Bush Survival & Awareness Programs
NATURE 1 - WED 22nd - SUN 26th MARCH
Transform your connection to the earth by joining NATURE 1, Nature Philosophy's core survival skills program.
NATURE 1 is a wild bush skills adventure which will rock your world by introducing you to the magic of survival skills & deep nature connection.
All the skills you learn will keep you alive in the wilderness and radically enliven your camping adventures.
In a warm group setting our skilled instructor team will share a broad range of in-depth survival wisdom & nature connection activities.
NATURE 1 is always a huge amount of fun. The program is packed full of direct experiences with many survival & awareness skills, all of which you can take home and master.
Dan blowing up a Tinder Bundle (top pic) & Learning
Hand Drill with Kate (bottom pic) at Nature 1
NATURE 1 take home skills:
• Shelter Construction
• Water Purification
• Hand Drill Primitive Fire
• Bird Language & Nature Observation
• Silence Meditations
•.Survival Awareness & Movement
• Animal Tracking & Hunting
• Bush Foods & Primitive Cooking
• Basketry & String Making
Nature Philosophy has a deep respect for indigenous culture. We believe survival skills courses are only complete when woven together with local indigenous wisdom. During NATURE 1 we are very fortunate as local Gumbaynggirr Elder Mark Flanders joins us to share stories about local Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal culture and yarn about traditional bush foods.
NATURE PHILOSOPHY INSTRUCTORS - Sam Robertson, Kate Rydge and JJ Bruce, all have extensive experience with bush survival skills and are passionate presenters.
Sam, Kate & JJ have all spent considerable time learning from Australian Aboriginal communities and American survival skills experts. Sam, Kate & JJ have been teaching groups for over a decade and have each dedicated their lives to fostering deep nature connection in Australia.
A Coastal Bush Food harvest from our Nature One program in February 2015
Cost: $600 (4 days includes camping accommodation, all food and course tuition/materials). To book your place in Nature 1 send in your Booking Form and we will be in touch with an Equipment List and Venue Directions.
NATURE 2 - 22nd APRIL - 3rd MAY
NATURE 2 deepens your understanding and skills in bush survival, indigenous awareness and earth based philosophy. As a group we will build a long term shelter and start to move through our days as a tribe responding to the rythms of the natural world.
We will cover a range of new hands on skills, dive more deeply into body movement and start to explore the use of wandering and silence as a powerful avenue for deep nature connection.
Some of the specific skills covered include:
• Advanced Shelter Construction,
• Advanced Hand Drill skills, Bow Drill Fire technique,
• Sit spots, bird language & nature observation,
• Making Natural Cordage and weaving string bags
• Coil Weaving a Usable Survival Back Pack
• Animal Tracking & Hunting Skills
• Optional 3 Day Survival Treck
• Advanced Awareness & Movement Skills
• Hands on Bush Food harvesting and primitive cooking
Camouflage & Movement
Cost: $1,200 (12 day program - includes camping accommodation, all food and course tuition/materials).
Venue: Glenreagh, NSW
The Nature 2 program offers a powerful personal transformation in a fun and supportive tribe environment. We would love to hear from you if you feel called to join us!
To find out more email Dan at email@example.com
“I loved it, it was a practical and spiritual learning. It has changed my life, my way of thinking…” Michelle Soo, Wellbeing Therapist
“I felt like there were all these instincts and senses waking up that I had never known existed…” Andrew Walker-Morison, Architect
“During these few days, life seemed to slow down, connections were deeply felt and challenges were resolved in a most natural and tribal way. I was unaware just how profound and transformational this time in the bush would be.” Libby Perkins, Writer