Apr 14, 2014 Monday

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
l'Espace de Quartier Secheron (1er floor / étage)
Avenue Blanc 7, 1er floor / étage (call 078 721 94 19)
1202 Geneve CH

Nature is a beautiful thing and we are very lucky to live in a place that gives us the opportunity to experience and learn from it so much. But removed from our comfortable civilization, we are fragile creatures and Nature can be a swift, harsh, and unforgiving teacher. However, with a little knowledge and respect, you can start to see that Nature provides everything you need to survive. Come take a walk on the Wild Side and learn the basics to surviving in the Wilderness. Raise your confidence and reconnect with the natural world around you in this course. We'll cover the basic priorities needed for survival and some introductory techniques for satisfying them.

Bring one of the following:
Anything useful, interesting, or inspirational for metal or wood crafting
Beads, colorful stones, or other interesting things that could be made into jewelry (or old jewelry with interesting or useful pieces such as chains etc.)
Exotic or interesting spices (~20g)
Pieces of Cedar or other aromatic wood suitable for carving (maybe 10cmX10cmx20cm)
Scraps or pieces of leather
Scraps or usable bits of metal (for art projects)

About the teacher, Jesse A Heilman

I am a long time woodsman and have spend the better part of my life exploring the wilderness with my family and friends. A native of the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest in the USA, I've taken numerous week-long or longer backpacking trips into the back-country as well as as often taking smaller weekend trips. Under the tutelage of family friend and professional tracker Frank Sherwood I participated in many wilderness survival workshops and classes including, stone age tool making, wild edible cooking classes, wilderness shelter construction, and minimalist fire building. I currently work at CERN as a physicist and as a hobby I like to do small scale metalworking making jewelry and small scale wood carving.