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Introduction to Survival: The earth provides


  • Holistic Survival School 38 McDaris Cove Rd Weaverville NC 28787 (map)

The word "survival" gets thrown around a lot these days, so much so that we have lost the context of the word itself. Most of us will hopefully never find ourselves in a survival situation, however we can learn the skills of our ancestors to not only learn how to stay alive in any dire situation, but also to learn how to be a competent, connected human.

In this four day introductory class, students will learn the basics of surviving in the Eastern Woodlands and will carry those skills on in order to transform "survival skills" into "living skills". This weekend workshop students will learn the basics of survival, the five "C's" of survival, the rule of 3's, human's super powers and weaknesses, how to prioritize the essential elements, and how to use awareness and mindfulness to harness the natural flow of energy in any situations. Students will also learn:

  • Making shelter

  • Gear and camping basics

  • Securing your own food

  • Purifying water

  • Weather proof fire methods

  • Knives and cutting tools

  • Cooking around the fire!

  • Cost:

    Early Bird Price (Before April 1st): $450

    Regular Ticket: $500

  • What to bring // Camp sites

    Primitive camping is available for students. Please come prepared! Bring your own tent and sleeping gear, rain gear, camping supplies, eating dish and utensils, and food for the weekend (running water, kitchen and fridge are available on site). This is an introductory class and students are welcome to bring as much gear as they feel comfortable with.

  • Children

    Students 12 and up are welcome with accompanying adult and their own ticket

  • Work Trade

    HoSS never wants people to feel limited by money. If money is the only thing stopping you from attending this class please fill out the work trade application for this class and we can discuss possible options.

  • Questions?:

    Email Luke: HolisticSurvivalSchool@gmail.com



Scroll through to see photos from last years class:

Earlier Event: April 27
Build your own Pack Basket
Later Event: May 11
Wild Food Foraging