Track & Sign – Trailing – Nature Museum – Trapping
Track & Sign
Track and Sign is the science behind, “The Science and Art of Tracking”. This is a favorite guild for building out Medicine Bundles. It was through this Guild that discovery of important animal connection are often realized. Tracking is one of the most difficult Guilds to teach and measure. We are so thankful for the decades of work that Jon Young, Mark Elbroch, Dave Mesquiwitz and many others have put into the CyberTracker Training system. So we will rely on their system and strive to bring them into town once a year so folks can go for their Certs/Patches.
Trailing is the art behind the “Science and Art of Tracking”. The San, the Akamba, the Seminole, the legendary Apache Scouts who could pick up a track like the end of a string and follow it to its source. Stories like these seem far-fetched until you see them with your own eyes. Watch the Great Dance or the video of Ancestor Karoha trailing an antelope for 8 hours.
Trailing is an art where you can make advancements quickly, but it will call upon all the patience, drive and humility you can find.
The Nature Museum Guild is probably the most gratifying guild in the entire Shikari system. Not only does it celebrate all of the Medicine connections you are making with the natural world, it showcases the items and skills you have been working so hard on. This is a partner guild with the Inside Sit Spot in the North, but instead of focusing on journaling and study routines, we will be focused on skull and bone preservation, shelving displays, legal precautions as well as upkeep and care.
Though Food is typically last on the Sacred Order and though you can live comfortably on foraged food for 30 days at a time, when the shelters have been built, when the friction fires are burning and the water source located, it is Trapping that becomes critical. Trapping can turn a two week survival trip into living comfortably in the wilderness indefinitely. Trapping can turn a week of starvation into an exhilarating adventure.