Tamara Wilder


Tamara Wilder became fascinated by ancient living skills in 1989 when she attended the Glass Buttes Knap In and Rabbitstick Skills Gatherings.  She was “hooked”, left her previous life studying Italian Language & Culture at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Bologna and immersed herself completely in practicing skills in the mountains outside Santa Cruz with only a bicycle and feet for transportation.  In those first years she feels blessed to have met and become close with numerous friends and mentors including her then partner Steven Edholm, Margaret Mathewson, Jim Riggs, Melvin Beattie, Larry Dean Olson, Alice Tulloch, Dave Wescott & Mors Kochanski……. among many others.

Ever since, she has been dedicating her life to enjoying, learning, researching, experimenting with, writing about and teaching Paleo Technologies through a variety of programs, workshops & demonstrations on a range of skill topics at a plethora of locations through her company Paleotechnics: Arts & Technologies of Earth Peoples.  Her main offerings right now are Ancient Living Skills Overview Programs for grade schools and home school groups all around Northern California, and also as part of longer adult programs such as the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center’s Permaculture Design Course and the California School of Herbal Studies’ Roots of Herbalism / Foundations of Health Course.
A co-author of the book Buckskin: The Ancient Art of Braintanning, the handbooks “So You Have a Dead Animal”, “Sharpening”, “Sustainable Harvest” & “Using the Whole Animal” and numerous chapters in books Woodsmoke, Primitive Technology 1 and Primitive Technology 2, she has long been instructing at Ancestral Living Skills events around the western states, has been part of the Society of Primitive Technology from its inception and has been involved in the annual Buckeye Gathering in California since its birth in 2010.
More info can be found at her website https://www.paleotechnics.com, on her facebook page Paleotechnics https://www.facebook.com/Paleotechnics or at the Paleotechnics Blog https://paleotechnics.wordpress.com/about-3/
Tamara’s land base is an experimental homestead project called Turkeysong that is located in the mountains of Mendocino County.  For more information about what is happening there, please visit the Turkeysong Blog at https://turkeysong.wordpress.com/ or Steven Edholm’s site https://www.Skillcult.com.
In November of 2015, following the recommendations of her naturopath, Tamara decided to get a copper Paragard IUD for birth control.  This choice proved to be a huge mistake and sent her into a severe health crisis (and 10 months of pure hell) before she finally figured out that her vast array of strange symptoms were indeed being caused by that IUD.  She got it removed and her symptoms started going away within 2 days!
Since September of 2015, she has been in contact with tens of thousands of other women suffering from similar clusters of problems and who are also undergoing the same challenges of figuring out how to detoxify & support our bodies to get back into balance following this poisoning.  In November of 2015, she founded the organization called IUD Awareness – Are They Really Safe? and became an admin for the Facebook support group called “IUD Side Effects: both Paragard & Mirena” https://www.facebook.com/groups/iudsideeffects/ which has grown by over 1800 members in the past 8 weeks and now consists of over 3800 people!
More information about IUD’s and their safety can be found on the website http://www.iudawareness.org, the Facebook page called IUD Awareness https://www.facebook.com/iudawareness/ and by reading the wall of her personal facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/tamara.wilder2 since Sept 23rd.  The conversations happening there are both inspiring and disturbing.  Please share this information far & wide as conversations need to be started and women need to trust their intuition and listen to their bodies, instead of letting practitioners tell them that these side effects are normal and acceptable.
Tamara will be sharing IUD Awareness,  and Nutty about Bay Nuts.