One of the funnest things about the work I do is I get to meet and teach cool people around the country and sometimes around the world. At the end of last month, my wife Karen, my son Orion, and I all headed back up to Soaring Eagle Nature School in British Columbia to teach a couple of weekend classes.
I love going to BC. It's so beautiful. Same bioregion as where we live, but everything looks just a little bit different. It's sort of like alternate universe Seattle. The people and community around Soaring Eagle Nature School are great. Curious, fun, lively...and interested.
We taught a Survival Basics class up there, and it really is amazing how much info and experience you can cover in one day. It was wonderful to see people inspired and excited about topics like knife safety, building your own survival kit, making a fires, shelter principles, and how to purify water.
One of the things that always strikes me about teaching this way is to see the strong connection develop between people. It's almost like a mini-little tribe of people is formed. The joint experience of challenge, gathering around a fire, and triumph over adversity brings alive something wild, ancient...and PRIMAL!
I can't wait to do more teaching and sharing like this...and I'm developing a way to to bring this around the world!
Let me know if you'd like me to come teach in your area!