Native Skills 1

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Duration:3 days
  • Cost:£270

This class teaches the fundamentals of survival; shelter, water, fire and food. It is designed to be the first track towards becoming a Native. Not only will this class teach the physical skills of survival but will introduce too, the worlds of Awareness. The session will be a mixture of lectures and hands on skills. It is also seen as an introduction to the principles and teaching of Native Awareness. Very popular with the instructors due to the pleasure in seeing people rediscover these ancient skills for the first time, such as making fire without modern means or discovering the uses of common plants, that are so readily available. We encourage full participation with all activities.

Due to the unique method of teaching this class employs, it is set as a prerequisite for all our other courses. If you have already taken an introductory class with another school then contact the office, as we may be able to offer a generous discount.  

Some of the skills covered

  • Tracking
  • Friction fire making
  • Awareness
  • Primitive hunting
  • Cordage (string making)
  • Silent movement
  • Shelter
  • Water
  • Wild edible and medicinal plants
  • Introduction to flint Knapping

James is a humorous and enthusiastic instructor with a strong passion for his calling. 

Zoe, musician