asker What are you doing this summer and what is tipi living like? It sounds really interesting!

This summer I am an instructor for an organization that teaches primtive survival skills and naturalist skills to children. This entails not only teaching these skills, but planning out week long programs that will frame them in a meaningful way. It’s a lot of work but also a lot of fun and very rewarding. And tipi living is so rad! My friend who I share the tipi with and I are are currently undertaking a series of primitive projects (shelves, cordage, baskets, hides, etc.) after work to make the tipi more homey. Swimming in the nearby creek is also a daily staple of tipi living. And, fires every night keep it pretty toasty in there, and we’ve been trying new wild teas when we can in the evenings, by way of rock-boiling water.

Only four more nights of sleeping alone.
Three nights after tonight. I think I can do that.

Sorry I’ve been so absent, tumblr. Between not having a computer of my own, and spending four or five nights of the week sleeping in a tipi it’s been kind of hard to update. This WSIC course has been more incredible that words can describe. The incredible people I’ve met and bonded with, and the learning that starts with the sunrise and extends beyond the sunset… I wouldn’t trade it for a thing. I might write about it when I get time.

After I finish the WSIC, I should have my own computer. Also, I’ll be working as an instructor (stoked) and will be spending a few more nights a week inside (not stoked) so I should be posting a bit more here. I’ll also have a few free weeks, but some of them will hopefully be spent road tripping. I can update on the road, so bear with me here.

Also, other exciting news about learning I might be doing in the future. I found a falconer to potentially apprentice with, later in the summer I may be returning to Tracker for the Philosophy I class, and in the fall I’m likely going to miss a week of class for The Art of Mentoring workshop! Just… wow. I feel so blessed to have all these amazing people, opportunities and learning experiences in my life these past few months. Endless gratitude, universe. Really.

Wilderness Skills Instructor Certification course for the next few weeks. Which means until Saturday, I’ll be away from any sort of internet, and therefore, tumblr.

When it comes to harvesting wild edibles, there is no shortage of plants that contain the minerals and vitamins we need to remain healthy. In fact, because of the conditions in which they grow wild plants contain many-fold the nutrients of their domestic counterparts. Springtime arrived, and with it, nature’s green bounty. Recently, I’ve been researching and sampling wild edibles. While nutrients are not an issue, what I have noticed is that high-calorie wild edibles are far less common. If you’re incorporating them into dishes in your own kitchen, that’s all good and well, but what about in a survival situation? And so after doing some bookwork, I bring to you a short list of some calorie-rich wild edibles! However, wild edibles require and amount of calorie expenditure to gather and process, which is important to remember. I’m picking these species because they’re native to the Northeast, but most of them grow all over the place. Anyways, enjoy!

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16 Mar 12 at 1 pm

Some treasures we found on an island with two actie fox dens. 

Some treasures we found on an island with two actie fox dens. 
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16 Mar 12 at 1 pm

Picture from a fossil hunting adventure last week him and I went on. Walked around barefoot for most of it. That’s my foot, by the way.

Picture from a fossil hunting adventure last week him and I went on. Walked around barefoot for most of it. That’s my foot, by the way.
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12 Oct 11 at 1 am
tags: coyotes  woods  personal  forest 

Another late night in the woods. It’s like the coyotes knew.

paris-in-winter:

(by ole thomas)
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10 Oct 11 at 12 pm

inverse-a:

002 by Ryan Hancock on Flickr.

(Source: tommy-blue)

tags: forest  trees  nature  art  photography 
inverse-a:

002 by Ryan Hancock on Flickr.
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10 Oct 11 at 12 pm

(Source: holybaozi)

tags: deer  forest  vintage 
colour-distortion:

untitled by thaaaot on Flickr.
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10 Oct 11 at 12 pm

(Source: hverfulu)

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10 Oct 11 at 12 pm

p4th0s:

. by tikktakk on Flickr.

(Source: gildings)

p4th0s:

. by tikktakk on Flickr.
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10 Oct 11 at 12 pm

oliviaciotoliphotos:

path on Flickr.

(Source: skopunargledi)

tags: autumn  fall  leaves  trees  forest  woods  fence  trail  path 
oliviaciotoliphotos:

path on Flickr.