Self Reliant Healing Wilderness Retreat/ Class

1-12 Guests


Over the last 40 years, Peter Bigfoot has successfully treated injuries and illnesses ranging from sprained ankles to anaphylactic shock to appendicitis, giardia, and even heart attacks, while on the trail. At Reevis Mountain School we have treated broken bones, lacerations, spider bites, scorpion stings, and more.

Doctors are wonderful people but they are not always available. Learn to heal yourself at home or where no other help is available, using natural substances you can often find in your yard, kitchen, or the desert nearby.

(Recommended prerequisite: Wild Edible, Medicinal & Useful Plants)

Classes held at Reevis Mountain School include meals (arrival night meals are a potluck party—please bring a healthful, natural dish to share!), class supplies, hot showers, and a campsite.

Camping is free, or stay in a yurpee, single cabin (sleeps 1), or double cabin (sleeps 1-2+) for an additional fee (availability permitting). Yurpees have single beds and pillows; bring your own bedding or sleeping bag. Cabins have a single, double, or queen bed, and bedding is included. Cabins and yurpees have no electricity or water. Bring a battery-operated lantern if you would like lighting at night.


Per Person. Includes free camping. Other lodging options are an additional fee per night.


April 2nd-6th, 2020 (3 days)

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Yurpee (Yurt and Teepee)


Single Cabin (Sleeps 1)


Your Host

undefined's Trip

Peter 'Bigfoot' B

It's been 40 years since Peter Bigfoot, Reevis's founder, first discovered the place that would become Reevis Mountain School of Self-Reliance. Bigfoot has created a homestead of joy, magic, and healing, a place and way of life that reflects his motto: Live what you love!

from $361/Experience

You can also pay a 50% deposit now and a final payment before your trip.

$11.00 Per Person Per Night


$27.50 Per Person Per Night


$55.00 Per Person Per Night Per Item


Base Price

$360.80 Per Person Per Experience


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Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Meals
  • Campsite (Free)
  • Cabins / Lodging (Additional Fee)
  • Showers
  • Instructor



Gear List

  • Camping Equipment
  • Headlamp/ Flashlight w extra batteries
  • Personal items

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Rules & Guidelines

Reevis Mountain School is located south of Lake Roosevelt on an inholding in the Tonto National Forest, at the edge of the Superstition Wilderness. Access is by a 4WD forest road. Our location is quite remote and peaceful, far from most conveniences and distractions of modern life. There is no indoor plumbing, no cell service, no phone service, and Internet access is not available to students/guests.

Lodging options are generally quite rustic - either camping (bring your own gear) or a bed in a shared yurpee (yurt+teepee combo, Bigfoot's innovation). We do have a few conventional-construction cabins, which have regular beds and small furniture. Our class fees do not include lodgings (only camping) so that we can keep the class fee itself more affordable. Please note that it is not possible to commute to our classes, as activities run from early morning to after supper, and the nearest motel rooms are at least 30 minutes away.

We provide complimentary shuttle service from Roosevelt, 10 miles one way—or caravan in your own 4X4. Shuttle pickup is at 4 p.m., first day of class (note exceptions in class descriptions), at M&S Marine, Hwy. 188, Roosevelt (between milepost 233 and 234). 

Please remember that alcohol, smoking, illegal drugs, and pets are not allowed at Reevis. We love dogs but regretfully cannot accommodate them. If you arrive with a dog, we will ask you to leave.

Must be 18 years of age to attend a class. Indicate whether you will need shuttle service from Roosevelt and whether you would like to stay in a yurpee or cabin instead of camping. Deposits are nonrefundable unless RMS reschedules or cancels the class. 

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