The new Midwest School of Bushcraft

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  1. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Yo, guys.
    I wanted to let all of you know about a new school that has just opened in the mid-west. (Heads up hardwoodsmen!)
    It's the Midwest School of Bushcraft run by Terry Barney, you know him as Iawoodsman.
    Terry is a former certified Air Force survival instructor and guide in the boundary waters area.
    You can check out his bio here:
    Instructor bio
    He's the real deal guys. Just so you know I'm not in on this, it's all Terry's show. I posted it here for two reasons.
    1. I have learned more from Terry in the past year than I have from my whole life in the woods. Stuff that is invaluable for a woodsman of any kind to know.
    2. Dare I say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from a guy who has forgotten more about wilderness survival and bushcraft than I have known. There are lots of schools up north and out west but we don't have many that are of this caliber of instruction here in the mid-west.
    I can guarantee you that if you decide to attend a class you will learn some stuff you've never seen before.

    Not only all that but his classes are highly affordable (cheap!) and he's a hell of a nice guy. And he's a stand up guy, if he tells you he's gonna do something then you can take it to the bank.
    If you're interested in attending you can check out his web site here:
    Midwest School of bushcrat
    I'm telling you, you won't regret it.
    Thanks for listening,
    Iz
     
  2. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    WOOOOHOOOO! Awesome and about time we have a real deal nearby. I want to be treated like a darn newbie (I have tons to learn!) and bring my 2 teenaged sons. This is excellent news!
     
  3. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman

    534
    Sep 21, 2009
    Thanks for all of the kind words Iz. I can't wait to get back in the woods and teaching.
     
  4. SpookyPistolero

    SpookyPistolero

    Dec 13, 2005
    It's a shame to be so far away! That'd be a great course for sure. :thumbup:
     
  5. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    That's great. :thumbup: Best of luck to you IA. Love watching your vids.
    Scott
     
  6. Snow

    Snow

    Jun 3, 2001
    I'm his star student.
     
  7. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Your his something but star student doesn't come to mind at all.
     
  8. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman

    534
    Sep 21, 2009
    He is my pain in the butt!!
     
  9. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    sent you an email IA.......

    Its about time someone put on classes close to me.

    great site btw....
     
  10. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman

    534
    Sep 21, 2009
    Got it I hope to see you soon.
     
  11. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Jake,
    Hope to see you at one, brother.
    Iz
     
  12. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    Im going in Sept Iz. As long as I can get out of work that Sat. Shouldnt be a problem though. Its early enough that I can take Vacation if needed. Already got the go ahead from the wifey.
     
  13. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Awesome, man. I'll see you there then, Lord willing.
    Later,
    Iz
     
  14. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    Yeah, I need some dirt time. Too much goin on lately.
     
  15. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    Yeah, man. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Hang in there, bro.
    Some woods time will do you good.
    Iz
     
  16. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman

    534
    Sep 21, 2009
    You can check out the gear list and other info here.

    http://www.midwestschoolofbushcraft.com/

    September Bushcraft 101 class

    Date- September 10, 11, 12
    Rules- No pets, no children under the age of 16, you must sign a waiver
    Overview- This class will be held in the Loess hills about 1 hour North of Omaha NE. This will be a static camp class. The camp will be located close to a small lake. A canoe will be made available to ferry gear from the parking area to the camp. Formal class will start at 0900 on Saturday. I will be at the site most of the day Friday and all are welcome to come early. Please let me know if you will be staying Friday night so I can plan for breakfast. We will be covering a lot of info in a short time. Here is a brief schedule.
    Saturday- Safety and rules briefing
    Camp selection
    Firewood how and why
    Woodman tools use
    Firecraft
    Lunch
    Sheltercraft
    Knots and hitches
    Water collection
    Supper
    Basic self aid

    Sunday- Breakfast
    Foraging
    Improvising
    Skills practice
    Skill games
    Lunch
    Camp take down

    Meals- Meals will be provided. All meals will be cooked and cleaned up by the group. Cooking and camp hygiene are both very important skills to have.

    Cost- Cost will be 65.00 per person. Payment can be made by check or money order and must be received by August 28th. Please make your reservations via the contact us section on the website. There will only be 8 spots per class. First come first serve basis.
     
  17. j williams

    j williams

    Nov 14, 2005
    Your MO went out today brotha.

    Iz, if you wanna carpool, just lemme know. Brandon said hes pretty sure hes goin, and is down to carpool as well.
     
  18. IA Woodsman

    IA Woodsman

    534
    Sep 21, 2009
    Thanks J
     
  19. bindlestitch

    bindlestitch

    Oct 23, 2006
    J,
    Sounds perfect. I can swing through on my way and pick you up. Then we can meet Brandon in Kc and then head on up to Iowa.
    When it get closer to the time I'll get ahold of you and we can iron out the details.
    Iz
     
  20. Snow

    Snow

    Jun 3, 2001
    Hell yeah. I am so excited about this. Time to dust off the gear.
     

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