This is basically a list of skills and topics that we can offer. Our goal, simply, is to teach and get as many people educated and involved as possible. If you want to learn or teach let us know and we'll make it happen. For the record, it's fairly difficult to make a tight and logical list, because every skill is a vital and important part of the next. But I'll see what I can do...
Shelter: Using nothing but the materials and debris around you and at hand, we have the ability to keep not only warm enough, but comfortable in most, if not all situations. The only limitation is in our knowledge of place, or rather lack of. Let's face it. All of these skills work and work well. Otherwise you wouldn't be here right now... -debris hut and its many variations -pit shelters -long term and permanent shelters -tools to aid in construction and preservation of shelters
Fire: An enourmous aid in survival and many other primitive tasks. Fire has more applications than I can, or care to list right now. -Modern and primitive approches to fire (friction fire, to gas and a match) -Fire structure -Applications for simple to advanced
Food: Wild plants and animals. The who, where, when, what, why, and how of harvesting, preservation, and preparation. -Edible and medicinal plants and herbs -Primitive trapping and all of the logistics around it. -Primitive hunting and its many tools and methods -How to prepare food of any kind -The philosophy of the caretaker
Water: Again, the who, where, when, what, why, and how of finding, creating, storing, purifying and procuring H2O. Absolutely vital for the life of all things on this planet, and especially necessary in a survival situation. -Necessary info on water -Tips and tricks -Science and philosophy -Uses other than just hydration
Tools: Easing the survivalist into a life of comfort and convenience. Still primitive, but very effective and like everything else here, straight from the earth with little self processing. -Stone, Bone, Wood, Clay, Hide, etc. How to make them, and for what. -Anything from baskets, to fishing hooks, to dream catchers, to knives, to clothing...
Tracking: The science and art of reading lifeless impressions in the ground and signs on a trail, and turning it into a living, breathing story that you can translate, follow, and even predict. Tracking is truely living in all of the skills that can be taught. It never ends and only begins when you open yourself to seeing its enourmous potential. -Clear print id. -Pattern id. -Sign tracking -basic pressure release studies -tracking intentions -and much more
Awareness: Awareness and tracking are, in the end game, essentially one in the same. But the lessons of awareness, when taught separately can have an enormous impact on ones life. With awareness comes good, and bad. But in the end comes truth. These are very applicable skills, surrounded by a cooshee layer of philosophy that is absolutely necessary for a comfortable and sustainable survival experience.
Escape: Though we are passionate about living these skills and being close to the earth, we know that it's not for everyone. Most people, if in a survival situation, will not be there of their own will. So we also teach the ever popular "Bear Grylls" method of escaping the wilderness successfully, without harm. Needless to say, we do it safer than he. -Priorities in a survival situation. Starting, ALWAYS, with mindset. -Navigating out successfully using the road signs of the wilderness. -Using modern equipment with a primitive crutch, or vice-versa. -"Lost proofing"
Scout: This is where our group and "school" gets its name. The ancient scouts embodied all of the above skills and so many more. Able to survive endlessly, effortlessly, and invisibly, no matter where they found themselves or in what situation, and always in a healthy, abundant balance with the environment. They tasked themselves with the safeguard of their people and ensured the complete passage of these timeless skills to all future generations. The philosophy that they lived by was righteous and selfless. They were true warriors in every heartfelt and conscious sense of the word. That being said, theirs was a life full of endless adventure and fulfilment on every living level. And these are the skills that we encourage everyone to strive for. Again, this would be an endless list, but here are a few of the advanced scout skills: -Smokeless fires -Tracking, harvesting, and collecting materials on the run and sustainably -Unparalleled skills in stealth and awareness, reaching beyond most imaginations -Unmatched healing knowledge and abilities -Tireless desire to learn and know all things
All of that being said, we'd love for you to come learn with us. If you have a custom cirriculum that you'd like to learn, we'd be happy to teach it.