I do not choose to be a victim
Of the circumstances around me.
I seek self reliance, not dependence.
I do not wish to be looked after,
But rather to be a resource for others.
I am able to provide basic needs
With knowledge and natural tools.
Sometimes I fail, but more often succeed.
Regardless of the outcome, I never give up.
My mind is my most valuable resource.
I understand that Mother Nature is not my Mother,
But will still provide me with my basic needs;
Water, Food, Fire & Shelter.
I prefer a landscape view
Over the view across my desk.
I yearn to be outdoors – learning, exploring and connecting.
I sleep more peacefully under the stars,
Than under a roof.
I am self sufficient.
I see value in primitive survival skills.
Fire is one of my prized accomplishments,
And my knife is my loyal companion.
I practice my skills and train my body,
For the day when I might be tested.
With everything to lose,
And everything to gain,
Luck has no place in my destiny.
With God’s help,
I have made the preparations necessary to get me through.
Learning survival skills at Willow Haven was not only educational and fun, but it is an activity that people of all ages can participate in. Young ones will love it because it is filled with fun activities, adults will find it challenging yet not so much so that they would feel inadequate. After learning these primitive skills, it gives one confidence in the ability to be resourceful and take care of basic needs that will increase one's chances of survival. Taking one course will make you want to take more, if you don't come back for the more advanced courses, you will definitely come back for more of Creek's mom's cooking!!!