|The Siwash wilderness survival experience was pioneered by the son of the owners, who had the rare privilege of growing up as a 'free-range' kid who thrived on adventure in his own expansive backyard. He would take only his rifle, flint and steel, and a small pot for cooking. He'd sleep on fir boughs and roast his food over an open fire—squirrel, duck, wild mint tea, boiled lily root. He very much epitomized the verb to go 'siwash', which means to go into the wild. These days it is still used to describe camping where one takes only the most basic of survival gear along and uses natural shelter—heading out into the woods to explore, traveling swiftly and lightly as a First Nations person would have done years ago.