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“This is not simply a manual [course] on wilderness camping or survival, but rather discusses the basic existence skills that allow you to live in the bush on an indefinite basis with minimal dependence on on technological materials and tools.”

~Mors Kochanski, Bushcraft

Dates: March 27-28, 2021

Time: 9:00am Saturday through 5:00pm on Sunday. This is an overnight class. 

Cost: $245

Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX

Ages: This is an adult class but open to ages 15+. Youth under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult participant with a 1:1 ratio. An enrollment form and payment must be received for each person attending class, regardless of age.

A cold breakfast and coffee will be provided on Sunday morning. You will need to bring food for 2 lunches and 1 dinner.

Start taking your wilderness skills to the next level! In our Wilderness Survival 101 course we cover a ton of wilderness skill theory. This course is designed to start developing theory into practical skills that can be utilized for wilderness survival, backcountry safety, and the enhancement of all of your outdoor adventures.

In this 2 day overnight hands-on class you’ll be working to hone your skills developing dynamic solutions for shelter, water, fire, food, natural tools and materials. You will get to test your skills Saturday night as you sleep in a shelter you built, warmed by a fire you created, and drinking water you harvested and purified. 

Additionally, this course will develop your proficiency with the proper use, maintenance and safety of the most useful tools that we utilize in the outdoors, a knife, axe, hatchet, saw, fire starters, rope, knots and lashings. All while enjoying the company of students and instructors, who are also excited to dive into this awesome skill set that will help you make the leap from beginner practitioner to a more competent and confident outdoors person. 

This hands-on workshop will cover, but not limited to:

  • Core content survival / wilderness living skills of shelter, water, fire, food.

  • Knife selection, maintenance, and use including safety, carving techniques, and wood splitting.

  • Axe selection, maintenance, and use.

  • Saw selection, maintenance, and use.

  • Rope selection, maintenance, and use including basic knots, hitches, and lashings.

  • Fire starting utilizing friction fire, matches, and ferro rods. Fire building utilizing different styles of fire building and tending, as well as firewood selection and conservation.

  • Shelter building strategies and concepts including the construction of a “Super Shelter”, easily improvised with a few common pieces of equipment and made popular by Master Bushcrafter Mors Kochanski.


Wilderness Survival 101 is prerequisite to taking this course and the course is limited to 12 people.

Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle

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16 oz, TKWide insulated

hot/cold beverage bottle 

with leak-proof cafe cap, $25

27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle 

with spots top, $20

Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!

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137 Woodview Lane

Bastrop, TX 78602