Tuesday, March 01, 2011
In the Oregonian
Trackers Earth was featured in an article in the Oregonian this February. We seem to be getting a lot of press lately. Survival skills is a hot topic. I just returned from 3 weeks of traveling around the Southwest with my wife, Kirsten. We attended Wintercount, a primitive living skills rendezvous that happens every Feb. near Maricopa, AZ. It was a great opportunity to learn some new skills from folks who come from all over the country. The camp lasts for one week and participants can choose from upwards of 30 different workshops each day on subjects like wild edible and medicinal plant study, hide tanning, black smithing, bow making, basketry, etc. There are also talks on less hand skill oriented subjects like hunter/gatherer nutrition, storytelling, song and dance and kids activities. For me this week functioned as a sort of continuing education for the survival skills workshops I teach through the Portland based, Trackers Earth. I will post some photos from our trip this week.