Training Workshops

The Trailblazer’s Workshop

this workshop is designed to prepare you for your backpacking adventures whether it’s a one-nighter or multi-day trip. There is also a focus on being prepared in case of the “what-if’s.” You’ll learn everything needed to enjoy your backpacking trip as well as survive in the case of being lost, bad weather, or emergency.

For dates and availability of our Trailblazer’s Workshop visit our events page.

Contact us to book a private workshop.

 

  • proper fit of your pack
  • packing for efficiency and comfortable
  • Gear: what’s essential and what’s not
  • hype versus practicality of gear
  • help you put together a simple fire kit
  • fire making: the triangle of fire, fire lays
  • fire making material, collecting and processing
  • cook system methods
  • knife safety
  • what to do in bad weather (shelter building)
  • basic knots
  • water purification methods
  • building a first aid kit
  • clothing: what is best and worst depending on weather
  • basic compass navigation

Trailblazer’s Kit

  • Knife (fixed blade)
  • Paracord
  • Firemaking kit
  • Emergency blanket
  • Water purification (Purinize)
  • Water bottle

*take home kit is not included in workshop price, but are available for purchase the day of the workshop.

 

The Hammock Hanger’s Workshop

In this workshop, we cover everything from the Trailblazer’s Workshop while also covering the following.

  • hammock camping gear
  • the proper way to hang a hammock
  • tarp shelter coverage for hammock camping
  • hype versus essential hammock gear
  • summer versus winter hammock camping

 

Hiking Survival Workshop

This class is designed for anyone who pursues outdoor recreation in a wilderness setting.

The basics of this workshop focus on the skills needed to control the body’s core temperature. Those being fire, shelter, water, and self-aid. Topics include kit management, knife safety, fire making, tinder considerations, fire-dependent and non-fire dependent shelters, water collection, navigation, lost proofing and search and rescue considerations and more. The key is being prepared!

Students should bring the following:

 

Fire Making

Fire is an essential tool for us in a wilderness setting. It allows us to control our body’s core temperature, cook our food, create tools, purify water to drink, and provide security to us. From modern methods to traditional we’ll train you beyond the use of a lighter.

Students should bring the following:

  • Notebook, Pen or pencils
  • Bag lunch, snacks and waterbottle
  • Camera
  • Clothing applicable to the time of year and season
  • Fire kit if you have one (we’ll provide the material and teaching you need to create one)

 

Shelter Building for Survival

In this training workshop, we will cover the differences between fire dependent and non fire dependent shelters, shelters using minimal items, and natural materials you find in the woods that help keep you secure.

Students should bring the following:

  • Notebook, Pen or pencils
  • Bag lunch, snacks and waterbottle
  • Camera
  • Clothing applicable to the time of year and season
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