February 2011

Third in our series of course profiles in the Outlander course. The Outlander is the first of our new Challenge Course series. Designed for experienced people who want to test themselves in a realistic situation but also have the safety that traveling as a group provides, our challenge courses will push well beyond the comfort [...]

Second in our series of course profiles is our Bushman Course. The Bushman Course picks up where the Woodsman leaves off and runs the following week, making them available to be taken together. The focus here is on creating what you need from the natural materials available. We’ll still use a few simple tools for [...]

First in our series of course profiles is our Woodsman Course. The Woodsman course is a comprehensive introduction to all that we do at the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School and is a good first course for someone new to bushcraft and survival. It’s designed to teach you the most important and practical skills of bushcraft [...]

A few people who read this blog have seen some of our courses on the web, but as changes are made each year, the ideas that our longtime readers have about our courses may no longer be accurate.  In order to eliminate this uncertainty, I’m going to be posting some information about our courses here [...]

It takes time to learn. For some things, this can be measured in minutes. For others, it’s measured in decades. When we become enamoured with something, we often want to shorten the learning time so we can get to the point where we’re respected for knowing it, where we’re the celebrated “expert”. So the temptation [...]

I wrote up the following journal during a weeklong bushcraft course I taught during the summer of 1999.  Although it’s been on our site, it’s never been published here.  Going through it has been a lot of fun for me.  Hopefully you’ll feel the same after reading it. ——————————————————————– The purpose of the Basic Wilderness [...]

A lot of what we do in our bushcraft courses doesn’t look like formal education. The old-school image of a standing instructor lecturing to seated students taking notes is a rarity. We have no love affair with seat time, nor with the lecture format. You’re more likely to see a small group of people engaged [...]

We’ve added a new section to our online forum specifically for questions about our programs.  If you’re searching for the gear list for a course, want to know whether there is college credit for the Journeyman program, or come up with anything else you want to know that you couldn’t find on our site, go [...]

Setting up the new BushcraftNetwork.com site and having kids down with the flu has consumed all of my free time for the past week and a half.  Now that the new site is up and running, I’ll be back to blogging soon.

We’re launching a new online social network for the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School community at: Bushcraftnetwork.com I’ve heard from a bunch of people who were part of our ning network who missed it, and personally I’ve missed the community and the forums. I didn’t want to do the same thing again, though, and I’ve got [...]

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