Bushcraft 101 (4 day, 3 night course)
Traditional Bushcraft largely depends upon the use of the knife as a one tool option along with some sort of container where all other implements for camping and living in the field are crafted from the surrounding landscape (bush). This class will cover the use of the knife as the primary tool of craft; projects created throughout the course of the class will focus on recreating containers, shelters, cordages and other useful tools. Students within this course should be familiar with basic fire making components and be prepared to collect wood from the landscape for the creation of various projects to be made in class.
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IMPORTANT: This class will require hikes of 2+ miles at a time for collecting woodland material to create structures, tools and camp implements daily over terrain which may be very muddy and uneven. Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from the base camp near the parking area. Water is available from jugs always located in Base Camp. There are no required deliverables, but 2-4 daily projects we work with you to complete, we allow ample time to complete each project in a minimally stressful environment.
We do take lunch daily and instructional times daily are roughly 8am – 6pm after which time you are free for the day to work on your projects, go to town or just rest.
If you suffer from a medical condition or chronic pain, please bring your prescribed medicines with you. If you have recently undergone surgery or a hospital stay within the last 30 days, DO NOT attempt this course until you have had more time to recuperate.
- To those graduating from the course a Certificate of Training shall be issued to you signed by the Instructional staff which also notes CEU's issued.
Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Young Adults 13 yrs old & older are full price.
- Youths must be 13 or older to attend this class with a parent.
If you bring a minor that is not your child you must have a signed Emergency Care Authorization form filled out by that child's parent(s) or legal guardian. Download the form by clicking on this link -
Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be NO camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the class concludes.
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