Bushcrafting Classes, Trips, & Excursions

Upcoming Classes, Trips, and Excursions…..

*** NO current classes, trips or excursions are scheduled at this time.

 


Classes:

My 2 Night 6 Hour “Introduction to Bushcraft” Class is a REQUIRED Prerequisite before attending any outings.
The class is taught in an “indoor” classroom style setting and requires a minimum of 4 “students”, and a Maximum number of 10 “students”. (*Chaperones not included).
The classes are purposefully kept small to increase the amount of “1 on 1” interaction with instructor.

The focus of the this class is on the basic concepts of Camping & Bushcraft for youth and family.

Topics include Introduction to:
Basic Gear for beginners and youth
Bushcraft Appropriate Clothing
Backpacks
Tents, Tarps, and Hammocks
Tools
Fire Starting
Cooking
Ropes and Cords
Lighting

Sub-Topics include Introduction to…..
Knife Safety & Selection
First Aid considerations
Leave no Trace
Weather
Staying Found & Emergency Rescue strategies

Age Requirements:
Minimum age to attend this class is 10.
Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult Student or Chaperone.
The chaperone must remain with their minor student at all times.

“Tuition” …. Each Adult or Youth STUDENT is only $20 !!!
**Age 10 to 17 yrs includes 1 FREE adult non-student Chaperone (observer only)
Each additional adult chaperone is $10.
…….. includes all handouts and instruction for BOTH nights, One “Dixie Bushcraft Woodsman School” patch, and your Certificate of completion.

 


Dixie Bushcraft Woodsman Course Basic Certification

Part 1 –  1 Night (3 to 4 Hours) of “Indoor” Classroom instruction on the skillsets you will be learning in the “Woods Training” portion of the class.
You will receive your class documents and requirements at this time.
You can start your “coursework” after the first nights class.

Part 2 – Weekend (Friday 6pm to Sunday 6pm) 48 Hour “Basic Woodsman” Class.
(This class is REQUIRED as a Prerequisite before attending Intermediate or Advanced classes.)
The class is taught in the Woods.
It is a full immersion OUTDOOR classroom setting and is very “Student demonstration” intensive.
You will be “live training”.

Class requires a minimum of 4 “students”, and a Maximum number of 10 “students”. (*Chaperones not included).
The classes are purposefully kept small to increase the amount of “1 on 1” interaction with instructor.
The focus of the this class is on the basic Skills of Bushcraft.

Topics & Skills:
1. Feather Sticks and Shavings
2. Light 4 Man-made Tinders
3. The Twig Fire
4. Four Basic Bushcraft Knots
5. Improvise a Cooking Implement from Metal
6. Knife Sharpening
7. 6 ft. long 2 Strand Twist with Man-Made Materials
8. Braiding Man-Made Materials  (*** See “make a ridge line” skillset)
9.Set a Tarp Shelter
10. Make a Simple Snare
11. Basic Fire Lays
12. Cook food over a Fire
13. Make a Pot Hook

In Addition to these 13 skills you will have to do:

5 SKILLSETS
Make a fire that burns down to cooking coals.
Make a lanyard for your Ferro rod
Make a Ridge Line
Fire with magnification
Demonstrate a proper “cat hole” latrine

Age Requirements:
Minimum age to attend this class is 10.
Any student under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult Student or Chaperone.
The chaperone must remain with their minor student at all times.

If you are bringing a minor that is not your child you must have a signed Emergency Care Authorization form filled out by that child’s parents or legal guardian.
Download the form by clicking on this link:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1452/9794/files/Emergency-care-authorization.pdf?15480322532700789908

“Tuition” …. Each Adult or Youth STUDENT is only $50 !!!
**Age 10 to 17 yrs includes 1 FREE adult non-student Chaperone (observer only)
Each additional adult chaperone is $25.
…….. includes all handouts and instruction for BOTH nights, One “Dixie Bushcraft Woodsman School” patch, One “Basic” Rocker, and your Certificate of completion.

