Wilderness Skills Training at your pace, in your own backyard.
This is Ten Blocks of Earth Skills, including fire making, shelters, water, natural cordage, trees and plants study, cooking, camp skills, safety, philosophy, and instructor training.
Perfect for college students looking for wilderness skills training, or homeschoolers who want outdoor skills curriculum they can do as part of their school year, or anyone who just wants to practice their skills in their own bio-region.
Affordable, Flexible and Comprehensive
The course includes membership in a private Facebook group with other students from all over the country, who are taking the course. You can ask questions, post examples of your work, develop your skills, and take part in a monthly conference call where I answer your questions about whatever you are currently working on, and share tips and skills appropriate for the season.
This course also includes an Earth Skills Assessment Test where you can discover your strengths and weaknesses, and learn about what you are going to discover through the program material.
The course is $200 plus $12 shipping
for the binder and printed booklets.
Each block contains elements of wilderness survival, awareness, plants, trees, philosophy and more that are all essential to understanding how to live in the wild.
The Earth Skills Comprehension Test, Reading List, Establishing Your Training Area, First Aid & Safety, Back-Up Gear, Journaling Skills, Attitude & Philosophy
Debris Shelter Location & Construction, First Night In Your Shelter, Tree Identification, Weather Journaling, Safety & Hazards "Widow-makers", Attitude & Philosophy "Ethical Harvesting"
Shelter Problem-Solving & Modifications, Protective Awning, Second Night in Your Shelter, Grass Mats, Water Collection, Tree Study, Safety & Hazards "Campfires and Shelters", Attitude & Philosophy "Staying Motivated"
Third Night in Your Shelter, Solar Still, Tipi Fires & Fire Safety, Fire Tongs, Building Your Reflector Wall, Coal Burning, Tree Study, Knife Safety, Attitude & Philosophy "Wolverine Medicine"
Fourth Night in Your Shelter, Plants & Water Collection, Bow Drill Fire-making, Tinder Collection, Coal Burning a Bowl, Tree Study, Teacher Training, Cold Weather Hazards, Personal Safety
Fifth Night in Your Shelter, Banking Your Campfire, Knots, Cordage, Natural Fibers, Bow Drill Practice, Tree Study, Storytelling, Comforts versus Needs, Heat Related Injuries
Sixth Night in Your Shelter, Advanced Bow Drill Skills, Bow Drill Modifications, Basic Rock Tools, Teas, Tree Study, Conservation of Energy, Inspiring Your Students
Seventh Night in Your Shelter, Bow Drill Fire with Rock Tools, Acorns & Cattails, Cooking, Fire Hardening, Coal Burning, Plant Study, Safety & Hazards "Hunters and the Human Animal", Teacher Training "The Teaching Environment", Attitude & Philosophy "Thanksgiving"
Eighth Night in Your Shelter, Pit Cooking, Rock Oven, Bark Containers, Transpiration, Fir Study, Teacher Training "Personal Preparation", Safety & Hazards "Insects & Snakes", Plant Study, Attitude & Philosophy "Being Fully Present"
Ninth Night in Your Shelter, Restoring Your Training Area, Pines & Grasses, Fire Test, Teacher Training "Lesson Plans & Logistics", Professional Development, Plant Study, Earth Skills Comprehension Test, Final Thoughts
Private Facebook Group with Ricardo and the other Earth Skills Correspondence Course Students.
Monthly Conference Calls with Ricardo Sierra
Video Training Programs on Specific Skills
Free Skill Retreats at Hawk Circle Wilderness Education once or twice a year