Bulletin of Primitive Technology #48, Fall 2014

The fall issue of the Bulletin of Primitive Technology is out and has an article in it that I wrote about processing Blackberry Bark for weaving. Learn more or order issues at their website: www.btprimitives.com

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2014 CBBG Fall Basketry Retreat

This year I attended the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild‘s fall retreat at Camp Magruder, OR. I’ve been a member of the guild for 3 years now, but hadn’t yet made it out to the yearly retreat. A few months back the weavers in Eugene had me come down and show them how to prepare Himalayan […]

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Thoughts on Death

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I think about death all the time. Mostly because I am a hypochondriac. I often think about the possibility of contracting some disease or parasite or virus from my rewilding activities. I spend restless nights psyching myself out reading pseudo-medical websites. What if I died from Raccoon Roundworm after picking up a roadkill and skinning it? […]

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Bow-Drill Busking @ Last Thursday

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I’ve been lighting bow-drills on the streets of Portland for 15 years now. It’s still fun, but man were my arms tired!

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Agriculture Revisited

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In my chapter called “Agriculture Vs. Rewilding” I wrote about how agriculture is inherently destructive. I’ve lately come to revise this idea a bit. What inspired me to do this was looking at the origins of agriculture itself, and hearing from a few people that there are still agricultural people alive today who did not […]

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Satelite Press Transmission Interview

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Nathan from Tranmission interviewed me the other day about my non-profit Rewild Portland and the philosophy of rewilding. Check it out here: http://satellitepress.org/index.php/2013/04/18/rewilding/

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Paleofantasyfallacy

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When I saw Paleofantasy on the shelf at the bookstore, I got excited. “Finally, another Clan of the Cavebear!” I was disappointed to discover that Paleofantasy is not a fictionalized novel about paleo peoples. Rather, it is a pop-cultural, non-fiction book about how the paleo craze (that has been growing for some time now) is […]

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Rewild Portland Spring Fundraiser

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3 Reasons to Learn Chinuk Wawa

Chinook Jargon (Chinuk Wawa in the language) is the original lingua-franca of Cascadia, born out of the coming together of different cultures during the fur trade era of the early 1800’s. Part Chinookan, Nuu-chah-nulth, Salish, French, and English, this creole spread from it’s central location of Chinookan Villages here where Portland sits today, all the […]

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Reality Check

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(Note: Urban Scout wanted me to title this post “Man vs. Wild vs. Rewilding”, but I no longer let him call the shots around here!) Dear Reality Television Casting Directors, I have received enough e-mails and phone calls from you over the years that I thought I should just write this form letter so that […]

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A Rewilder’s Guide for Living Off the Grid

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Miles Olson is an inspirational rewilder who lives and breathes the mechanics of rewilding. He has lived on the fringes of civilization for a decade. His stories have been inspiring me ever since I had the pleasure to sit around the same campfire with him some years ago. He has finally written a book that […]

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