The focus of this class is on turning readily available renewable natural materials into serviceable and sustainable camping equipment and implements. First we will turn willow shoots into strong flexible bindings called Withes. Then we will turn the Withes into long lasting and serviceable locking Carabineers to take on your next camping trip! Students will also make whistles out of willow or tamarack saplings, boil a kettle on a Swedish Candle, help craft a Voyageur style pot hanging tripod, carve pot hooks, and be inspired by a plethora of other natural wilderness camping equipment to be shared with students and explained during the class. Ages 8+ with an adult.
Length: 2 Hours