Allistair was born and raised on a grain farm in SE Saskatchewan. He practices and plays with traditional skills with a primary focus on woodcraft. As a kid he grew up playing amongst the scrub brush pockets of maple, poplar, willow and caraganas of the farms backyard. It was there that he built his first shelter (fort), bow (green branch and twine), traps (holes covered in sticks and leaves).
Allistair spent last year under the mentorship of Skeet Sutherland at Sticks and Stones Wilderness School in Ontario. At Sticks and Stones he practiced the skills of shelter building, friction fire, containers, bow building, arrow making, cordage, tracking, traditional hunting and trapping methods and hide tanning