What does a day in your work life look like?
What made you start doing the amazing things that you do?
Did you complete any training? If not, how did you learn survivalism?
I have classic graduate school training for biology and anthropology but my outdoor skills were learned with great mentors and a lot of "dirt time" - time spent on the land trying skills out with my own hands. I owe a lot to the Kalahari San Bushmen elders for accepting me into their community and allowing me the opportunity to learn from them.
What does workwear designed for women mean to you?
Speaking of... what are the top five things in yours?
- Ferro rod
- Firestarting tinder
Dr. Nicole's emergency kit
I also carry an emergency field bag with a LOT of things in it at all times. I love being prepared and teaching people how to be ready for any emergency they may face.
What are you doing when you’re not working hard?
Reading, walking my land and playing board and card games with my kids. I also love to travel and learn from other cultures about how they live with nature.
How do you encourage other women to learn new outdoor skills?
Take a course or attend a traditional skills gathering. Also, get outside as much as possible!