Monday, January 17, 2022

Homeschool Classes At Old School Survival Boot Camp In The Hocking Hills Of Southern Ohio


We have been asked many times now if the Old School Survival Boot Camp is an event children can attend. The answer is a resounding YES. Learning to be self-reliant should be an adventurous family affair!

Check out the video below to see what will be in store for you and your family when you make the wise choice to attend Old School Survival Boot Camp 2002 May 13-15 in the Hocking Hills region. There will be 78 interactive or hands-on survival, homesteading, bushcraft, off grid living, martial arts, wildcrafting, herbalism, and homeschooling classes taught by over 40 experts from here within the region and around the country.



Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Old School Survival Boot Camp 2022 Preview Video And Review

 


Some blast from the past highlights of Old School Survival Boot Camp 2021 to showcase a little bit of what's in store for you this year. **CAUTION** The song playing is NOT the radio sensitized version of Aaron Lewis' "Am I The Only One" so turn the volume down at work or it the kiddos are within earshot ... and please never tell my Mother I posted something with F-bombs!

https://www.tiktok.com/@oldschoolsurvival/video/7052105021277769006?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7052317587145000453

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Old School Survival Boot Camp 2022 Course Titles And Descriptions

 



Old School Survival Boot Camp 2022 Class Descriptions


*All class titles highlighted in red are youth only classes. Adults or older teens attending a class with a youth to help them are not factored into the maximum number of attendees for the class or required to pay any additional make and take fee.


** Details about Make and Take class registration and fees will be posted on the www.oldschoolsurvivalbootcamp.com website by February 1. The same information will also be posted on our social media pages and emailed to all ticket holders. The Make and Take class registration form will be distributed to Old School Survival Boot Camp 2021 attendees and all Old School Survival Network (www.oldschoolsurvivalnetwork.com) members 24 hours before it is released publically to all ticket holders.


  1. Four Pillars of Modern Preparedness - Josh Sutton President of Kentucky Preppers Network and the Homestead Education Program


Every year there are more and more people turning to modern preparedness and

self sufficiency. Most are full of questions, so we have compiled a course to help ease the

transition from an average person to someone who can weather anything that comes their

family’s way.


  1. Pine Needles Dying and Basket Weaving - Jamie Childers 4-H Leader


In this class attendees will be introduced to the art of rope style basket weaving and simple dying techniques.



  1. Pine Needle Hedgehog Project - Jamie Childers 4-H Leader


Kids will get to make their own hedgehog out of pine cone, pine needles, glue, air dry clay and

google eyes. This class has a maximum of 20 youth attendees per session. Make and Take Fee: $2


  1. Understanding Tincture Ratios & Solubility - Jamie Schmotzer of JW Apothecary


The main goal of this class is for students to understand ratios and solubility as they relate to making herbal tinctures. It is highly recommended, though not necessary, that students buy the book, Making Plant Medicine - https://amzn.to/3qOu8B2, by Richo Cech, as the underlying goal is for students to walk away from the class confident in being able to use this book to make a wide variety of tinctures.


  1. Fire Cider - Jamie Schmotzer of JW Apothecary



The main goal of this class is for students to learn what Fire Cider is, how to make it, and how to use it. It is recommended, though not necessary, that students buy the book, Fire Cider! – https://amzn.to/3zstdtP, by Rosemary Gladstar and Friends (including Jamie!), as it is my hope that students will add Fire Cider to their home remedy repertoire.


  1. Foundations of Making Plant Medicine - Jamie Schmotzer of JW Apothecary


The main goal of this class is to discuss why making plant medicine may be a viable alternative, or supplement to, so-called “modern” medicine, and it is my hope that students walk away from the class inspired and confident that they can learn to make some herbal remedies for themselves. 


