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Winter Skills Class - OHIO

*Pathfinder Classes are not eligible for discounts.

Pathfinder Winter Skills Class (3 days, 2 nights) 

Outline of training:

  • Clothing choices
  • Sheltering
  • Fires and Fire placement
  • Obtaining  or creating Water
  • Axe use
  • Improvised Winter gear from the Landscape
  • Creating foods for winter Survival

A broad overview of requirements / what you can expect - Most of these tasks will be performed while carrying your gear.

  • hikes of 1-2 miles
  • collection of sticks and other materials off the landscape
  • navigation courses over terrain which may be muddy or uneven
  • dealing with the elements (Hot, Cold, Rain, Snow, etc.)

Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from the base camp near the parking area.

Water will be available from jugs located in Base Camp. We continually check the water supply to make sure it is readily available.

We do not allow anyone to remain at camp without an instructor present

If you suffer from a medical condition that requires medication, please bring your prescribed medicines with you. If you undergo surgery or a hospital stay within 30 days of the class, DO NOT attempt this course.

Highly recommend - physically prepare yourself at least 1-3 months in advance of this class. Based on your “starting point” physical condition.

  • Hiking: uneven terrain will provide the most benefit.
  • Walking: (at least 3-5 times weekly) for 5K
  • Work your way up to a pack weight of 50lb before the class begins

As the premier school for self-reliance, our training exceeds that of any other school in the nation; so please take it seriously and take the time to physically prepare.

No refunds will be issued for classes you do not pass or those you quit.

Completion Policy

  • If you fall behind but are doing your best, we will support your effort 100%! We will encourage you to keep it up and complete the course to the best of your ability.
  • Should you be unable to keep up with the group due to physical injury or other health problem(s), we will go above and beyond to assist you by aiding in your mobility, administering hydration and personal motivation! Should those efforts fail, leaving you unable to complete the course, we will need to ask you to leave the school grounds.
  • If you (tap out) quit at any point, a helper will be assigned to aid you in packing up your gear and you will need to exit the school grounds.

Age Requirements:

You must be 18 years old or older to attend this class.

 

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.

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.

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 be lead 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.

Required Equipment List:

  1. Knife, Saw, Axe
  2. Folding knife or SAK (Swiss Army Knife)
  3. Shovel (Military Folding or Cold Steel)
  4. Tarp canvas or Oil Cloth ONLY min 8x8 (no painters canvas tarps)
  5. (1) Wool Blanket Queen or (2) Twins
  6. (2) 6mil drum liners
  7. (1) plastic drop cloth 10x10 min
  8. Water Bottle/cup
  9. 64 oz Bushpot
  10. (1) Woodsman’s Pantry. EMPTY
  11. Skillet
  12. 6” Ferro Rod
  13. (2) Lighters Bic
  14. Compass base plate with Mirror ONLY
  15. (1) lg roll #36 Bank line
  16. 100’ paracord
  17. 50’ braided anchor Rope
  18. (2) Shemaghs
  19. Leather Gloves

 

Winter Clothing:

  • Outer Shell
  • Cold weather Footgear
  • Cold weather head gear and gloves
  • Wool base layers top and Bottom
  • Wool socks

 

Personal meds and hygiene kit

Notebooks and Pencils

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 both forms being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

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*Pathfinder Classes are not eligible for discounts.

Pathfinder Winter Skills Class (3 days, 2 nights) 

Outline of training:

  • Clothing choices
  • Sheltering
  • Fires and Fire placement
  • Obtaining  or creating Water
  • Axe use
  • Improvised Winter gear from the Landscape
  • Creating foods for winter Survival

A broad overview of requirements / what you can expect - Most of these tasks will be performed while carrying your gear.

  • hikes of 1-2 miles
  • collection of sticks and other materials off the landscape
  • navigation courses over terrain which may be muddy or uneven
  • dealing with the elements (Hot, Cold, Rain, Snow, etc.)

Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from the base camp near the parking area.

Water will be available from jugs located in Base Camp. We continually check the water supply to make sure it is readily available.

We do not allow anyone to remain at camp without an instructor present

If you suffer from a medical condition that requires medication, please bring your prescribed medicines with you. If you undergo surgery or a hospital stay within 30 days of the class, DO NOT attempt this course.

Highly recommend - physically prepare yourself at least 1-3 months in advance of this class. Based on your “starting point” physical condition.

  • Hiking: uneven terrain will provide the most benefit.
  • Walking: (at least 3-5 times weekly) for 5K
  • Work your way up to a pack weight of 50lb before the class begins

As the premier school for self-reliance, our training exceeds that of any other school in the nation; so please take it seriously and take the time to physically prepare.

No refunds will be issued for classes you do not pass or those you quit.

Completion Policy

  • If you fall behind but are doing your best, we will support your effort 100%! We will encourage you to keep it up and complete the course to the best of your ability.
  • Should you be unable to keep up with the group due to physical injury or other health problem(s), we will go above and beyond to assist you by aiding in your mobility, administering hydration and personal motivation! Should those efforts fail, leaving you unable to complete the course, we will need to ask you to leave the school grounds.
  • If you (tap out) quit at any point, a helper will be assigned to aid you in packing up your gear and you will need to exit the school grounds.

Age Requirements:

You must be 18 years old or older to attend this class.

 

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.

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.

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 be lead 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.

Required Equipment List:

  1. Knife, Saw, Axe
  2. Folding knife or SAK (Swiss Army Knife)
  3. Shovel (Military Folding or Cold Steel)
  4. Tarp canvas or Oil Cloth ONLY min 8x8 (no painters canvas tarps)
  5. (1) Wool Blanket Queen or (2) Twins
  6. (2) 6mil drum liners
  7. (1) plastic drop cloth 10x10 min
  8. Water Bottle/cup
  9. 64 oz Bushpot
  10. (1) Woodsman’s Pantry. EMPTY
  11. Skillet
  12. 6” Ferro Rod
  13. (2) Lighters Bic
  14. Compass base plate with Mirror ONLY
  15. (1) lg roll #36 Bank line
  16. 100’ paracord
  17. 50’ braided anchor Rope
  18. (2) Shemaghs
  19. Leather Gloves

 

Winter Clothing:

  • Outer Shell
  • Cold weather Footgear
  • Cold weather head gear and gloves
  • Wool base layers top and Bottom
  • Wool socks

 

Personal meds and hygiene kit

Notebooks and Pencils

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 both forms being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

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