wild foods may be the best way to move from being an observer of nature
to a participant. Our Wild Foods course is designed to help you
travel lighter, eat better, and enjoy the edible goodies that can be
harvested from your surroundings. Topics include traditional cooking
methods, edible plants, woodburning backpacking and Yukon stoves,
baking, primitive fishing techniques, carving utensils, cookware, traps
and snares, etc.
All food and meals are provided, but you may
bring whatever snacks and drinks you'd like as well. Please bring the
camping items necessary for your comfort during the workshop. We also
bring some new gear to workshops for sale, but if there is something
specific you are interested in, please let us know so we are sure to
bring it to the site.
(PLEASE NOTE: Due to the expense of food
and materials, the 25% discount offered to returning students does not
apply to this course).
Bushcraft Northwest also offers private
workshops for individuals, groups, and government agencies. Cost varies
depending on group size and whether the course will be held at our
location in Goldendale, WA or if we are traveling to your location.
Please contact us via emai
l or feel free to call (360) 606-1036 to find out more information.
Topics taught during the workshop
Traps and Snares: Make
snares and Paiute deadfalls, both of which can be modified for
nonlethal use and fishing purposes when not in a survival situation.
Making these ingenious contraptions will give you a new respect for our
ancestors and spark your own creativity.
able to light a fire can mean the difference between life and death.
This section of the course covers vital topics such as fuel types,
finding and preparing tinder, friction fire lighting, using a fire
Edible Plants: Plants are an easy and reliable food souce once the edible varities can be positively identified.
Primitive Fishing: Learn how to make traditional hooks, netting needles, nets, and cordage
Traditional Cooking Methods: Hot rocks, grilling, cedar planks, baking, Yukon stoves and other cooking platforms
In signing up for this/these workshops, you acknowledge and understand the inherent danger of wilderness activities and/or the use of cutting tools and will not hold Bushcraft Northwest nor its owner, Michael Lummio, responsible for any damage and/or injury incurred during the workshop(s) or at any time in the future. You also accept full responsibility for your actions should your use of these skills cause damage and/or injury to yourself or others.