  1. How To Light Fires With Flint and Steel - Jamie Schmotzer of JW Apothecary


In this class students will learn how to light fires with flint & steel. They will learn how to make charred cloth, find and process materials for a bird’s nest (tinder bundle), put together an effective fire lay, create a spark with flint and steel, and coax an ember into flames. Attendees will receive a flint & steel kit that comes with a steel striker, a piece of flint, charred cloth, and a container to store the kit in. Maximum number of attendees per class - 20. Make and Take kit fee $20


  1. The JW Apothecary Woodsman’s Essential Oil - Jamie Schmotzer


In this class I will introduce the students to the herbal kit that I almost always take with me when I’m camping, hiking, or bushcrafting in the woods. Students will learn why I have been using this kit for so many years, and they will make their own kit with ingredients that I will provide.


The kit includes an Altoids style tin and the ingredients necessary for each student to make my full kit consisting of roller ball bottles filled with each of the following four herbal preparations: 1) an infused and essential oil blend formulated to support minor cuts, scrapes, and the like, 2) an infused and essential oil blend formulated specifically to help with burns, 3) a diluted essential oil blend formulated to help with breathing and congestion after sitting around a smokey campfire, and 4) a disinfectant liniment that I have adapted to be useful concerning possible

infections and to help promote healing of wounds. Maximum number of students in this class is 20 - no children permitted in this course. Make and Take Fee: $20


  1. Building A Bugout Bag - Dave Canterbury - Dual Survivor TV Show and Self-Reliance Outfitters 


Class Details Coming Soon!



  1. Preparing An Emergency Get Home Bag - Pioneer Survival Company Eric and Shawn Seitz


In this course we will lay out the essential components of a get home bag. We will discuss the emergency gear inside and how to adjust it based on your season and location.


  1. Fundamentals of Backpacking and Wilderness Safety - Pioneer Survival Company Eric and Shawn Seitz


In this course we are going to teach the fundamentals of preparing for a backpacking trip. Additionally, we will teach hiking techniques, essentials and basic first aid.


  1. Hand Sewing 101 - Tara Dodrill of Old School Survival Network


Attendees will learn the basics of hand sewing while creating a large stuffed rabbit, teddy bear, cat, or dog stuffed animal to take home with them. Yes, even if you have never sewn before you will be able to finish an adorably soft stuffed animal during class. The sewing kit each attendee will receive will have all the fur, stuffing, and doll sewing needle necessary to make the project, and include a pattern and instructions to make more stuffed animals and an outfit for them to take home. Scissors and thread will be provided in class.


Class open to adults and children - children under the age of 10 will need adult or teen supervision and a little help with the project. Friday only class unless there is a waitlist and a second class will be added on Saturday. Maximum of 25 attendees per class. Make and Take Fee: $20


  1. Hand Sewing For Kids - Tara Dodrill of Old School Survival Network


The children will have a choice of making one of three simple and small stuffed rabbits, frogs, or dinosaurs to take home with them. They will be provided with a craft needle, scissors, and  thread to use during the class. The craft needles are sharp. Children younger than the age of 8 will need adult or teen supervision and help during the class. Friday Only Class unless there is a waitlist and class will be held again on Saturday. Maximum of 20 children per class. Make and Take Fee: $5



  1. How To Start Sewing On The Cheap - Jay Hercules of Opossum Pouch Goods



Jay sews thick canvas and other materials to make tents, tarps, and a wide range of Bushcraft goods. In this class beginner sewers will learn how to sew on a practical level on a portable machine. They will get information on how to begin sewing as a hobby and develop it as a full fledged skill. Cost effective ways to get started will be a main focus. Also, ways to develop skill without spending a bunch and how to improve your skills without an experienced coach. Participants could attend daily and learn something new. This is a 2-hour class.


  1. Making Jerky Over An Open Flame - Bill Carpenter of Bible And Bushcraft

More details coming soon.


  1. Getting Home - Jeff Smith of The Everyday Prepper


Provides knowledge for how to get home in an emergency. This course will provide

instruction for those "less seasoned" and promote critical thinking for those with more

experience. We will explore the importance of planning and the types of emergencies

you may encounter. We will take a look at what you can do to prepare yourself for such an event and the equipment you will need. Next we will dive deep into what it will take for

you to be capable of succeeding and reaching your destination. We will finish with items

that are handy to have in your get home bag.


