Rewilding: Take it to the Hoop!

Finisia Medrano is a catalyst of rewilding. She is living on “the hoop” and planting back native gardens.

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Program Fears and Concerns

Everyone I have talked to who has been through Lynx Vilden’s stone age immersion program has had good things to say about it. Not that it didn’t have its challenges, but that they are worth it. Ever since I signed up I’ve been having little fears pop up about it. Here is the list: IBS […]

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Preparation Week 2 of 4

There are three weeks left before I head out to Lynx Vilden’s prehistoric immersion program. I delved into a few deer hides this week and started “bucking” them. This involves soaking the hides in an alkaline solution. I bought a bag of hydrated lime from the local hardware store. I didn’t want to use lye […]

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Preparation Week 1 of 4

I’ve got only 4 weeks left until I head out to Lynx Vilden’s stone age immersion program. I have to show up there with a minimum of 6 brain-tanned deer hides in order to make an entire outfit to wear during the program. Tanning hides is not something I have done too much of. I’ve […]

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SE Examiner Article “Rewilding and Surviving”

Portland paper the SE Examiner wrote a story about the work I do. Click the pic below to check out the article:

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My Talk at Washington College

Here is the video of my recent talk at Washington College’s Locavore Lit Fest.

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Chinook History & Ancestral Skills @ Shining Star Waldorf

Today my friend Eric and I went to the third grade class at Shining Star Waldorf school in Portland. They are learning about the Chinook Indians and since my friend who works there knew that I know Chinuk Wawa, she called me to see about coming in and teaching the kids a little bit about […]

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Bow Drill Fire Demo at Washington College

“As part of the second annual Locavore Lit Fest at Washington College, Rewild Portland Executive Director Peter Bauer (Urban Scout) demonstrates how to use makeshift materials to create a bow drill for starting a fire. His work examines assumptions about civilized culture and stresses the importance of our relation to food in an industrialized society.”

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Rewilding Tech Inventory: Natural Glues

(Left) Dehydrated hide chips in a clay pot: take pieces of deer hide and simmer them in water for like 24-36 hours and they will dissolve. The water boils off and you are left with this glue. Pour it on a flat pan and let it dry out. It breaks up into these pieces. To […]

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Taking Rewilding Up a Notch

I’ve been learning and teaching primitive skills, animal tracking, nature awareness, community building, and all aspects of rewilding for a long time now. I have yet to see a cohesion of these skills in application. That is all going to change this summer. I have signed up for Lynx Vilden’s summer immersion program. Lynx is […]

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Rewild Camp Fundraiser

Hey Folks, I’m doing a fundraiser for my non-profit Rewild Portland. Check out the video and please donate! DONATE HERE

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