserve a place in a Living Wild Intensive Class please contact livingwildinfo@gmail.com or the specific class coordinator.



IMMERSIONS 2016 
Immersions are for those people who have more time and really want to experience living the lifestyle. Families and young children are welcome. Classes are held one week on, one week off and while skills are a major element in the program, much attention is given to creating and nurturing community.During the "off" weeks there is always much to do, continuing projects or enjoying the surrounding wilderness.
The Intensive classes are part of an Immersion experience,
food is not included but usually cooked and shared together on a 'cooking rotation basis'

It is recommended  to take a Living Wild class before applying to an immersion program.

PROJECTS 2016
Projects are focused on Stone Age Technologies (with some exceptions) and offered to invited graduates of Immersion Classes and past Project Participants. There is no cost. Participants must bring their own wild foods and primitive gear to be eligible. Our focus is to live in community in a primitive setting while sharing our knowledge and experience. 

Summer Basic Skills
Intensive
$600
May 1-7
Twisp, WA, U.S.A
contact: livingwildinfo@ gmail.com



Fire making
Local stone tools
Cordage and bindings
Fishing kit
Pottery
Shelter
Wild edible and medicinal plants

Two meals are served each day (they are paleo diet based from high quality wild, local or organic ingredients) Students should bring snack lunches.


For those with more time who are interested in deepening their knowledge and possibly joining the Summer Stone Age Project, consider the Forest Summer Immersion.


Forest Summer Immersion
May 1 – June 19
$1500
Location: Twisp, WA,  U.S.A
contact: livingwildinfo@ gmail.com



Back at the Living Wild Camp we enter the summer season with:
Buffalo processing
Wild edible and medicinal plants

Hide tanning
Buckskin clothing
Moccasins
Horse riding and packing
Shelter
Fire making
Local stone tools
Cordage and bindings
Pottery
Fishing kits

All IMMERSION CLASS students provide their own shelters, food and transportation costs.

Summer Stone Age Project
June 21 – July 18
Free (by invitation)




Once more into the North Cascades packing horses, harvesting and fishing.
This spectacular environment has been home to the Living Wild Projects for several years and is full of surprises!

NOTE:
All Four Seasons Projects are open to application from past project participants and immersion students or by invitation only.

Summer Internship 2016
May 1 – November 1
$1500

We are looking for 2 energetic, hard-working people who are interested in participating at the Living Wild School as summer interns.

Intern applicants must:

Commit to the whole duration.
Be 21 years or older.
Have taken a Living Wild class. 
Be healthy and active.
Be community oriented.
Be comfortable in a daily outdoor environment.
Provide your own food.
Bring a canvas tarp or tent or build a simple primitive shelter.
Be responsible and organized.
Have a vehicle and driver's license.

The internship includes the Summer Immersion Program.
If you are interested in staying and living at the school for the following months after the July Project please give me a call.
Activities may include:
Building primitive shelters.
Working with horses.
Hide tanning.
Animal processing.
Primitive cooking.
Gardening,
Horticulture/permaculture.
Archery range.
Music, singing and story-telling.

Kayak building Workshop
August 1-8
2100 Euros (reduced price!)
contact: Nick Taliaferro
nick_oakleaf@yahoo.com

Indigenous kayak-builder and photographer Kiliii Fish has guided wilderness living adventures around the world. After a decade of paddling in coastal regions he has designed modern skin-on-frame kayaks and will hold a workshop in Sweden with Living Wild.
This workshop can be taken alone or followed by the Lake/Coastal Autumn immersion (see below)

Lake/Coastal Autumn Immersion
August 1 – September 19, 2016
1500 Euros
Location: Jokkmokk, Sweden 
contact: Nick Taliaferro
nick_oakleaf@yahoo.com



For those European adventurers we are excited to bring the first Living Wild Immersion program to the wild and scenic location of Sapmi Lapland.

The first 8 days of this immersion will focus on building skin on frame kayaks with experienced boat builder Kiliii Fish (To build your own kayak to paddle away with is an additional 2100 euros)
  
Other skills include:







Animal processing
Fishing
Arctic wild edible plants
Shelter
Birch bark baskets
Blacksmithing
Fire making
Local stone and antler tools
Cordage and bindings

All IMMERSION CLASS students provide their own shelters, food and transportation costs.










Autumn Stone Age Project
September 21 – October 18

Free 
(by invitation)

Join us in your kayak or canoe to explore the lakes and/or fjords of the north. In the land of the reindeer and their herders the midnight sun will be heading south once more. As the cold nights will have driven the mosquitos of summer away the ripe berries in showy autumnal colors will take our breath away.

NOTE:
All Four Seasons Projects are open to application from past project participants and immersion students or by invitation only.


All IMMERSION CLASS students provide their own shelters, food and transportation costs.






Fall Basic Skills
Intensive 
600 Euros
(Oct 24-31) Full
Les Eyzies, FRANCE
contact: Isabelle
isabelle.lencement@laposte.net

In the ancient setting of the long inhabited caves of the Vesere Valley we will harvest the bounty of the Autumn season. 
Other skills include:

Friction fire making
Stone tools

Atl-atl making
Hunting techniques
Trapping methods
Cordage and bindings
Fall wild foods
Burn bowls and spoons


(Classes are held in English with French translation when necessary. Lynx's French is improving!)
Includes two meals per day.





3 Day Horse Trip
300 Euros
November 1-3
Les Eyzies, FRANCE
Contact: Herbert Backhaus
fonluc.com
Ferme de Fonluc
24620 Les Eyzies de Tayac
Dordogne, France
Tel.0033- (0)-553-353006

Continue exploring the valley from the back of one of Fonluc's horses, through hardwood forests and prehistoric sites.

