A UK-based school of primitive survival and earth living skills. Teaching prehistoric and ancestral ways of living.

Native Awareness is a school for those interested in pursuing the more primitive side of Bushcraft and Survival Skills and wanting to specialise in the Native approach to survival, tracking and awareness. We are completely dedicated to re- uniting people with the ancient ways of the ancestors. We will be teaching an array of skills from, bows and arrows to brain tan buckskin making, baskets to tracking, camouflage to stalking, flint knapping to wild edible plants.

About the School

There was once a time when we moved slower, a time when we observed the rhythms and flow of nature. Native Awareness is the skills of all our ancestors, the ancient peoples of the Earth. The Native Awareness School wishes to reunite people with these skills, to relearn to listen to the forgotten language of the Nature and to develop a new relationship with the environment.

Understanding the ancient skills of survival provides us with confidence in Nature. Moving from a situation that may seem overwhelming, to an opportunity to return to the comforts of the natural world. Constructing shelters that blend into the landscape, learning to collect and purify water, mastering the gift of fire by friction and developing the ability to harvest wild plants and animals, with great respect and honour, are all skills necessary for survival. Native Awareness teaches how to develop and move beyond these skills to what we call Earth Living, being bountiful in nature, letting the Earth provide for all our needs.

Spending time as our hunter gatherer ancestors, moving silently through the forest or gathered around the fires, shifts our physical awareness. Native Awareness is for those who wish to connect deeply to the natural world and to view the world through Native eyes.

Native Awareness teaches from a wide experience and from the school’s inspiration, the aboridginal (existing in a land from the earliest of times) peoples of the Earth. 

The logo is of a wren, a special bird in the folklore and mythology of ancient Europe. The wren is a highly aware, bright being, a watcher of the woods. The circles radiating from the wren symbolise the concentric rings of nature.

The best survival course I’ve ever been on.

“Just e-mailing to say thank you for the best survival course I’ve ever been on, I’ve learnt more in those three days than I have in the last four years. Learning your awareness skills was just amazing and I’m definitely booking the awareness and tracking course with you soon.”

Dave, bushcraft instructor,