UNLEARN, REWILD: Earth skills, Ideas and Inspiration for the Future Primitive
Part meditation, part ethical investigation, part wilderness survival guide, Unlearn, Rewild blends philosophy with a detailed introduction to a rich assortment of endangered traditional living skills.
Lyrical, humorous, surprising, enlightening and thought-provoking by turns, this unique and thoroughly unconventional manual will make you question what it means to be civilized.
Praise for Unlearn, Rewild
Miles Olson is a true radical; that is, he gets to the root of the problem–which is that we have cut ourselves off from our own innate wildness and are busily trying to domesticate a planet that has a will of its own. The only real solution is to return to a wilder and simpler existence. Olson’s pure, clear voice helps us get grounded and get started. —Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, author of The End of Growth
Unlearn, Rewild is an extraordinary and unconventional survival guide. Olson provides a hands-on manual to break free from enslavement to jobs, bills, and the trap of civilization to rediscover one’s true nature. — Thomas J. Elpel, Author – Botany in a Day, Participating in Nature
Does living outside the system appeal to you? Take this book, written by a professional dropout/escape artist, as you make your own escape. Along with philosophy (for attitude adjustment) it covers scavenging road kill, which grubs are good to eat and most everything else you need to know to go feral safely and in style. —Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse
Olson’s ideas are well-considered, his solutions grounded. If you’re looking for a different ending to the story of civilization, the book is not to be missed- Utne Reader
Quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read on breaking free from civilization - The Backwoodsman Magazine