Adult Paleolithic Bushcraft Training

Awaken your soul and senses to the earth

Mentored by

Johnny Tidd of Wild Earth Project

Always pushing towards surviving in the wild

Organisation links
Location address: Longhope, GL17 0RF
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £300
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
Attendance: ​You can come to as many weekends as you wish over the next two years, every weekend is available to drop in on, and you can come back to the ones you missed in the future. This year's camps are primarily focused on hunting and wild food , the back bones of survival living. This two year course will give you an advanced knowledge of your place in nature, you will discover what your own personal medicine is and what gifts and talents you want to bring forth to the world and to this tribe and planet. We will cover a huge amount of subjects giving you a huge tool box and encyclopedia of knowledge, so you can go on to specialise in any of these skills as a career or just as a hobby. There will be 8 weekends of practical and hands-on experiential learning, expanding our capacity to face new challenges and push through our fears of the wild and the unknown frontiers of the wilderness. Our minds and spirits will be purified and strengthened and in peace by the end of the year, with a feeling of overwhelming bliss and belonging, to the people on the course, to all of humanity and to all the other species living with us on this earth It's also a school that is deeply woven with indigenous wisdom and spiritual work. We put a great emphasis on the spirit skills that are also completely aligned with the physical skills, you cannot have one without the other we believe, that's how these teachings have been passed down . These skills activate character traits of self reliance, confidence, knowledge, empathy, strength and wisdom. WildEarth wants to reunite the world with their birthright which is to be able to live comfortably with the earth and all the animals within it.
About your mentor
Johnny Tidd of Wild Earth Project
Always pushing towards surviving in the wild
Johnny Tidd, head instructor has obsessively been studying for 10 years, he has made it his mission / vision / purpose to live as closely with the earth as possible for all the indigenous people who have been killed in our history, he holds the flag for them. He has had an unquenchable thirst for this path for the last 7 years and can deliver expert advice on all these primitive subjects. He has lived in the jungles of Mexico and has studied all over the world, always pushing himself further towards being able to completely thrive in the wild. Johnny tidd delivers a series of courses from the basics up to advanced levels in many different primitive subjects, including, nature connection work, ecology, meditation, communing with the divine and with nature, indigenous law and principals of living in harmony with each other and this planet, bows, archery, spears, catapults, traps, baiting, coastal foraging, wild food, herbalism, tee i.d and usage, tracking, stone tools, stealth movement, camouflage, stalking, bird language and hunting to name a few. Experience: Tom Brown School in the USA with renowned tracker for CIA and shamanic teachers. Courses : Standard Bushcraft Advanced Bushcraft Native American storytelling High speed survival Philosophy 1,2 Advanced tracking and awareness Guardians of ceremony 2017 - Fyona Campbell Wild Food Teacher Training: 1 year 3 years of Bowmaking at festivals Jon Young Coyote School, USA Trained in bird language and kamana series 1 2014 USA - Rick Berry children of the Earth Foundation Full teacher training for kids. 2011 UK Trackways 1 year course in survival skills and bushcraft/shamanism
What we'll do
April 22-24 th - May Hill,Gloucetershire Skills covered over the weekend : Wild Food Knowledge - Going over 15 plants to eat in the Spring , plus adding a few more . 2 nd year students will teach 1 st year students what they know and identification points. Crafting a bow from Hazel or Ash - learn how to make a flat/long hunting bow of around 25-35 pounds , this is the crudest form of a bow and is the easiest, quickest to make and is very important to learn when you are in dire circumstances! I will give a full axe and draw knife safety lecture, and explain proper use of them. Then you will start to work on your own piece of wood, and i will take you through all the processes of layering out the bow ,shaping the profile,and tillering. Under full guidance ,you will slowly wittle away your own bow . We will endeavour to give you a solid foundation of bow making from start to finish so you can go home and make more! Arrows - Learn the fine art of arrow craft . We will go through a lot of different ways of how to make arrows for every eventuality or survival situation that you find yourself in . Studying the sourcing of the right sticks / saplings , bending and scraping the shaft , the making of flint, glass, coin and tin arrow heads, fletching with feathers and learning how to wrap the feathers and arrowheads onto the shafts with natural cordage or sinew . We will spend more time on flintknapping as its such a difficult skill to master. Intuitive Archery practise with 3d animals and professional foam targets . Sunset 'mock hunting' expedition into the forest with bows and arrows - utilising the skills of spirit and the physical skills of tracking, stalking