This is a part of the class I taught live at the Trail Dames Conference July 11, 2018 in the same building my dad taught chemistry for 15 years during the 1960s and 70s at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee North Carolina.

Hiking, Camping and Backpacking is a great way to experience nature. But most outdoor people practice self sabatoging things without knowing it which harm health and separate them from the nature they are trying to experience.

How do you go Paleo when typical food and gear is not paleo? We could be harnessing the regenerative powers of nature instead of exposing ourselves to toxins.

I give my own story of how I discovered a new way to enter the wilderness bringing paleo foods and wearing natural fibers. I talk about how our ancestors lived and how we can incorporate some of their ways into our wilderness adventures. This is backpacking and camping without the harmful effects of the chemicals typically used in modern camping gear. I explain the principles behind biohacking, rewilding and how I have discovered alternatives that help us experience nature without harming ourselves in the process.