Official Launch January 1, 2023

Defining Bushcraft, Survival, Outdoor Education, Woodcraft, and Primitive Skills

Modern Survival Skills Defined: 
Modern Survival Courses teach the skills required to deal with sudden, short-term, and life threatening situations when participating in outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, hiking, climbing, backcountry camping, wilderness travel, and working in remote areas.  It can also be applied to sudden life threatening situations such as plane crashes, battlefields, disasters, famine, and other traumatic situations.

Bushcraft Defined: 
"Bushcraft is about surviving and thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include; firecraft, tracking, hunting, shelter building, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, rope and twine-making, and many others." - Bushcraft Wikipedia  

Outdoor Education Defined: 
A broad area that can be simply defined as experiential learning in, for, or about the outdoors.  Outdoor Education topics can include; nature awareness, plant and animal identification, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, climbing, canoeing, birding, camping, environmental education, conservation education, adventure education, school camping, wilderness therapy, and more.  Outdoor Education often involves small groups actively engaged in adventurous activities for personal growth under the guidance of an instructor or leader.
Woodcraft — or Woodlore
"Denotes skills and experience in matters relating to living and thriving in the woods -- such as hunting, fishing, and camping -- whether on a short or long-term basis.  Traditionally, woodcraft pertains to subsistence lifestyles, with implications of hunting-gathering.  In more recent times, and in developed countries, it relates more to either outdoor recreationalism or survivalism." -  Wikipedia.
Primitive Technology or Primitive Skills
Denotes skills and experience gained from studying and practising innovative human developments from ancient to pre-modern, and how they were utilized in their relevant time period, to help cultures and societies live and advance.  For example, the ability to start a fire substantially changed the way humans could live on our planet, and so by studying how this skill was accomplished we can then attempt to repeat or simulate it.  Another example would be to study how ancient Egyptians utilized clay to create incredible and wondrous pottery and buildings.

Experience the splendor of Winter Camping

Consider the Themes below, then choose your adventure:

Winter Hot Tent Camping - Build your confidence with snowshoe trekking, canvas tents with stoves, navigating frozen rivers and lakes, and all the gear to be comfortable in winter.

Animal Tracks and Sign - Learn to read animal tracks and sign, and gain deep knowledge of the intimate lives of boreal animals.

Life on the Trap Line - Experience how to set traps, harvest animals, process hides, and travel the trap line.

Winter Survival/Bushcraft Skills - Focussed on outdoor skills for winter such as: sawcraft, axecraft, winter shelters, processing firewood, firelays for winter, knife skills, snowshoes, winter clothing selection, and more.

Winter Hot Tenting/ Camping Introduction

February 3-5, 2023

Cost $200

Learn about clothing, footwear, tents, stoves, snowshoes, cookwear, and freight toboggons. Comfortable base camp at Nature Alive Adventure Centre.

Animal Tracking Workshop - Winter

February 25 & March 11, 2023

Cost $120

Learn to read and understand animal tracks, trails, and signs.

Life on the Trap Line

January 2024

Cost - $1100

Understand animal tracks, trails, and signs.  Discover how to set traps for various animals, locate prime areas for trapping success, process animals and prepare hides for a multitude of uses. 

Custom Adventures

Nearly 90% of our courses and trips arise from groups and individuals contacting us, and hiring us specifically for their needs. 

We would like to build a custom adventure for your group

A fun video on the joys of Winter Camping

Winter Adventures

Winter Adventures

Winter Adventures