and camouflage. Rites of passage initation - night games, fires and storytelling. JUNE 3-5 - May Hill , Gloucetershire ATLATLS- We will harvest the spears and atlatls, the most ancient of weapons for hunting , that took down wooly mammoths . Learning to experiment with all weapons are necessary to work out the best size and type of wood. TRAPS - We will go over 3 of the best traps for small and large animals . Tracking - The art of tracking and sign tracking is essential for anyone wanting to thrive in the wild . These are both linked with awareness training to . BAITING - This is a subject of great art , science and deep nature connection , we will go over some of the most important tricks for baiting spiritually and physically . CATAPULTS - Target practise and shooting of catapults . JULY 29-31 st - Devon Coast Beach plants and roots, hedgerow plants and river estuary plants- we will explore the edible roots , leaves, stems of all the plants along the river estuaries, beaches and hedgerows on the coast. Primitive and modern fishing- making cordage and bone hooks , then we will make some primitive fishing rods and try them out at the beach . Harpooning- If my friend is available to teach us we will go swimming at one of his favourite places for harpooning , swimming between the seaweeds , coral and fish is a unforgettable experience . Primitive cooking - As always we will feast on what we have caught and foraged . October 15- 17 th - May Hill,Gloucetershire SHELTER - We will delve into shelters, winter and summer one's , learning the art of insulation, comfort and uses of fire . We will make a mini tipi shelter , from the saami tribes with sticks and birch bark , then mud and clay ,then more sticks . Wild food - Mushrooms ,berries, roots , nuts, how to pocess all this for the winter months . Baskets - Make a willow basket - (if we have time) Clay - Learn how to work with clay.
Learning aims
Aim 1
You will discover what your own personal medicine is and what gifts and talents you want to bring forth to the world and to this tribe and planet.
Aim 2
We will cover a huge amount of subjects giving you a huge tool box and encyclopedia of knowledge, so you can go on to specialise in any of these skills as a career or just as a hobby.
Aim 3
Our minds and spirits will be purified and strengthened and in peace by the end of the year, with a feeling of overwhelming bliss and belonging, to the people on the course, to all of humanity and to all the other species living with us on this earth.
Celebrations, Birthdays, Hens, Stags and Private Groups
WildEarth does a variety of bespoke bushcraft days for your tastes and needs. We can spice up any party you can think of and make your day so special that it will be memorable forever. We can arrange and create pretty much anything you can think of and for all ages and skill levels. This could last 1-2 days depending on your needs. ​Please call or email us to discuss further about these great opportunities in adventure and wilderness skills. We can also come to you and tailor a course that will suit your garden or space. ​Here is a list for some inspiration of the kind of parties and events we can do: Stag Do Zen archery, axe throwing, fencing, routines of invisibility and english longbow making - 2 days Zen archery, axe throwing, camouflage and stealth movement - 1 day Hunger games scenario - 2 days Fire by friction, shelter building with sleep out - 2 days Hen Do 1-2 day Foraging and wild medicinal walk, fire by friction and basket weaving - 2 days ​Kids Birthday Parties Archery Tracking Wide games/jedi games Hunger games Fire by friction Wittling swords/fencing and sword fighting tactics and battles. Making flint axe or knife Stealth movement and invisibility Shelter building Jedi skills A whole day's worth of games, from bushcraft treasure hunts to games about the senses, blindfolded stalking scenarios, and the list goes on! Teenage Birthday Initiation rites of passage -1 or 2 days Scout skills Jedi skills Hunger games - 1 or 2 days Archery, bow making, fencing, axe throwing and stealth tactics Contact us by messaging us on the 'Message Mentor' button
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Price£300
InformationPrice for the whole year - 4 weekends per year : £1,200 pounds​. This is intended to be a full year programme and the total amount can be paid for the year if you wish. Please message for an invoice. The full amount can also be paid in instalments throughout the year. Price per weekend : £300​ pounds Please email us if you have financial difficulties.
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Where we'll be
in woods, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0RF
WHAT’S PROVIDED
Drinks
Snacks
Meals
Equipment
Safety
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
None of the above1. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place on the retreat. 2. The balance is due 60 days before the retreat start date. Bookings made less than 60 days before the retreat start date must be paid in full at the time of booking. 3. Cancellations more than 30 days before the retreat start date are eligible for a 50% refund (less the non-refundable deposit). No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 30 days before the retreat start date. 4. If payments are not made in GBP then any bank fees incurred will be passed onto the attendee.

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