Our Vision for The Future

The purpose of this website is to map out AND help orchestrate “tribal living spaces & native animal sanctuaries” amongst vast, clean wild spaces where more than one botanical region merge together AND where there is flowing water & a diversity of plants & trees” for those who are involved with progressing the continuing works of Wild Willpower.

These “tribal living spaces” will include a variety of traditional native shelter types, vast wildharvesting space among the native animal sanctuary, & many centrally-located facilities for use by Kern River Wildharvesting Cooperative, & for those involved in helping to “peaceably assemble” publications AND The Wild Living Skills Database & Smartphone App; some of the centralized facilities will also be open to trail hikers.

Because different people have different beliefs, AND because everyone needs place to “be themselves”, different “tribal living spaces” are being mapped out, acquired, & then secured so that everyone has a place to be themselves without feeling like they have nowhere to “get away” from certain activities; although each tribal space operates under their own set of rules, each also shares a common thread of “Guiding Principles so that “the greater vision” is not lost or undermined, & instead can become recognized internationally & replicated if others desire to do so.

Chief Joseph quote

Because the tribes will all be wildharvesting (using ecologically-restorative techniques) AND tending a great big native foods & herbal medicine garden, there is a cooperative which will be open to the public at the entrance to the property (which helps support everyone’s the needs of the people); inside this unique cooperative, we will also be offering top-of-the-line outdoor equipmentsurvival kitsAND taking class signups for Richard Lonewolf Survival School.  Also, the cooperative will be offering products produced by Kern River Wildharvesting Cooperative, who will be filing permits with the nearby forest service in order to harvest from the public wildlands as well using ecologically-restorative, wildfire-preventing resource management techniques.

Hikers coming off The Pacific Crest Trail will be welcomed, AND they will learn a lot of skills to take with them after getting cleaned up & then heading back out on the trail; each year, Wild Willpower will host an “annual trail launching” for people who would like to gear up, learn vital skills, & then head out onto The Pacific Crest Trail.

native give me knowledge

   Thank you CarolineBakker.com for this wonderful graphic & remembered wisdom!

   Wild Willpower is seeking to secure lands for people who would like to live in a way which combines:

Some native animals we would like to help nurture back among their homeland ecosystems include:

Elk

gorgeous elk rocky mountain bull

This wonderful photo is from Wikipedia.

Pronghorn Antelope

pronghorn antelope

Porcupines!!

Erethizon dorsatum porcupine

  Thank you RedButteCanyon.net for this adorable photo of porcupine {Erethizon dorsatum}!  Porcupines love the taste of bark that has fallen on the ground (its their primary food source), & because people loved the flavor of their meat so much AND because dogs would mess with them & get hurt- they’ve unfortunately had their populations drastically reduced.  They’ll certainly be welcome among these Tribal Living Spaces however!

    People living among these “Tribal Living Spaces” will learn to construct & live in (ecosystem-compatible) traditional Native American style shelters rather than European-style housing; these types of shelters provide great comfort, beauty, & peaceful energy for those who live in & among them.  They are very easy to keep clean, everything is completely sustainably wildharvested, & they’re built without introducing any foreign materials into the ecosystem; here a few examples:

Traditional Caddo Structures:

Caddo

Thank you  Netcom.com for the above beautiful photo of a traditional Caddo Native American building structure- which has been used for thousands of years as a typical “green building design”.

Chumash dwelling

Chumash building

   Thank you Wishtoyo for your beautiful site on the Chumash Nation which shows the above traditional dwelling!

Hogan

Hogan

   Thank you KStrom.net for this photo of a traditional “Hogan” of the Diné (formerly known as “Navajo”) People!

Tipi Structures

Tipis

Some of the wild foods we plan to harvest:

9 Kinds of Acorn Flour!

3 acorns

California Buckeye Nut flour!

california buckeye nut picture perfect

   Something amazing about the California Buckeye nut is how big they are compared to smaller nuts that are often shipped from far away- cashews, brazil nuts, etc.!  They are poisonous raw due to the chemical aesculin that is in them– but for thousands of years they provided a highly-nutritious, starchy flour for Native Americans throughout the West Coast once they were processed.  Harvesting these & planting more as we go means producing a great amount of food with little work compared to gardening from scratch!

