The modern Chicago man is a survivalist.
How else would you explain his ability, when left in the wilds of, say, Logan Square, to track and kill entire six-packs of the elusive Goosus Islandus?
And yet there are other skills — more manly skills, even — with which city-dwelling Chicago men are largely unfamiliar. And for those, we recommend you attend the Whole Larder Love Workshop, taking reservations now.
The Whole Larder Love Workshop is a no-holds-barred weekend of outdoor skillsmanship at beautiful Camp Wandawega.
Led by Rohan Anderson — Australian hunter, forager, cookbook author and one of your correspondent’s favorite bloggers — the workshop is two days of getting back to Mother Nature.
What you’ll learn:
- How to quickly and painlessly dispatch a rabbit
- How to skin and butcher small game
- How to fillet, debone and prepare trout for smoking and curing
- How to cure pork and make bacon
The setting is reason alone to get out here. For the uninitiated: Wandawega is a lakeside camp getaway less than a two-hour drive away in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
Charming cabins (see here and here). Well-kept grounds. Vintage everything. A pure old-school throwback.
In other words: the perfect backdrop for a weekend of self-reliance and simple living.
A ticket grants accommodation and meals for the weekend. And as you might expect, they’re extremely limited.
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