Bushcraft Fundamentals I : Knifemanship & Woodworking

Knifemanship (the ability to efficiently, proficiently, and safely use and maintain a knife), is a critical skill that forms the core of our primitive and wilderness skills. There was a time when carving, whittling, and general knifemanship was an essential skill for every day self reliance. With the emergence of “bushcraft” and “survival” as a mainstream phenomenon, the humble knife is once again receiving the honor and respect it deserves as one of the most important and versatile tools in human history. Join us in reclaiming this essential skill set! In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the ideal bushcraft field knife and how to care for, repair, and maintain it.
  • Develop your ability to hone and sharpen your knife to a razor’s edge without the use of angle guides and jigs
  • Practice essential wood working techniques commonly used in bushcraft
  • Discover the secrets of safely cutting and splitting large pieces of wood using only a basic field knife.

This is a relaxed class for adults and children in a beautiful, wild, outdoor environment. Children five years of age and under may attend free of charge with a registered adult.

Class Date: Saturday, July 30th, 2016 (9:00am – 12:00pm)

Location: San Gabriel Mountains, Sunland-Tujunga, CA 

Early Bird Registration (ends 9:00pm July 23rd): …… $30
Standard Registration ………………………..………………….$35

*Additional details, including directions and what to bring, will be provided after sign up below. *Sign up for both Bushcraft I and II for a $10 discount.  Choose the option in the shopping cart   signup-button-300x76


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Cancellation and Refund Policies

A great deal of staff time and expense is invested into the preparation and organization of individual classes. It is difficult and oftentimes impossible to recover costs and/or find a student to replace a cancelled registrant and so our cancellation and refund policies reflect this. Full refunds, minus $15 administrative fee for single day classes and a $30 admin fee for multi-day classes, are given to registrants who cancel with at least 7 days notice of the event. Cancellations made less than 7 days of the event forfeit a refund.


We understand that emergencies and unforeseen circumstances do happen.As such we offer the courtesy of transferring your fees to a different class within six months of the originally scheduled class minus the respective admin fee. For example, a single day $50 workshop cancelled the day before may be transferred to a multi-day $100 workshop the following month. The total balance due would be $60 ($100 multi day – $50 single day transfer + $10 single day admin fee). Cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled class start time and no-shows, forfeit the option of a fee transfer however a 20% off voucher may be given towards your next class of equal value.

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