This thread is going to serve as a place for me to talk about what’s going on at Rewild Camp Portland and answer questions about running the event.
Today was the second Sunday in row of hosting Rewild Camp. Last week we had about 10 people, each working on a different skill. This week the weather was very bad. Just pouring and pouring rain today. But I persisted and held space anyway and it’s a good thing that I did because 3 people actually showed up just as I was packing up my things! We chatted about Language Revitalization (he was part Klamath and wants help revitalizing it) while his 5 year old son shot at a coffee cup with a make shit bow and arrow. Before anyone came I worked on a Cedar bark Quiver for my arrows, processed the rest of the Cedar bark for a plaited basket (once Perere shows me his technique!). I also worked on mixing up some clay that I dug out of a cave at the beach about a month ago. It needs some work but I did the noodle-bend test and I think it’s good stuff. I’m planning on making a big cooking pot and maybe a few mugs for Rewild Camp. I also looked more closely at the Ocean Spray shoots I collected for arrow shafts yesterday. I’ve got 10 of them I think maybe half will work out well. I’m going to fire straighten them soon but I need an arrow straightening stone. I also couldn’t finish my Cedar bark quiver because I forgot my Flint-Knapping kit and I needed to make a hand-drill with a stone tip for drilling through the bark (you have to drill, not poke through, poking causes it to split). An old friend of mine from Boy Scouts came and we caught up. I’m looking forward to nicer weather and more people sharing skills and crafts next week!