Wilderness Survival,Foraging and Wildcrafting weekend
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED TO SIGNUPS. Spend a fun-filled weekend ( Sept, 8-10 ) of Foraging, Wildcrafting and Wilderness Survival Basics in the beautiful mountains of Highland County, Va.
You will learn the basic skills needed in any survival situation.
Making shelter with natural materials- branches, twigs and leaves. Sourcing and purifying water Fire making without matches or lighter Finding and preparing wild foods Making cordage from plant fibers
We teach both primitive technology ( in case you find yourself in a situation without tools ) and their modern equivalents.
We identify an abundance of local wild edibles, then harvest, prepare and cook a delicious wild food dinner on Saturday. You will also learn the basics of making teas, infusions and poultices for administering wilderness first aid.
Arrival and Registration. 3:00 - 5:00 pm Friday, September 8, 2023 you will have time to set up your tent and get settled in.
Bring your own dinner for Friday night. All other meals for the remainder of the weekend will be provided. 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner. The final meal will be Sunday lunch.
Men's and women's bathrooms and hot showers are onsite. Bring your own towel. We provide Dr. Bonner's soap or you can bring your own biodegradable soap/shampoo.
There are covered work areas in case of rain.
All materials ( tools and plants ) for the program will be provided and are included in the workshop fee.
As we get closer to the workshop date you will receive an email with what to bring and directions to the camp. Feel free to contact us for any questions.
Steve Pullinger has been a student, practitioner and teacher of primitive technology for over 30 years and has led countless Wilderness Survival workshops in Virginia. He is also a Master Naturalist, homesteader, beekeeper and organic gardener. He worked for 20 years as a street EMT and is certified in SOLO Wilderness First Aid.
Annette Naber, Ph.D, a retired clinical psychologist, offers creative project coaching and eco-therapies such as forest bathing and teaches backyard foraging on her 58 acre property in Highland County, Va. She has studied the edible and medicinal uses of plants for the past 30 years and has created a home apothecary for family and friends. She is co-author of an upcoming book " Native Plant Gardening in the Virginia Highlands " and sole author of " Seasons of a Wild Life ", a book on re-connecting with Nature.
Contact numbers. Steve 434 249 0419 and Annette 540 290 4033
Registration is at the bottom of this page, click on shop. A minimum of 6 students needed in order to have the workshop.
One work exchange scholarship for a reduced rate of $200 is available. Contact Steve for more info.
Wilderness survival, Foraging and Wildcrafting weekend, September 8/10,2023