Bushcraft & Survival Courses

Wildlife Tracking, Trapping, and Processing

Dates:  January 15-17, 2021

Instructors:  Dale and Colleen Kiselyk, Ross Hinter, Ed Graham, Scott Williams

Partners:  Frostbite Winter Camping Symposium

Location:  Dale and Colleen’s land and adjacent Crown Land.  Property is 2 hours Northwest of Edmonton, near Goose Lake

Description:  Learn to read and understand animal tracks, trails, and signs.  Discover how to set modern and primitive traps for various animals and locate prime areas for trapping success.  See how seasoned trappers process animals for consumption and prepare hides for a multitude of uses.  Expect interactive hands on sessions and walking through stunning Boreal Forest.

Accommodations:  All participants and Instructors will be required to bring and camp in Hot Tents with Stoves.  There will be one heated building on site with a small warming room and single bathroom for participants use.

Meals:  All participants will be required to bring and prepare their own meals for the weekend.

Other Required Gear:  It is recommended that participants bring along the following:  saw, axe, knives, rope, first aid kit, warm clothing, extra warm footwear, snowshoes, toboggans, chairs, snacks, drinks, masks, and hand sanitizer.  If you have access to firewood, Dale and Colleen would appreciate that you bring some along, if possible, to minimize the work and preparations before the event.

COVID:  All participants need to adhere to AHS standards of safety:  not symptomatic or awaiting results of testing, have not been out of the country in the past 14 days, not have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days.  You will be required to fill out a questionnaire upon arrival.  Masks required in shelters when social distancing is not possible.  All participants will be encouraged to help to keep the warming room and bathroom clean and sanitary.  (Please bring your own masks.)

Minimum Participants for workshop to run:  8

Maximum Participants for workshop is 15

Fees:  $75 + GST per person – includes instructor sessions, warming shelter, heated bathroom, firewood

Registration:  Click here to register

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 Winter Anorak Kits

Dates:  January 15-17, 2021
Instructor:  Colleen Kiselyk
Partners:  Frostbite! Winter Camping Symposium
Location:  Dale and Colleen's Adventure Farm
Description:  We will be sewing our own 10 oz. cotton canvas winter anoraks from the Lure of the North kits.  You will need to purchase and bring your own kit to the class so that you can select sizing and trim details.  You must place your order BEFORE THE END OF NOVEMBER to ensure that you will have it in time.  Please go to the Lure of the North website to order.  Kits run between $115 and $225 + shipping and GST, depending on what options you select.  We will sew your anorak together this weekend.  A basic understanding of and some experience using a sewing machine is a requirement. I will provide sewing machines, a serger, work tables, basic thread and needles, as well as my experience in sewing an anorak.  

Accommodations:  All participants and Instructors will be required to bring and camp in Hot Tents with Stoves.  We will be sewing in the one heated building on site and there is a single bathroom for participants to use.

Meals:  All participants will be required to bring and prepare their own meals for the weekend.

Other Required Gear It is recommended that participants bring along the following:  a good desk lamp for extra light, good sewing scissors, any extra material you may wish to use to modify your anorak (I put in extra fabric on the sleeve and "pit zips" - zippers in the armpits to vent it instead of having to take it off), a pair of indoor shoes, warm clothing, extra warm footwear, chairs, snacks, drinks, masks, and hand sanitizer.  If you have access to firewood, Dale and Colleen would appreciate that you bring some along, if possible, to minimize the work and preparations before the event.

COVID:  All participants need to adhere to AHS standards of safety:  not symptomatic or awaiting results of testing, have not been out of the country in the past 14 days, not have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID in the past 14 days.  You will be required to fill out a questionnaire upon arrival.  Masks required in shelters when social distancing is not possible.  All participants will be encouraged to help to keep the warming room and bathroom clean and sanitary.  (Please bring your own masks.)

Minimum Participants required to run course:  2

Maximum number of Participants:  4 (space and sewing machines are limited)

Fees:  $75 + GST per person – includes instructor present all weekend, sewing machines, heated shelter to sew in, heated bathroom, firewood

Registration:  Click here to Register

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