Wilderness Bushcraft February 18-19
Having mad outdoor skills isn’t something you are born with, it’s something only really learned with close instruction. For some people this instruction came from a grandparent, parent, uncle or aunt, in childhood. For everyone else… Earth Native has got your back! Our expert outdoor instructors want to share some awesome Wilderness Bushcraft skills with you. Become more than competent in the skills that will not only keep you alive in the wilderness but will also help you thrive outside.
This class will focus on the proper use, maintenance and safety of the most useful tools that we utilize in the outdoors, a knife, axe, hatchet, fire starters, rope and lashings, and basic metal cookware.
With Texas' Premier Outdoor, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School
Brain Tanning Buckskins - January 21-22
Wilderness Bushcraft - February 18-19
Bow Building - February 18-19 & 25-26
Coiled Yucca Baskets - March 11
Knot Tying 101 - March 12
Art of Mentoring - March 13-18
Wilderness Survival 101 - March 25-26
Flint Knapping - April 1
Edible Plants - April 1
Medicinal Plants - April 2
Flint Knapping - April 2
Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - January 21
Knife Carving & Safety - February 18
More than S’mores - February 19
Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - February 25
Ninja Coyotes - February 26
Sticks and Stones - March 12
Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - March 25
Fire! - March 26
Muddy Shoes: Preschool Explorers - April 22
Primitive Projectiles - May 20
Tracking Detectives - May 21
Summer Camps begin on June 5...
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
Earth Native offers fantastic classes for both children and adults--whether you haven't played outside since you were little or if you spend every weekend hiking, Earth Native has some sort of class that would suit you. Personally I've done everything from short plant walks and bird watching classes to 9-month survival and tracking intensives. The campus in Bastrop is a good balance between developed (adequate parking and flush toilets) and wild (a river otter has been spotted in the creek and I hear owls and coyotes every time I camp out there). The staff is kind, knowledgeable, and always working on improving their own skills.
Bottom line: Highly recommended for kids and adults who want to discover their wild side. - AK