emphasis of this two day workshop will be on how the core skills change
and adapt with this beautiful yet unforgiving season. Learn to pack
light, be warm, stay safe, and enjoy the outdoors in wintertime. Safe
use and importance of the ax and knife during wintertime will be covered in depth
along with Shelter, Fire, First Aid, Navigation, Edged Tools, making
Frame Saws, etc.
Full meal provided on Saturday night. Please bring whatever food and camping items you'd like for your comfort during your stay. 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.
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 email or feel free to call (360) 606-1036 to find out more information.
Knives and Edged Tools: Learn proper cutting techniques which are both safe and efficient. Hands on training with lots of carving. Knife sharpening, saws, and axes are also covered. This is a must for those who want to get the most out of their tools.
Fire: Being able to light a fire can mean the difference between life and death. This section covers vital topics such as fuel types, finding and preparing tinder, friction fire lighting, ignition methods, and various fire lays.
Shelter: Tarp setups and improvised shelters for both planned and emergency stays.
Emergency measures: A vital and often overlooked topic that should be familiar to all who venture into the backcountry. Content includes rope work, first aid, transporting injured people, and signaling.
Gear and Packs: Stop overpacking and/or accidentally leaving important items behind. Learn Mike’s modular packing system to keep gear organized whether it’s a survival kit or a full blown backpack.
Projects: Each student will make a frame saw, fire reflector protector, and a pair of emergency snow shoes.