Thriving in the outdoors demands skills that many of us no longer have, such as building a fire or finding enough tree bark to feed your horse. Spark your instincts with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Option
- $95 for a Wilderness Survival Weekend on January 26–27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day (a $195 value)
- $40 for a Primitive Cooking class on February 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (a $95 value)
The two-day Wilderness Survival Weekend class delves into basic survival skills, including fire by friction, basic shelter building, trapping small game, and determining which plants are edible or medicinal. The instructor will also touch on purifying and collecting water and teach identification of local edible and medicinal plants. At the end of the course, you’ll be able to navigate the countryside using the stars and build a rope from local plants.
Drawing on techniques used for thousands of years, the Primitive Cooking class teaches students to prepare meals without the convenience of modern cooking technology. This course shows how to cook meat directly on coals or on a spit, as well as how clay baking and underground cooking techniques keep scents hidden from wandering animals. Lunch is included.
Earth Native Wilderness School
In a time when most people find out about survival skills through reality television, brothers Dave and Michel Scott are the exception. The two brothers spent their formative years exploring the Texas wilderness. Dave, a US Army veteran, is 1 of only 20 people in North America qualified as a Track and Sign Specialist. He and his brother have devoted themselves to helping society remember the skills that have kept us alive for thousands of years.
Earth Native Wilderness School's instructors come from all walks of life, but they each have a love of nature. With lessons in medicinal plants, basic wilderness survival, and wildlife tracking, the school's classes teach students skills such as fashioning tools for survival, arrow making, fire by friction, and finding an ATM in the desert. The staff also realizes humanity's spiritual connection to nature and can even guide students through a vision quest to strengthen their relationship with nature.