EARTH LIVING SKILLS  One- two year's Advanced                                                        Bushcraft Course 


Our Vision And The Course :

Attendance : You can come to as many weekends as you wish over the two years, every weekend is available to drop in on , and you can come back to the ones you missed in the future.

We run a Paleolithic Survival School , steeped in cultural re-generation , remembering and re – connecting with ancient knowledge and wisdom accumulated from tribes and native people all over the world . The emphasis is on wilderness earth living skills and being able to thrive easily in any terrain.


This two year course will give you a advanced knowledge of your place in nature , you will discover what your own personal medecine 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  

Also its a school that is deeply woven with indigenous wisdom and spirit 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..


Wild Earth 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.


Dates for the first year course :

March 19-21 in Gloucestershire - Fire / Flint / Wild food 

May 30 -2 in Gloucestershire - Spirit Philosophy
June 11-13 in Devon  - Coastal Foraging
Oct 8-10 in Gloucestershire- Mushrooms/Berries/Bows

Cost : See at bottom of page 

Who this for : Adults only 

Schedule outline : The full schedule for all these courses are on specific pages you can find on the website .

March 19 - 21 : Day 1  : Wild food : Its a wonderful time of year, and its one of the most abundant times on the calendar. Nature always provides and this walk will start to show you her beautiful miracles of how easy it to sustain ourselves on plants only . We will start with a walk for an hour or so , learning round 7 or so plants , then walk again to re-cap on what we have just found , so you will really get to know these plants in situ and so be able to I.D clearly and presicely.

Day 2 : Wild food  and Master Fire class day

More wild food and a re-cap on the plants we learnt from the previous day .
This is one of the most primitive ways to make fire , there will be a demo and lecture on the history of fire and paleolithic / neolithic technology...
Guidance on caretaking fire , tinder and general information on woods and types of fire will be talked about .
Come set your world on fire and rub sticks together to make a coal using the bow drill !

Day 3 : Come and discover the Paleolithic way to make a arrowhead , by flint knapping ( the art of working flint ).
 We will delve into Paleolithic history and re tell the stories of ancient hunter gatherers while we craft and work .
Time will be spent first making a glass arrowhead in the morning and in the afternoon setting to work on a flint arrowhead. This is really a creative and fun day .



May 30 -2 Spirit skills weekend : Spirit Philosophy 1 - Philosophy 1 will teach you how to connect with the-spirit-that-moves-through-all-things, the world of the unseen and eternal and you will learn how to interact in that world, how to know if a plants edible or medicinal, how to know where the nearest pack of deer's are, how to use your body as an oracle to answer questions and many more pure but simple techniques to enrich your life, in ways you could never imagine.
This course begins our work with spirit. These teachings are the distillation of an ancient Lipan Apache lineage honed and simplified by a remarkable elder called Stalking Wolf. Stalking Wolf had a vision of finding the universal truths that run through all philosophies and religions.



June 11-13 :

Friday 5 pm start : Coastal Foraging Wild food abundance, this is an incredible and enchanting weekend that will leave you wanting to stay at the ocean forever , because we come from there , and when we really connect with the plants and the seaweeds we get taken back in time , to a long time ago , when we were fish!

The coast is the easiest place to thrive and you will experience this beauty and ease .You will leave with solid knowledge of 12 or so seaweeds to eat and 7-10 beach plants . Feasts of fish and seaweed broths will be served every day , and you will go home looking and feeling 10 years younger ! We will also have some fun learning tracking and sign-tracking in the sand.



October 8-10  :  Mushroom i.d / foraging / bows  . We will hunt for berries , nuts , seeds, essentially getting ready for winter, we will process and gather food and talk about primitive storage methods. 

We will delve into the way of the Scout with emphasis on routines of invisibility , stalking , stealth movement and camouflage . There will be night games and wars beware!  The scouts were trained to get in and out of any situation , and most likely out of life threatening ones, they were masters of their environment , never leaving a trace , not even a foot print , shrouded in mystery and in spirit .They took off to live in lands that no other human could survive in . We will enquire and seek to harness this knowledge and wisdom , to merge ourselves even deeper into oneness , where we are moving as silently as an owl and aware as a wolf .

Bow making - Start your bow making life skills! You will make a medium sized bow out of hazel.



Cost : Please write to us if you have financial difficulties .

Price for the whole year : 

Unemployed / benefits : 1,080 pounds 

Waged /employed : 1,200 

Total amount can be paid for the year if you wish immediately

 Deposit of 400 should be paid to confirm your place for the year. The full amount can also paid in installments throughout the year .

Prices for each 3 day event : 

Sliding scale : Unemployed / Benefits : 270

Waged / Employed : 300

Deposit for each 3 day event : 100 pounds 


Please send all payments to :   

Send to Mr J Tidd 07033203 089249 with reference of the course .


Please call me if you have any questions about payment / installments or general queries : 07474159371 JOHNNY

 or e mail us at


Refunds : 100 % refund will be given if cancellation is 3 weeks before the start of the course  , 50 % refund will be given back 2 weeks before course starts , 0 % if cancellation is within 2 weeks of the course starting .

Head Instructor:

Johnny Tidd has had an unquenchable thirst for this path for the last 10 years and can deliver expert advice in all of the subjects on survival, he has lived in the jungles of Mexico and has studied all over the world, with the world renowned tracker and survival teacher Tom Brown JNR , Jon Young , Ffyona Campbell for his wild food teacher training and Trackways in Sussex studying shamanism and survival  , always pushing himself further towards being able to completely thrive in the wild, which he has now accomplished. Click here for more info on Johnny Tidd

We are based in and around the Bristol area , with permanent land in Gloucestershire .

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Or tel on : 07474159371