  1. Old Tools For The Future - Jeff Smith of The Everyday Prepper


Do you have the tools and the knowledge you would need to survive a grid down

scenario? We have all but forgotten the tools our parents and great grandparents

used to help get us where we are today. Most retailers have forgotten about them too.

Here, we will reach into the past and pull out the tools from the past, along with modern

versions for many, that will fulfill your needs if the lights go out. We will also discuss the

quality you will need to last you a lifetime and where you can find them. Live demos for most!


  1. Beekeeping - Ryan Lehman and Sean McLaughlin


Details coming soon!


  1. Youth Archery - Dave Runkle - Wildland Firefighter, Wildlife specialist, and Technician for Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District


Youth ages 5 and up can learn the basics of archery shooting and safety. The children will take turns practicing their aim in small groups after instruction time during the class session. Each session of this class is limited to 20 youth attendees and pre-registration is required. 


  1. Building A Natural Fork Slingshot - Jamie Boggs of Burning River Bushcraft

 

In this course we will be crafting a flat band slingshot from a tree fork. Starting with a precut fork you will carve the fork to fit your hand. You will also be provided with a precut leather pouch and cut latex bands. With the supplied materials we will assemble the bands and attach the bandset to give you the perfect draw length. 

 

Learn shooting grips and practice with your new slingshot on a reactive steel target range. This course is fun for all ages but children should be old enough to safely handle a knife or have an adult to assist them. Youth may attend this class, but younger children will need the aid of an adult or older teen. A maximum of 25 students can attend one of the four sessions for this class. Attendees will need to bring a pocket knife. Make and Take Fee: $5. 


  1. Fishing Lure Carving - Jamie Boggs of Burning River Bushcraft


In this class you will be carving and painting a fully functional fishing lure. You will be provided wood, a pattern and taught several carving techniques to help you carve the perfect lure. You will learn how to attach the supplied hooks to the lure body. Paint and varnish will be supplied to give your lure a custom look. This class is fun for all ages but youth should be old enough to safely handle a knife (attendees need to bring a pocket knife with them) or have an adult to assist them. This class is limited to 25 attendees per session. Make and Take Fee: $5.



  1. SHTF “Ladies Only” Preparedness - AlphaSixx Foster of Holistic Preparedness


Sorry, guys, but us gals have some chatting to do! In the online survival community, we tend to see men dominate posts and topics. So, us ladies have found a great benefit in groups that help us open up and focus on topics that relate directly to our skill-strengths and needs. From moms, grandmas, families to single women of all ages working preparedness on their own, having a group of likeminded sisters is hugely beneficial. Join Sixx for a Ladies Roundtable to discuss topics and concerns that are more “lady” focused!




  1. Thrive or Cry When The SHTF? - AlphaSixx Foster - Holistic Preparedness


Let’s go beyond beans and bullets and talk about strategies you can utilize to build a more well-rounded self that is confident in your decisions and skills - no matter the situation. Come prepared to do a self-focused dive into where you are and where you want to be as a person and a prepper as Sixx guides you through some basic self-discovery activities and goal setting. If you’ve ever found yourself wishing you had a personal coach to help you get organized and intentional, you’re in the right place.


  1. CCW Laws and What Happens After The Bang  - Vinton County Sheriff Ryan Cain and On Guard Defense Gun Range and Training Center owner, AKA “Ohio’s Gun Gal” Judi Phelps


Learn the laws that not only govern acquiring a concealed carry permit, but also about open carry - Constitutional carry rules. Sheriff Cain and Judi will share insight on what to do after you use your firearm in self-defense.


  1. Orienteering - Dave Runkle Wildland Firefighter, Wildlife specialist, and Technician for Vinton Soil and Water Conservation District


Learn the basics on how to use a compass.  We will learn about declination, using a compass, pacing and judging distances.  We encourage folks to bring their own compass if they have one.


  1. Orienteering Scavenger Hunt For Kids - Dave Runkle


The children will be given a scavenger hunt card to take with them on a supervised hike to find natural treasures in the woods - and perhaps a few things that do not belong.


