The purpose of this meetup is to have a source of information and classes relating to skills needed to survive in a sustainable manner. In other words, "survival" in the sense of - "survival of the human species." The Austin and San Antonio area are great for learning primitive survival and sustainable skills.
The subjects you will see here range from primitive skills (primitive hunting and fishing, friction fires, shelter, etc) and tracking, to plant medicine, (herbology) sustainable homesteading, permaculture, self-defense, outdoor fitness, Wilderness First Aid Certification, primitive engineering, land-navigation and orienteering, and a lot more. The general philosophy behind most activities is earth-centered. That is, events that help bring people closer to the earth and closer to self-awareness, in order to create sustainable solutions for the human race as we run up against overpopulation and resource misuse/depletion.
I (Sam Coffman) am the organizer, and post many or all of the classes and events that are related to my survival school (www.thehumanpath.com), which are held both in San Antonio and Austin. However, there are many assistant organizers who are posting classes and events that are separate from those of my school - although we all tend to cross paths quite often throughout the range of events available.
Feel free to email me any time via meetup if you have any questions. Hope to see you out at an event or class sometime!