Earth Connection

Welcome to The Earth Connection School of Primitive Living Skills

Feel like you belong in the wild?

Deep down every person wants to reconnect with nature. Every person feels the absence of their birthright - to see and understand the ways of their ancestors, and to feel like you belong in the forest and the field.

Television shows and movies can only whet your appetite for the real thing. For most of you, it has been difficult to find a place where you can learn the skills that the native peoples naturally knew.

  • Wilderness survival skills
  • Heritage trades
  • Primitive living
  • Paleo diet and foraging
  • Tracking and trapping
  • It's all here under one roof

And while you may expect wilderness classes to be difficult and grueling - don't worry, it's easy to learn the skills of the wild in our beginner friendly classes, filled with hands-on lessons from a nationally reknowned professional instructor.

The Earth Connection School has been in continuous operation since 1997

Experience Matters

The Earth Connection School is founded and operated by Tim MacWelch. The first classes began 19 years ago, and the school has run continuously ever since. Tim has been featured on several National Geographic programs, Good Morning America and many national and local news & radio venues. Tim is also a prolific writer for Outdoor Life Magazine and OFFGRID Magazine. He is the author of two New York Times Best Selling books, Prepare For Anything and the Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual.

The Curriculum Matters

The Earth Connection School teaches a wide variety of hands-on classes, including Friction Fire Making, Wild Edible Plants, Tracking, Basketry, Primitive Tool Making, Hide Tanning, Wilderness Survival, Primitive Cooking and many more subjects!

Check our Courses Page for detailed course descriptions which explain our class content.

The 2015 Class Schedule

Check out the Schedule Page for all the details of the Earth Connection 2015 class schedule.


School founder and instructor Tim MacWelch is on Twitter - follow him @timmacwelch

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