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3 Day Bushcraft Skills Trip
3 Day Bushcraft Skills Trip

3 Day Bushcraft Skills Trip

Destination: Fanton Trail, Mt. Hood National Forest

Where we meet: Next Adventure 8:00 AM, return to shop by 5:00 PM

Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights

Cost: $375

Experience Necessary: Backcountry experience recommended but not required

Equipment Provided: Next Adventure will provide meals, basic backpacking equipment as needed, along with experienced guides.

The Bushcraft Skills Trip focuses on demonstrating the use of emergency and survival gear and survival techniques (bushcraft). This 3 day course will teach lifesaving fundamentals for survival in an emergency situation. Although bushcraft takes years of experience and practice, this course would familiarize you with basic survival practices as well as introduce more advanced concepts. While creating a positive experience in the outdoors, this course will not only be fun but also potentially lifesaving.

Fire skills, as well as cooking, water purification, and shelter building, will be contained to a campground and dependent on safe conditions.


What's included:

-Trip Planning & Pre-Trip Info
-Free Gear Rental: Tent, stove, sleeping bag, sleep pad & backpack (if you need them)
-Meals (2 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 breakfast)
-Transportation to and from shop in a smooth-riding van
-Qualified Drivers and Experienced Guides
-The low-down on how to stay warm, safe and comfortable on the trail
-Natural Interpretation of flora, fauna, geology and local history
-Snacks and water treatment

What Topics are Covered:

-What to wear - staying warm & dry
-Selecting the right gear for you
-light and fast options
-Routefinding - Map & Compass
-Trail Etiquette & Leave No Trace
-To build a fire
-Water treatment
-Food prep, storage & clean-up
-Safety & First aid
-Tents & shelters
-Sleeping bags & liners
-Sleep pads & insulation
-Stoves & cookware
-Wilderness considerations
-Wildlife, plants, geology & history

What you need to bring:

-Sturdy hiking shoes with synthetic or wool socks (2 sets)
-Hiking apparel (anything but cotton) (2 sets)
-Water (2 quart capacity) & - snacks if you have special dietary needs
-Sun and rain gear
-Headlamp/flashlight & batteries
-Lightweight mug and/or bowl
-Spoon or spork
-Personal hygiene and medications
-Your sense of awe and wonder
-Your trail essentials (see below)

Things you may want to bring:

-Trekking poles
-Notebook / sketchbook
-Field guide
-Backpacking chair

"Trail Essentials"

-Map & Compass
-Water & Extra Food
-Extra Clothing Layers & Rain Gear
-Sun Gear (sunglasses, sunblock, hat)
-First Aid Kit & personal meds
-Matches/lighter & firestarter
-Gear repair kit & Emergency survival kit
-Toilet paper in 2 plastic bags

For questions, contact us at [email protected]