We teach a concept called bushcraft survival. These skills blend modern technology and old world knowledge to allow you to explore the wilderness confidently.
By learning to listen to nature and being prepared, we can enjoy our vast Canadian wilderness while avoiding trouble in the first place.
We can tailor courses to your needs and current skill set
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Youth camp counselor training
Sample course topics include:
Building a bushcraft survival kit
The safe and effective use of bushcraft tools
Wilderness vs. emergency shelters
Wild fire and the art of making and maintaining fire
Intro to plant identification and other edibles
Staying found: route finding and signaling
Wild water: finding it and making it safe
Winter skills: what to do the other six months of the year
Course topics vary based on students’ interests.
Who are we?
We are a couple of guys who love to be out in the wilderness. We started teaching these courses on the weekends as a way to share our knowledge and practice our skills. We offer planned courses, but we also like getting out to the woods with just a few people to share knowledge. If you’re interested in bushcrafting with us or practicing your skills, get in touch. Individual instruction is something we enjoy, and we can build on your existing skills.
Borealis Bushcraft ran a workshop at the 2015 Harvest Moon Festival on Saturday, Sept 19. Find out more about the festival at www.harvestmoonfestival.ca
Bushcraft Basics: The Art and Science of Making Fire
Scenario… You are on a multi day canoe trip, paddling most of the 2nd day through light rain. Late in the afternoon the wind picks up and both you and your companion are starting to get cold and miserable. In fact you notice that your friend is starting to shiver, one of the first signs of hypothermia. You make the decision to stop for the day. The forest is wet and you are cold; can you get a fire going? Duration: 1.5 hours.
We had a great time at this wonderful festival. Here are some photos of the workshop. Looking forward to next year!