NY | Bushcraft Skills | March 31st – April 3rd, 2022
Bushcraft Skills Course (4-day)
Lead Instructor: Joshua Enyart
Dates: March 31st 8:00AM through April 3rd, 2022 12:00PM
Location: Private Venue in Stony Creek, NY
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The Bushcraft Skills Course is designed to build upon skills learned in the Wilderness Skills Course and shifts focus from learning the basics to learning how to replace some of your gear with skills and resources that can be sourced from nature. After all, knowledge weighs nothing. This is a 4-day/3-night course with a heavy focus on identifying and using natural materials from the landscape to provide for your needs in the wild. These skills are not limited to any specific environment; they can be adapted as needed to a number of locations worldwide.
The best way to learn these skills is from a qualified instructor in a controlled setting to ensure student safety while learning and developing these skills. Upon completion, students will have a newfound confidence that they will be able to handle themselves and continue to hone these skills on their own.
Many take to the wilds of their choice for a number of different outdoor recreation activities. Regardless of what took you into the wilderness, your needs while in the wilderness remain the same: Maintaining your body Core Temperature with proper clothing choices, fire, and shelter; Hydration, Calorie Consumption, Rest, First Aid, Navigation, Signal, and the safe and efficient use of tools to facilitate it all. Take your training to the next level by learning how to provide for more of these needs using natural materials.
Students will learn:
- Essential Bushcraft Gear
- Traditional Percussion Fire Techniques (Flint & Steel)
- Identification and Use of various Tinder Fungi
- Primitive Friction Fire Techniques (Bow Drill)
- Making Natural Cordage
- Additional Knots and Lashings
- Constructing Bushcraft Shelters
- Processing, Cooking, and Preserving Game
- Additional Useful, Edible, and Medical Plants
- Making Useful Camp Implements and Tools
- Modifications and Improvements to Basic Traps
- Navigation and Self-Mapping
- Additional Tools for the Woodsman
It is highly recommended that students have taken and completed the Wilderness Skills Course prior to enrolling in this course. Due to time constraints, cadre will not have time to bring students up to speed for this course if they do not arrive with the foundational skills taught in Wilderness Skills.
The Bushcraft Skills Course is part of the GB2 Instructor Program. Registered Instructor Candidates will receive credit for this portion of the program upon completion.
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Do I bring food?
No. Food will be provided. If you're diabetic, you may bring snacks.
What will we be sleeping in?
You will construct primitive shelters in the field. (You may bring a sleeping pad for camping, or use the GB2 Bed Sleeve as a browse bed)
Can I bring my gun?
No, guns will not be allowed during the course.
Are we using the bathroom outside?
No, porta johns will be available on site, close to Basecamp. One for men, one for women.
What gear do I need to bring?
The packing list link is listed on the event. Please bring everything that is required on the list. If a piece of gear is not on the list, you do not need to bring it. (You may bring a sleeping pad for camping, or use the GB2 Bed Sleeve as a browse bed)
What about clothing?
You will be in the field for the duration of this course. Please dress appropriately and plan to have the proper clothing layers needed based on changing weather conditions.
What about water?
Drinking water will be available for students at base camp. (You will procure water while not at basecamp)
What is the age requirement?
18 and older. Students under 18 may attend as long as a parent is also attending, and students under 18 years old must stay with the parent at all times during the course.