Survival Skills Intensive - begins September 24
Join us for our Survival Skills Intensive, an 8 month ongoing wilderness survival class that meets one weekend each month to study wilderness survival skills. At Earth Native we believe that long term mentoring situations are the best way to learn these incredible skills. For this reason we are pleased to offer this opportunity for you to learn the ancient arts of survival and self-sufficiency.
Over the course of 8 months you will greatly increase your ability to be self sufficient in a survival situation through knowledge of indigenous and modern survival skills, technology, and philosophies, as well as increased comfort in wild places through knowledge of, and connection to place.
You will leave this program with the confidence and skill necessary to survive in the wilderness, and the knowledge necessary to continue growing your survival skills on your own.
With Texas' Premier Outdoor, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School
Wilderness Survival 101 - August 27-28
Plant Intensive begins - September 17
Pine Needle Baskets - September 24
Wildlife Tracking Intensive begins - October 1
Survival Bows - October 8
Knife Making - October 14-16
Bird Language - October 22
Natural Pottery - October 22 & November 19
Flint Knapping & Primitive Stone Tools - October 23
Acorn Harvesting & Preparation - October 23
Edible Plants - October 29
Medicinal Plants - October 30
Natural Pottery - November 19 (Day 2)
Knot Tying 101 - November 20
Camouflage & Concealment - November 20
Knife Making - December 2-4
Wilderness Bushcraft - December 3-4
Weekly Nature Programs - begins week of September 14
Wilder Teens - begins September 16
Bow Building for Kids - September 17-18
Ninja Coyotes - September 24
Knife Carving & Safety - September 25
Advanced Monthly Nature Program - begins October 8
Teen Wilderness Adventure - begins October 15
Monday Monthly Nature Program - begins October 17
Saturday Monthly Nature Program - begins October 22
Youth Wilderness Survival Overnight - October 29-30
Forts and Fairy Houses - November 13
I have attended courses at ENWS for 4 years. To call the classes "impactful" is a severe understatement. They have been perspective altering. To quote Thomas Henry Huxley:
"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall. Teach him something of natural history, and you place in his hands a catalogue of those which are worth turning around."
Earth Native's classes are mostly outdoors, always interesting, and a great way to change your perspective. As for me, it has granted me a catalogue (to reference the quote) that now permeates the way I perceive the natural world. Instead of a city-boy with zero confidence in the wilderness, I now feel competent to the level of comfort in being part of nature.
I owe a lot to ENWS and will never be able to repay the debt. - JB