Sure, it has its perks. Helipad martinis at sunset. Goose liver pâté at the Four Seasons. Skyscrapers made of steel and brawn. But alas, if you’re not careful, it can make you soft.
So today we’d like to suggest a little preventive maintenance. A ritual tapping of your more... primitive side.
You know, fashioning blowguns out of river cane. Tanning a hide or two. Throwing the word lore around without feeling awkward about it...
That kind of thing.
Welcome to Medicine Bow, a 35-acre wilderness school in the North Georgia Mountains designed to fully release your inner John Rambo, now taking reservations for upcoming classes.
After choosing your class online and watching Into the Wild no less than three times, you’ll want to fill up the tank and make for the Chattahoochee National Forest. It’s there that you’ll rendezvous with a man named Mark (aka the Bear Grylls of North Georgia), and begin your training.
Your options vary depending on the season, but expect classes like Stalking and Tracking (the kind that involves animals, not jail time) and Knife and Tomahawk Throwing. But what you’re really looking for is the Wilderness Survival Skills class, a two-part, two-day sojourn into the wilderness where you’ll make friction fires, build traps and snares, and learn to live off what the forest provides.
Okay, now you can go back to the city.