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2022 Class Schedule
May 10, 2022

2022 Class Schedule

Check out our 2022 Class Schedule!

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Three Classic Bushcraft Skill Books You Should Read
December 01, 2021

Three Classic Bushcraft Skill Books You Should Read

To be a bushcraft purist it’s important to know your history.

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a pile of unorganized outdoor gear
December 01, 2021

Gear Bloat, Three Ways to Declutter Your Equipment

Do you tend to hide your gear around the house, under beds, in closets, and from your partner?

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Dan's Why Behind Bushcraft
August 02, 2021

Dan's Why Behind Bushcraft

I’ve sat around a lot of campfires with a lot of people over the years, and one thing I often get asked is, why do you do this?

 

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Dan wowak looking into a forest
April 22, 2021

5 Tips for Your First Solo Overnight Camping Trip

Its time to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors but first use these tips!

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Jute Twine the Forgotten Cordage
February 09, 2021

Jute Twine the Forgotten Cordage

Jute twine has always been a valuable asset to my bushcraft and survival kits.

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a camper standing on a mountian with a wool blanket on
February 06, 2021

How to Stay Warm Camping With a Wool Blanket

Nothing is more traditional than curling up next to a fire in a wool blanket.

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Oilcloth Q&A
January 28, 2020

Oilcloth Q&A

Why Oilcloth? Why a Tarp? Why?

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Reading Contour Lines
November 08, 2019

Reading Contour Lines

Beginner's Guide to Reading Contour Lines on Topograpic Maps

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How to Setup a Tipi
August 28, 2019

How to Setup a Tipi

Interested in how a tipi is setup? 

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Materia Medica
June 01, 2019

Materia Medica

Want to set up a materia medica? Here is the outline I use.

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a dutch oven cooking over a wood fire in the wilderness
April 30, 2019

5 Tips for Dutch Oven Baking While Camping

Make everyone at camp happy by filling their bellies with good food! 

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Which wilderness class should i take?
April 28, 2019

Which wilderness class should i take?

Which wilderness class should I take? 

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A look into the past
April 10, 2019

A look into the past

Nothing is Better than an Old Book! 

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Enchilada Campfire Soup
December 16, 2018

Enchilada Campfire Soup

A delicious meal by simply opening up a few cans of ingredients! 

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Building a Shave Horse From 1 Log
October 31, 2018

Building a Shave Horse From 1 Log

One 6 foot log, a few precise cuts, a bunch of shaving, and you will end up with a beautfil shave horse.

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Filson Oil Finish Double Tin Pants
March 07, 2018

Filson Oil Finish Double Tin Pants

The best pants an outdoorsman can own!

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Bushcraft Maintenance Kit Checklist
August 10, 2017

Bushcraft Maintenance Kit Checklist

The work never stops so I make sure that I am prepared for anything. 

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Dumplings
August 08, 2017

Dumplings

Dumplings should be a staple in every Bushman’s dinner menu!

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The MAX Multipurpose Tool
August 06, 2017

The MAX Multipurpose Tool

The MAX Multipurpose Tool is a unique 7 in 1 field tool built for individuals who need diversity!

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Blazin'
July 20, 2017

Blazin'

Blazing a tree for navigation reference is an important concept every bushman should know.

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Appalachian School Classroom
July 19, 2017

Appalachian School Classroom

The Appalachian Bushman School has a new classroom! 

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Bushcraft Camp Furniture & The Tools Needed
July 18, 2017

Bushcraft Camp Furniture & The Tools Needed

3 Simple Tools can create magnificent creations in a woodland setting. Make camp life more enjoyable and learn your craft.

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Bushcraft Camp Hygiene - Tips & Equipment
July 10, 2017

Bushcraft Camp Hygiene - Tips & Equipment

A simple hygiene kit can be a very valuable asset to any outdoorman. Keeping clean prevents illness, infection, and is a huge morale boost.

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