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Bushcraft 101 Class

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Bushcraft 101 (4 days, 3-night course)

Bush Craft 101

Required Gear List - Click Here

A confirmation email will be sent after the purchase with all class details.

Scope:

The purpose of this class is to introduce people to the Art of Bush Craft in its truest form. Essentially, camping with a minimal amount of kits while also manufacturing some needed items from the landscape. It also involves many other facets such as tracking, Plant lore, Outdoor Cooking, and Natural Navigation techniques.

We will introduce Bush Craft with the various projects, such as using the landscape to replace or create some of the kits we would normally carry. We will also introduce you to the joys of camp cooking over an open fire by preparing daily meals from raw ingredients, some of which coming from the flora around us.

This is a very LOW-intensity level class with some walking at a slow pace to observe nature, learn tree/plant species and select project materials.  Sheltering is another aspect of Bush Craft that we will address in this class on a project basis, but students will be able to camp in tents or hammocks. There are no timed deliverables or qualifications in this class so no pressure.

Projects/Lessons:

 

Day One:

Knife and Tool Safety: Sharpening a Knife, Saw, Hatchet, Hook Knife

Introduction to safe knife grips for carving

Woods walk for fire material. We will identify tinder sources and collect materials and also discuss the selection of materials for friction fires

Demonstration on primitive fire technique: Flint and Steel - students will create charred material from a group fire and practice flint and steel fire starting

Lunch will be provided: cold sandwiches (made by students from the supplies menu)

Coffee over the fire, we will explore how to make coffee in Swedish fashion over an open fire with no fancy presses or percolators, just good old fashion Bush Coffee (Lemmel Coffee Provided)

Bow Drill: Will demonstrate everything from set creation to ember and birds nest construction

Pinch Pot Pottery, students will be supplied preprocessed clay and make standard pinch pots to be dried for firing.

Demonstration of a Simple Cook Spoon

Student Project making a Cook Spoon

Supper will be cooked as a group with provided materials in Dutch Ovens/Bush Pots (TBD)

Last Stick First Stick Discussion for Direction Finding

Introduction to Celestial Navigation and Nav Stick Exercise 200M Leg Box

Downtime

 

Day Two:

Breakfast provided, cold cereals, toast w/jams, and fruit (processed by students) coffee as desired, juice mixes also available.

Woods Walk to collect and identify material for making natural cordage

Demonstration and Lesson in natural cordage making (3 feet)

Lesson and project in weaving with provided materials, to create a 12’ strap that can be used for a pack harness

Lunch will be provided: cold sandwiches (made by students from the supplies menu)

Woods walk to collect material for Roy craft or Ladder Pack Frames, Bow drill Kit, and Bucksaw

Discussion and Demos on Proper Notches and Lashing for construction

Students will create a Take-Down Buck Saw

Students will create one Pack Frame of Choice

Demonstration on a blanket pack and pack frame loading

Students will create a bow drill kit from collected materials

Supper will be cooked by the Group in Bush pots with a desert (material provided TBD)

Downtime and Bow Drill practice

 

Day Three:

Breakfast provided, cold cereals, toast w/Jams, and fruit (processed by students) coffee as desired, juice mixes also available.

Group lesson on shelter building a framed lean and grass thatching

Demonstration on pot crane construction options cooking apparatus

Lunch will be provided: cold sandwiches (made by students from the supplies menu)

Woods Walk to collect natural material for basket weaving (May substitute bark basket - seasonal)

Demonstration and project to weave a small berry basket

Dinner group project of Spit Cooking with provided fowl mixed vegetables in a large stockpot

Fire our Clay Pots from Day 1 project

 

Day Four:

Breakfast provided, Cold Cereals, Toast w/Jams, and Fruit (processed by students) Coffee as desired, juice mixes also available.

Demonstration on creating a traveling Sun Compass

Woods Walk to collect material for SC-Project

Students create sun compass from 1st Stick Last Stick (set up from Day1)

Short Navigation course 100M legs

Lunch will be provided: cold sandwiches (made by students from the supplies menu)

Trapping Demonstration (one Trigger, 3 Traps)

Demonstration of Cane pole making

Woods Walk to Fishing Hole

Students Fish for Evening Meal

Supper Students will Cook Fish (If Caught) by breading and frying in Steel Pans over open coals (Supplemental fish Supplied) with Hand Made Hush Puppies Deep fried in Cast iron.

Downtime

Day 5

Breakfast provided, Cold Cereals, Toast w/Jams, and Fruit (processed by students) Coffee as desired, juice mixes also available.

Projects finalizing (2 Hours)

Camp Cleanup and Farewells

If you need to cancel..

Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

If a class gets canceled...

