Nate Summers, author of Primal: Why We Long to be Wild and Free, has been a survival skills instructor for over 20 years with a background in anthropology, Asian studies, and natural medicine. He taught and directed at the Wilderness Awareness School for over 15 years, and has served as faculty for the Desert Institute of Healing Arts, the Asian Institute of Medical Studies, and as adjunct faculty for Prescott College. Nate's passions include ethnobotany, natural mentoring, hunter-gatherer childhoods, natural movement, herbal medicine, internal martial arts, mentoring, and leadership.
Nate holds a Master's degree from NIAOM (Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and B.A.s in both anthropology and Asian studies from the University of Illinois.
"A few hours later we sat around a fire we had made with a fire kit."
"Chunks of venison roasted on sticks over the fire, the smell was unbelievable. We were sore and tired, but also lit up. After awhile, we nibbled on some smoky, succulent chunks. I’ve never tasted meat that good, and some sort of energy from the meat hit me hard. I felt wild, alive, and vital."
- Primal: Why We Long to Be Wild and Free
Why We Long to Be Wild and Free
About the Book
Primal explores the natural human desire—the primal desire—to fulfill our original design. From the telling of anecdotes and stories from author Nate Summer’s twenty years as a survival specialist to conversations with world-renown survival and human nature specialists to digging into the rewilding and free-range parenting trends, Nate explores how humans have—and continue to—pursue “survival” situations to fulfill their deep, soulful longings.
Your Primal Journey
Are you curious about exploring your own inner primal nature? Have you read the book Primal and you are inspired and want to take the next step? Do you long for ways to de-stress, deeply connect to nature, and feel peace and at ease within? Are you curious about ancestral skills and your own hunter-gatherer journey? Do you want to know how to make fire? To move wild and free like a wild animal? To forage wild foods and eat off the landscape?
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