Our Wilderness Year group has been together since September, and we’ve done many things together: we’ve made clay bowls and wooden bows; tanned hides and collected acorns rich in tannins we’ll have to leach out before we eat them; we’ve slept out in debris shelters and cooked on rocks; and we’ve made many, many friction fires.
As the seasons transition between winter and spring, we at Wilderness Year have turned our attention to baskets.
How we engage as caretakers of the landscape? What does it look like for our legacy in 10, 30 or 50 years to support a thriving ecological community?
After 16 years of programs, the Primitive Pursuits alumni network is large and getting bigger all the time. As we’ve expanded our programs we are always eager to recruit new instructors from previous students, many of whom have used Primitive Pursuits has a jumping off point for their interest in primitive skills.