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Bushcraft Skills Course

Bushcraft Skills Course

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Course Topics

• Bow Drill Friction Fire
• Flint & Steel Fire Techniques
• Tinder Fungi
• Making Natural Cordage
• Knots and Lashings
• Constructing Bushcraft Shelters
• Additional Useful, Edible, and Medical Plants
• Useful Camp Implements and Tools
• Additional Traps
• Navigation and Self-Mapping
• Additional Tools for the Woodsman

The Bushcraft Skills Course builds upon the foundation taught in the Wilderness Skills Course, transitioning from basic survival techniques to utilizing natural resources and skills to replace gear. This 4-day/3-night course focuses on identifying and using materials from the land to meet your needs in any environment, making knowledge a valuable and weightless resource. Adapt these skills to any location worldwide.

Whether venturing into the wilderness for recreation, exploration, or bushcraft, your basic needs remain constant. Keep your body temperature regulated with appropriate clothing, fire, and shelter. Other priorities include hydration, calorie intake, rest, first aid, navigation, signaling, and proficient use of tools. Improve your skills by learning to use natural resources and intermediate mapping and navigation methods.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of bushcraft skills under the guidance of a skilled instructor in a secure environment, ensuring safety while honing these vital skills. Students will emerge with newfound confidence and the ability to independently practice and refine these skills.

The Bushcraft Skills Course is designed for intermediate-level students. To ensure success, applicants must have completed either the Wilderness Skills Course or Master Navigator Course before enrolling. Please be advised that our instructors will not have time to provide remedial instruction for those who lack the foundational skills taught in one of these prerequisite courses. However, if you have read this course description in its entirety, along with the course cancellation and refund policy, and would like to request an exception, please contact to discuss.

This course employs a progressive method of instruction, moving from "crawl" to "walk" and finally to "run." Initially, students will be guided by an experienced cadre but will eventually be expected to showcase their mastery autonomously through Practical Applications. Ultimately, students will be tested under varying degrees of pressure to confirm their competence.

Please see the Course Packing List for required and optional gear along with recommendations for the best gear for the course.

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Important Notes

This course is a field course that requires students to fully immerse themselves in a remote and primitive setting. There will be no access to electricity or running water, and restrooms will likely be limited to portable toilets on-site. Additionally, students will be responsible for constructing their own shelters and will not have access to their vehicles during the course. It is important to be prepared for harsh weather conditions and embrace the challenging field conditions, including cold, rain, wind, and snow. Safety will be a top priority maintained by the course cadre and staff.

Safety is our top priority, and it is essential for students to remain dedicated and engaged throughout the course. We will not give up on you if you do not give up on yourself. However, if a student decides not to continue training or does not participate, they will be immediately escorted back to their vehicles and must leave the training venue. Please note that there will be no refunds or credits for the course, and students may not leave and come back at a later time (with some exceptions determined by the cadre).

Upon arrival, ensure that you are physically prepared for the course and have all the required equipment. Throughout the course, you will be walking several kilometers while carrying supplies and any resources you collect, which usually weigh between 15-35lbs. Before the course, you may be required to complete a 1.5-mile Cooper Run Test, a fitness evaluation to assess your readiness for GB2 field courses. If you have a preexisting medical condition, please provide a physical from your doctor to GB2 staff for approval to attend the course. If you have any concerns, please contact for assistance. Additionally, please disclose any previous hot or cold weather-related injuries (such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke, hypothermia, frostbite, etc.) as they may increase your risk of re-injury.

Participants are responsible for bringing their own food and snacks for the duration of the course. It is important to choose easy-to-prepare meals and on-the-go snacks. Due to time constraints, there will not be a lunch break. Participants are advised to eat breakfast before the start of training, as it will be a long day before time to prepare dinner is provided. Additionally, it is highly recommended to bring electrolyte replacements, either commercial or homemade.

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