Fri, 10 Mar|
Laguna NSW 2325, Australia
Rewild & Re-learn Camp out (FibreCraft Theme)
Time & Location
10 Mar, 4:00 pm – 12 Mar, 2:00 pm
Laguna NSW 2325, Australia
About the Event
Keen for a weekend camp out in a wild location practising bushcraft/rewilding skills with like minded folks?
These weekends have been created to build community focused around land-based living skills & the culture that stems from these practises. Each weekend has its own theme and a different skill we will be focusing on.
Our aim is to empower through education and experiential learning, creating a space for you to practise the skills you are learning whilst connecting with the land.
These gatherings will vary slightly every time we run them but you can expect:
- bushcraft & ancestral skill sharing
- trade blanket
- animal movement
- wild foods & medicines
- wild game communal fire cook-ups
- campfire culture, songs, sharing, learning
- Indigenous cultural knowledge
- traditional archery practise
- skill share (share skills you know with the group)
The theme for this weekend is Fibrecraft. We will be focusing on identifying plants on the property we can use for weaving and cordage. We will go over the process of harvesting and preparing the fibres for use and teach various weaving methods such as coil weave and vine weave.
What is a Trade Blanket?
- Trade Blanket is a tradition that has been used around the world for eons, it entails a trade off. You place the item you are willing to trade on the blanket and whomever is interested in trading will place something to offer as an exchange. These Trade Blanket evenings really go off! We encourage hand crafted items to trade, but anything from a shoulder massage to a carved spoon is accepted. These trading blankets are full of fun and excitement because you never know what might be up for trade! For example, some of the items up for trading on our Ancestral Skills Gathering were: A bag of pecan husks (useful for natural dying and tanning), a bark tanned snake skin, bone awls, woven basket, eco-dyed t-shirt, an antler knife. The list goes on! These are just examples of some of the creative objects that are involved!
The intention of these regular weekend gatherings is to create spaces for participants to Rewild & Re-learn, hence the name! What is Rewilding & what are we Re-learning?
Rewilding is a great term to describe a return back to our wild state. Learning how we have evolved to move, eat, think, relate and live life is majorly lacking in todays modern culture of screens & convenience. When we get back on the land and learn these ancient living practises and skills, a deep remembering takes place that awakens a primal aspect that is within all humans. We believe in the immense benefits of this natural way of living & have experienced first hand how it benefits not only physical health but mental & spiritual health as well. Re-connecting with the land is apart of our nature & to give ourselves the opportunity to do so is truly life changing.
The location is on a private bush block in the Wollombi Region.
BYO Camping setup, brekkie and lunch. There is a compost toilet, outside kitchen and fridge. No reception.
Dinner will be provided both nights (locally grown veggies & wild game) (vegetarian options available)
The property is on top of a ridge, overlooking rolling valleys & ridgelines viewable from both the north and the south side. Absolutely packed with wildlife, birds, goannas, red necked wallabies, sugar gliders, wombats. There are multiple caves on the property and game trails to explore.
All ages welcome!
We encourage ride sharing if possible. Location is 1.5 hours North West of the Central Coast, 3 hours North West of Sydney, 1 hour West of Newcastle. No public transport access. Nearest train station is Cessnock.
Returning Attendee (you've been to a Wild Beings Gathering previously): $250
Children 15 & under: $100
5 years and under free.
Get in touch if you have any questions!
Eva, Will & Clay are the co creators of Wild Beings. A nature based organisation that runs gatherings & workshops on various bushcrafts & ancestral living skills promoting a life style of Rewilding. They have all walked their talk for many years living in wilderness locations and outside of 4 walls for seasons at a tim, eating wild foods & game meat they prepare themselves. Sharing a deep passion for natural living & reconnecting with our ancient roots, these 3 have really built a life based around their values and are eager to share it.
We look forward to sharing this property with you and creating some wild experiences.
We acknowledge the Darkinyung language group who are Original Custodians of these ridgelines we call home and all First Nations peoples who have walked these songlines, eaten from the land, slept in the caves, practised sacred ceremony, sung songs of the land, laughed and cried on this land for tens of thousands of years. We deeply respect the oldest living culture on Earth that still exists within these lands and will preserve it in any way we can.
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Children 6 years- 15 years
+$2.50 service fee
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You have been to a previous Wild Beings gathering
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