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Basic Bushcraft (BC-1)
Sat, May 6, 2017, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT
Basic Bushcraft is about thriving in the natural environment. The acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so is the goal of this course. The Basic Bush Craft course will include fire craft, cooking, axe craft, knife craft, saw craft, binding & cordage, shelter-building and an introduction to food foraging. During this course, we will explore and practice the use of tools such as knives, saws and axes, foraging, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, and rope and twine-making, among others. The course is designed to immerse the student in the important skills that will build a foundation for more advanced bush craft and outdoor skills.
Students will be given comprehensive instruction on many aspects of bush craft and will practice the techniques with the benefit of experienced instructors and solid advice. After the course, the student will be able to practice and build those skills after receiving a comprehensive checklist.
The course content will reinforce and greatly expand the expeditioners skill set for expedition environments and allow them a broader based knowledge allowing them to supplement gear carried. The techniques can be deployed at base camp or to supplement projects carried out by expeditions.
The course is NOT designed as a survival course. However, the skills provide a broader practice to our survival curriculum as well as advanced survival knowledge that will serve the practitioner well.
Camping is available for students wishing to stay overnight for the Overland Driving Course or Wild Edibles of the Eastern Woodland.
Questions? Email the Instructor.