Wild Dreams: Training for The Hunter Gatherer Survival Run

Wildness has always intrigued me. I love learning about and practicing some of the skills that humans have used to survive for hundreds of thousands (or millions) of years. I love trying to connect with what it means to be a wild human animal. Which is one of the reasons I am so excited about participating in the first Hunter Gatherer Survival Run in Texas on October 5th, 2013. This race is a 100 kilometer(or 50k option) primitive skills themed survival run. It is, as far as I know, the first race of it's kind. It mixes the worlds of ultra running, obstacle racing, natural movement, survival training, and primitive skills. As an ultra runner and primitive skills enthusiast this event calls to me strongly. To say that it is going to be challenging is a gross understatement. I have no expectations other than to train hard, give it 100%, and to have no regrets.

I made this video to show some of my training for the event. I am still learning cinematography and I love making videos so this was a good excuse to practice that too. The video stars Tom Norwood, his son Cayden Norwood, and myself. Filming was done by Tom, Brooke Graham, and myself, all on a Canon Rebel T3i. And edited in Final Cut Pro X.

I am also some form of musician and trying to learn electronic music production (I know, its a pretty random assortment of hobbies). The song in this video is my second electronically produced song and I still haven't named it or my music project. Too busy making sandals, climbing trees, and running in the mountains... someday.

Be sure to check out The Hunter Gatherer Survival Run website: fuegoyagua.org/survival-hunter-gatherer/ and lunasandals.com. For some of our training inspiration visit MovNat.com. Also here is a link to my blog dreamingwild.com.

Thanks for checking out my video!

-Scott Smuin
Luna Sandals