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21st Century Longhunter Class - Ohio

21st Century Longhunter

4 days, 3 nights

The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to class start date.

 

Age Requirement: Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Meeting Location - Click Here

Cabin Rentals - Click Here

Scope:
This course is well beyond what is taught within the basic Survival or Bushcraft
Series at the School. It is a specialized course only for those who wish to learn
Camping and Movement as well as Hunting and Trapping the way our
Forefathers accomplished it with a modern twist on gear the closely replicates
the past. We will learn to use modern Firearms in traditional Manner, loading our
shells and making varied ammunition on the fly. We will also discuss replication
of Age old techniques using gear selected from the last 200 years to create the
perfect Modern Longhunter’s woodland kit and accoutrements. This course will
also be a prelude to a FREE INVITE only hunting and Trapping Camp later in the
year.

Students taking this course should have taken and graduated at least the
Intermediate Core Survival Series Class.


Subjects to be covered

  • IFAK Must haves for Hunting and Trapping Improvised Clotting agents from the landscape
  • Charcoal and Ash uses for FA and Hygiene
  • Building a viable Bedroll system and ways to carry them without conveyance.
  • Pack Baskets and Dry Bags
  • Bed Sleeve applications for multiple Camp Sets
  • Foul Weather Shelters Configurations using Tarps
  • Camp Cooking Gear that will be Multifunctional and Light weight
  • Food Stores to carry and Woodsman’s Pantry System
  • Safe Storage and Processing of Game and Fish
  • Introduction to woodland Fungi
  • Fire Starting in sustainable fashion by building a Tinder Box and Flint and Steel use
  • Types of Fire Lays and Pits for Multiple Shelter scenarios in any weather
  • Building Cook Fires and Fire Management Practices
  • Rub Cloth
  • Using Topo Maps to Identify Hunting and Trapping areas
  • Scouting and Recording for additional map information
  • Advantages of Shotguns over rifles for Meat acquisition.
  • Long gun Safety and Shotgun Anatomy..Take Down, Cleaning, Chokes, etc…
  • Using a SS 12GA as a Modern Muzzleloader (Spent Shells and Inserts)
  • Simple reloading and how to improvise with common tools
  • Types of Powder and Load Parameters
  • Making Black Powder with common materials
  • Reloading 12 Gauge Shells in the Field
  • Creating Round Ball from Shot over a Camp fire
  • Micro Steel Trap theory and small game trapping
  • Types of traps vs weight without conveyance
  • Using Body Grip Traps for Fishing
  • Improvised Fishing, Hobo fishing, Drop Lines, traps, and Gigs
  • Modern Gig Benefits vs weight and functional uses for a steel gig.
  • Improvised Dip Nets and Seins
  • Improvised Jigs and Lures

Suggested Kit Per Man

  • 1 CAT and I Pressure Bandage
  • Fixed Blade Knife and Folder
  • Folding Saw and Hatchet
  • 10x10 Oil Cloth Tarp or 2 6x8 OC Tarps
  • Queen Wool Blanket
  • Sleeping Pad NON Inflatable
  • Pillow Case or Sack Cloth
  • Pack Basket 20” Min
  • 30-35 Ltr Dry Bag
  • Canteen and Cup set NOT Bottle (Gen 2 Cup if Available) Separate Carry
  • System like a Kit Bag
  • Utensils for eating
  • Skillet min 6” up t0 8” Carbon or SS
  • Woodsman’s Pantry (Empty)
  • Muslin Bag for Root Vegetables
  • Haversack
  • Large Shemagh
  • Snipers Veil
  • Flint and Steel Kit with Mag Lens
  • Sunnto MC2 Compass
  • Note Book and Pencils
  • Map Protractor PF Scale 1-10,000
  • 30’ Ridgeline (Pre set)
  • 100’ Bank Line
  • 50’ 516” Braided Nylon Rope
  • 1 #110 Conibear
  • 1 Steel Frog/Fish Gig
  • Package of Assorted Split Shot
  • Package of small hooks #8-12
  • Roll of 6-8# Test Monofiliment
  • 1 SS 12GA (MUST BE SINGLE SHOT BREAK OPEN)
  • Extra undergarments
  • Outer Wear (Rain)
  • Clothing Appropriate for weather and Personal Med/Hygiene Items

***ALL AMMUNITION AND RELOADING SUPPLIES WILL BE AVAILABLE DO
NOT BRING ANY
****Fishing License required for this course. Hunting and Trapping for the Winter
Invite.

NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO ORDER GEAR FROM SELF RELIANCE OUTFITTERS YOU MUST DO SO NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR GEAR. ORDERS CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO THE SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR PICK UP.

Cancellation Policy - Click Here

About our School:

  • Fully Insured
  • Red Cross Certified Training Facility
  • EMT’s and Paramedic’s on Staff
  • AED on Location 
  • Epinephrine on Location
  • Instructors are CPR and Wilderness First Aid Red Cross Certified 
  • Low Student to Instructor to create a Pedagogy learning environment. 
  • Most Instructors either former Military, EMS, or LE
  • Lead Instructor is NASAR Advanced Search and Rescue Certified 
  • Dave Canterbury is Certified Expert Trapper by Fur Takers of America and a Certified Intermediate Herbalist by the Herbal Academy International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences
  • All Instructors are equipped and licensed in HAM radio as well as PLB SAT comes for emergency communications away from classroom area.
  • Training area is over 4500 Forested Acres 

Disclaimer:
Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned. 

Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be no camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the classes conclude.

Each class is instructed by highly trained and professional outdoor/wilderness instructors. Each instructor teaches the Pathfinder School system and is authorized by Dave Canterbury. Instructors, including Dave Canterbury, can vary class to class.

Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you. From there you will follow the instructor in your vehicle to the school property.

Nearby Hotels:

Comfort Inn

605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

Days Inn 

972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

Red Roof Inn

1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

 

Nearby Camp Grounds:

Lake Alma State Park

422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

Jackson Lake State Park

35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

If you need to cancel..

Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, 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. 

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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21st Century Longhunter Class - Ohio

$1,000.00 USD

SKU:2024OCT24

Product Description

21st Century Longhunter

4 days, 3 nights

The registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to class start date.

 

Age Requirement: Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Meeting Location - Click Here

Cabin Rentals - Click Here

Scope:
This course is well beyond what is taught within the basic Survival or Bushcraft
Series at the School. It is a specialized course only for those who wish to learn
Camping and Movement as well as Hunting and Trapping the way our
Forefathers accomplished it with a modern twist on gear the closely replicates
the past. We will learn to use modern Firearms in traditional Manner, loading our
shells and making varied ammunition on the fly. We will also discuss replication
of Age old techniques using gear selected from the last 200 years to create the
perfect Modern Longhunter’s woodland kit and accoutrements. This course will
also be a prelude to a FREE INVITE only hunting and Trapping Camp later in the
year.

Students taking this course should have taken and graduated at least the
Intermediate Core Survival Series Class.


Subjects to be covered

  • IFAK Must haves for Hunting and Trapping Improvised Clotting agents from the landscape
  • Charcoal and Ash uses for FA and Hygiene
  • Building a viable Bedroll system and ways to carry them without conveyance.
  • Pack Baskets and Dry Bags
  • Bed Sleeve applications for multiple Camp Sets
  • Foul Weather Shelters Configurations using Tarps
  • Camp Cooking Gear that will be Multifunctional and Light weight
  • Food Stores to carry and Woodsman’s Pantry System
  • Safe Storage and Processing of Game and Fish
  • Introduction to woodland Fungi
  • Fire Starting in sustainable fashion by building a Tinder Box and Flint and Steel use
  • Types of Fire Lays and Pits for Multiple Shelter scenarios in any weather
  • Building Cook Fires and Fire Management Practices
  • Rub Cloth
  • Using Topo Maps to Identify Hunting and Trapping areas
  • Scouting and Recording for additional map information
  • Advantages of Shotguns over rifles for Meat acquisition.
  • Long gun Safety and Shotgun Anatomy..Take Down, Cleaning, Chokes, etc…
  • Using a SS 12GA as a Modern Muzzleloader (Spent Shells and Inserts)
  • Simple reloading and how to improvise with common tools
  • Types of Powder and Load Parameters
  • Making Black Powder with common materials
  • Reloading 12 Gauge Shells in the Field
  • Creating Round Ball from Shot over a Camp fire
  • Micro Steel Trap theory and small game trapping
  • Types of traps vs weight without conveyance
  • Using Body Grip Traps for Fishing
  • Improvised Fishing, Hobo fishing, Drop Lines, traps, and Gigs
  • Modern Gig Benefits vs weight and functional uses for a steel gig.
  • Improvised Dip Nets and Seins
  • Improvised Jigs and Lures