We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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Bushcraft 101 Class

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Product Description

Bushcraft 101 (4 days, 3-night course)

Bush Craft 101

Required Gear List - Click Here

A confirmation email will be sent after the purchase with all class details.

Scope:

The purpose of this class is to introduce people to the Art of Bush Craft in its truest form. Essentially, camping with a minimal amount of kits while also manufacturing some needed items from the landscape. It also involves many other facets such as tracking, Plant lore, Outdoor Cooking, and Natural Navigation techniques.

We will introduce Bush Craft with the various projects, such as using the landscape to replace or create some of the kits we would normally carry. We will also introduce you to the joys of camp cooking over an open fire by preparing daily meals from raw ingredients, some of which coming from the flora around us.

This is a very LOW-intensity level class with some walking at a slow pace to observe nature, learn tree/plant species and select project materials.  Sheltering is another aspect of Bush Craft that we will address in this class on a project basis, but students will be able to camp in tents or hammocks. There are no timed deliverables or qualifications in this class so no pressure.

Projects/Lessons:

 

Day One:

Knife and Tool Safety: Sharpening a Knife, Saw, Hatchet, Hook Knife

Introduction to safe knife grips for carving

Woods walk for fire material. We will identify tinder sources and collect materials and also discuss the selection of materials for friction fires

Demonstration on primitive fire technique: Flint and Steel - students will create charred material from a group fire and practice flint and steel fire starting

Lunch will be provided: cold sandwiches (made by students from the supplies menu)

Coffee over the fire, we will explore how to make coffee in Swedish fashion over an open fire with no fancy presses or percolators, just good old fashion Bush Coffee (Lemmel Coffee Provided)

Bow Drill: Will demonstrate everything from set creation to ember and birds nest construction

Pinch Pot Pottery, students will be supplied preprocessed clay and make standard pinch pots to be dried for firing.

Demonstration of a Simple Cook Spoon

Student Project making a Cook Spoon

Supper will be cooked as a group with provided materials in Dutch Ovens/Bush Pots (TBD)

Last Stick First Stick Discussion for Direction Finding

Introduction to Celestial Navigation and Nav Stick Exercise 200M Leg Box

Downtime

 

Day Two:

Breakfast provided, cold cereals, toast w/jams, and fruit (processed by students) coffee as desired, juice mixes also available.

Woods Walk to collect and identify material for making natural cordage

Demonstration and Lesson in natural cordage making (3 feet)

Lesson and project in weaving with provided materials, to create a 12’ strap that can be used for a pack harness

Lunch will be provided: cold sandwiches (made by students from the supplies menu)

Woods walk to collect material for Roy craft or Ladder Pack Frames, Bow drill Kit, and Bucksaw

Discussion and Demos on Proper Notches and Lashing for construction

Students will create a Take-Down Buck Saw

Students will create one Pack Frame of Choice

Demonstration on a blanket pack and pack frame loading

Students will create a bow drill kit from collected materials

Supper will be cooked by the Group in Bush pots with a desert (material provided TBD)

Downtime and Bow Drill practice

 

Day Three:

Breakfast provided, cold cereals, toast w/Jams, and fruit (processed by students) coffee as desired, juice mixes also available.

Group lesson on shelter building a framed lean and grass thatching

Demonstration on pot crane construction options cooking apparatus

Lunch will be provided: cold sandwiches (made by students from the supplies menu)

Woods Walk to collect natural material for basket weaving (May substitute bark basket - seasonal)

Demonstration and project to weave a small berry basket

Dinner group project of Spit Cooking with provided fowl mixed vegetables in a large stockpot

Fire our Clay Pots from Day 1 project

 

Day Four:

Breakfast provided, Cold Cereals, Toast w/Jams, and Fruit (processed by students) Coffee as desired, juice mixes also available.

Demonstration on creating a traveling Sun Compass

Woods Walk to collect material for SC-Project

Students create sun compass from 1st Stick Last Stick (set up from Day1)

Short Navigation course 100M legs

Lunch will be provided: cold sandwiches (made by students from the supplies menu)

Trapping Demonstration (one Trigger, 3 Traps)

Demonstration of Cane pole making

Woods Walk to Fishing Hole

Students Fish for Evening Meal

Supper Students will Cook Fish (If Caught) by breading and frying in Steel Pans over open coals (Supplemental fish Supplied) with Hand Made Hush Puppies Deep fried in Cast iron.

Downtime

Day 5

Breakfast provided, Cold Cereals, Toast w/Jams, and Fruit (processed by students) Coffee as desired, juice mixes also available.

Projects finalizing (2 Hours)

Camp Cleanup and Farewells

If you need to cancel..

Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

If a class gets canceled...

We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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