Callie North was born and raised on a small island in the Salish Sea. She attended alternative schools and was given the opportunity to follow her passions and travel the world from a very young age. After graduating high school, her independent and adventurous spirit led her on numerous journeys around the globe. Her highlights include a year in Australia, becoming a Dive Master in Thailand, foraging the jungles of Maui, working on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, mountain climbing in Guatemala, camping her way across Norway and hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
After migrating back to her Washington State island home, she moved into a small cabin in the forest where she lives with no electricity or running water. Surrounded by a vibrant, mossy landscape, she has learned to live close to the land while pursuing her creative passions, including being a singer-songwriter. Utilizing her deep love and expanding knowledge of medicinal plants, she recently opened her first business–an herbal apothecary. Callie views the opportunity to live in the Patagonian wilderness as an immense gift, and hopes to deepen emotionally and spiritually and meet the challenges that arise with good humor and fortitude.
Here are the ten items Callie selected to bring on her survival journey to Patagonia:
1. Knife: handmade, 1095 carbon steel, bone handle, with silver and abalone inlay
2. Ferro rod
3. Sleeping Bag: -40°, dry down
4. Pot: 2 quart with handle
5. Fishing Line and Hooks: 25 hooks, 10 lb. and 40 lb. test
6. Paracord: 40 meters
7. Tarp: heavy-duty, handsewn, 40 mil, military-grade
8. Saw: folding long-handled pruning saw