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Welcome to my Links page! Below are various links and resources that I highly recommend. Please take the time to explore these websites and see what they have to offer. Each link will open a new browser window so you may explore them without having to leave this site



Lifesong Wilderness Adventures

Mark Wienert's school specializes in Wilderness Survival, Nature Awareness, Animal Tracking, & Vision Quests. Programs for Adults, Youth, Family, & Groups. "I've known Mark for over 15 years. He is a dedicated & passionate teacher. I recommend his programs highly".... Richard


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Wilderness Awareness School

Wilderness Awareness School is a national not-for-profit environmental education organization established in 1983 and based in Duvall, Washington. We are dedicated to caring for the earth and our children by fostering understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self." This school was founded by Jon Young, Tom Brown's first student. It is run by a knowledgable and dedicated group of people that are making a difference in their community and beyond" ....Richard


Midwest Native Skills Institute

Midwest Native Skills Institute offers comprehensive Wilderness / Outdoor classes where you learn to use "The Old Ways" to work with Nature to deal with any situation you may encounter with little or even no equipment or gear. " My friend Tom runs this school. He is very knowledgable and has a great enthusiasm for the outdoors. If you're in the Cleveland OH. area, definitely look him up".... Richard


Practical Primitive

, Practical Primitive - We focus our workshops on specific topics and provide sessions on almost any aspect of Traditional and Primitive skills. Do more than just gather knowledge; work hands-on with the tools and materials that will help you to fully integrate a strong and stable repertoire of skills into your life. Taught practically and learned passionately, there need not be any distinction between "class time" and "the real world." " I've known Eddie for well over 10 years. He is one of the most generous and knowledgable teachers that you'll ever meet. I highly recommend his programs"....Richard


Alderleaf Wilderness College

Alderleaf Wilderness College offers innovative wilderness, tracking, and nature programs in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Led by experienced faculty, our courses provide students with valuable skills and experiences in the field of Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Alderleaf specializes in the application of nature skills for environmental
conservation, education, and sustainable living. " My friend Jason Knight created this school. Jason is very knowledgable and has lots of valuable experience!"....Richard


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Earth Knack

Stone-Age living skills

Earth Knack courses are a fun and educational opportunity to realize the true odyssey of Life. Connecting to the ancient wisdom and life skills of our ancestors, and finding avenues to incorporate this knowledge into our modern lives, allows us to rebuild attitudes of appreciation and respect for the awe-inspiring forces that sustain us. "If you live anywhere near Colorado, you need to attend one of Robin's programs. When it comes to primitive skills, she can do it all! Robin walks her talk...rare these days"....Richard


Errett Callahan
Cliffside Workshops

Teaching Ancient Skills, Traditional Values, and Self Reliance. Offering Classes in Flintknapping, Traditional Archery, Primitive Technology. Dr. Errett Callahan is your principal instructor at Cliffside. Callahan has over 46 years experience flintknapping and over 50 years shooting the bow. He is Founder of the Society of Primitive Technology and President of the Board 1989-1996. Callahan has been teaching primitive skills every year since 1971, both here and abroad. "Dr. Callahan is a true scientist when it comes to primitive skills. He is easily one of the best flintknappers that has ever walked the Earth. Erretts precision in his workmanship is inspirational...something for us all to strive for"....Richard


Hollowtop Outdoor Primitive School

Primitive living is a metaphor we participate in and act out. Life is simplified down to the bare essentials: physical and mental well-being, shelter, warmth, clothing, water, and food. We go on an expedition to meet those needs with little more than our bare hands. In our quest we learn to observe, to think, to reach inside ourselves for new resources for dealing with challenging and unfamiliar situations. We build up our personal strengths, and at the same time we interact with and learn about the world around us. In a story we can only join a quest in our imaginations. But in primitive living, we physically leave the contemporary world. We journey into the world of stone-age skills, and we return with knowledge, wisdom, and strength to enrich our lives in contemporary society. " I've never had the pleasure of meeting Tom, or his wife Renee'. His books are amazing. He obviously has a tremendous knowledge of Nature. Also his site is a great resource of information and will help you find teachers in your area"....Richard


Wildwood Survival

The Wildwood Survival website contains information on wilderness survival skills, tracking and nature, from the viewpoint of the ancient philosophy of living in harmony with the Earth, which is what might be called "wilderness mind." "Walter Muma created this site. It's filled with knowledge including great articles, links and resources."....Richard


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Inside Out

Inside Out is an experiential education organization committed to the educational, social, and psychological development of students and adults. We are a multi-faceted company, offering diverse learning opportunities.

