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Lamboradi Survival Course Part 2: Bush Craft

This Meetup is part 2of 4 of the Lamboradi Survival Course - Sponsored by Xpectre, Inc. -

Part 1: Back Country Basics

Part 2: Bush Craft

Part 3: Foraging Day

Part 4: Last Stand

Where to meet: 

Island Lake State Recreation Area – Spring Mill Pond Parking Lot.

Take I-96 to the Kensington Road Exit. Head South across Grand River. The park entrance will be on your left. You will need a Recreation Passport for entry. Otherwise you may purchase a day pass at the gate.

Once past the gate, turn right. Continue down the park road past the rail road bridge. The Spring Mill Pond parking lot will be the second (2nd) lot on your left. We are NOT meeting at the Trail Head Parking Lot.

What to bring:

Wear boots instead of shoes if possible. No sandals, high heels, or platform shoes allowed for your own safety. Long pants are preferred to skirts or kilts. Wear appropriate layered clothing for the weather. Bring water and something to snack on. If possible, bring a digital copy of the course text book:


If you have a knife, please bring it. I have 4 loaners for this event and will have a sharpener on hand.


Part 2: Bush Craft

-Prerequisites: You must have attended Part 1 of the Lamboradi Survival Course to attend.

-Objectives: Learn to craft various tools both from natural materials and from basic items in your pack. This is a solo event. No teams necessary.

-Topics to be covered: Hasty arrows, hasty shelter, fire hardening, pine pitch glue, Dell bow, bola, figure-4 dead fall trap, basic snares, ESEE snare, back packer’s oven, primitive bow, torch, spear, & digging stick.

-What we will do: We will hike south of Spring Mill Pond and set up a day camp. We will construct as many of the above tools listed above depending on the weather and everyone’s endurance limit.

-Charge: This event costs $5 to attend. This covers the cost of consumable materials used throughout the course.


Questions? Call Chris Fox at [masked]

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  • Chris F.

    Thank you, all three of you, that braved the cold & put on a good show even with frozen finger tips.

    February 17, 2013

    • Brian W.

      No, good sir, thank you.

      February 18, 2013

  • Brian W.

    The skills learned were essential to survival, and I had a lot of happiness and laughter to go with it. Disappointed that almost everyone at the last minute were under the delusion that anything else was going to be more important or better than the Bush Craft course. Weak. Good for me, Katie, and Jim. A lot of one-on-one interaction.

    February 18, 2013

  • Jim S

    wow, this will be semi-private, i hope that's ok chris

    February 17, 2013

  • Evan M.

    I didn't attend the 1st course, but am a very experienced backcountry hiker, camper, and trip leader. I hope this is ok, as I would really like to be at the next 3 sessions.

    February 16, 2013

  • Brian W.

    Seeing 'kilt' made me laugh out loud. And your course pack entertains me Chris. Looking forward to tomorrow. Hope that was a good ego stroke.

    February 16, 2013

    • Chris F.

      If you thought that was good, wait until you see the waiver.

      February 16, 2013

  • Amit W.

    I am no longer able to attend. I look forward to attending the next survival course that is offered - I was really looking forward to it. please keep me posted of new opportunities.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to decline, I made other plans while on the wait list.

    February 16, 2013

  • Brian H.

    Have to work now

    February 14, 2013

  • Chris F.

    To everyone on the wait list: if people on the "attending" list are no-shows for part 1, I will change their status to "not going", at which point people in the waiting list will be moved to the "attending" list in the order they signed up.

    February 11, 2013

  • Evan M.

    I didn't attend the 1st course, but am a very experienced backcountry hiker, camper, and trip leader. I hope this is ok, as I would really like to be at the next 3 sessions.

    February 4, 2013

  • Amanda Z

    I somehow was moved off of the attending list onto the waitlist... Is there a way to fix this? Please? I'm signed up for the other 3 courses.

    February 3, 2013

  • Tom G.

    I'm going to session 1 the day before on Saturday (Feb 16) and session 3 opened up weeks ago. Please let me know when spots open up for this =)

    January 29, 2013

    • Chris F.

      Tom, so long as you're on the waiting list, you will be automatically moved to the first available spot.

      January 29, 2013

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