Camping and Fieldcraft I

Six days of fun that begins with basic camp craft, utilizing manmade and handmade equipment, getting the most from your gear, and adapting when things go wrong. Camping and Fieldcraft I is the first in a series of courses that builds towards being able to live in the woods with minimal resources. 

You’ll learn to be more comfortable in adverse conditions and use alternative methods when you have broken or misplaced gear. 

After a week of creative thinking and adapting with limited resources in the wilderness, you’ll leave with a new outlook on adventuring in the backcountry. 

3/5

Difficulty

6 days / 5 nights

Duration

Cripple Creek, CO

Location(s)

$695

Cost

This class is for everyone age 17+. 

  • 1L/32oz water container
  • 1gal container such as milk jug (for water storage)
  • Food for 6 days (trips to town after hours are possible)
  • Proper/adequate clothing & footwear, incl. rain gear
  • Poncho or 2mil drop cloth 9’x12’
  • Foraging bag, haversack, or small backpack
  • 8” cable ties (8)
  • Individual first-aid kit
  • Camera or phone
  • Small notebook / pencil
  • Bandana or buff
  • 24” aluminum foil
  • Whistle (pea-less type)
  • Metal container for heating food and boiling water (Nothing double walled or insulated)
  • Toilet paper (1-2 rolls… you know better than we do)
  • Sleeping pad/mat
  • Sleeping bag or wool blanket(s)
  • Tent
  • Pillow
  • Towel & wash cloth or shower wipes

– Do not purchase this equipment if you do not already have it.  We recommend borrowing our equipment to decide what you like before making a purchase.

  • Knife with full tang, 4-6” blade, made of high-carbon steel, 90-degree spine
  • Ferrocerium rod
  • Magnifying glass/Fresnel lens

Tent camping on site at Cripple Creek property. 

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