Tom's Monthly Newsletter:
Let me begin this newsletter by wishing all of you a very Happy New Year. I know that this may seem strange saying that especially with all of the horrific events that we have been seeing unfold over this past year and the bleak future that lies ahead. Yes the news of a possible Solar Katrina, as NASA calls it, the experimentation with the avian flu going airborne and possibly falling into the wrong hands, the resistance of our hybridized crops falling to diseases, and now finally the event of Grandfather’s second prophecy, “The Holes in the Skies”, coming to a close, it hardly looks like a Happy New Year ahead for us as the human race or for that matter the entire Earth Mother. With all of the horrific events unfolding globally we are seeing a surge in all of our classes and we may very well have to add more Standard Classes to accommodate all of those who want to enroll. Yes there is a fear in people everywhere and rightly so for we are in such troubled times and more lies ahead.
As I’ve said, I like to start the major Tracker News Letters off by teaching you something and not just getting right into the news. With that in mind I would like to expand the wisdom of the “Debris Hut” the shelter that Grandfather considered the most important shelter a person could learn. As you know, the Debris Hut, made from forest litter, field litter, or any other vegetation from the landscape affords one of the finest survival shelters known. The layers of debris piled on a skeletal frame of branches and supported by a ridge pole traps and holds heat, much the same way that layering clothing keeps you warm in bitter cold weather. In essence the Debris Hut is one huge fiber filled sleeping bag. Once the outside of the shelter is completed the inside is stuffed full of the lightest and fluffiest debris you can find. In use you simply enter it feet first and nestle down. On the coldest nights you may also plug the door. Field testing Debris Huts now for nearly 54 years has shown me repeatedly that a two foot thick debris hut will keep a person very warm to 20 degrees above zero F. A four foot thick Hut will keep one warm to 20 + below zero.
The beauty of a Debris Hut is that it requires no fire to keep you warm, thus the collecting and burning of firewood is taken out of the equation. Remember that one of the primary rules in survival is to conserve energy and the gathering of firewood and tending of fire tends to drain energy. Now let’s take the Debris Hut a step further and add to the mix something that is only learned through experience. Given the fact that much of your body heat is lost to the ground you will want to pay special attention to what lies between you and the Earth. As you know through experience that leaves and debris compress and lose much of their dead air space thus reducing warming capacity. Simply by making a mat of thin twigs, no twig larger that half the width of a pencil, you create a platform that lifts you off the ground a few inches thus trapping and holding your body heat that would normally be sucked away by the cold ground.
Grandfather taught us to build this twig mattress by first layering in several inches of leaves across the entire bottom of the Debris Hut. On top of that initial layer of debris I then build a thick matt of little twigs at least two inches thick. I want to make sure that the twig mattress will support my weight and keep me off of the ground so before I continue I will lay on it and make sure I have at least two inches of space below me supported by the twigs. Now on top of the twig mattress I will stuff the entire Debris Hut with the soft luxurious debris. When I crawl into the hut I do so at the highest point so that much of the debris is underneath me and further insulates and protects me not only from the ground but the little twig mattress. I find that this one thing makes all the difference in the world for staying warm. I’ve often seen students on the Advanced Standard Classes who were very cold the first night in their Debris Huts just simply add this little twig mattress and find that their second night that they were not only warm but were actually hot and had to open the door through the night.
The Live Online Tracker Classes
I want to thank all of you for making the new Tracker Live Online classes a tremendous success. Right now I am midway through the “End of Days” online class and I know from your feedback that it has both shocked and enlightened. At this point I have to announce that by Monday January 23rd, I will be closing the upcoming “The Preparation” and “The Escape” live online classes. I am sorry about this early closing date but there is only room for a few more to enroll and we have to make all the technical preparations for the classes early. Also please understand after the class is closed there will be no exceptions. My plan is to also record a video program preparing all those who have enrolled in these classes so that I can prepare you for what is coming during those classes. As usual there will be several prerecorded videos also available during the actual online program so that I can add to the overall scope and teachings of the classes. Remember that these classes, as many of you have already witnessed, can be quite disturbing. I don’t recommend you allow young children to watch.
As part of the online classes I will also be prerecording a video that can be found on-demand during the class that specifically teaches you how to prepare and teach your children. This is a very sensitive area and the last thing we want to do as a parent is to upset or frighten our children. This issue must be addressed separately but still be a major part of the online class. That is why I will be adding it on-demand by the early part of “The Preparation” class. Again, I have no plan to release these programs at a later date as an on-demand series. My plan right now is to put them in the Tracker Archives and preserve the knowledge for future generations.
The California Classes
We are finishing the 10-Day Winter Survival and Skills class and the “End of Days” online class within a few days and will soon be makingpreparations for our yearly trip out to California. We all look forward to the California classes and the beautiful cathedrals of the redwood forests that await our return. Because of the state of the Earth and all of the darkness that lies ahead for humankind I have limited my California trip to just one visit, encompassing just three classes. My plan was to visit California several times a year but the enrollment in the Tracker Classes here at the Tracker School is increasing dramatically. Rightly so for people are deeply concerned for what lies ahead in the future and want to be prepared fully for it. Subsequently I have to focus fully on classes in New Jersey and also increase our online classes just to accommodate all those who want to attend and learn.
If you want to attend the California Standard or Philosophy I classes I suggest that you register as soon as possible for it is very possible those two classes will be full within the next ten days to two weeks. What is surprising to me is that there is not that many of you enrolled in the third class called “Healing Arts”. I thought for sure that given the spiritual nature of my students from California that this class would be better run in California than New Jersey. Well I guess I was proven wrong in that the interest back east is considerable and within the next few days I will seriously be considering canceling the Healing Class in California and moving it to New Jersey at a later date. This class has never been run before and I was excited about it because for the first time I was going to enter Grandfather’s Healing Vision and skill through the Sacred Temples of the Soul. Also the healing techniques taught will be very important as we face “The End of Days” and the coming of the Red Skies. Anyway, I’ll let you know within a week if we will be moving that last California Class back to New Jersey.
We are gearing up for a very busy season given all of the horrific events that are unfolding around us and the dark future we face. I may very well have to add more Standard Classes to the schedule to accommodate all of those who want to attend this year. In that same frame of thought I may be calling on many of my Keepers of the Wisdom Societies to assist me in helping with the workshop parts of several classes. I am currently filming a video that will be sent to those of you who are Keepers very soon.
As this newsletter draws to a close, now more than ever we have to work harder to save the Earth. Each of us must lead people back to the reality of Earth's Temples and work hard to save what we have left. If all of us work hard enough I believe that we can make a huge difference. It is through all of you, the greater Tracker Family, that there lies hope of a bright future, not only for humankind but for our Sacred Earth Mother. By the time I write the next news letter our new website should be up and running and from what I’ve seen it will truly amaze you.
May the Great Spirit Bless all of your trails.
All Good Medicine,