Understanding the wilderness around us can create an unparalleled advantage for the outdoor enthusiast. The Basic Bushcraft Course focuses on having the knowledge to identify, craft, and functionally apply resources in a wilderness type setting. Life in the outdoors can be extremely comfortable. It is about learning to maximize both your equipment and the environment around you. During this course, you will learn to create a maintained and balanced living situation - from crafting and developing woodland supplies to equipment alternatives and repair. Individuals will gain a full understanding of a wilderness mindset to extend their wilderness living and lifestyle.
At Coalcracker Bushcraft, we focus on self-reliance in the wild. You can be fearless in any outdoor adventure with proper bushcraft training. Our bushcraft classes in Pennsylvania are three days and two nights long, which provides more than enough time to introduce beginners to the basic skills. Join a group of enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about new learning opportunities!
FIELD AND CLASSWORK
- Bushcraft Origins
- Axe Work: use, field utility, and maintenance
- Tarp Shelter Techniques
- Sleeping in the Wilderness with Wool Blankets and Bedrolls
- Woodland Cook systems
- Campfire Cooking
- Fire Making
- Knots, Binding, and Lashings
- Sewing and Leatherwork
- Repair, service, and manufacturing of the Woodsman’s Kit
- 16’’ to 24” length axe
- Jute Twine
- 50’ paracord
- #18 bankline
- Oilcloth tarp (recommended) or Canvas Tarp no larger than 9'x9'
- 2 wool blankets (twin and queen recommended)
- 1 - 100% cotton terry cloth washcloth
- Cup and spoon for eating
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- 1 to 2 liter pot for campfire cooking
- 1/2lb of all-purpose flour
- Flint and steel fire starting kit
- Additional flint
- Tin containers to make char
- UCO Storm Proof Matches
- Crafting needles
- S Needle
- Notepad and pencil/pen
- Backpack or haversack to fit above items
- LEVEL OF PHYSICALITY: 3 out of 10
Students will move around the school property throughout the day at a leisurely pace.
- Location of Training: Ringtown, Pennsylvania
- Start Time: 9:00 am
- The primary focus of this course is for students to gain a better understanding of how to optimize the use of their gear and the resources nature provides.
- Students will stay on school grounds during the course and sleep in tarp shelters that we teach during the course.
- PortaJohn Bathrooms are available on-site
- Students will have access to their vehicles during class.
- We suggest packing nonperishable foods/snacks for the day. It makes it easier for you during break times.
- Freshwater is available on-site. Recommended bringing 1-2 gallons of additional water.
- Students will be provided a meat source for dinner the second night. Other meals are the responsibility of the student.
Minimum age of 12. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. We highly recommend that the child be comfortable in the woods.
3 Days / 2 Nights