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Class Gear List

Last updated 3-6-23 This gear list is for both the Fieldcraft Course and the Bush Tactics classes I offer. This list is extensive for a reason. After we are finished at class you will be fully equipped with the tools necessary to operate effectively off grid as well as continue practicing the skills you learnContinue reading “Class Gear List”

Opinion: What are prototactics?

I’ve spent the better part of the last couple years (to be honest tactics and strategy have always been a big interest of mine) studying small unit tactics from different perspectives in an attempt to discern those that might be practical for today’s concerned citizens, including myself. I wanted to go beyond the typical selfContinue reading “Opinion: What are prototactics?”

The Bush Tactics Course

Updated 15NOV2022 Prototactics Proto – a combining form meaning “first,” “foremost,” “earliest form of,” used in the formation of compound words. Tactics – A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal. Throughout history small bands of men have had to work together against nature and threatsContinue reading “The Bush Tactics Course”

Junk on the Bunk: An example of how to pack for the Fieldcraft Course

I wanted to take the time to detail an efficient example of how a student could pack for the classes I teach. This is by no means a requirement, pack anyway you want, I’m just looking to give advice to those who are looking for it. I wanted to do this for those of youContinue reading “Junk on the Bunk: An example of how to pack for the Fieldcraft Course”

Student AAR from the Bush Tactics Course

The following was recently sent to me from one of the students that came up for the Bush Tactics Course in May. Despite his self deprecating tone he did very well at class, but we (myself included) can always get better too. I haven’t had any students yet that blow through class without any difficultiesContinue reading “Student AAR from the Bush Tactics Course”

Notes on drone footage from the Bush Tactics class.

The following images were all captured during the recent Bush Tactics Course I did. I think the drone captures a different perspective than we normally can during training and it gives us some interesting insights. Hide site “Hide and seek” The first images are from when I was using the drone to try and locateContinue reading “Notes on drone footage from the Bush Tactics class.”

Scenes from the Bush Tactics Course May 13-16

I ran my first Bush Tactics Course last weekend and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Once again the students were greeted the first morning with rain, wind, mud, and cold but they pressed on despite of the challenges. It’s a different kind of training when you are immersed in the environment forContinue reading “Scenes from the Bush Tactics Course May 13-16”