Choose Between Two Options
- $95 for a Wilderness Survival Weekend, held January 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day ($195 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.
- $40 for a Primitive Cooking class, held Saturday, January 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($95 value)
Participants learn how to cook on the trail and leave heavy pots and pans behind through cooking with coals, hot rocks, spits, and clay, among other techniques. Class concludes with a wilderness feast.
Earth Native Wilderness School
In a time when most people find out about survival skills through reality television, Dave Scott is the exception. The founder and president of Earth Native Wilderness School spent his formative years exploring the Texas wilderness. As a US Army veteran, he is 1 of only 20 people in North America qualified as a Track and Sign Specialist. He has devoted himself 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.