Time & Location
01 Dec 2023, 2:00 pm – 03 Dec 2023, 3:00 pm
Palm Grove, Palm Grove NSW 2258, Australia
About the Event
Join us for a weekend delving into outdoor living practises and skills that connect us with the Earth.
A family friendly camp out exploring various bushcraft skills in a village like setting.
As a species, we have evolved with and a part of the natural environment, all of our senses and physiology are wired to be outdoors! So when we re-learn the ways of our land-based ancestors we unlock very primal aspects of ourselves and where we have come from.
These skills are innate within every human, we have just been placed out of context within this modern world that has been built away from nature.
These weekend camp outs are great opportunities to up-skill your bush survival knowledge, learn to feel more at home in the bush and take various skills away with you to practise.
This will be Wild Beings 3rd year of running these gatherings, formerly called "Ancestral Skills Gatherings".
The workshops we will be sharing:
- Fire by friction
How to make primitive fire, a hands-on workshop practising 2 different methods, Hand Drill & Bow drill. Learn what materials to use and how to make a fire kit.
- Shelter Building
Learn the basics of building a shelter in this ecology, different styles, water proofing.
- Traditional cooking methods
Learn various cooking on the fire methods & learn to make wild jerky.
- Natural rope/string making
Learn how to harvest bark from a brush kurrajong tree to make rope.
- Wild Foods and Medicines
Learn various bush foods and medicines with a guided wild foods walk around the property.
These practical bush skills will be interwoven with various other knowledge about rewilding and how to connect deeper with our local ecology and birdlife.
We will have Indigenous story and culture shared over the weekend by local First Nation people.
We respect our local Mob deeply and the relationships we have.
Arrive: 2pm Friday December 1st
Finish: 3pm Sunday December 3rd
The intention of this gathering is to bring you into the natural world and teach skills that enable you to feel closer to the earth and empower you to be more comfortable in the bush and have fun!
This is a family friendly gathering, all ages welcome. These skills are for all ages, we will have multiple mentors present in each workshop though we ask that you are responsible for your young ones during the workshops. This creates a safe space for all involved.
This is a camping gathering, please BYO camp gear, there is plenty of flat space to set up.
Communal Lunch and Dinner Provided, please BYO breakfast and snacks.
We will be catering around local, organic fresh produce and wild game meat. Vegetarian & vegan options available.
The location is on private property on the Central Coast, only 25 minutes from Westfield Tuggerah.
There will be a communal kitchen set up around the fire for communal dinners each night.
Payment plans available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you there!
Eva, Will & Clay.
We honour the lands we gather on and the Original Custodians of the salt water tribes of the Guringai language groups that stretched throughout the area. We honour the age-old history and culture that was and is lived out on these lands and pay our respects to Elders past present and emerging.
Adult Single Ticket$500.00+$12.50 service fee
2 adults + 2 children$850.00+$21.25 service fee