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Introduction to Bushcraft and Outdoor Survival

Course Info:

  • Duration: 1 Day (6 Hrs)
  • Age Requirement: Minimal age is 12. Ages 12 to 17 need to be accompanied by an adult
  • Where: Campton, New Hampshire
  • Cost: $100.00 per adult, $50.00 per child (ages 12-17)

 

This one-day course is designed for anyone who has an interest in learning about bushcraft or survival in the outdoors. You will learn the basic requirements of human survival: Water, Shelter, Fire, and Food and how to meet these requirements with little to no gear. The bushcraft tools of the trade (knife, saw and axe) will be used to create a couple of projects like a spoon and bowl. Getting lost in the woods during a wet night and without a means of starting a fire can be a life-or-death situation, So, we place a heavy emphasis on making fire. You will learn several fire methods such as 1 match twig bundle, wet weather fire protocol, and ferro rods. This is a great opportunity to take the class solo, with your friends that you recreate with, or with your family. Students will also help prepare several delicious traditional dishes using open fire techniques with dutch and reflector ovens. Come join us on 40 acres of raw land in the beautiful foothills of the White Mountains and enjoy a full day of learning the skills necessary to survive in the wilderness for an extended time. This will be a fun and relaxing course that will be run in a safe and controlled manner by certified wilderness instructors. All costs include group gear and food for lunch.

All costs listed above are for onsite classes in Campton, New Hampshire. Click here to see a list of our scheduled classes and to register. If you would like to host a private class at your location or ours, please contact us to discuss options. Group discounts available.

Topics Included: 

  • Introduction to foraging
  • Introduction to wilderness medicine
  • Water procurement and treatment
  • Fire methodology 
  • Tools of the Trade – Safety, care, and proper use of Knife, Saw and Axe
  • Principals of shelter construction – Natural and traditional
  • Meal preparation and open fire cooking techniques – Dutch oven, reflector oven, etc.
  • Knots and natural cordage

 

Gear List:

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Travel Information: Main training area is located in the beautiful foothills of the White Mountains in Campton, New Hampshire right off I-93. Local driving directions will be sent after registration.

Arrival and Departure: The day will start at 9:00 am and run until 3:00 pm

Accommodations: If people are traveling a long distance back home, camping on site is available. A $25.00 camping fee is required.

Meals: Food will be provided for lunch and cooked over an open fire using dutch and reflector ovens.

Deposit Policy: Your spot in class is not secured until we receive your full payment for the class. If a course is already full, we will refund 100% of your deposit.

Cancellation and Refund Policies: With cancellations more than 30 days in advance of the class, the full cost will be refunded. With cancellations less than 30 days prior to the start of the class all monies are non-refundable and non-transferable. These policies reflect the fact that we do not overbook, and cancelled spaces are very difficult to fill at the last minute. If we have to cancel a class, 100% of the cost will be refunded.

Liability Release Policy: Before the start of each class, all participants are required to have a signed Liability Release form, Medical History form, and Photo Release form.

Gear Loaning Policy: We have very little equipment that can be lent out. Please read the Gear List to ensure you have the right stuff.

Tobacco Policy: We will be working and living the field, so smoking is permitted only in the specified smoking areas. All cigarette butts are to be disposed of properly in the trash.

Training Area Info: The training area is located on 40 plus acres of private, raw land. There are no structures, running water, or electricity. If you plan on using any electronics, think about bringing a portable battery charger. We will be using a composting system. Hand washing stations, potable water, and overhead cover will be provided. Keep in mind that we don’t have an alternative to the composting system. If using a composting toilet makes you significantly uncomfortable, then this class probably is not a good option for you.

Parking Info: There is a designated parking area at the training site. Details will be sent along with directions after you register.

We reserve the right to pause or stop training at any time due to factors that make the training unsafe such as inclement weather. If you have questions about the course, don’t hesitate to contact us..