I I stumbled through the rocky juniper brush in the dark Texas night looking for a good place to build a survival hammock. It was after 10pm. The race was to start in less than 6 hours, though it felt like it already had. I had never built a hammock out of p-cord and a […]Read more "I. DID. NOT. FAIL. Hunter Gatherer Survival Run 2014"
I never knew Texas could be so beautiful. The rolling green hills carpeted with Juniper and Oak stretched into the distance. Broken limestone and prickly pear cactus littered the ground. I was at a private campground called Camp Eagle in the Hills Country of central Texas. I was standing around anxiously awaiting our packet pickup […]Read more "Hunter Gatherer Survival Run 2013"
Wildness has always intrigued me. I love learning about and practicing some of the skills that humans have used to survive for hundreds of thousands (or millions) of years. I love trying to connect with what it means to be a wild human animal. Which is one of the reasons I am so excited about […]Read more "Hunter Gatherer Training Video"
With no AC, the truck windows rolled down, and my skin sticky with sweat, the dry furnace of air blew in from the high desert of southern Utah. Four friends and I cruised through the pinyon, juniper, sagebrush, and domes of Navajo sandstone in a dusty pick-up… God, I love it. I spotted a […]Read more "Spearfishing, roadkill, and six days in paradise"
I love learning about and harvesting wild food. Harvesting wild food is so satisfying. It makes me feel connected with what I’m eating and to the environment that I’m in. It is also rewarding in that it takes some knowledge, skill, and effort so when you do find something it can be really exciting. I’ve […]Read more "Hunting Oyster Mushrooms"
In November 2011 we went to Raptor Archery in Hood River Oregon to learn to make Long Bows. Ted Fry and his family at Raptor Archery were amazing. The class was a two day weekend course. We used Hickory staves. We all made awesome bows. It was an amazing experience. Highly recommended. I’ve wanted to […]Read more "Bow Making"
In September of 2011 a group of us Lunatics went to the Red Desert in Wyoming to try out our luck at persistence hunting. Here are are few photos from the trip. We didn’t catch anything but had a hell of a good time and will definitely be trying again in 2012. Here is a […]Read more "Persistence Hunting in the Red Desert 2011"