Course Catalog

The multidisciplinary curriculum of our programs is comprised of the following courses, organized around the 7 elements of skill, journey, craft, nature, culture, sustainability and self. For long-term students we also offer programs in business planning and administration.

Think of courses as academic packages of information. They combine together to form our immersion programs, just as a semester of college is comprised of numerous courses. Not every course is a part of every semester. We’ll be updating our web site to reflect which course are part of each immersion program in the near future.

To Summarize:
Courses: Topic-based, components of our field-based programs. Each course has it’s own intended learning outcomes and specific assessment criteria.

Programs: Learning programs in the field or online, comprised of one or multiple courses.

This is the complete list of courses we offer. Individual programs will have a list of what is covered on that program.


Skill

  • 101    Axemanship
  • 102    The Cutting Edge: Knife Skills
  • 103    Understanding Saws
  • 104    The Scythe
  • 105    Knots Level 1: Camp Knots
  • 106    Knots Level 2: Canoe Knots
  • 107    Knots Level 3: Fishing Knots
  • 108    Knots Level 4: Rescue Knots
  • 109    Science Of Fire
  • 110    Advanced Fire Ignition Strategies
  • 111    Map & Compass Land Navigation
  • 112    Barehand Navigation
  • 113    Marine Navigation For Sea Kayaking
  • 114    Individual Shelters Of The Northern Forest
  • 115    Group Shelters Of The Northern Forest
  • 116    Shelters With Internal Open Fires
  • 117    Introduction To Outdoor Cooking & The Self-Reliant Cook (Level 1)
  • 118    Open Fire Outdoor Cooking For The Professional Guide (Level 2)
  • 119    Fermented Foods For The Homestead (Level 3)
  • 120    Primitive Cooking (Level 4)
  • 121    Fly Fishing
  • 122    Ice Fishing
  • 123    Spin Fishing
  • 124    Traditional Fishing – Summer
  • 125    Traditional Fishing – Winter
  • 126    Modern Trapping
  • 127    Northern Wilderness Survival In Summer
  • 128    Northern Wilderness Survival In Winter
  • 129    Hand Tools For Working Wood
  • 130    Hand Sewing

Journey

  • 131    Trip Planning & Safety
  • 132    Provisioning For Summer & Winter
  • 133    Canoe Level 1: Introduction
  • 134    Canoe Level 2: Paddling Strokes
  • 135    Canoe Level 3: Paddling Maneuvers
  • 136    Canoe Level 4: Poling Strokes
  • 137    Canoe Level 5: Poling Maneuvers
  • 138    Canoe Level 6: Lining
  • 139    Canoe Level 7: Rescue
  • 140    Traditional Snowshoeing: Shoes, Bindings & Technique
  • 141    Sleds & Toboggans; Design, Loading & Use
  • 142    Canvas Tents & Trail Stoves
  • 143    Sea Kayak Level 1: Introduction & Paddling
  • 144    Sea Kayak Level 2: Safety & The Marine Environment
  • 145    Sea Kayak Level 3: Rescue

Craft

  • 161    Philosophy Of Crafting
  • 162    Cord & Rope Crafts
  • 163    Knife Crafts – Summer
  • 164    Knife Crafts – Winter
  • 165    Fire & Wood Crafts: Burned Spoons & Bowls
  • 166    Basketry
  • 167    Metal Craft: Knifemaking
  • 168    Deadfalls & Snares
  • 169    Canoe Paddle
  • 170    Leather Crafts: Rawhide, Pelts & Braintan Buckskin
  • 171    Winter Footwear: Sewing Mukluks
  • 172    Brown Ash Pack Baskets
  • 173    Traditional Snowshoes
  • 174    Toboggans & Sleds
  • 175    Shave Horse Design & Construction
  • 176    Archery: The Three Bows
  • 177    Arrows

Nature

  • 191    Understanding The Weather And Observational Forecasting
  • 192    Stars & The Night Sky
  • 193    Trees Of The Northern Forest
  • 194    Economic Botany Of Herbaceous Plants
  • 195    Mammals & Their Tracks
  • 196    Freshwater Fish
  • 197    Birds
  • 198    Insects

Culture

  • 221    Outdoor Leadership
  • 222    Cross-Cultural Differences In Ecological Knowledge

Sustainability

  • 251    Humanure Composting Systems
  • 252    Off-Grid Solar Power Systems
  • 253    Gardening For Food
  • 254    Lasagna Gardening: Sheet Mulching

Self

  • 281    Food & Water Logging
  • 282    Water Fasting For Survival Instructors
  • 283    Frozen 48 Challenge

Business

  • 311    Sustainable Business Design
  • 312    Marketing & Web Design For Results
  • 313    Small Business Mentoring
  • 314    Becoming A Professional Guide

JMBS Master Calendar
All scheduled programs.
· JMBS Master Calendar
 
JMBS Sites
· Field School – Professional Training, Semester & Expedition Programs. Masardis, Maine.
· Classic Wilderness Guiding – Canoe, Snowshoe & Sea Kayak Trips
· Folk School – Lodge-Based & Weekend Programs. Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
· School Of The Forest – Teen & Youth Programs
· JMB Web Portal – Guide To All Our Programs & Sites

BushcraftSchool.com
Private Community Network & Online Courses. Free to join.
· BushcraftSchool.com
 
Typos, Etc.
Anything that appears to be an error in spelling or grammar is actually the author’s clever use of the vernacular, and as such is not an error, but rather a carefully placed literary device demonstrating prodigious artistic prowess.

JMB Blog & Media Hub
Home to our blog, videos, podcast, photos and updates, going back to 2006.
· JMB Media
 
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