Ben Belty is an earth skills enthusiast, rewilding advocate, and wild food forager. He spends his spare time exploring the terrain of the Ohio river valley focusing primarily on staple wild foods such as acorns, hickory, paw paw, persimmon and maple syrup. He travels internationally to attend survival expeditions and is a great instructor, as well.
Ben will be teaching you how to make fire for both survival and cooking.....without using matches or a lighter. An essential bit of knowledge that could potentially save your life one day. He is also going to show you how to make rope/cordage from plant material found in our forest. Another great skill with many practical applications. You'll be fascinated by his vast knowledge of the outdoors and travel stories.
This will be Ben's second time teaching at Little Wing Hollow. His shelter building class at Holler Days last October was very enlightening. The shelter is still standing in the woods. Ask him to show you where it is!
Ben has studied Earth Based Skills at the Maine Primitive Skills School under Michael Douglas and also with Delta Institute under Arthur Haines. He’s a resident of Louisville, Ky and a father of one daughter. He is also the founder and owner of Wildfoodwarehouse.com.