Our Vision for The Future

     This site is a platform for developing “tribal living spaces & native animal sanctuaries” amongst “vast, clean wild spaces where:

  •  more than one botanical region merge together;
  • flowing water exists;
  • there is a diversity of plants & trees.

      Our plan is to model one of these living spaces for those involved with progressing the continued works of Wild Willpower.

      These “tribal living spaces” will include:

      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” and get into certain activities they generally cannot in many urban or preconstructed rural projects currently in place; 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, and instead can become recognized internationally and replicated if others desire to live and survival similarly.

   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:

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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

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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 abundancesurrounding 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

Along the Pacific Crest Trail