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Mountain Scout Survival School

Location: Hopewell Junction, NY

Description: In the woods...Wilderness 1, offered in Hopewell Junction, NY introduces the seven arrows of primitive skill; shelter, water, fire, food, tracking, awareness & movement. In the city...Urban Preparedness offered near Central Park in NYC will open your eyes to becoming prepared regardless of your environment.

Contact:,, 845-629-4866

Category: survival, camping, hunting, plant ID, foraging,

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Jillyann's Wood-Fired Cooking School

Location: 141 Wildes District Rd. Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Description: Our goal is to expose you to the wonders of woodfired cooking and give you a chance to see how this old-fashioned method can magically transform raw ingredients. We’ll also spend time in our indoor teaching kitchen equipped with a Viking gas oven and a Wolf electric oven. So if you don’t have a stone oven on your patio, if you don’t have the patience to wait for logs to catch fire, or if it’s pouring rain and the romance of being outside dims, never fear. We’ll give you the recipes we’ve developed and the techniques you’ll need to make beautiful Italian-inspired food in your own home oven.

Contact:,, 207-967-4960

Category: bread/pizza, cooking,

Vermont Tiny Homes

Location: Various Locations: VT

Description: Peter King is an experienced Vermont carpenter, an inspiring teacher, and a tiny house enthusiast. He has been building Tiny Houses in Vermont for years. He conducts weekend workshops in Northern Vermont. Join the new socioeconomic housing movement that reduces the world's carbon footprint by building small and living large.

Contact:,, 802-933-6103

Category: homebuilding, gardening, carpentry, forestry, farming, permaculture, milling,electric, plumbing,plant ID


Location: 7865 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673

Description: In hands-on classes that explore and engage, we teach the arts of design and building as an integrated process, and provide instruction in fundamental skills. We offer nearly 100 classes in sustainable building and design, construction, natural building, architectural craft, woodworking, working landscapes and ecosystems, energy efficiency, and building science.

Contact:,, 888.496.5541

Category: homebuilding, carpentry, timber framing, permaculture, off the grid, leather, cabinetry, electric, plumbing, basket making,forestry, milling, sustainable agriculture, metal work,composting,

Lincoln Electric

Location: 22801 St Clair Ave, Euclid, OH 44117

Description: A school that teaches the theory, techniques and practices of welding safety and arc welding processes since 1917.

Contact:,, 1-844-818-6038

Category: welding

Christopher Nyerges

Location: 4550 Oak Grove Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Description: Regular field trips and workshops to learn about urban and wilderness self-reliance and survival. Learn about WILD FOODS, WILDERNESS SKILLS (such as fire-making, weaponry, shelter-building, etc.), URBAN SKILLS (such as food and water storage, emergency preparedness, alternates to electricity, etc.), and general NATURE AWARENESS and ECOLOGY awareness.

Contact:,, (626) 791-3217

Category: plant ID, survival, foraging, off the grid, biology, Basket making, camping,cooking, trapping, hunting, blacksmithing

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