The Path To Becoming A Bushcraft Instructor | JMB Podcast Episode 46

Episode 46 of the Jack Mountain Bushcraft Podcast is about the path to becoming a reputable instructor. We discuss the necessary steps, finding your voice as an instructor, overcoming imposter syndrome, and the role of being an assistant instructor or teaching assistant as part of a long-term development plan.

PHOTO: Poling practice on the river.

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  • Hello Tim, lads,

    I enjoy listening to your chats; they are the same topics that me and my team discuss whenever we’re around the campfire.

    This time it was interesting to hear Colin’s take on the process of learning to instruct. I’d love to hear his reflections later in the semester when he’s taught more topics, in different settings, and maybe again later when he’s taught the sourdough class 3 or 5 times.

    We approach instructor training in a similar way at the uk mil School, we just have a little less time, but we share a lot in terms of our philosophy.

    Anyway(s?), keep up the work mate,

    Token Brit

    PS emailing from 30,000ft over Manitoba en route home from our SERE Desert instructor package. We live in the future.

  • Thanks John,
    I’m always interested to hear your take on things. It’s interesting that we approach instructor training from a similar angle. We will definitely revisit this later in the semester. I’m writing this in an off-grid cabin, sending it through the air to a cell tower, to a satellite, and finally to the internet; we definitely live in the future!
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