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  • Winter Bushcraft



    The 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. 

    Topics taught during the workshop include:

    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. 


    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.