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  There is a $10 discount for each minor that will be refunded to you at class time for the scheduled classes with the exception of the "Woodcraft for the Family". The minor discount of $10 can be used along with the multi-person discount for the other scheduled classes for each minor.  
     
Jan 17th
"Survival Basics Class"
This course is designed to give the student confidence in the woods by understanding natural hazards and knowing what to do in emergency situations. The following topics are addressed: "What to do when lost", "The survival mentality", "Natural hazards and risk management", "Preventing injuries and treatment", "Camp site selection", "How to build a natural shelter", "Finding water", "Water collection and purification", "Outdoor hygiene", "How to make a fire using modern methods", "Fire building materials in the south eastern woods", "Modern survival kits", "Essential knots". Class is from 9:00am to 4:00pm with a 30 minute lunch break. After payment send me an email at jcmtnhill@aol.com with your phone number and number of minors attending. Minimum age is 12 yrs old.
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Jan 24th
"Beyond the Basics Class"
This course goes beyond the basics to cover "Fire making methods", "Fire making 'Outside the box'", "More essential knots and where to use them", "Signaling", "How to read a map", "How to read a compass", "Navigation in the woods", "How to capture small game- rabbit", "How to clean a rabbit", "How to catch a fish", "How to clean a fish", "How to cook and preserve meat"
Class is from 9:00am to 4:00pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Class is from 9:00am to 4:00pm with a 30 minute lunch break. After payment send me an email at jcmtnhill@aol.com with your phone number and number of minors attending. Minimum age is 12 yrs old.
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Feb 7th
"Cordage Class"
This course teaches the various uses of string and cord in the woods and how to make cord from natural materials. The topics covered are "Cordage material selection", "Cordage fibers from trees", "Cordage from plants", "How to make cord", "Knots for natural fibers", "Making fishing line". Making traps.After payment send me an email at jcmtnhill@aol.com with your phone number and number of minors attending. Minimum age is 10 yrs old. Class is from 9:00am to 1:00pm   (4 hour class)
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Feb 21th
"Primitive Fire Making Class"
This class will teach the student how to make fires with primitive methods which includes friction fire making with the bow drill, and hand drill. A demo of flint and steel and the fire piston are included. I will teach what types of woods can be found and used in Georgia and will give individual attention to each student in making a friction fire. We will practice making  friction fires as a team and individually. Each student will receive a bow drill kit to take home. The class is from 9:00am- 2:00pm  (5 hour class). After payment send me an email at jcmtnhill@aol.com with your phone number and if minors are attending. Minimum age is 14 yrs old.
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March 14th
"Primitive Cooking Class"
This course teaches the student how to cook with only natural materials. The first class topics will include: "Cooking on a spit", "Making a clay oven", "Baking in the coals", "Frying and baking on rocks" and the "Sweet gum grilling basket". "Stone and wooden bowls", "Fire lays for cooking", "The green wood grill", and "Rock boiling". Good prerequisites for this class are the "Basic Survival Class" and the "Primitive Fire Making" class. The time is from 9:00am to 4:00pm. After payment send me an email at jcmtnhill@aol.com with your phone number and if minors are attending. Minimum age is 14 yrs old.
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April 18th
"Preparedness and Sustainability"
This class covers how to plan, prepare and practice for economic and natural disaster. Topics include "Positive Mental Attitude", "Food Preparation and Storage" including canning, "Sustainable Resources" with a demo with chickens and rabbits, "How To Clean A Chicken / Rabbit", "Growing Your Food- with Aquaponics demo", "Practical Ways To Prepare For Power Outages", "Water Storage and Purification", "Helping Others In A Crisis". The more people you sign up, the lower the cost for your group.  The time is from 9:00am to 4:00pm. After payment send me an email at jcmtnhill@aol.com with your phone number and if minors are attending. Minimum age is 14 yrs old. Suggest completing your knowledge with the "Trees- Plants and how to use them class."
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April 25th
"Wood Craft for The Family"
This class is geared for the whole family. It is geared toward the younger ages so there is no age limit. It will teach basic survival, fire safety, fire making, how to be safe in the woods, survival kits and help build confidence in the woods. This is a great class for children who are not very familiar with the woods but would like to learn about the outdoors. The class is from 9:00am - 12:00pm. A good book to read before hand is "My Side of The Mountain". This class is for younger children and will not go into nearly the depth of the regular classes, so for the serious learners 12-14 years old and up I suggest the other classes. Please send an email to jcmtnhill@aol.com with your phone number and the number attending and ages of the children.
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May 16th
"Trees-Plants- And How To Use Them Class"
This class covers "Gathering food from plants and trees", "Making Collection containers", "Cookware", "Preserving and storage", "Uses for plants and trees around the camp", "Uses for personal hygiene" and other camp craft."What You Can Use From The Woods", "Survival Trapping And Fishing". A good prerequisite to this class is the "Cordage Class". The time is from 9:00am to 4:00pm. After payment send me an email at jcmtnhill@aol.com with your phone number and if minors are attending. Minimum age is 12 yrs old.
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TBA
Wood Gasification
How wood can be used to power an internal combustion engine such as a generator.
Coming this spring.
 
     
"Private Lessons- Adults" Private lessons can be on any of the above listed topics. Call for a specific quote. The class is structured for personalized training. If the class is a "Primitive Cooking" class then add the "Class supplies fee" of $10 per person to your cart using the drop box to the right. These are the prices if local to Hamilton, GA. If you would like for me to travel to your location, the cost would be $35 per 50 miles from Hwy 219 Hamilton, GA 3181 and to return. Contact me for a more accurate quote.
Private Lessons

     
Private Lessons
 Group Rate
For groups over 10 students I can customize a class for the group that includes a combination of some of the above topics. Some demonstrations could include making a fire with a bow drill and hand drill. If you would like for me to travel to your location, the cost would be $35 per 50 miles from Hwy 219 Hamilton, GA 3181 and to return. Contact me for a more accurate quote.
Group Lessons