Location: Northeast Nova Scotia, Twa Corbies Hollow, approx. 1 hr from New Glasgow and Antigonish
Date & Time: July, Friday through Sunday: 21, 22 & 23. Participants arrive Friday and setup camp. Courses begin Saturday at 0900 hrs. Courses end Sunday, 1800 hrs.
Cost: $300 per person
Equipment Required: Warm to cool weather outdoors clothing for wet and dry conditions, and waterproof, insulated hiker boots. Also mandatory: knife, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, compass and waterproof matches. Also bring any other personal outdoor gear and toiletries you require, along with a small tent or camping hammock.
Level: beginner to intermediate
Overview: What if the sh!! really does hit the fan? What if you are in the bush and everything goes south and you’re going to be stuck awhile? How would you get by? Would you know how to create shelter and find food? Would you know how to find your way to help, or if you should even try or wait for help to come to you? What would you do if you were sick and didn’t have access to modern medicine? In this two day course, we will explore all these questions and more. Using nature as our classroom we’ll learn how to survive, feed and care for ourselves using little more than basic woodsman’s tools and what the land provides.
This class is for those who want to develop the skills to get by in the woods. It is for beginners seeking to develop initial skills, and for experienced persons who are finding gaps in their knowledge. No course can impart a lifetime of woods lore in a mere two days, but this class is intended to provide the student with the most essential basics and a starting place for further study.
Schedule: Students can arrive Friday afternoon and begin setting up camp at our study area. Courses will occur over Saturday and Sunday, from roughly 0900 to 1800 hrs. A one hour lunch break will occur both days about noon.
0900 Making a fire anywhere, any time.
1000 Knives, axes and sharpening.
1130 Break for lunch and discussion
1300 Creating shelter
1530 Basic game traps
1730 Staying warm and dry
0900 Foraging food & medicine
1300 Making what you need with woodsman’s tools
1500 Essential back country navigation
1600 Q&A at base camp