Journeyman Program Benchmarks

One of the new aspects we’re building into our Journeyman Certification Course are skill and craft benchmarks. It’s great to learn how to make new things. But, to attain even a basic skill level with them, they have to be completed a number of times.

For example, on some of our courses students learn how to carve a netting needle and gauge. Their first attempts are usually a little rough, but they learn the process which is the important part. We tell them that they’ve taken the first step toward understanding the netting needle and gauge, but to really know it they need to make ten more.

For the Journeyman course, students will take the knowledge they learned on the course home and complete specific tasks a specified number of times. When they’re done, they’ll really know what they’re doing and will have eliminated much of the learning curve.

Proof of completing the benchmarks a specific number of times is necessary to complete the program. This allows us to move quickly during the immersion phase of the program, but to also ensure that tasks are repeated enough times so that the learning is on a deep, non-superficial level.


Courses, Educational Philosophy



JMBS Programs & Sites
· Field School – Professional Training, Semester & Expedition Programs. Masardis, Maine.
· Folk School – Lodge-Based & Short Programs. Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
· Classic Wilderness Guiding – Canoe, Snowshoe & Sea Kayak Trips
· School Of The Forest – Teen & Youth Programs
· – JMBS Online Learning Academy
· Jack Mountain Outfitters – Gear For The Professional Woodsman
· JMB Web Portal – Guide To All Our Programs & Sites

JMBS Master Calendar
All scheduled programs.
· JMBS Master Calendar
Typos, Etc.
Anything that appears to be an error in spelling or grammar is actually the author’s clever use of the vernacular, and as such is not an error, but rather a carefully placed literary device demonstrating prodigious artistic prowess.

Email List
Join our email list; it’s the best way to keep up with what we’re up to. We promise to never fill your inbox with junk and we never share or sell your information. We value your time and privacy. We won’t abuse either of them. More Info.

Featured In:
Jack Mountain Bushcraft Media Appearances Image

Life Member – MPGA
mpga graphic
Life Member – MWGO
mwgo graphic

MWGO Quality Endorsement

Academic Partner – UMPI
UMPI graphic
Academic Partner – WSCU
WSCU graphic