WOMEN'S WILDERNESS COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
Building outdoor survival and bushcraft skills is an opportunity everyone can take advantage of. In our bushcraft classes for women, you can learn more about outdoor adventure and surround yourself with a strong group of ladies. Expect learning opportunities around every corner, from identifying medicinal plants to perfecting your knife techniques.
No previous experience is required to join our introduction to wilderness skills and survival. We build confidence with applied outdoor learning that you can carry throughout your life.
BENEFITS OF BUSHCRAFT COURSES FOR WOMEN
When you build your bushcraft skills with our courses, you can enjoy a well-rounded learning experience. We encourage preparedness, hygiene and comfort for all students in this course. Throughout the class, you can enjoy:
- Hands-on training: We model what we teach with situation-based learning. You will develop your skills by working through them alongside your team.
- Emergency preparedness: We teach wilderness survival for women who want to prepare themselves for anything. Learn how to approach new scenarios with the tools you need to move forward.
- Foundational learning: Bushcraft is a skill you can refine over time, and this course is a great way to get started. Plus, you'll be ready for any camping trip or outdoor staff retreat after this class!
ENROLL TODAY FOR YOUR ALL-FEMALE INTRODUCTION TO BUSHCRAFT!
You can feel comfortable and confident in our women's wilderness course, led by our expert female instructor. Built by and for women, this class can change how you experience the great outdoors. Sign up today!
Wilderness survival and confidence depends largely upon the individual’s capacity for adaptation, mental fortitude, willingness to learn, and grit. However, many women have not felt the passion for outdoor activities and may be resistant because they do not know how to get started. Therefore, The Appalachian Bushman School created an all-female student course led by a female instructor to provide women and girls a supportive learning environment to become active participants in outdoor activities and reclaim their passion for the wilderness.
This course is designed for women who are interested in nature, outdoor survival skills, and general recreational camping but may be initially hesitant to commit to our traditional Bushcraft or Survival courses. The Introduction to Wilderness Skills for Women course focuses on having the knowledge to identify, craft, and functionally apply resources in a wilderness type setting while ensuring basic wilderness survival needs. Ladies will learn vital outdoor skills, survival priorities, wilderness crafting, gear selection, and how to build and maintain various camp setups. This course does not set forth a distinct type of wilderness skills for women only, but rather shows the possibilities of outdoor recreation which can be made common to all people.
Additionally, the course honors mountain women in history by inspiring a passion for the wilderness in the modern gal. In respect to the mission of female encouragement and involvement, this course is only available to female students. We welcome all women; daughters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters alike.
BOYS STAY HOME!
FIELD AND CLASSWORK
Wilderness Approach; Bushcraft vs Survival
Critical Outdoor Skills
Wilderness Survival Priorities
Knots, Binding, and Lashings
Various Knife and Cutting Techniques
Woodland Cook systems and Campfire Cooking
Wild Edibles and Medicinal Plants
Fixed blade knife
Single wall stainless steel water bottle
Personal Camp Gear (Sleeping bags, tent, etc.)
Personal Hygiene Kit
Headlamp with Spare Batteries
Notepad and Pencil/Pen
Small backpack or haversack
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 to provide women a supportive learning environment to become active participants in outdoor activities and reclaim their passion for the wilderness.
Both female and male instructors will be available during instruction.
Students will stay on school grounds during the course and sleep in their personal camp equipment or tarp shelters we teach during the course.
PortaJohn Bathrooms are available on-site.
Students will have access to their vehicles during class.
All meals are the responsibility of the student. We suggest packing nonperishable foods/snacks for the day and a camp meal for dinner.
Freshwater is available on-site. Recommended bringing 1-2 gallons of additional water.