Each year Inside Out facilitates an ever-increasing number of school classes, corporate teams, and other peer/colleague groups. Our medium for presenting powerful learning experiences are outdoor situations which challenge participants on multiple levels. " Monica Barrios and Martha Culp run this great organization. I had the opportunity to work with them a few years ago and was very impressed"....Richard


Earth Skills Rendezvous

Gatherings and Rendezvous celebrating our common heritage and the skills of our ancestors. Opportunities to learn primitive skills from teachers who have invested staggering amounts in time in pursuit of their art. "I've had the pleasure of teaching at these gatherings several times now. Working with these people has been a true blessing for me. These unique gatherings happen twice a year, don't miss them"....Richard



Calendar of events and gatherings, articles, and links to great teachers of earth skills.


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Herbal Studies

Wild Roots Herbal Learning Centre

Enderby, British Columbia

Wild Roots Herbal Learning Centre offers a variety of classes, workshops and certificate programs in Traditional Herbalism, Stewardship and Bio-Diversity. Nestled in the beautiful Shuswap River Valley in Enderby, BC, the Wild Roots Herbal Learning Centre is located at the confluence of two major and very diverse eco-systems - the Southern Interior and the Southern Interior Mountains (commonly called the Interior wet belt). The two regions combined contain well over half of the fourteen climate zones represented in the province. The result - a diverse and varied landscape - from riparian wetlands and old growth rainforests to dry, desert plateaus, open fields and meadows, mixed deciduous and coniferous forests and sub-alpine forests abundant in plant and wildlife.


Red Moon Herbs

Our mission is to create potent herbal medicines and inspiring educational opportunities which empower women and men to trust the healing power of plants, the Earth and their own bodies.


Learning Herbs

We are the Gallagher family: Much of what we recommend on this site are remedies and recipes we use ourselves. We believe it is so important in this day and age for families to be in control of their day-to-day healthcare. We want to spread knowledge that will help people stay healthy and empower them with skills to treat common illnesses naturally "I came across this great site a while back. It's a great resource! They've recently launched Herb Mentor.com as well. I joined immediately and suggest you do too!"....Richard



Institute for Responsible Technology     

GMO Expert Jeffrey M. Smith founded The Institute for Responsible Technology. He is the author of the #1 GMO bestseller Seeds of Deception, and Genetic Roulette. "He links GMO's to toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, organ damage, immune dysfunction, stunted growth, and death." Much of Europe has already banned GMO's, including...Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece and the list is growing!!" Start today to protect yourself by joining the Campaign for Healthier Eating in America— a plan that gives the consumer the power to end the genetic engineering of our food supply."I couldn't be more pleased to support this important cause. Please watch his presentation and get involved. Lets stop this insanity and protect the future of our children and our planet".... Richard


The Very Essence

Essential oils are more than basic aromatherapy. Topical application and inhalation of essential oils are certainly the simplest and most common means of using therapeutic-grade essential oils, there is so much more. Many think that essential oils are New Age when in fact their history dates back to over 4,000 years.

Although the term 'aromatherapy' is new essential oils were man's first medicine and are not New Age at all but rather, Ancient Age. Evelyn Vincent helps those with the desire to discover and move from living in a household filled with chemical cleaners and products to a way of living closer with our aromatic plant allies which we have evolved with."My friend Evelyn Vincent distributes some of the finest grade essential oils available today. She is knowledgeable, dedicated and very passionate about helping people with her products"....Richard



Emergency Preparedness

American Survival Store

The American Survival Store. We specialize supplying high quality emergency preparedness and survival gear. Awareness and preparedness are the ultimate Survival Skills.

Prepare your family with long term food storage, water purification, survival gear and supplies. Learn how to be self sufficient, and educate your family on how to survive during any crisis, whether that crisis lasts a few days or several years.

"I came across this site recently. It's a great resource! ....Richard


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Other Favorite Links

Victor is the Bass player for the famous band Bela Fleck & The Flecktones . He is considered, by his peers, to perhaps be the best Bass player in the world! He has won four Grammy awards and been nominated for several others." Victor and I have been friends for several years now. For the past 12 years I've helped teach the nature portion of his popular Bass & Nature Camp near Nashville, TN. ....Richard



Bimini, Bahamas

Dolphin Expeditions- For us, swimming with wild dolphins and living in the Bahamas is a special and privileged way of life. We look forward to sharing our lifestyle with those of you who choose to join us. Our main focus is to protect and respect the dolphins in their home and to do our best to give our guests the experience of a lifetime in a safe and unique environment. Geoffrey runs a first class operation. ....Richard


A place for physical, mental and spiritual renewal. Reaffirming one's connection to Nature in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.



Whether you seek a relaxing getaway or a festive destination, you'll feel at home at Brahma Ridge. Hosts Holly Berry and Rob Denton have worked diligently to add comforts and amenities that work in harmony with the surroundings using Green Living techniques to create a haven for people seeking solace and tranquility.  As well as offering Lodging, hosting Celebrations and Events, Brahma Ridge is a working Farm producing honey, natural herbs and medicinals for the local marketplace. Miles and miles of mountains, just minutes from Asheville, N.C.


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