Red Desert Rice {Achnatherum hymnodies}  (yes- drought-tolerant native rice!!!!)

red desert rice achnatherum hymenoides

Something REALLY amazing BESDES this being a drought-tolerant rice crop (unheard of- right!?) is that… (drum roll)… it grows native in over half of the continental United States!

where red desert rice grows

Pine Tree Pollen (from inside the catkins):

pine pollen double frame

 AND 

Pine Nuts:

pine nuts on plate

Pine nuts in the U.S. are currently being shipped in from Russia & China even though Pine Trees grow all throughout the nation.  Thank you Which? Conversation for this picture of pine nuts!

Golden Chia Seeds:

Chia gel GOOD for site& much, much, much more- but lets discuss some OTHER parameters in which we plan to operate the Tribal Living Spaces under: 

There will also be many other foods & herbs which will be grown & utilized– many of them– but certainly not all– can be found throughout the book MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD, by Richard Lonewolf & Distance Everheart:

Book Cover for Website

   To make all these ancient foods available en masse (& sell via the coop!), we’ll be using some very powerful industrial equipment:

This industrial huller by Jessee Manufacturing Equipment will help us de-shell 500 pounds of acorns, buckeyes, pine nuts, bay nuts, or walnuts (etc.) in only an hour:

Mini Huller-Sheller

 This high-powered grain mill by ABC will help turn the acorns, heirloom corn, & other grains into flour:

ABC Universal Grain Mill by Pleasant Hill GrainThis professional-quality oil press by Kern will be used to make buttery-flavoured acorn oil, pine nut oil, Black Walnut oil, & other type sod oil as well:

KERN KK40 Oil Press $10,000

    As people learn what we are doing (we’ll be filming & documenting of course!), they will likely find a heightened appreciation for the health & protection of native ecosystems as well as the great “forgotten abundance” surrounding us all.  We would like to collect seeds to help people plant low-water gardens everywhere.  We’ll also be using ecologically-restorative wildharvesting techniques AND wildfire prevention techniques, so that surrounding communities & people everywhere will benefit from our actions.  

     We will definitely welcome visitors, who will be welcomed to learn the arts of self-sufficiency.

After modeling all this near Lake Isabella, California, we would like to open up other “Tribal Living Spaces” among “The 3 American Trails” (a very, very big thank you to the U.S. Embassies for these wonderful maps!):

3 american trails

The Pacific Crest Trail

    This trail stretches from southern California down by Mexico, up through The Mojave Desert, & then through the Sierra Nevada Mountain range on up through Canada.  The first two tribal living spaces we would like to introduce are right next to this trail so that trail hikers can come through & learn, & ALSO so that new trail hikers can “launch wildward” after learning from the skilled teachers we hope to attract to the space; these teachers will help “set the tone”.  

     We would like to have two different spaces set aside (for starters)one will be for what we are tentatively calling Eagle Medicine Tribe (for hunter, gatherer, planters)& the other will be for Vulture Medicine Tribe (vegans who utilize parts of the animal after they die, but who do not kill animals or like to be around the killing of animals).  This will help ensure that everyone will have an energetic space to heal among a way of life that “speaks for them”, & also in a way where both tribes can interact on mutually beneficial & respectful terms.  Everyone is welcome in both places, so long as they respect the tones that each of the spaces are respecting to hold.

tribal living spaces pct map

Here’s a map of the other 2 trails for future reference:

The Continental Divide Scenic Trail

continental divide trail

The Appalachian Trail

appalachian trail

To help provide funding for Wild Willpower to make this happen, please call 415-798-7457 or email Distance@WildWillpower.org.  You may make donations via Paypal on www.WildWillpower.org.

Distance's Creed

Lastly; here’s some really wonderful news courtesy of Indian Country Today Media Network about how on September 23rd a historic treaty was signed between Canada & U.S. First Nations people; buffalo are going to be coming Home to 6.3 million acres (click photo to link to article)!

Bison Coming Home

Sources

Caddo building structure photo:  http://pw1.netcom.com/~wandaron/caddo.html

Caddo Native American nation’s official website:  http://caddonation-nsn.gov

Wishtoyo’s website on the Chumash Nation:  http://www.wishtoyo.org/projects-cultural-nc-chumash-discovery-village.html

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