Bushcraft Bucket MicroAdventure
Wilderness survival skills for forests and fields that you can practice in your own backyard.
In early 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic began, families learned the challenge of spending a majority of their time at home, on one form of technology or another. The need for fun outdoor adventure opportunities became more important than ever, and finding adventure in our own backyards was one way to keep life interesting. Bushcraft is one of those activities that can be done alone, in your own backyard, with minimal equipment.
GO-Adventures provides a variety of ways to learn the basic skills that can keep you safe and comfortable in a wilderness setting. Then you can take your new skills and build on them on your own time, in your own setting.
Our Bushcraft course can be tailored to suit the needs of each participant - whether an individual or a small group, adults, children, or families with multiple ages.
Specializing in adventure instruction courses for small groups in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC area, GO-Adventures will meet you at either our wooded camp setting or your chosen location. A wooded area with water of some sort is preferred, but we can meet you in your own backyard!
If you decide to hire a guide we will provide necessary instructional equipment, expert guidance, and document your adventure with high quality pictures and video. If you like, we will set up a time to teach you additional skills, or simply point you in the direction of some great resources for further exploration.
For more self-motivated learners, we have prepared the Bushcraft Bucket containing all of the equipment you need to get started backyard bushcrafting on your own - or we can provide links to purchase individual items if you prefer.
General skills covered in the Bushcraft Bucket MicroAdventure
Knife Use and Safety
Managing the "Blood Circle"
Knife cutting techniques for campcraft
Fire Materials - tinder, kindling, fuel wood, wood selection, materials preparation, etc.
Fire Lighting Techniques - firesteel, char cloth, solar ignition, tinder bundles, feathersticks, fatwood, etc.
Fire Types - upside down fires, rocket stoves, stick stoves, etc.
Passive Procurement Methods
Site Selection - choosing a good place to camp
Hasty Tarp Shelters - go up quick and provide safety from the elements
Debris Hut Shelters - provide more durable cover, insulation and protection from severe weather changes