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Bushcraft 101 Class

 This Bushcraft 101 Class gives outdoor enthusiasts the chance to deepen their knowledge and practice of bushcrafting. Learn specialized skills like wooden tool maintenance, bow drill fire making, and bark container making, as well as ancient techniques such as rope making and wooden pulleys. Explore medicinal trees, sun compass navigation and camp cooking, as well as deadfall traps. This low intensity course involves walks up to 5km with project materiel.

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

 

Subject Matter Outline:

  • Tools and Maintenance  
  • Wooden tools
  • Buck saws and types off the landscape
  • Bow drill fire making
  • Debris Huts/natural Shelters
  • Bark containers or shrink pots
  • Ötzi style pack frames
  • Medicinal Trees
  • Rope making
  • Wooden pulleys
  • Spoon carving
  • Sun compass and Solar Navigation
  • Pot cranes and cooking apparatuses
  • Simple camp cooking
  • Bushcraft stool
  • Medicinal preps
  • Deadfall Traps

Duration: 4 days, 3-nights

Class Limit 18

Start time: 8 am (first day of class)

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. Minimum age 13 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult student registered for this 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.

Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

 

The following options are:

A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

  1. 8 Bunks are available
  2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
  3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
  4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
  5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
  6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
  7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

 

B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

  1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
  2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
  3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
  4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
  5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
  6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

NOTE:

Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

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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Bushcraft 101 Class

$500.00 USD

SKU:2024MAR14

Product Description

 This Bushcraft 101 Class gives outdoor enthusiasts the chance to deepen their knowledge and practice of bushcrafting. Learn specialized skills like wooden tool maintenance, bow drill fire making, and bark container making, as well as ancient techniques such as rope making and wooden pulleys. Explore medicinal trees, sun compass navigation and camp cooking, as well as deadfall traps. This low intensity course involves walks up to 5km with project materiel.

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

 

Subject Matter Outline:

  • Tools and Maintenance  
  • Wooden tools
  • Buck saws and types off the landscape
  • Bow drill fire making
  • Debris Huts/natural Shelters
  • Bark containers or shrink pots
  • Ötzi style pack frames
  • Medicinal Trees
  • Rope making
  • Wooden pulleys
  • Spoon carving
  • Sun compass and Solar Navigation
  • Pot cranes and cooking apparatuses
  • Simple camp cooking
  • Bushcraft stool
  • Medicinal preps
  • Deadfall Traps

Duration: 4 days, 3-nights

Class Limit 18

Start time: 8 am (first day of class)

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. Minimum age 13 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult student registered for this 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.

Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

 

The following options are:

A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

  1. 8 Bunks are available
  2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
  3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
  4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
  5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
  6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
  7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

 

B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

  1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
  2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
  3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
  4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
  5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
  6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

NOTE:

Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

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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RK (California, United States)
Legit training

This is a well organized comprehensive course.
“Basic” does not mean easy. The time requirements add appropriate stress to simulate a survival situation. Instructors are top notch and truly invested in teaching. That said, come prepared. This class would be very tough without dirt time to practice the fundamentals skills before the class.

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Erick Smith (Kansas, United States)
A Great Course to Start With

I just came back from the Bushcraft 101 course (3/2023) I had read the books but to be able to put the book teaching into actual hands-on teaching with really awesome instructors made it worth all of the difficulties I faced being the only 1st time student. But.....would I do it all over again? Definitely, and I'm hoping to attend the Advanced Bushcraft course once it's available to take. Until then, there are others courses that I'm looking forward to. Not only do the instructors teach what is in the course curriculum but throughout there are practical tidbits that you pick up along the way. Looking forward to more time at the Pathfinder School

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Gary Tepastte (Michigan, United States)
Bushcraft 101

Have not been to that particular class yet but the Basic Survival was awesome. I plan to do the bushcraft 101 then the Intermediate class. The instructors and venue is absolutely perfect, the training is truly the best you can get in this field.

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Randy L (Pennsylvania, United States)
Educational and enjoyable

Took this class in April, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Learning bushcraft skills allows you to take notice of your surroundings and utilize the materials at hand to supplement your kit. Highly recommended.

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Ron DeJean
Great class!!!

I took the Bushcraft 101 class in July and it was great! The class was laid back, with plenty of time for interaction with the instructors and fellow students. Numerous projects were completed and we left with a sense of accomplishment by doing many new bushcraft skills. I have a new found appreciation for the ability to work wood to accomplish tasks. As background, I took the basic survival class about 5 years ago and found this class to be much more laid back, but just as informative. As usual, Dave and his instructors were amazing! My only regret is that I wish that I could have attended the March class (cancelled because of Covid-19) because the July class was significantly warmer.

Thanks again, SRO... Another satisfied customer!

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