Classes and Immersion Programs 2017/18

Classes and Immersion Programs 2017/18







INTENSIVES 

Intensive classes are just that! 
All the Basic skills classes include;
Fire making
Stone tools
and cordage making 
with the addition of specialized skills that will build your relationship to the land around you.
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  
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.
In an Immersion experience,
breakfast and dinner are included (in specified classes) and usually cooked and shared together on a 'cooking rotation basis'

It is a pre-requisite to take a Living Wild Basic Skills Class before applying to an immersion program.
Application available upon request.

PROJECTS 
Projects are focused on Stone Age Technologies (with some exceptions) and offered to invited graduates of Immersion Classes and past Project Participants. The 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. 


2017 CLASSES






NEW: Summer 2017 Mini-Immersion
TWISP WASHINGTON

August 1-31 2017

$1,500 USD
Limited time discount for all participants who register and send a deposit before the 1st of July!!!


Join us for the warm month of August in Twisp WA to learn skills, live in community and play in the water! 

During the class weeks  of the summer immersion (Weeks 1 and 3) we will focus on water projects:
 
Coracle building (a skin covered boat)

Fishing techniques: poles, hooks, line, floats, and sinkers.
 
Fish skin tanning and other hide tanning methods.

Hunting techniques: archery, arrow making, awareness games.

Tracking and trapping techniques
Small animal processing.

Wild plants for food, medicine and utility:
identification, preparation and preservation.

primitive tools; stone, bone and wood.

Woven through all the classes Lynx's unique style includes
Story telling, music, singing, dancing and drumming.

During the weeks 2 and 4 we spend our time continuing practicing the skills alone or in the group and/or in leisure activities such as hiking in the nearby mountains, swimming, fishing and canoeing without specific class time and instruction.

Food is NOT included in this summer immersion but usually evening meals are bought, prepared and eaten together on a rotation basis in cook groups that make it fun and easy as well as delicious. Paleo diet  is recommended with lots of additional wild foods and greens from the garden.

This immersion does NOT require a basic skills class pre-requisite and is open to beginners and skilled participants alike.

 


Fall Basic Skills
Intensive 2017
Les Eyzies, FRANCE
600 Euros
(October 20-26)

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
Les Eyzies, FRANCE 2017
345 Euros
(October 28-30)

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.
Harvesting wild foods,
making fire by friction, learning horse language and discovering the secrets of the ancient inhabitants of the Vezere valley.

 

We will sleep out two nights in the forest or in the shelter of a prehistoric cave. Includes two meals per day and a picnic lunch.










2018 CLASSES  


Winter Basic Skills
Intensive 2018
Jokkmokk, SWEDEN
600 Euros 


(27-31 January tentative class dates 1-3 February Market)

 contact: livingwildinfo@gmail.com

7 days of culture, adventure and skills then stay on for the 400 year old Sami reindeer market.
Watch the Aurora Borealis racing across the sky on a clear night insulated by reindeer skins 





Simple but cozy accommodation in a rustic setting on the outskirts of this historic reindeer herding town.






Fire making in winter conditions
Containers
Cordage and bindings
Tracking
Trapping
Fat lamps and torches
Shelter
Storytelling 
Singing and music making
Felting
Carving wooden spoons and bowls
Knife hafting handles and sheaths

















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




Spring Basic Skills
Intensive 2018
Les Eyzies, FRANCE
600 Euros 
(April 1-7)
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 Spring
season. 
Other skills include:

Friction fire making
Stone tools

Atl-atl making
Hunting techniques

Trapping methods
Cordage and bindings
Spring wild foods
Burn bowls and spoons

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

One Month Mini Immersion 2018
2200 Euros
Les Eyzies, FRANCE

(May 1-30)

contact: livingwildinfo@gmail.com 


For one whole month we will live as a tribe beneath the ancient rock shelters that have protected us for 40,000 years.

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.

we will learn to select materials and produce quick green wood bows and arrows from local materials that we will gather ourselves using only a steel knife and axe plus the exceptional regional flint with which we shall craft functional tools and arrowheads.

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.


Stone tools
Bone tools
Friction fire
Cordage and bindings
Wild edible plants


Quick bows
Arrows
Flint knapping
Archery
Atl-atl
Awareness exercises
Hunting techniques
Tracking

Trailing
Animal processing
Jerky
Fat rendering

Pemmican
Pottery
Hide tanning



Singing, drumming and
story telling

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














 
Please note!
Students wishing to participate in immersions must have the Basic skills of Fire making, stone tool making, cordage, bindings and some edible wild plant knowledge before registering.

contact: livingwildinfo@ gmail.com for application

Summer Immersion 
Jokkmokk, SWEDEN 2018
3500 Euros
(June 21-September 21)

contact: livingwildinfo@gmail.com 

Stone tools
Bone tools
Friction fire
Cordage and bindings


Wild edible plants


Basketry 


Bark containers


Animal processing
Jerky
Fat rendering

Pemmican
Pottery
Hide tanning
Clothes making
Reindeer skin sleeping bags


Singing, drumming and
story telling





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


Please note!

Students wishing to participate in immersions must have the Basic skills of Fire making, stone tool making, cordage, bindings and some edible wild plant knowledge before registering.

contact: livingwildinfo@ gmail.com for application



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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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  3. Learning is a process that never ends in life. The knowledge skills and abilities are the best elemenet of life. There is nothing wrong to follow people who are best in life..

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  4. Hi there
    Do you offer say a 3 or 6 month immersion? Where one could get involved in long term project and make a difference?

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  6. I really admire you Lynx. I learned survival skills when I served with special forces years ago, but having just seen the program on 5 with Ben Fogle, I realize that what I learned was grade school level compared to your Wild University in which you are a great master.

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  7. I saw you on Ben Fogle's programme on Tv, too, Lynx, and thought I just might be the "caveman" you're looking for - New Zealand's a long way from Washington State, though! I'm a hunter / gatherer who lives off the land as much as possible, growing my own food and hunting my own meat and fish. Wish I was closer!

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  8. bonjour j'ai vu votre reportage, je suis tombée à la renverse, mais concernant la durée du stage, il était questions de plusieurs mois (4 mois je crois), est ce toujours possible??

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  9. keep going here all of you! we need you, this is a level of wildness I dream of and with still a young family am not able to commit to YET, but desire that this community exists for when we are ready. This is the way it should be. Let's keep building wild community here. More and more people will come to you! we want to be with you as soon as we can. not confident enough to be that uncomfortable with small kids under age 5 even though I dream of it. What do you think? can I talk to other families who went out, how do you guarantee food for the kids? local grocery store? do you bring in all your own food, but how do you store it? What does life look like?

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