SUMMER SESSION CLASSES
Fire is essential for life, providing warmth for comfort, heat for cooking, the ability to purify water for drinking, and giving light for your camp. Learn the science behind fire, effective choosing and preparation of materials, various methods of starting a flame, and also, proper maintenance and safety. A fire challenge will conclude the class, putting your newfound skills to the test.
Wild Child Weekends
A condensed version of Bushcraft Kids, these one day, 4 hour courses cover the basics of connecting children to nature and introducing them to a variety of wilderness skills. Topics covered are determined by the season. Classes occur the first Saturday of each month.
Now more than ever kids need nature. Studies show that children with a connection to nature are healthier physically, emotionally, and mentally. This weeklong summer camp will provide children a well-rounded foundation in wilderness skills, including primitive fire making, bird identification, shelter building, animal tracking, etc.
A workshop dedicated to all things fire. We will discuss both modern & traditional fire starting methods. Come out and try your hand at making a tinder bundle or create a glowing ember with a primitive bow drill set!
SEPTEMBER 21 12-5PM
Bushcraft on a Budget
Bushcrafting doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. Learn how to outfit yourself with less expensive gear and tools that can be made yourself. Doing so will not break the bank, plus it allows for a deeper skill set in self-reliance.
OCTOBER 12 12-5PM
Stop by Fjallraven Ann Arbor to learn about choosing the right axe, ways to properly maintain and care for it, and also, how to safely put this wilderness tool to use.
NOVEMBER 16 12-5PM
The winter world is a beautiful yet unforgiving place to find yourself. Join me as we discuss winter survival tactics and necessary items to have with you. I’ll have pieces on display that I utilized in the Yukon wilderness to ensure my well being in a deep winter known well to the Far North.
DECEMBER 14 12-5PM