Course Information

Bushcraft 3-day

Bushcraft is a term for the outdoor skills and heritage skills that people have use for centuries. It's basic components are familiar enough. Fire making and shelter building are part of the skill set. So are foraging and water procurement. But the whole point of the bushcraft mindset is a little bit different from the typical mentality of wilderness survival.
In wilderness survival, you learn and practice skills that will keep you alive during an emergency in the wilderness.
But in bushcraft, you'll develop and use skills that aren't just helping you survive - they are helping you to thrive!

In short, bushcraft isn't just about avoiding death in the wilderness, it's about going into the wild to really live. Bushcraft is the art of thriving in your native environment - the great outdoors.

In this exciting new class, you'll learn from the guy who wrote the book on bushcraft:

Spend an entire day working on bushcraft shelters!
Discover the secrets of Flint & Steel fire making
Learn methods of lighting your camp with simple materials
Taste-test bush cooking techniques and gain the experience to do them yourself
Take a hike to study and collect edible, medicinal and useful plants
Test your skills - learn to tie useful knots and lashings
And so much more!

This class is a 3 day format, immersing you fully in the realm of bushcraft. You'll stay over in a woodland shelter (or you can bring a tent), and you'll enjoy three days packed with hands-on skills.
Day one of the class is also avaible by itself as the Bushcraft Shelters course and day two is available by itself as the Bushcraft Crash Course.

Our 2024 dates for the Bushcraft 3-day course are:

Monday, June 10th at 9 am through Wednesday, June 12th at 5pm

Monday, December 2nd at 9 am through Wednesday, December 4th at 5pm

Tuition is $397 per person. This 3-day course is also the first three days of our 5-day Bushcraft Week program. See the description for Bushcraft Week for more details.

Course Location: Near Stafford, Va. Detailed directions are emailed upon enrollment.

Required Equipment: Food and drinks for yourself for three days, appropriate clothing and wet weather gear for the expected weather, a knife (fixed blade preferred), a tarp for shelter (6x8 or 8x10 feet, or some similar size), 100 feet of cord, sleeping bag and a pen to take notes.

Recommended Equipment: Some seating is available at camp, but please bring a camp chair if you have one. Personal camping gear like tents, stoves, lights and other gear are welcomed and encouraged.

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