School Of The Forest Campout This Saturday

Our next School of the Forest is scheduled for November 15th. We’ll get started at 10am as usual but we won’t be wrapping up at 2 o’clock this time around; we’ll be sleeping in the shelters we build!

Staying the night isn’t mandatory, but it will be fun! Cost will be the standard thirty dollars per family.

Here’s a recommended gear list for those interested in attending. It is broken it down into three categories: Must Have, Should Have and May Want.

Must Have:

– Knife (fixed blade with sheath) *we have knives available for use or to purchase*
– Fire Starter (preferably waterproof container of strike anywhere matches)
– Whistle

Should Have:

– Appropriate clothing and footwear (season/weather) *natural fibers are safer around fire*
– Water bottle
– Snacks
– Mess kit (utensil(s), mug, bowl or small pot)
– Tarp or plastic painters drop cloth (10’x12′)
– Headlamp
– Sleeping bag or wool blanket (inexpensive ones can be purchased at a military surplus store)
– Extra pair of warm socks
– Cordage (jute twine is great for projects and while not as strong as other options can be discarded in the forest without the fear of polluting)

May want:

– Sleeping pad
– Axe
– Additional layer of clothing
– Toiletries
– Extra batteries
– Personal first aid (though we do have a comprehensive kit on site)

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