nature

June 8, 2010 - 7:32pm
SUNY-ESF's new club, Primitive Pursuits, is all about living simply with the land.

Living off the land is about as close to the earth you can get. Keeping in tune with Earth Week, the new Primitive Pursuits club at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry held a Friction Fire Workshop and Braintanning Demonstration on April 23. The club, which formed last semester, teaches students about being all natural and how to survive in nature. Think "Into the Wild".

August 6, 2009 - 1:47pm
SU graduate student Sarah Haase ventures into the wilderness to test her survival skills and reconnect with nature.

An ominous drumbeat echoed through the dark, quiet forest. With five others, I began a trek across an uneven landscape scattered with fallen trees, rotten stumps, muddy knolls, and budding branches – blindfolded. I “fox-walked,” a slow, cautious technique I’d learned on the first night of camp. I wished I’d practiced it more.