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Wilderness Survival & Primitive Skills Courses

Learn wilderness survival skills while training with the experts of Trackers Earth. Experienced instructors guide you through hands-on activities in outdoor lore and ancients skills. Focusing on shelter, water, fire and food, this course helps you develop safety in the out of doors and a deeper connection with the natural world.

Wilderness survival is an awareness that not only keeps you alive, it allows you thrive and find a deeper connection to the natural world. Primitive technology and traditional skills takes this even further, exploring an ancient way of relating to the land.

Core Wilderness Survival Courses

$67 Survival Basics


Stay safe in the wilderness and outdoors. Learn the priorities of basic survival: shelter, water, fire and staying found.

Year Wilderness Survival

Oct - Sept 1-weekend a month

Gain vital skills of awareness and survival. Craft essential gear for your primitive survival kit. Test yourself in a one week spring survival trek.

Year Outdoor Leadership

Sept - May 3-days a week

Every week, 3-days a week, study wilderness survival, tracking, archery, restoration, wild plants, folk craft, bow making, blacksmithing & more.

Year Archery

Sept - April 1-weekend a month

Expert coaching in the foundations of archery while bridging into more advanced skills. At our private indoor and outdoor archery ranges.

Year Bow Making

Sept - April 1-weekend a month

Study with expert bow makers. Hand build four different bows, including a flat bow, survival bow, self bow and laminate longbow.

Youth Survival Camps

Winter, Spring, Summer

Our archery and wilderness survival skills camps are known as the first and best outdoor programs for youth in Portland and beyond.

Specialty Wilderness Survival & Primitive Skills

Fire Making: Primitive Starts
Learn to make fire with no matches.
Zombie Survival Basics
Train to survive the zombie hordes.
Blade: Knife & Axe Basics
The fundamental skills of the knife and the axe.
Bow Making Basics
Craft a survival bow out of locally harvested materials with simple blades and knives.
Hide Tanning Basics
Turn rawhide into soft leather that can be crafted into clothing.
Make Your Bamboo-Hickory Longbow
In this course your craft a laminate longbow from bamboo and hickory. Appropriate for beginners in bow making.