Includes two meals per day and a picnic lunch.




WINTER  INTERNSHIPS
$1500
November 10, 2016 - May 1, 2017
We are looking for 2-4 energetic, hard-working people who are interested in participating at the Living Wild School as winter interns.




Intern applicants must:
Commit to the whole duration.
Be 21 years or older.
Have taken a Living Wild class. 
Be healthy and active.
Be community oriented.
Be familiar and comfortable in cold snowy winter conditions.
Have experience or strong desire to work with horses.
Provide your own food.
Be responsible and organized.
Have a vehicle and driver's license.
Accommodations are simple with wood heat, no cell or internet service and limited electricity.  


Activities include:
Scheduled classes and set-up.
Building/maintaining primitive shelters.
Firewood.
Skiing and snowshoeing.
Working with horses.
Music, singing and story-telling.
Candle making.



Winter Basic Skills
Intensive
$600
Dec 9-15
Twisp, WA, U.S.A
contact: livingwildinfo@gmail.com




Fire making in winter conditions
Containers
Stone tools
Cordage and bindings
Tracking
Trapping
Candles and torches
Shelter
Storytelling 
Singing and music making

Two meals are served each day (they are paleo diet based from high quality wild, local or organic ingredients) Students should bring snack lunches.

CLASSES 2017 
EUROPEAN TOUR

We will once again be touring Europe in the spring of 2017 with a new array of exciting classes in some of our favorite locations and some new ones.




Les Eyzies, FRANCE
The Bow Maker 

600 Euros
(Feb 27- Mar 5)

contact: Isabelle
isabelle.lencement@laposte.net


Quick bows
Arrows
Flint knapping
Story-telling
Singing and drumming
Friction fire

Cordage and bindings

Beneath the ancient rock shelters we will learn to select materials and  produce quick green wood bows and arrows from local materials that we will gather ourselves and utilize the exceptional regional flint to craft functional tools and arrowheads











Bad Münstereifel, GERMANY
(Mar 9-15)


The Hunter
 650 Euros

contact:Uwe Belz
info@wildnistraining.de





Hunting techniques
Tracking
Trailing
Awareness exercises
Deer processing
Jerky
Fat rendering
Pemmican




We will learn and practice a wide variety of hunting skills with both archery and atl-atl then focus on the thanksgiving and preparation of the animal whose life will sustain us.






Berlin, GERMANY
(Mar 20-26)

650 Euros
The Tool Maker
contact: Klara 
klara-marie.schulke@gmx.de


Stone tools
Arrowheads, hide scrapers
Deer leg processing
Bone tools
Knives, awls, needles, fish hooks
Friction fire


Cordage and bindings
Story-telling and music!

We will make Stone Age tools and apply them in a practical sense to give you the knowledge and skills for a wide variety of uses such as fire kits, hide tanning 















Galway, IRELAND
(April 9-15) 

600 Euros
The Fisherman
contact: Sky 
mariabuitenhuisyahoo.com

Fishing skills
Bone hooks
Plant fiber fishing line
Bark tanning fish skin
Local stone tools
Friction fire
Cordage and bindings

In the beauty of County Galway we will ramble amongst the rocks and lakes exploring the skills of the fishing people 









Devon, ENGLAND
(April 21-27)
600 Euros
The Gatherer

contact: Jessie 
jessiebwb@gmail.com


Local stone tools



Friction fire
Cordage and bindings
Wild edible plants
Basketry
Musical instruments
Song and rhythm

We will learn techniques for creating containers and baskets then fill them, singing, with the bounty that nature provides!

Rosazza, ITALY
(May 5-12)
600 Euros
The Wanderer
contact: Roberta/ Valentina
bebamosca@gmail.com
cifaellivalentina@gmail.com 

Local stone tools
Friction fire
Cordage and bindings
Shelter
Wild edible plants
Rawhide sandals
Songs and stories from the mountain trails


Back in the Italian Alps, this year we will make sandals for our wanderings as we discover the Spring wild food harvest and cook our foods on a crackling fire made by friction under the starlit skies





Summer Basic Skills
Intensive
(price/dates pending)
Twisp, WA
contact: livingwildinfo@gmail.com




Shelter

Natural pigments
Fire making
Local stone tools 
Tracking 
Trapping
Archery
Cordage and bindings
Wild foods
Primitive cooking techniques




Two meals are served each day (they are paleo diet based from high quality wild, local or organic ingredients) Students should bring snack lunches.




Bow and arrow making
(price/dates pending)
Twisp, WA
contact: livingwildinfo@ gmail.com

Make a hunting quality wooden bow from a hickory stave.
You will learn:

Stave selection and curing
Bow design
Roughing out
Tillering
Instinctive archery
String making
Arrow shaft harvesting and curing
Stone Age arrow making







Two meals are served each day (they are paleo diet based from high quality wild, local or organic ingredients) Students should bring snack lunches.







Baskets and containers
(price/dates pending)

Twisp WA
contact: livingwildinfo@gmail.com


Learn many techniques for beautiful and functional containers;

Folded berry baskets
Rawhide containers
Gourd bowls and water canteens
Simple twined whole shoot baskets 




Two meals are served each day (they are paleo diet based from high quality wild, local or organic ingredients) Students should bring snack lunches.




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  2. I was in les Eyzies for seven weeks last year, I expect to be there again in August-September.Looks like we shan't meet up,but I might see Etienne there. Perhaps in 2017?

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