Shelter


First on the Sacred Order of Survival is Shelter. In the Shelter Guild you’ll learn to make wickiups, debris huts, hogans, scout pits as well as modern camping strategies with tarps and groundsheets. Core to all shelter is the foundational concepts of site selection, then comes the art of harvesting materials, debris layering, and survival cement which will allow you to innovate and feel at home in any wilderness area. No other Guild will connect you to the Earth like the Shelter Guild. In fact, I can say with confidence that you would not be reading this right now if I had not decided to build a Hogan on Orcas Island to spend a year alone in the rainforests. My love of nature came directly from the love that nature had for me.