Wildman – Into the Wilds

Southern Appalachian Mountains



Are you ready to go deep into the wilderness?

The Wildman: Into the Wilds program from 2017 has evolved into an entire track for 2018.  The Into the Wilds wilderness training program will span over the course of the growing season.  Men can choose to join us for just one weekend (Mission), sign up for the series (3 Missions) of three weekends, or sign up for the series and the end-cap Wildman Gathering in August as well.  Each weekend will focus on different skill sets, though there will be some overlap as some critical skills are important to hone over time with repeated practice.

 Wildman: Into the Wilds Track:

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While also enjoying:

The Appalachian Wilds

Capture the flag


The Wildman spirit!

Led by:

This trip will be lead by Jeremy Schewe in conjunction with Rob Lenfestey, David Deal, and Daniel Reese as revolving staff.

Into the Wilds!

Backpack into the wilderness of Southern Appalachia. Survive on wild foods. Cook on fires made without matches. Set up clean safe base camps. Wildmen, this is an awesome opportunity to learn some powerful wilderness survival skills in good company. Personal empowerment is found in a direct sense of purpose as well as learned ability to do things that we at one point in time perceived as difficult to surmount. Allow your primordial wisdom to sync up with actual skills that will serve you and your loved ones. This is open to all men. Come join us…


Photo credit: Wildman, Tommy Lawless

13932816_10154314094350874_4616362088338294967_n Equipment & Physical Condition:

Back country gear is a prerequisite for this journey.  This journey goes into wilderness. These are backpacking trips and you will need to carry your own gear as well as some group gear. We will hike remote trails and camp in the cloud forest. Elevations range between 3,000 and 5,800 feet. An equipment list will be provided upon registration. 


$125.00 per man per Mission

$300.00 for all three Missions

$600.00 for all three weekends + the 5th Annual Wildman Gathering in August


The meal plan is sort of included (six meals per weekend Mission). We will be harvesting wild foods for most of our meals, though they will be supplemented by other items that we will pack in as well. Registration is $125.00 for individual weekends, $300.00 for all three weekends (savings of $75.00), or $600.00 for all three weekends plus the Wildman Gathering in August.  Please contact Jeremy for more details. With the meals, omnivore and vegetarian options will both be available. It is preferred that you register by contacting Jeremy at jeremy.schewe@gmail.com and send a check by snail mail, but registration is also available online via PayPal. 

Cancellation refund policy is return of payment less a $75 service fee if cancellation made two weeks before the first day of the respective journey.  Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to a journey start date will void any refunds.  If paying for the entire Into the Wilds track, the same cancellation policy applies to two weeks prior to the first weekend.  After that, just make sure you have the weekends on your schedule as there will be no refunds for cancellation made less than two weeks prior to the first weekend. For details on the Fifth Annual Wildman Gathering in August, please click on the photo below:

Annual Retreat & Gathering