We’ve added two week-long courses to our schedule this spring. Titled Spring Bushcraft Intensive 1 and 2, they are the first two weeks of our Spring Earth Skills Semester Program, but can be taken as standalone courses. In the first week, students will start from scratch to build a shelter of their own to live in. They’ll learn the science of fire and the art of firemaking. They’ll learn to cook over an open fire, and begin learning about wild plants and their various uses for food, medicine and projects. They’ll learn to use the knife by carving spatulas, spoons and other items. They’ll learn to safely and powerfully use an axe and learn to build a bucksaw when only the blade is carried.
The second week will continue where the first leaves off. We’ll continue with bushcraft and start scraping and braintanning deer skins.
The courses will be the first that we run at our new basecamp in Masardis, Maine. Conditions will be rustic. If you’re interested in a week or two in the woods let us know. Dates and tuition are listed on our schedule.