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Bushcraft Campout with Kevin Estela: 29-30 October 2021 (Spanish Fork, UT)

Spanish Fork, UT

Bushcraft is the art of doing more with less by utilizing the resources the environment provides in a traditional manner. With bushcraft, primitive skills are intertwined with modern equipment to help the practitioner live with the environment, not against it. This course will introduce students to various ways of making fire, creating shelters, using their knives for carving, tying knots, creating wooden tools, primitive cooking, and addressing camping needs, and much more. If you’ve been looking for a course that shows students “old-school” ways of camping and living in the wilderness, look no further. This overnight course is taught by Fieldcraft Survival Instructor Kevin Estela, author of 101 Skills You Need to Survive in the Woods. Students will learn by doing as they spend an overnight in a bushcraft camp experiencing the skillset first-hand. Far from roughing it, bushcraft is all about learning how to “smooth it” in the great outdoors.

Required Gear:

  • Sleeping Pad, Sleeping Bag (20 degrees), Minimum 6’x8’ nylon tarp (10’x10’ ideal)
  • Personal Mess Kit (Bowl, Cup, Spoon, and a 1-quart pot with a bail)
  • Fire starting kit (ferro rod, tinder, BIC lighter)
  • Cutlery (4” fixed blade knife i.e. MORA, Swiss Army Knife/leatherman with a folding saw, Bahco Laplander or Silky Pocketboy folding saw)
  • Water bottle or canteen with nesting metal cup
  • 100’ 550 paracord and Jute Twine
  • 4 quick prepare food rations (2x lunch, 1x dinner, 1x breakfast) and snacks
  • Possibles pouch (small belt pouch to hold frequently used gear) with headlamp, finger bandages, hydration tablets, sharpening stone, etc.
  • Clothing and footwear to train in all weather conditions including rain gear.

Course Time:9am Friday - 4pm Saturday

Course Location:40.086832, -111.593626

For any additional questions please email

14 and older are welcome to join with a paid seat in the class. Children without a paid seat are not permitted.

Swag, kit, and tourniquets will be available for purchase on-site in our pro shop.

Some map services take people to a neighborhood road and not to the diner. If this happens to you, follow GPS coordinates (40.08672858340366, -111.59315849550944) to the diner. It is located in the parking lot next to the Chevron at US Route 6 and Powerhouse Road. The course address provided is for our meetup spot. Please arrive at the meetup spot 30 minutes prior to the course. We will meet at a Diner parking lot called Little Acorn and caravan to the range location from there. Thank you!
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