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Gatherings & Knap-Ins

These gatherings take place every year about the same time, and usually the same place. Websites and contact details do change over time, so please send us a note if a listing needs to be updated. Thank you!

Classroom in the Woods DVD. FEBRUARY

Winter Count - Maricopa, AZ - Joshua Sage and Kirsten Szykitka - 2119 Calle Tecolote - Santa Fe, NM 87505 - 505-570-9484.

Stone Age & Primitive Arts Festival - Ochlockonee River State Park, Florida. Contact: Jason Vickery, Park Service Specialist - Ochlockonee River State Park - 429 State Park Road - Sopchoppy, FL 32358 - 850-962-2771

Florida Earthskills Gathering - Little Orange Creek Nature Park. Hawthorne, Florida.


Foraging the Mountain West. MARCH

Piedmont Earthskills Gathering - Shakori Hills, Pittsboro, NC. Contact: piedmontearthskillsgathering@gmail.com.

Glass Buttes Knap-In - Central Oregon. Contact: rockylmale@yahoo.com.

Acorn Gathering Central Coast of California, just north of Santa Ynez. Contact: Acorn Gathering, 4 San Marcos Trout Club, Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Participating in Nature: Wilderness Survival and Primitive Living Skills. APRIL

Rivercane Rendezvous - Cherokee Farms, LaFayette, Geogia. Contact: Earthskills Rendezvous, Inc. - PO Box 10 - Marble Hill, GA 30148. 866-787-2263 or 919-610-1037 - fuz.sanderson@gmail.com.

Buckeye Gathering - Lake Concow Campground - Chico, California.



Botany in a Day. MAY

Slickrock Gathering - Boulder, Utah. Contact: Boulder Outdoor Survival School, Inc. (BOSS) - PO Box 1345 - Boulder, UT 84716. 800-335-7404 - info@boss-inc.com.

Between the Rivers - Northeastern Washington. Contact: Patrick Farneman - Bridges to the Past - PO Box 14 - Valley, WA 99181 - patrickf@bridgestothepast.org.

Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering (MAPS Meet) - Near Shenandoah National Park, Virginia - Bill Kaczor, MAPS Coordinator, 240-832-5435.

The Sharpening Stone - 106 NW "F" st. #240 - Grants Pass, OR 97526. thesharpeningstone@gmail.com

Headwaters Gathering - Ontario. - Skeet Sutherland. info@wildernessschool.ca


JUNE

Art of Nothing Dvd cover. Ancient Arts Festival & Knap-In - Deerassic Park Education Center - Cambridge, OH - Chris Fausett - 740-435-3335 - chris@deerassic.com.

Earth Knack Gathering - Boulder, Colorado - Robin Blankenship - PO Box 508 - Crestone, CO 81131 - 719-256-4909 - earthknack@yahoo.com.

Saskatoon Circle - Katie Russell - PO Box 455 - Twisp, WA 98856 - 509-449-1290 - saskatoongathering@gmail.com.

Firefly Gathering - Natalie - PO Box 1991 - Ashville, NC 28802 - 206-661-6550 - fireflygathering@yahoo.com.

Dirt Time Gathering - Sequoia National Forest, California - Alan Halcon - Alan@dirttime.com.


JULY

Art of Nothing Dvd cover. Echoes in Time - Willamette Valley, Oregon - Peter Bauer - PO Box 6582 - Portland, OR 97228. 503.863.8462 peter@rewildportland.com

The Whippoorwill Festival - Skills for Earth-Friendly Living - Lago Linda Hideaway, 950 Blacks Ridge Road, Beattyville KY 41311 - 859-447-6534 - davecooper928@yahoo.com

Firemaker Primitive Skills Gathering - c/o 4190 Blenkinsop Rd - Victoria, BC V8X 2C4 Canada. info@firemaker.org

Elements Gathering - Near Springville, CA - Chris Morasky amd Rachel Natland - 6054 Crape Myrtle Court - Woodland Hills, CA 91367 - 310-375-1671 -info@elementsgathering.com


AUGUST

Great Lakes Primitimes Gathering - Chelsea, Michigan - . Dale and Sue LaPointe - 1842 Lerene - Walled Lake, MI 48390 - 248-669-0407. glpgathering@gmail.com

Three Days at the River: Art of Nothing Vol. 1 Dvd. Lake Superior Traditional Ways Gathering - Lake Superior - 715-813-0243

Rat Root Rendezvous - Wildwood, Alberta - Randy and Lori Breeuwsma - Box 483, Wildwood, Alberta, Canada - T0E 2M0 - 780-325-2345. randy@karamat.com

4 Corners Earth Skills Gathering - Durango, Colorado - Cannon - info@wintermoontribe.org


Mountain Meadows: Art of Nothing Vol. 2 Dvd. SEPTEMBER

Trading blanket at Rabbitstick Rendezous. Rabbitstick Rendezvous - Rexburg, Idaho - Dave & Paula Wescott - PO Box 905 - Rexburg, ID 83440 - 208-359-2400. Dwescot@aol.com

Bois D' Arc Primitive Skills Camp & Knap-In - Hulston Mill Historic Park, near Greenfield MO - 104 N. Arrowhead Rd. Willard, MO 65781 - 417-742-0773. bo@firstearth.org


Tom,

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to write Participating in Nature, its been a wonderful help to me in my outdoor experiences.

Participating in Nature: Wilderness Survival and Primitive Living Skills. For years i have searched the internet for information on "survival" or "outdoor skills" but with my dumb luck, never turned up much useful info. I finally "am a kid flipping burgers" (or used to be) so i had enough money to purchase a few books on the subject, including yours. Needless to say i have finally found some very useful skills to experiment with.

Even though i have spent my whole life growing up in the suburbs, my most memorable experiences have always been of the outdoors, from family camping trips to boy scout backpacking excursions into the rockies, i have truly found happiness and fulfillment from nature.

Again, thanks for your words! They have been very helpful.

--Aaron Armstrong

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Thomas J. Elpel
Roadmap to Reality: Consciousness, Worldviews, andthe Blossoming of Human Spirit
Roadmap
to Reality
Living Homes: Stone Masonry, Log, and Strawbale Construction
Living
Homes
Participating in Nature: Wilderness Survival and Primitive Living Skills.
Participating
in Nature
Foraging the Mountain West: Gourmet Edible Plants, Mushrooms, and Meat.
Foraging the
Mountain West
Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification
Botany
in a Day
Shanleya's Quest: A Botany Adventure for Kids
Shanleya's
Quest

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