Baby Mammoth Fund
Organized by: Henna La Plante
June 23, 2016
Andrew was a loving father, devoted fiancé and head of an off-grid homestead project in progress. His dream was to start a wilderness school for children. He wanted to leave this beautiful land to his son when he left earth as an old man. Sadly, Petty Officer First Class, AT1 (NAWMU-1) Andrew T. Keys, a.k.a. Mammoth Bushcraft & Andres Llaves, sufferred from PTSD and a TBI and could not handle his life's daily challenges of pain and suffering. He was a mountain man of the Ozarks. He enjoyed living off the grid in the woods with his fiancé and 3-yr old son. He built daily campfires, hiked, and whittled wood. He was always crafting, loved trapping, and daily practiced several other primitive living skills. He was a teacher for many to learn wild edibles, survival skills, bushcraft skills and pretty much anything about animals. He was a professionally trained chef, a falconer, animal rehabilitator, and so much more.
Andrew was well known as a caring defender of the less fortunate, a generous Navy veteran that would give you his last dollar and he never asked for help. His untimely tragic death was a shock to the bushcraft and survival community. worldwide. He was a huge advocate to bring awareness to #22aDay - #fuckPTSD - #Mission22, and he volunteered his time to aide others in need. With an untimely death at only 36 yrs old and leaving behind a young son, as his woman, I want to guarantee the inheritance of our off-grid Arkansas property for Drake, a.k.a. Baby Mammoth.
I want to continue his father's dream to build a wilderness living school for youth and adults. It will have a petting zoo, primitive shelters, fully operational self-reliant homestead, livestock and become a recreational retreat for families and individuals seeking time travel. Amenities will include two RV accessible campsites, four tent camping sites, two wet weather creeks, and an early 1900's cistern campsite surrounded by Black Walnut trees.
Sleep among the stars, echo back to coyote howls, screech with the night owls, stay up all night with the whippoorwills, or play guitar along with the crickets and tree frogs with a blazing campfire. Throw on a dutch oven stew, roast marshmallows and catch lightening bugs. This is a magical land that Drake deserves to keep. His father taught him how to gather firewood, catch fish, care for fowl, and respect nature.
We hope you'll become part of our off-grid adventure to continue Mammoth's passion for awareness of #22aDay and the old ways of living we've worked to hard to preserve and raise Drake with. Friends...please visit TopKnotCustoms.com for more information or to join our newsletter for updates, product announcements, fundraisers, specials, and events.
Andrew, your friends and I are starting some things....really great things...this was your purpose in life my love and I will not give up to make it happen.
#22Walk - Future National Events Raising awareness about #22aDay of PTSD/TBI disabled veterans to ROTC students to educate them before they are deployed. Starting this Fall 2016, 1st Ever will be in Atlanta. Items for purchase will be available Fall 2016 and proceeds will go to #babymammoth
#Drew22 - Public awareness that 22 veterans commit suicide daily due to PTSD & TBI. The VA isn't helping fast enough and are killing more veterans than war. Items to purchase will be available starting Summer 2016, proceeds will go to #babymammoth
#fuckPTSD - Public unity for those struggling with PTSD. Finding help, hotlines, and support. You are not alone. Website and items for purchase will be available Summer 2016 and proceeds will go to #Babymammoth
#BabyMammoth - Youth & Adult Education for Wilderness Living and Homesteading the old way our grandparents lived. Programs coming in 2020. Fundraising events will preserve Drake's 25 acres "DRAGON SANCTUARY" in Northern Arkansas.
GROUP MAMMOTH BUSHCRAFT - A Facebook group, I do not have many details together yet, but I will keep you posted. Join Facebook.com/groups/TopKnotCustomsVIPClub for on-line updates, product announcements, fundraisers, specials, and events.
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