David Wescott has been involved in the use of ancestral skills as a training model and avocational pastime for over 45 years. He started with Larry Dean Olsen - author of Outdoor Survival Skills as an apprentice and assistant and went on to lead field-based expeditions for the majority of his career. 33 years ago, in an effort to expose program staff to best practices, he founded Rabbitstick, a week-long experiential gathering of primitive skills enthusiasts and practitioners. There are over 3 dozen events worldwide that have copied this model of spreading the teaching of the old ways and earth connections. He was the editor of the Bulletin of Primitive Technology as well. He is currently the owner/operator of Backtracks a company that focuses on efforts to keep traditions alive through the teaching of classic camping skills and primitive/traditional arts.