  1. Lady Warriors - Judi Phelps of On Guard Defense


In this ladies only class attendees will learn about situational awareness; gun safety rules, unarmed self-defense techniques and a whole lot more from highly trained and expert females. 


  1. Ammunition Reloading - Tad Lockad of Lock and Load Outfitters Limited


More details coming soon!


  1. Foraging - Dave Runkle


Take a walk through the woods and learn how to identify edible and healing trees and plants - as well as what plants not to touch … ever.


  1. Constitution - Scott Phelps of On Guard Defense and Professor Robert Owen


Learn about our nation’s founding document, how it applies to our everyday life, as well as the ways that it comes under attack in our modern world.

  1. Off Grid Living - Brittany and Justin Sandlin - Honey I’m Homestead


Learn about not just what day to day life is living off grid (in the case of the Sandlins, with 4 kids!) but also how to make the leap and get off the grid yourself - even if you are a newbie to this whole self-reliant way of life.


  1. Homesteading Basics - Brittany and Justin Sandlin - Honey I’m Homestead


In this class you will learn how to get started in homesteading, no matter where you live or what skills you currently possess. Get a better grasp of what everyday life is like on a homestead - especially if you have children.


  1. Knives For Kids - Madison Poole of Bombproof Bushcraft


This class will provide the kids with two useful tools to take home. First we make a two sided strop used for honing knives daily. One side will be leather, the other will be emery cloth. Then the class will make a spatula from wood using a knife. I suggest either a sharp pocket folding knife or a sharp fixed blade bushcraft type knife. Serrated blades are not recommended. KNIFE SAFETY WILL BE TAUGHT PRIOR TO THE CARVING. Parents are highly encouraged to take part with their child during the class. Class is recommended for ages 8 and up. Maximum of 20 children per class. This class will be offered Friday and Saturday only unless there is a waitlist and another class will be added on Sunday. Make and Take Fee: $5.


  1. Try Stick - Madison Poole of Bombproof Bushcraft


Learn essential notches, how to make them, and what they are used for during this class. In bushcraft, making things from the landscape means using the most readily accessible resource at hand. That is usually wood. Using a sharp fixed blade knife (preferable) you will actively create a "try stick". This is a make and take. And while the try stick is not technically useful for anything it allows you to reference and practice the notches that you can use to create almost anything out of wood in the wilderness.



  1. Herbal Salve and Chaptick - Tara Dodrill of Old School Survival Network


Attendees will learn how to make two different types of herbal salve and be able to make either their own all natural “Neosporin” or a sore muscle, joints, and tendons salve as well as an herbal chapstick. Maximum number of attendees per class for this make and take course is 30 - children are welcome but those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Make and Take Fee: $7



  1. Butchering and Smoking Meat  - Randy Yates, Sarah Rodriguez, Dave Natcher, Bonnie Sue Campbell, and Arnie Rodriguez


A cow will be butchered and smoked during this all day class, where attendees watch, learn, help with the process and taste the delicious end result. This class runs throughout the day on Friday and Saturday as a drop in as you desire course.


  1. Blacksmithing  Donn Wagner of Lightning Creek Forge


Classes will run all day with a drop in and watch or schedule a hands-on training slot. More details about blacksmithing class and a Make and Take component coming soon!


  1. Martial Arts Class #1 - Mike Francis of Kage Dojo


Details coming soon!


  1. Martial Arts Class #2 - Mike Francis of Kage Dojo


Details coming soon!


  1. Martial Arts Class #1 -  Hakim Isler - Elite Guard President and  “The Black McGyver”

Details Coming Soon!


  1. Martial Arts Class #2  - Hakim Isler of Naked and Afraid fame and the “Black McGyver”


  1. Martial Arts For Kids - Mike Francis, Hakim Isler, and Daniel Leathers


  1. Woodworking - Chris McDaniel of Woodworking McDaniel Style


Chris will be demonstrating his woodworking skills using a portable lathe throughout the day, while educating those who stop to watch about the art of woodworking and offering tips and techniques for working with wood, especially salvaged wood.

