E24 Ancient Skills and Wildcrafting w/Mark Hay

If you found yourself suddenly stranded in an unfamiliar place, far away from civilization, would you know what to do or how to survive? Have you ever craved to retreat from the hustle and bustle of society’s rat-race and unplug for a bit? Have you seen survival shows on TV and daydreamed about being self-sufficient and more in touch with nature?

This episode’s guest, Mark Hay, leads groups into the wild and teaches them ancestral skills such as tracking, building tools and shelter, finding water and food and many other vital wonderful things. Take a walk on the wild side with the Authenticity Show team as we boldly go and explore more authentic conversation!

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  1. Peter
    Peter says:

    Another great show. BTW, this is how I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, next to a reservation. I was taught to flint knap, make bows as you know, make moccasins and snow shoes, EVERYTHING. I brain tan my leather, still hunt, fish, and now I added herbalism. I am certified in wilderness rescue and first aid, rock climbing, so much more. 5 years ago I was fly fishing in the mountains in January when a snow avalanche took out the trail. It was a 400 ft drop and the only way out of the canyon. Being a preparedness nut, I had rope, pitons (which I designed in college) and built a rope bridge and barely got out alive. Last fall I went back, this time a gravel avalanche took out the same trail, again. Same rope and hello I am here. My sister taught on the reservation for 15 years and was adopted by the tribe. Now, they invite me back to teach the young adults the skills I learned that many forgot. I just completed Apache knife fighting school, later this fall I will get my teaching certificate.

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