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The Human Path is an ecology-based, wilderness-survival, urban-survival and wilderness-living school offering a huge variety of outdoor, bushcraft classes (outdoor fitness, wilderness and primitive living skills, plant medicine, small unit tactics, reconnaissance, tracking certification, wilderness medicine, herbology (a.k.a. herbalism), self-defense, teamwork and leadership, primitive and off-grid engineering, permaculture certification, aquaponics, green building, knife-making and blacksmithing, outdoor fitness, and much more.

The Human Path offers classes in both San Antonio and Austin, Texas, as well as other large acreages and ranches in the Central Texas region. We also offer survival intensives in Colorado that cover Primitive Living Skills, Tracking Certification and Herbalism Certification. We teach ongoing, weekly classes like the urban and primitive core classes (survival, self-defense, primitive engineering, tactics, awareness and stealth, etc.) local edible and medicinal plants, primitive hunting and primitive fishing, phytotherapy and bio-regional plant medicine, wilderness first aid certification, tracking and urban survival. We present an entire urban survival course, green homesteading and permaculture certification. We also run survival treks which focus on different "themes" and include scenarios and role-playing friends and foes along the way. Check out the calendar for more information, updated weekly.

Unsure of where to start at The Human Path? Our classes are divided into Core Classes and Electives (Peripheral) classes. Additionally, we have classes that are focused more on Urban vs. Wilderness topics. Within all of those areas, we have four major paths or specialties - both on the wilderness side and on the urban side:
Primitive Engineer
Combat Medic
Hunter Gatherer

These are the Core Specialties, but you don't have to get involved with core classes to learn so much of what we have to offer. You can take Electives or Peripheral classes without having to go through the Core Basic and the Level 1, 2, 3, etc., core classes.
Some of our peripheral classes that are open to everyone whether they are in a core program or not are: Our several-hundred class-hour Herbology series (plant medicine), Wilderness First Aid Certification, Animal Tracking and Naturalist studies (and certification through Cybertracker), Knife-making and Blacksmithing, Bowmaking and Archery, Basket and Container making (primitive pottery, etc.), Outdoor Fitness, Land Navigation and Map Reading, Brain Tanning of Hides, Harvesting Animals (usually hogs), Small Unit Tactics, Survival Racing and Competitions, Urban Preparedness, Dry Canning, Wet Canning, Bug-out Bags and much more.

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    The Path Of The Primitive Engineer

    The Path Of The Combat Medic

    The Path Of The Hunter/Gatherer

    The Path Of The Scout


    Primitive Survival Skills (Core)

    Urban Survival Skills (Core)

    All Elective Courses

    Herbal Medicine

    Tracking Certification
The Human Path (THP)
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Video Excerpts:
  • Fire Making
  • Self Defense
  • Stick Fighting
  • Shelter
  • Snares/Traps
  • Core Fitness
  • Knots