Advanced Bushcraft

Course Description

Placing less focus on the physical demand of the woodsman and more focus on the mental aptitude required to live in a long term wilderness setting, the Advanced Bushcraft course will explore and examine critical thinking skills, one of if not the most important skill set among any woodsman.  Advanced Bushcraft takes an understanding of the wilderness to the next level by identifying foundational skill sets, exploratory crafting, and resourcefulness of current supply.  Living minimally with and understanding of living optimally is the goal.

Field and Classwork

• Understanding long term sustainability in a wilderness setting
• Kit development surrounding woodland based usage and multi-functionality
• Setup of a comprehensive seasonal/goal specific camp
• Procurement of wilderness based repair items
• Use of natural elements to increase prolonged living and gear longevity
• Cutting tool: saw specific nomenclature, use, and development
• Understanding and development of materia medica
• Advanced rope and cordage techniques
• Creation of woodland medical protocol

Required Kit

• Fixed Blade Knife
• 16’’ to 24” Forest Axe
• Folding Style Pocket Knife
• Hook Knife
• Bowsaw Blade (Dry wood preferred)
• 1lb Roll of #36 Bankline
• Canvas or Oilskin Tarp
• Queen Wool Blanket or 2 Twin Wool Blankets
• 40oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Nesting Cup
• Bush Pot
• Flint and Steel
• 2 Tin Containers
• Small Glass Jar
• 5 Nails
• Sewing Needles
• Headlamp with Spare Batteries
• Notepad and Pencil/Pen
• Haversack

Additional Information

• This course is developed for indivduals 12 years of age and older
• Individuals under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
• Further logistics, such as lodging and exact meeting location will be emailed to students upon


Basic Bushcraft Course

Advanced Bushcraft

Duration :
4 Days/3 Nights
Location :
Ringtown, Pennsylvania

September 28 - October 1, 2017 + $ 0.00

Identify how to use woodland resources to further sustain extended wilderness living

Further logistics, such as lodging information and exact location will be emailed to students upon registration