Suggested Kit Per Man

  • 1 CAT and I Pressure Bandage
  • Fixed Blade Knife and Folder
  • Folding Saw and Hatchet
  • 10x10 Oil Cloth Tarp or 2 6x8 OC Tarps
  • Queen Wool Blanket
  • Sleeping Pad NON Inflatable
  • Pillow Case or Sack Cloth
  • Pack Basket 20” Min
  • 30-35 Ltr Dry Bag
  • Canteen and Cup set NOT Bottle (Gen 2 Cup if Available) Separate Carry
  • System like a Kit Bag
  • Utensils for eating
  • Skillet min 6” up t0 8” Carbon or SS
  • Woodsman’s Pantry (Empty)
  • Muslin Bag for Root Vegetables
  • Haversack
  • Large Shemagh
  • Snipers Veil
  • Flint and Steel Kit with Mag Lens
  • Sunnto MC2 Compass
  • Note Book and Pencils
  • Map Protractor PF Scale 1-10,000
  • 30’ Ridgeline (Pre set)
  • 100’ Bank Line
  • 50’ 516” Braided Nylon Rope
  • 1 #110 Conibear
  • 1 Steel Frog/Fish Gig
  • Package of Assorted Split Shot
  • Package of small hooks #8-12
  • Roll of 6-8# Test Monofiliment
  • 1 SS 12GA (MUST BE SINGLE SHOT BREAK OPEN)
  • Extra undergarments
  • Outer Wear (Rain)
  • Clothing Appropriate for weather and Personal Med/Hygiene Items

***ALL AMMUNITION AND RELOADING SUPPLIES WILL BE AVAILABLE DO
NOT BRING ANY
****Fishing License required for this course. Hunting and Trapping for the Winter
Invite.

NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO ORDER GEAR FROM SELF RELIANCE OUTFITTERS YOU MUST DO SO NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO CLASS TO ENSURE YOU RECEIVE YOUR GEAR. ORDERS CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO THE SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR PICK UP.

Cancellation Policy - Click Here

About our School:

  • Fully Insured
  • Red Cross Certified Training Facility
  • EMT’s and Paramedic’s on Staff
  • AED on Location 
  • Epinephrine on Location
  • Instructors are CPR and Wilderness First Aid Red Cross Certified 
  • Low Student to Instructor to create a Pedagogy learning environment. 
  • Most Instructors either former Military, EMS, or LE
  • Lead Instructor is NASAR Advanced Search and Rescue Certified 
  • Dave Canterbury is Certified Expert Trapper by Fur Takers of America and a Certified Intermediate Herbalist by the Herbal Academy International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences
  • All Instructors are equipped and licensed in HAM radio as well as PLB SAT comes for emergency communications away from classroom area.
  • Training area is over 4500 Forested Acres 

Disclaimer:
Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned. 

Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be no camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the classes conclude.

Each class is instructed by highly trained and professional outdoor/wilderness instructors. Each instructor teaches the Pathfinder School system and is authorized by Dave Canterbury. Instructors, including Dave Canterbury, can vary class to class.

Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you. From there you will follow the instructor in your vehicle to the school property.

Nearby Hotels:

Comfort Inn

605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

Days Inn 

972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

Red Roof Inn

1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

 

Nearby Camp Grounds:

Lake Alma State Park

422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

Jackson Lake State Park

35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

If you need to cancel..

Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, 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. 

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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Awesome class!

What an amazing weekend! We learned so much and had an awesome time! If you’re thinking this is a class for you, sign up for the next one as soon as it’s available. You won’t be disappointed.

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