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Basecamp Bushcraft 2024 – CO

July 27 - July 29


Basecamp Bushcraft 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

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


The Survival University Colorado
71 Monarch Drive
Cripple Creek, CO 80813 United States
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