If You’re Coming To The Field School, Start Here To Get Your Questions Answered
On this page you will find the details necessary to get you ready for your field school course, including information about food and meals, gear lists, and general life at the field school. We strongly recommend that everyone participating in a Jack Mountain Bushcraft School program also join our private online community at BushcraftSchool.com. There you can start the journey early by taking online courses, interact and ask questions on our forum, join a private group for your course and get information on rides, carpooling, etc.
The clothing and gear that you bring, in extreme cold or other dangerous weather conditions, can impact your personal safety and also that of the group. For safety reasons the school may limit or not allow your participation in certain activities if you are without proper clothing or gear.
The more experience you have, the more you probably have your own ideas about gear and what works for you. The less experience you have, the closer you should follow our recommendations.
- Wilderness Bushcraft Semester Gear List
- Boreal Snowshoe Expedition Gear List
- Wilderness Canoe Expedition Semester Gear List
- Summer/Autumn Woodsman Gear List
- 1-2 Week Canoe Course Gear List
- Winter Woodsman Gear List
- Gear Rental List, With Prices
About Life At The Field School
Academic Work And Student Documentation
A video primer on how we manage academic work and documentation during long programs is available here: JMB Vlog 116: How We Manage The Academic Side Of Our Professional Training Programs.
Before the start of each course or trip all participants are required to fill out and sign both the Liability Release Form and the Acknowledgement Of Risk Form, linked below. For long-term programs, you will also be required to fill out a medical history which we will provide upon registration.
- Liability Release Form (pdf)
- Acknowledgement Of Risk Form (pdf)