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This course is designed for individuals who want to take their wilderness skills to the next level. Students will learn to use specialized tools to create usable objects from the landscape and make life in camp more enjoyable. Walking up to 3-4km carrying project materials is required. Course topics include using tools from the environment, constructing pump drills, making nets, constructing camp furniture and shelters, and more. All this while gaining a deeper understanding of the wilderness and its inhabitants.
Subject Matter Outline:
- Tools and Maintenance
- Tool creation off the landscape
- Pump drill construction
- Net making
- Camp furniture
- Structural shelter building
- Improvised Vising
- Pack Basket construction
- Clay pottery
- Carving net tools
- Fencing and cages
- Woodland work benches
- Blanket Tricks
- Tump lines and weaving
- Upland game traps
- Preservation of Food
- Predicting Weather
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Class Limit 18
Start time: 8 am (first day of class)
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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. Minimum age 18 years old.
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.
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
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.
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.
Although the first official Advanced Bushcraft Class isn't in the books yet as finished, I'm counting on my experience in the Bushcraft 101 class as a great pre-cursor to what happens in the Advanced Bushcraft class. Looking forward to learning even more, coupled with my upcoming Edible and Medicinal Plants class. HOOAH