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Survival Medicine: Remedies And Craft of the Mesic Temperate Forest
Survival Medicine: Remedies And Craft of the Mesic Temperate Forest

Wed, May 01


VanHoy Family Campground

Survival Medicine: Remedies And Craft of the Mesic Temperate Forest

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Time & Location

May 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 02, 2024, 5:00 PM

VanHoy Family Campground, 723 Jericho Rd, Harmony, NC 28634, USA

Course Description

ATTENTION: This course will be happening on the Wednesday and Thursday before the Mountain Readiness Festival at that same site in North Carolina

Guest Instructor: Carley Stover

2 Days/1 Night

$225.00 excluding $15.00 camping fee to be paid in person upon arrival

Survival Medicine: Remedies and Craft of the Mesic Temperate Forest is a course designed to encourage participants to develop a deeper understanding of treelore and the resources available to them in the fields of bushcraft and survival. This class is catered towards students from all skill levels and no experience is required. Students will grow a sense of how to harvest various materials from their woodland environment for numerous means. Each day participants will learn to positively identify a handful of trees and build on that knowledge with hands-on experience in preparing medicine or food, as well as fire or craft such as cordage and containers from the individual trees they identify. Students will walk away with a couple of handcrafted projects and a deeper understanding of the forest in how certain trees cater towards a particular medicine, craft or skill over others.

Projects may include burn bowls, shrinkpot containers, and basketry amongst salves and tinctures from plant materials we will learn how to positively identify from our surroundings.

Examples include making iodine, pine tar, cherry bark cough syrup, and more!

Gear List:

Fixed Blade Knife for Camp Projects, Folding Saw, Combination Tool such as a Leatherman or SAK, Pruning Shears for Camp Projects, 2 Stainless steel tins with enclosed lids (2 Altoids tins will work fine), 1 haversack or foraging pouch, 1 pair of gloves for camp chores

Recommended Gear for this Course

Recommended Plant Books

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, Any Foraging or Identification Books, and Combustion Devices

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