WILDERNESS SKILLS                                                

 

      Joseph Jude Brien circa 2017

WORKSHOP TITLE:

WILDERNESS SKILLS,

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL


PARTICIPANTS:

AGES 8 AND UP


CAPACITY:

TWELVE STUDENTS*


LENGTH OF WORKSHOPS:

TWO TO FOUR HOURS


REQUIREMENTS:

OUTDOOR AREA - OPEN OR WOODED. ACCESS TO FIRE PIT OR CHARCOAL GRILL.

ADULT ASSISTANT(S)


PROVIDED BY LOST ART:

PATIENT INSTRUCTION, ALL TOOLS, MATERIALS, COMPASSES, SPOON BLANKS, FIRE SETS, ETC. 


FEES:

$ 400.00 AND UP.

















 

Learn how to safely and confidently explore the woods and responsibly use natural resources. Very effective curricular tie-ins with Native American studies, pre-historic man, science, physics, botany, literature - “My Side of the Mountain” by J.C. George, “Hatchet” series by Gary Paulsen, and more.

ORIENTEERING - Learn how to use a map and compass to navigate over unfamiliar terrain. Activities include locating ten hidden markers in the woods and plotting giant shapes in a field. Compasses, maps, clipboards and visual aids provided.

FIRE BY FRICTION - Can you start a camp fire WITHOUT using matches? Several methods are  demonstrated and practiced, including bow drill, flint and steel, fire piston and metal match. Learn how to find and prepare tinder. Fire safety  and adult supervision are stressed.


Get ready for ”Survivor”. MORE INFO

CORDAGE MAKING - Learn how to make strong string from common plant fibers. Cord and rope has many uses in the wild, such as: lashing shelters, making snares, fishing lines, bow strings and shoe laces.

SPOON CARVING - Introduction to Coal Burning. Fashion a wooden spoon using a whittling knife and a coal from the campfire. Once mastered, this technique can be used to make bowls, platters - even dugout canoes.


May be combined with Camp Cooking - simmer soup on the fire and eat it with your new spoon! MORE INFO

STONE TOOLS - Work with wood, stone and rawhide to fashion useful tools. Flintknapping, the “chipping” of stone to produce a sharp edge, will be demonstrated.

PARACORD BRACELETS - Learn the art of tying “sinnets” - a pastime of ancient mariners - to fashion colorful and handy bracelets. You will carry ten feet of useful parachute cord on your wrist at all times. MORE INFO

CAMPFIRE COOKING - Cook with fire using a Dutch oven, reflector oven, coals - and boil soup using hot rocks.
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NATURE AWARENESS - Learn how to hear like a deer, see like a hawk and walk like a fox so you can learn more from nature.

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