Required Equipment List:  (bring anything else you want)
Knife: Must be Fixed Blade. Maximum length 8″
……We recommend the Mora Companion or Companion HD
Ferro Rod
Matches
Lighter
Water Bottle or Canteen with Nesting Cup
Folding Saw
Hatchet OR Machete
Metal Cookpot with lid (2qt Pot) or your favorite “mess kit” of choice
Knife sharpener
Leather work Gloves
Sunscreen
Bug Spray of Choice
……Ticks & Mosquitoes are a major issue here
Hammock/ Tarp or Tent as desired
Bedroll or Sleeping Bag
Small trowel/shovel
Flashlight or Headlight
Clothing & Accessories appropriate for weather INCLUDING HAT
Toilet Paper
First Aid Kit
Water, Food, Snacks, and Drinks as desired for 36 hours

BRING YOUR CAMERAS !!!!!

Extras for completing the skills:
TARP or equivalent for setting tarp skill
Bag of 100% cotton balls
Ziplock baggie with a fist size ball of dryer lint
1 spool of Jute Twine
magnifying glass for fire-starting.
camp stove of your choice
2 aluminum cans for making alcohol stove
16 ounces of Denatured alcohol for stove
3 foot length of single strand metal wire for demonstrating SNARE
Makings for your “Cook over a fire” skill
100ft Paracord
Small jar of Petroleum Jelly

IMPORTANT:
This class may require hikes of up to 2 miles into campsites, and for collecting woodland material to create structures, over terrain which may be very muddy and uneven.

There are 8 to 10 daily projects we will work with you to complete, we allow ample time to complete each project in a minimally stressful environment.
We do break for lunch daily and the instructional times are roughly 8am – 6pm ….. after which you are free for the evening to relax and finish work on your projects.

If you suffer from a medical condition, please bring your prescribed medicines with you.
If you have recently undergone surgery or a hospital stay within the last 30 days, DO NOT attempt this course until you have had more time to recuperate.

The following will NOT be allowed in camp at ANY time……
No cell phone use during class hours, or after 10pm. Must turn them Off/Vibrate.
No games or electronic devices
No alcoholic beverages or non-prescribed drugs of any type.
No Smoking within the defined camp perimeter. 500 feet from nearest shelter/tent.

Firearms:
We do NOT prohibit the lawful carry of firearms. However, be aware that we are likely to be in a Game Management Area on our excursions. Firearms possession CAN be construed as “hunting” by Game & Fish Officers.
FYI – We will not be hunting or fishing during this Excursion regardless of season

If you choose to exercise your lawful right to “keep and bear”, these are OUR rules: 
Handgun carry only by 21 y/o or older.
No “unholstered” Handguns for any reason except emergency.
(Empty Chamber is requested.)

Long gun carry only by 18 y/o or older.
No Long Guns outside tents/shelters.
Chambers Empty and Magazines removed at all times.


COMING SOON !!!!

Dixie Bushcraft Woodsman Course – Intermediate Certification


Accompanied Outings

Natural (and man-made) dangers are very real in our world.
Some beginning Bushcrafters do not have friends or family that enjoy the outdoors, or that are not intrigued by the Bushcrafting style of outdoor activities.
Some Bushcraft enthusiasts have never been out into the woods alone overnight.

These Bushcrafters prefer to not go out into the woods alone for their outings.

That is actually not a BAD thing when you consider the inherent dangers involved.
The buddy system is an effective, longstanding, and proven way to ensure you are not alone when you need a helping hand.

I offer my services on an availability basis to accompany newer Bushcrafters.
If you need or want some company (moral support) on your outings, feel free to contact me to discuss possibilities.

Full Background information on me is available on request.

 


 


Class Purchase:
Class fees must be paid in full at time of registration/signup, and before deadline.
Signup Deadline for all classes is 7 days (168 Hours) prior to class start time.
A fee of $5 will be added to Woodsman (Basic/Intermediate/Advanced) registrations after the signup deadline.

I accept Cash, Checks, Money Orders, & Paypal.
Checks & Money Orders can be sent via USPS.
Cash can be paid in person only.

Refund Policy:
Once you purchase a class for Dixie Bushcraft’s Woodsman School, you have up to 7 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund.
This will give us time to open your spot for someone else to purchase.
Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund.

NOTICE: Dixie Bushcraft is not responsible for injury or death resulting from any action or inaction.

Refund Processing:
All refunds (including cancelled orders) will be refunded by the original payment method.
Refunds will be processed within fourteen (14) business days.