"Becoming Wild"

Date & Time:
04/25/2014 - 6:30pm

Phone: 250-753-1154
E-mail: jseper@virl.bc.ca

The Harbourfront library is pleased to welcome Niki van Schyndel, author of "Becoming Wild: Living the Primitive Life of a West Coast Island".

Nikki van Schyndel is not your typical grizzled survivalist. She is a contemporary, urban young woman who threw off modern comforts to spend nineteen months in a remote rainforest with her housecat and a virtual stranger.

Set in the Broughton Archipelago—a maze of isolated islands near northern Vancouver Island—Becoming Wild is a story of survival in the pristine wilderness of BC. Sometimes predator and sometimes prey, twenty-nine-year-old Nikki and her companion Micah fend off the harsh weather, hungry wildlife, threat of starvation and the endless perils of this rugged Raincoast. To survive, Nikki must rely on her knowledge of BC’s coastal flora and fauna, and the ancient techniques of hunting and gathering. In this remote world she learns to skin bears, make clothes from cedar bark and take great joy in gobbling a fish tail whole.

Nikki will be sharing stories of her experiences, her knowledge of survival skills and answering audience questions.


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