The Autumn Woodsman is a new field school course this year, designed to provide people with skills for cold weather without deep snow. There’s a heavy emphasis on axe, saw and knife use, appropriate fire skills, shelter construction, using tents and stoves to create warm, comfortable spaces, as well as seasonally-appropriate crafts such as making sturdy, functional saw frames from materials found in the woods.
Participants can expect to become skilled at managing a cooking fire and learn the skills of setting up pot suspension systems for fixed and moving camps. We’ll be cooking over fire every day, whether it be an open fire, a rocket stove, a tent stove or a wood-fired cook stove. We’ll also cover other wilderness skills such as navigation with map and compass, barehand navigation, making field-expedient cordage, and a few small handcrafts.
We’re excited for the course. There are a few spots still open, but they won’t last, so if you’re interested get in touch soon!