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Wolf Pack Tool Kit

Our first season of Wolf Pack class 2020 will be focusing on primitive tool making and usage as a survival necessity in the Age of high tech.

Every reward deserves a good challenge.  The challenge that lays before you: to integrate your ancestral roots with your living body. Simple, right?! 

Diving into the depths of your Primal Mind. Image by Peter Strain

As we swim (or drown) in a world of high tech wizardry, as willing and unwitting guinea pigs, or high end users, it is easy to feel like a cork bobbing in an ocean of gizmos, images and black mirrors.  Where is earth situated at this point?  Where is your body for that matter, in what matrix does it lie?

Wake up Neo, the Matrix has you!

Through the sympathetic magic of primal technology, your ancient hands (look at your hands, the original tools) will be guided to craft a primitive tool kit with stone, bone, antler, shell, wood, plants, and broken glass as your materials.  Forsaken but not forgotten knowledge that you will re-member back into reality by fusing your native human know-how, however dilapidated, with a re-wilding pack of humans who are up to the challenge. 

By the end of the year, if you’re still with us, we will venture together on a ‘surviving with the elements’ campout to hone the skills and tools you gathered throughout the 4 seasons to see how far we can arrive at our far-reaching challenge.  The rewardS are suited to the challenge:  the experience and knowledge gained, and fellowship formed.  And your Wolf Pack tool kit of course.

(Your tool kit may or may not resemble these tool kits, consider these images mind seeds planted in your fertile consciousness…)

$25/class or $200 for the season (introductory prices)

E-transfers can be made to ElementalCollective2020@gmail.com  Percentage of proceeds for enrolment will go to the Save the Shire Fund.

Please dress for weather in whatever gear you feel comfortable in. It is important to work with what suits you. Everyone is at a different level of wildness and knowledge, and we are here to learn from each other, not show off. Tea and fire will be an essential part of Wolf Pack, but bring a lunch and beverage to sustain you in the elements.

Wolf Pack

Re-Discovering and practicing the Art and Craft of the Human Animal:  

Wolf Pack

Sundays Jan 19th-March 8th (8 Classes)

12-5 p.m.

 $25/class or $200 for the season

Join us for our Wolf Pack Sundays, our Youth and Adult Nature Program, where we will focus on the skills, knowledge and wisdom of rewilding ourselves through a wide variety of teachings.  Elemental Guardians will mentor the Wolf Pack through primitive tool making, tracking, camouflage, hunting skills, archery, fire, warrior training, movement, food processing, and a variety of role-playing games, and missions designed to tap into your inner Wolf 🐺 A team of super-hero mentors will join us throughout the Seasons with the end goal will be a unified Wolf Pack with a shared survival skill set and wild-crafted tool kit.  Drop-in costs are $25/class or $200 for the season.  A good percentage of proceeds for enrolment will go to the Save the Shire Fund.  Our class size will be limited to 12…contact Dante at ElementalCollective2020@gmail.com
if you are interested.  Classes for the Winter/Spring Season  go from January 19th to March 8th.  

Season:  Winter/Spring (January – March)

Direction: North/East

Elemental:  Earth/Air

Materials: Wood, Stone, Bone, Dirt, Flesh, Plants, Breath

Missions:  BushCraft Skill Set, Hunting/Gathering, Ocean Savvy, Self-Defence, Adventuring, Stillness

Virtues:  Team Work, Accomplishment, Peace, Connection, Survival Skill Sets, Flow

The next Spring Season will start shorty after our Spring Chautauqua Event (March 20th-22nd, at Vernal Equinox, the beginning of our 2020 Wild Calendar.

A hunter-gatherer Wolf Pack camping trip will happen in September…date to be announced.

Payments can be made through ElementalCollective2020@gmail.com