Leave the Rambo Knife at home! The best survival knife is a simple one and the blade should fit across the palm of your hand. With a knife this size you can do fine carving and jobs big enough for an ax.
There is an Art to using a bush knife. It's a fundamental skill and in this class we'll cover...
- Light & Easy Sharpening Tools
- Safe use
- Quick notches
- Using a baton for big jobs
- Quickly harvest a Willow
- Using the knife as a draw knife
Dress warmly but bring what you would on a regular day hike. If it's raining I'll put up a big tarp so we're not all standing around in the rain. Also bring a pen/pencil and notepad. If you have a clipboard or something firm to write on that will help, too.
Clothing: Rain gear, boots and wool socks, several layers, hat, & gloves.
You may want to bring something to snack on during the day as well.
Be careful about using GPS. It usually leads people past the Lewis & Clark parking lot.
Also, please note the cancellation and refund policy. Members must drop from the course, Friday March 15th before 8pm to receive a refund. Thank you.
We'll meet in the Lewis and Clark parking lot at 10:00 am then do a quick shuttle down to the Sandy River.