Bushcraft Fundamentals

Introduction To Bushcraft & Wilderness Survival Skills

The Bushcraft Fundamentals course is an introduction to bushcraft skills and we do at the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School. It 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 and survival in the northern forest. While the flora and fauna covered are specific to these regions, the skills and techniques are transferable to other biomes.

The information covered is important for anyone who hikes, camps, paddles, or spends any time in the backcountry of the northern hardwood or boreal forests. Topics covered include:

  • Wilderness Survival 101
  • Introduction To Bushcraft
  • Fire Making: The Five Stages With An Emphasis On 1-Match Fires
  • Bushcraft Tools: Axe, Knife, Saw And How To Care For And Maintain Them
  • Basic Axemanship: The 4 Major Processes (Felling, Limbing, Sectioning And Splitting)
  • Safe Knife Use And Carving
  • Sawing Technique And Building Bucksaws
  • Making Cordage And Rope

The course runs from 9 to 4.

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