Dave Mead Does

Who am I?

Welcome to the cabin!  I’m Dave Mead and I am a proud American trying my best to raise a family the healthiest and holistically way possible both mind and body in today’s world.  I am an avid outdoorsman, a craftsman and have been building a self reliant lifestyle for the last 15 years and counting.  After spending most of my life in the big city, living a congested life within society's grip, I decided to leave it all behind and become more self reliant living a simpler, more fulfilling life close to nature.  In 2007, my wife-to-be and I left our successful careers in New York City and moved away to the wilderness to begin our new journey.  The economy crashed, I lost my job and found myself working 3 jobs just to make ends meet but I felt so connected to my new property that I had to make it work.  I never gave up on my dream of building a log home for my family and making this place a fully functional homestead.  Over the course of the last 15 years, I became a volunteer firefighter, married, had 6 children, built a home with logs using simple tools, and began building my career as an artisan/craftsman.  My wife and I homeschool, raise a garden, have a mini farm and try to be as resourceful as we can be in providing everything the family needs from nature.  

In 2020, I began building a log home in the woods with simple tools for my growing family and documented the entire process.  This year I will be finishing much needed projects on the homestead and building a breezeway (also known as a dog trot), combining the new log home to a log cabin I built more than 11 years ago.  Click the link below to watch my videos and follow along. For one on one Self Reliance training and business inquiries Contact davemeaddoes@gmail.com
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Every challenge is an opportunity to become a smarter, stronger version of yourself. Welcome it!
-Dave Mead

Self-Reliant Immersive Workshops

  Some of the skills covered but not limited to are:
Self Reliance
Primitive Skills
Fire Making
Primitive Catch and Cook
Wild Edibles
Water Procurement
Shelter Building
Land Navigation
Knife and Axe Techniques

Workshops are all inclusive which include full accommodations in our guest cabin and 3 healthy, delicious meals per day.
3 day workshop cost is $1,200.  5 day workshop cost is $2,000.
These workshops are best suited for one-on-one learning, however small groups may be available at a discount. 
Workshops require a $250 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.
Background checks are required on everyone over the age of 18.  
You will leave with new tools and new knowledge on how to survive any situation.
Before paying your deposit, email davemeaddoes@gmail.com to see if your requested dates are available.  
Reconnect with nature. 
You will not be the same when you leave.