Course Descriptions

Where to Begin with Wilderness Skills Classes

The Earth Connection School offers a wide variety of One Day - Two Day - Three Day and Five Day courses throughout the year in Virginia.

Whether you have been camping your whole life, or you're just getting started in the outdoors, we've got the classes you need to stay safe in the great outdoors. We've also got the classes to take your enjoyment of nature to a much deeper level. Our one day classes are subject specific, and delve deep into the skills common to our forebears like wild foods, making fire, navigation, tracking and primitive cooking. Consider our full two day Wilderness Survival class to give you the best modern skills to come back from the woods safely. Immerse yourself in a three day or five day class and gain the knowledge to feel like you are at home in the wild. Our class descriptions are all detailed below.

Blacksmithing - Heritage Hand Tools
Learn to make tools - by learning to blacksmith

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Blacksmithing - Camp Cookwear
Learn to blacksmith - and make your own camp cookwear

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Blacksmithing - Bushcraft Gear
Make your own knife, flint striker and more - with blacksmithing!

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Wilderness First Aid
Learn life-saving skills in emergency medicine

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Bushcraft Tools and Weapons
Gain the knowledge of bushcraft tools and weapons

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Seasonal Wild Edible Plants

Learn to forage in just one day

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Bushcraft Crash Course
Get the basics of Bushcraft in just one day

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Bushcraft 3-Day
Immerse yourself in the skills of Bushcraft!

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Wild Plant Medicine

Learn about the medicinal plants all around us

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Wild Brew 101

Become a brewer using wild ingredients

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Friction Fire Making

Study bow drill and hand drill friction fire

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Primitive Survival Crash Course

Gain the skills to survive with just the clothes on your back

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Modern Survival Crash Course

Discover the art of survival in just one day

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Tracking
See the landscape through the eyes of a tracker

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Total Trapping

Gain the trapping know-how of your ancestors

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Primitive Cooking

Cook your own feast in the forest 

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Wilderness Survival
Learn the skills to survive in the wild

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Primitive Skills

Three day class on core primitive survival

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Ultimate Survival Week

Immerse yourself in modern & primitive survival skills

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