After listening to one of the trackerschool broadcasts this morning, I let the videos continue playing and saw this trailer from the scout class. This is new in that I had never seen a trailer for scout class before so I thought I would share the link for anyone interested in one of the most … More Tracker School Scout Class
When I was a teenager my father and I read the Carlos Castaneda books. Well, he read them all but I read the first few and got turned off by the selfishness of their goals. After going to Tracker school for a couple years I decided to re-read them from a new perspective. I understood … More “Tales of Power” a book by Carlos Castenada
When I was a teenager my father and I read the Carlos Castaneda books. Well, he read them all but I read the first few and got turned off by the selfishness of their goals. After going to Tracker school for a couple years I decided to re-read them from a new perspective. I understood … More "Tales of Power" a book by Carlos Castenada
Little Girl followed a ways behind Coyote, following his trail of trodden grass and scattered seeds. The trail led her on a wander, turning this way and that, criss crossing other trails and roads, without time or destination, until the trail ended at a border of tall pine trees. Little Girl cautiously approached, not sure … More Alone in the Woods : Part 2
One day Little Girl was sitting at her window, feeling hopeless and helpless, gazing outside across the dry, brown grass in her yard, to the sunny fields, ripe with seeds, when she saw Grandfather Coyote trot by on the edge of the golden grass. Little Girl watched him, his tongue lolling out of his mouth, eyes … More Alone in the Woods : A Story About Relationships by Michele Ballantyne
When I had a bunch of homeschool families over to play capture the flag in the dark, trackerschool style, I had fun demonstrating to the kids and adults how to use mud and oily charcoal to camouflage yourself for the game we were about to play. ONE of the most fun parts of the night, … More Camouflage Capture The Flag In the Dark Game
In 2010 the kids and I attended Rick Berry’s 4 Element Earth Education class in Northern California, and had a great time. Rick is one of the original people in charge of Coyote Tracks, an appendage of Tom Brown Jr.’s Trackerschool, in New Jersey. One of the activities the kids liked best was hunting … More Kids and Bows and Arrows!
This past January I joined a homeschool group. The administrators have allowed me to teach a group of 10 kids ages 8 to 12, and in class I have been sharing some of the most fun things I learned in survival school. We have played some stalking and awareness games, made clay bowls that we … More Wilderness Survival Workshop going well.
Hey everybody! Welcome to my blog! Again! It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything here! But now I’m gearing up for a new adventure: SURVIVAL QUESTING THIS SUMMER! I have a lot of work to do in preparation for this! How many of you could walk into the woods and survive lavishly? I know I … More Back to Nature . . . Sleeping Outside!