A Wilder Life


This gorgeous book can be appreciated exclusively for its imagery, but even better is the range of DIY projects and old world skills they highlight throughout. Giving readers valuable knowledge on how they can simultaneously explore their creativity and interact with the outdoors.

This book was born out of the Wilder Magazine which began in 2011, “a publication with a goal of connecting the dots between twenty-first century living and the slow pace of the outdoors.” It takes the reader through each season, exploring categories of growing, cooking, home + self-reliance, beauty + healing and wilderness and contains recipes, DIY’s, skills and quotes that they consider as crucial foundational elements for an incredible natural experience.

We plan to be visiting this book as much as we possibly can this coming year, in fact have considered quitting everything just so we can do all the projects, all the time. We will start with making natural dyes, our own household cleaners and then head out into the woods and practice building our own outdoor shelter.  Stay tuned, we will share our projects with you all here and on instagram.

“All we have, it seems to me, is the beauty of art and nature and life, and the love which that beauty inspires.” Edward Abbey