I heard from a friend last night who took one of our courses a few years ago. He’s starting a bushcraft school in Canada and wanted to know if he could use our liability release and acknowledgement of risk forms. I told him yes, as it’s my policy to let anyone who wants to use these do so, but the fact that he asked shows that he’s a class act. So many people on the web feel a sense of entitlement, and just take what they want. We’ve had people steal our website text, steal our photos, and even steal our course names over the years. One guy even copied a page from our site and posted it, unaltered, on his site, complete with my anecdotes! Disappointing. But we’ve also had people call up and talk to us, discuss it, and do it the right way. These people have respect, an in turn they earn our respect, and it offsets the jerks who do it the wrong way.
If you’re planning on teaching bushcraft classes, make sure you protect yourself with a good release and acknowledgement of risk. Feel free to use my release and acknowledgement of risk. You’ll have to type them up and switch out your name for Jack Mountain, but it should still save you time and money.
Liability Release: http://www.jackmtn.com/PDF/release.pdf
Acknowledgement of risk: http://www.jackmtn.com/PDF/acknowledgement_of_risk.pdf