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Women’s Wilderness Weekend Level 1 Fall – 2024 – GA

September 27 - September 29


Women’s Wilderness Weekend LEVEL 1 is a course directed towards women of all ages to encourage more female participation in the field of wilderness survival. Students from all skill levels are welcome and no experience is required. Whether you are a proclaimed survivalist, a weekend bushcrafter, a homesteader, an ultralight hiker, or just a general everyday woodswoman this class is designed to promote a sense of community through our shared love of nature. Together we will build skills that promote confidence both within ourselves and out in the woods.

Throughout the weekend we will learn to take care of our immediate needs in wilderness survival as we discuss self-aid, fire, navigation and shelter. Other topics will include self-defense, hygiene, and signaling for rescue. This class is for participants who desire to both learn and grow, as well as how to develop a sense of resilience through self-reliance in both community and as individuals in the wild.


Learn how to take care of your medical needs in an emergency situation
Learn how to properly use a knife and saw to avoid injury
Signaling for rescue with the use of your kit and modern tools such as a Personal Locator Beacon
Make fire with various ignitions from modern to primitive using your ferro rod, magnifying lens, and bow-drill
Learn how to positively identify plants and trees that aid in fire and tool construction as we go on a woodland walk and collect resources
Turn your poncho into an emergency shelter or substitute pack
Learn how to make cordage and rope with jute twine
With the use of a compass, we will learn basic navigation skills and together we will run a small orienteering course through the woods
Discussion on how to maintain good hygiene in a wilderness setting
Learn self-defense techniques as a last resort should a predatory situation arise


Georgia Bushcraft
1150 Carruth Rd
Watkinsville, GA 30677 United States
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