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Basecamp Bushcraft at American Survival Co.
Basecamp Bushcraft at American Survival Co.

Fri, Jun 28


War Eagle Base Camp

Basecamp Bushcraft at American Survival Co.

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Time & Location

Jun 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jun 30, 2024, 2:00 PM

War Eagle Base Camp, 19436 Crossman Place Rd, Hindsville, AR 72738

Course Description

Moderate Level

$250.00 for 3 Days/2 Nights

Bushcraft Basecamp is a course that is designed to promote a sense of wilderness living with others and beyond our basic needs of survival. Students will learn how to build varying means of comfort entirely off the landscape including benches, chairs, and beds. As a class, we will learn how to build instruments such as mallets, sawhorses, and vices and how they can aid in processing fuel and other materials. Other topics will include plant and tree identification, firecraft, cutting tool safety, food procurement and preservation, camp maintenance, simple pioneering as well as several different knots, notches and lashings on top of some handcrafted projects at the end of the course. Students will walk away with the knowledge of how to construct a basecamp to share in a community or as individuals in the wild.

Course Project Examples: Creating grass mats with a woodland loom, vices, sawbuck, bucksaw, mallet, dakota fire, tripod smoker, ground refrigerator, brooms, rakes, chairs, spatula, spoon, benches, rope beds, ladders, wash area, utilizing wood ash for hygiene, making a torch from Pine Tar​

Gear List:

Carbon Steel Knife, Folding Saw or Bucksaw, Hatchet, Combination Tool like a Leatherman or SAK, Utility Cordage, Auger, Hook Knife

Recommended Gear for this Course

Recommended Items: Sleep system (Tent/Hammock), Headlamp with Spare Batteries, Proper Clothing for Season and Weather, Leather Gloves, Cookware for personal meals, food/snacks, Hygiene items, Notebooks and Pencils, and Combustion Devices

 Day 1 FRIDAY: Furniture Construction Overview: Intro, Self-Aid and the 5Bs, Knife and Saw Safety, Resource Walk, Try Stick(I), Ladder Pack Frame(I), 2 x Camp Chair, (3) Camp Couch, (4) Dakota Dugout and Tripod Smoker, Pot Crane, Campfire Torch, Pitch Glue Sticks

DAY 2 SATURDAY: Tool Construction Overview: Food Preservation (Smoker and Ground Refrigerator), Building a Woodland Loom, Broom, Felling Overview, Building Small Stools, Spoon/Spatula, Whisk, Candles, Camp Ash, Cobbler Meal

DAY 3 SUNDAY: Defense 

Overview: Building a Wattle Fence and A Perimeter Line

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