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  1. Fiber Arts And Spinning Wool - Jordan Smith


Class details coming soon!


  1. HAM Radio - Randall Lynch and Angi Shinaver


This class will be taught in different intervals throughout the weekend so attendees can complete all of the required training to sit for a HAM radio certification test - which will be offered on-site during the final afternoon of classes. More details about the class and the test taking fee coming soon.


  1. Class #1  - Matt Justice of Beaver Creek Bushcraft


Class details coming soon - expect this class to relate to ax heads and using hatchet heads to learn how to make a hanging ax.


  1. Class #2 - Matt Justice of Beaver Creek Bushcraft


Class details coming soon!


  1. Goat Milking and Husbandry - Deb Summers


Attendees will learn about raising and breeding goats and get the chance to learn how to milk a nanny during the class.


  1. Basic Survival Knots - Daniel Leathers of Ox In The Wild

This class will cover numerous basic knots, hitches, etc and based on time will delve into lashing. This class is geared to the beginner and is suitable for youth and adults. Youth under 12 will need a parent or other adult to assist. Knots include the square knot, half hitch, bowline, etc. 


  1. Ropework - Daniel Leathers of Ox In The Wild


Basic Lashing. Building on the basic knot class, we will expand into lashing techniques in order to build cool camp gadgets. This is a basic class and is geared toward the beginner


  1. Pioneering Rope Work - Daniel Leathers of Ox In The Wild


This class builds on the concepts in Basic Lashing class. The students will use what they’ve learned to build camp gadgets such as flagpoles, ladders, tables, chairs, etc. - which gadgets will depend on time available.


  1. Primitive Skills Flint Knapping and Cordage Making - Evan Phillips


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Fermenting The Survival Garden - Suzanne Upton Shires


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Wild Edibles - Suzanne Upton Shires


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Colloidal Silver - Jon Wemmer


Learn how to make colloidal silver and about all of its many traditional uses.


  1. Tallow Making And Uses - Brea Miller of Miller’s Natural Living


Learn how to make tallow, create an all natural balm to take home and receive a recipe booklet. Class is limited to 20 attendees per session. Make and Take Fee: $10.


  1. Primitive Archery  James Miller of Miller’s Natural Living


Learn how to make and use primitive bows and arrows, testing your new skills on archery targets during the class session. Class limited to 25 attendees per session.


  1. Gardening For Kids - Sarah Clancy


Sarah will be teaching children basic gardening skills using the same STEM focused model she had delighted children with for years in her Las Vegas elementary school classroom.


  1. Survival Class - Shawn Kelly of Self-Reliance Outfitters


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Growing Up In A Communist Country: An Immigrant’s Story - Professor Robert Owen


Learn what life was like growing up in a Communist country, why you would never want to do that, and signs to be on the watch for that communism or socialism is creeping into America


  1. Math And Science For Preppers - Professor Robert Owen


Hone your math and science skills for vital survival estimates:  How to measure height of a tree w/o climbing it. How many cords of wood can one get from one tree? How to build a house with no heat expenses in winter, and how long does food really stay safely edible


  1. Medical Prepping Class - Chuck Dailey


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Class #2 - Chuck Dailey


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Brain Tanning Hides - Mary Elizabeth Williams


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Make and Take Class - Mary Elizabeth Williams


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Class #1 - Sarah Rodriguez


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Class #2 - Sarah Rodriguez


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Class #1 - Donna Dailey


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Class #2 - Donna Dailey


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Self-Reliance Class - Dexter Conley


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Kayaking and Canoeing - Raccoon Creek Outfitters


Learn self-reliance watercraft uses and safety while taking a spin on the pond.


  1. Patriot and Rights Class - Heartland Defenders


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Essential Oils - Shanelle McLaughlin


Class Details Coming Soon!


  1. Medical Class - David Dietrich of GetReady! Emergency Planning Center


Class Details Coming Soon!


*** Classes subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.