View Full Version : Reliving the Stone Age

23-06-2011, 06:00 PM

We spent 4 1/2 months preparing for our 1 month trip into the wilderness of the north cascades in WA.
We took no mordern equipment except camera and diary the rest of our stuff was ALL made by ourselves, clothes, mocassins and blankets. Bows and arrows and food foraged.
We were hunter gatherers reliving the past.

Check out part 2 here:


23-06-2011, 08:27 PM
It rarely happens... But, I am truly speechless...

This has given me a whole new refrence for the term awesome!

23-06-2011, 11:26 PM
I liked those videos, very inspiring, thanks.

24-06-2011, 12:44 PM
What an amazing experience to remember for the rest of your life.

I have to ask - you hear of stories where people have seperated themselves or been seperated away from modern society for a period of time and come back with a very different outlook or perspective. I know this is generally after very prolonged periods, but what are your feelings after having been through this and then back into 'civilisation'?

Ashley Cawley
24-06-2011, 07:58 PM
outback2basics thank you dearly for sharing those two beautiful videos with our community, you have lived a dream of many there. I will do my best to share your videos with others.

I presume you were one of the people in the video? (Dan Westall is it?) If so I also very much look forward to hearing more about the trip and your after thoughts. Again, thanks for sharing.

If your enjoyed the videos folks you might be interested in Subscribing to Dan's YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/danwestall

27-06-2011, 03:31 PM

Truly at a loss for words!!

Ben Casey
27-06-2011, 05:11 PM
Really good I would love to try that out :)

03-07-2011, 10:52 AM
Looks amazing, wonder how long it takes to get "tuned in". Couldn't help noticing two different pairs of glasses!

03-07-2011, 11:44 AM
Oooooh..! Wow..! Bushcraft in its proper raw state.. Beautiful..!
Thank you for taking a camera with you. I bet that was a big prior discussion, wether you took one or not. I am glad you did.
And its all summed up by the last sentence of that poem "We are the richest people on this Earth"
Where can we get more info on the trip..?
Thank you too for introducing me to the beautiful music of Mariee Sioux

Ashley Cawley
12-09-2011, 08:11 PM
T^ I'm gona nudge this one back up to the top - just enjoyed it again, beautiful photos & music :)

12-09-2011, 08:21 PM
I nearly left without saying anything because I don't have the words to describe what I'm feeling. Awe and envy and interest mixed with others I don't know. Just leaving a message to say I've been, I've looked, and I'm richer for it. Thank you. Inspired and amazed and humbled.

12-09-2011, 08:58 PM
brilliant :)

12-09-2011, 09:29 PM
These folks were at the Wilderness Gathering with a stand showing what they had done and running a few hands on demos. Still in awe of it.

12-09-2011, 10:12 PM
wow those guys are what i would see as perfect survivors,they do not nee any of this crap civilisation,if i did that for 6 months i would never return to this awfull place we call civilised.thanks for sharing ,i feel a bit choked up by the vid,it gves me hope that we as a species can and will suvive.

14-09-2011, 05:31 AM
Wow, think we would all like to have a crack at that, I know I would!!

Thanks for the post


17-09-2011, 05:59 PM
WOW that was awesome. Have to ask who is that singing?

18-09-2011, 08:03 AM
Talked to a couple of these people at the gathering, now seeing this just remarkable. Completely self-sufficient and away from modern convenience bloody brilliant.
This really ties in with another thread on here about living away from all the modern stuff of today and is it possible, well yes but with lots of determination and in this instance planning and preparation.
Would love to meet these people again for a longer chat.

18-09-2011, 10:56 AM
WOW that was awesome. Have to ask who is that singing?

19-09-2011, 01:01 AM
wow great work need to buy the album me thinks!