Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ninja Camp

is on!

See you at 9am.  All your gear will be confiscated.  You will have to earn it back piece by painful piece.  Mistakes will be costly!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Heritage Life Skills Festival this weekend

This weekend I will be teaching at the HUGE local educational festival known as Heritage Life Skills in Haywood County.  All sorts of awesome stuff, speakers, demonstrations, survival and wilderness skills as well as mountain folks knowledge and historical stuff Friday Saturday and Sunday.  My classes will include trapping for wilderness survival and shelters in the field. 

check out what else is happening at the link below-

Thursday, April 30, 2015


Early registration passes May 1st, but for 400 and some change LOTSWild is still the best bang for your buck in Western North Carolina!  Camps open and accepting students now.  Father Son camp in June is a powerful investment for the men of your family - make it happen NOW

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day from Land of the Sky Wilderness School

"But love of the wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need - if only we had eyes to see." - Edward Abbey

this picture portrays trackable-sized objects in low earth orbit

Friday, April 10, 2015

Earth Skills Gathering website is rocking

 way to go Grant - see you out there!

for information on regional schools, gatherings, educational events, learning opportunities and more all related to natural living, permaculture, survival, appalachian folks knowledge, herbs, plants, native teachings and more check out------

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Chai Tea!

An interesting overview for those interested in the terms mentioned.  Qi Gong, regardless of what someone believes about "Qi", is a nice warm up, reduces stress, helps us breathe deeper and more naturally.  It is a regular part of practice in our classes with no need for extraneous validation; it is what it is and does what it does!  Our lineage includes white crane tai chi and da dao chan qi gong. Even the hard style of Tang Soo Do has Nei Gun, or inner strength forms.  Many other arts have similar warmup involving breathing and gentle movement.  These practices seem to grow more important in time, with age, and injury.

Friday, March 27, 2015

I feel safer now

I'm sorry folks but the entire graveyard fields area closed, and entire shining rock wilderness closed without commercial production grade bear proof camping gear, due to 'bear activity', with a $5-10,000 fine is TOTAL hogspit!  Now it just so happens that some of us camp like we are being chased by the VC so it doesn't really matter anyway, but in case you didn't know bears didn't just start breeding last week.  They've always gotten into food, hence the term bear bag.  I've ran into so many, and unless you've got baby bear in a choke hold they are ridiculously mellow creatures.  I've pushed it a few times, Bear couldn't care.  He hangs with the Honey Badger in that regard.  Add to that my mom, in Oakley, is covered up in bears every week and nothing is shut down there (of course), and I just gotta say - the park service must have been taken over by Real Professional Outdoors folks. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

WNCParent; Camp Expo 2015 tomorrow - Saturday!

Stop by, visit, ask questions, see pictures, handle manipulatives from camp at the WNC Parent Magazine camp expo tomorrow, Saturday March 14.  We will be at a booth from 11am-3pm at the WNC Ag Center off of Airport Road in Fletcher, NC.