Earth Connection

Welcome to The Earth Connection School of Primitive Living Skills

Have you heard the call of your ancestors?

They are crying out to us, and telling us that we have lost our way.

As we sit in our homes, vehicles and office cubicles, we have become dependent on modern technology and we have forgotten the ways of the wilderness. We have neglected our intimate knowledge of nature and disregarded the skills of self-reliance.

Generation by generation - these birthrights have been lost or stolen.

Aren't you ready to take your birthright back?

For most of you, it has been difficult to find a place where you can learn the skills that the native peoples naturally knew. Television shows and movies can only whet your appetite for the real thing.

Deep down, you know you want to reconnect with nature - and here's your golden opportunity!

You just found a school where it's easy to learn the skills of the wild in our beginner friendly classes.

The Earth Connection School has been in continuous operation since 1997, and there you will learn hands-on lessons from a nationally reknowned instructor.

Learn From An Instructor with Experience

The Earth Connection School is founded and operated by Tim MacWelch. The first classes began 20 years ago, and the school has run continuously ever since. Tim has been featured on several National Geographic programs, Good Morning America and many national and local news & radio venues. Tim is also a prolific writer for Outdoor Life Magazine and OFFGRID Magazine. When Outdoor Life wanted to write a series of books about survival, they came to Tim, who has authored two New York Times Best Selling books, Prepare For Anything and the Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual. Since the release of those titles, Tim has written two more books for Outdoor Life, How To Survive Anything and the Ultimate Winter Survival Handbook. 

Enjoy The Best Curriculum In The Industry

For more than TWO DECADES the Earth Connection School has taught a wide variety of hands-on classes, including friction fire making, wild edible plants, tracking, basketry, primitive tool making, hide tanning, wilderness survival, primitive cooking and many more subjects! Why go to instructors who have only a little experience when you could go to the authority on the subject?

Check our Courses Page for detailed course descriptions which explain our class content.

The 2018-19 Class Schedule

Check out the Schedule Page for our complete 2018-2019 class schedule
and check out the NEW class, just added for this year!

Tim has written a new book and created a new class from the best content - The Ultimate Survival Hack Class! This new class will show you how to make the survival tools you need from the junk you have lying around, and it will run on Dec 2nd, 2018

Our Annual BOGO Sale Has Begun!

Check out our BOGO Class Special page for all the details.

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School founder and instructor Tim MacWelch is on Twitter - follow him @timmacwelch

Location:

All classes will be held at our private training facility in Northern Virginia. This site is in the forests on the northern edge of Quantico Marine Base, west of Garrisonville, south of Warrenton, east of Hartwood. Detailed directions are provided upon enrollment.

Pricing:

Fieldcraft Friday Classes (Discounted rate for 1st Friday of each month) - $97
One-Day Regular Classes - $127
One-Day Specialty Classes - $187
Two-Day Classes - $267
Three-Day Classes - $397
Five-Day Classes - $697

Remaining 2018 Schedule

December 31 - Winter Wild Edible Plants - $127

2019 Schedule

January 19 - Winter Wild Edible Plants - $127
January 20 - Winter Tree & Plant Identification - $127

February 1 - Ultimate Fire Starting (Fieldcraft Friday special rate - $97)
February 9 - Blacksmithing - Knife Intensive - $127

March 9-10 - Bushcraft 2-Day - $267
March 9 - Bushcraft Crash Course - $127
March 10 - Bushcraft - Forage and Feast - $127

April 5 - Archery Crash Course (Fieldcraft Friday special rate - $97)
April 13 - Spring Wild Edible Plants - $127
April 14 - Medicinal Plants - $127
April 22-26 - Ultimate Survival Week - $697
April 22-24 - Primitive Skills - $397
April 22 - Primitive Survival Crash Course - $127
April 23 - Primitive Traps and Weapons $127
April 25-26 - Wilderness Survival - $267
April 25 - Modern Survival Crash Course - $127

May 3 - Friction Fire Making (Fieldcraft Friday special rate - $97)
May 18 - Blacksmithing - Heritage Hand Tools - $127

June 1-2 - Wilderness Survival - $267
June 1 - Modern Survival Crash Course - $127

July 6 - Summer Wild Edible Plants - $127
July 7 - Blacksmithing - Tomahawks & Trail Gear - $127

August 5-9 - Ultimate Survival Week - $697
August 5-7 - Primitive Skills - $397
August 5 - Primitive Survival Crash Course - $127
August 6 - Primitive Traps and Weapons $127
August 8-9 - Wilderness Survival - $267
August 8 - Modern Survival Crash Course - $127
August 24 - Primitive Containers - $127

September 6 - Tracking (Fieldcraft Friday special rate - $97)
September 7 - Blacksmithing - Bushcraft Gear - $127
September 8 - Grid Down Crash Course - $127
September 22 - Wild Brew - $127
September 29 - Medicinal Plants - $127

October 19 - Fall Wild Edible Plants - $127
October 20 - Primitive Cooking - $127
October 26-27 - Bushcraft 2-Day - $267
October 26 - Bushcraft Crash Course - $127
October 27- Bushcraft - Forage and Feast - $127

November 1 - Total Trapping (Fieldcraft Friday special rate - $97)
November 9-11 - Primitive Skills - $397
November 9 - Primitive Survival Crash Course - $127
November 10 - Primitive Traps and Weapons $127
November 23 - Blacksmithing - Knife Intensive - $127

December 7 - Blacksmithing - Camp Cookware - $127
December 8 - The Ultimate Survival Hacks Class - $127
December 31 - Winter Wild Edible Plants - $127

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