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Don’t Miss These Classes at the Fall Gathering

Don’t Miss These Classes at the Fall Gathering

While the Georgia Bushcraft Gathering offers great food, industry-leading vendors, music, giveaways, and plenty of community, one of the best parts of the weekend is the amazing group of instructors who lead classes and sessions. From stone-age primitive skills to modern homesteading techniques and everything in between, there's truly something for everyone. A comprehensive list will be available soon, but we wanted to put together a teaser of some of the folks who will be at the 2024 Georgia Bushcraft Fall Gathering, sharing their expert knowledge and skills.

Why not start off with a crowd favorite, Mr. James Gibson? James has been an ABS Journeyman Bladesmith for decades, and he teaches and designs knives for Randall's Adventure Training/ESEE Knives. Last year, he taught a number of courses at the Gathering, and he took part in our Bushcraft Roundtable on Saturday night. This year, he'll be teaching a new course that will show attendees how to make a copper fish hook like those found in archaeological digs in the Middle East.

Fermenting is a truly timeless way of preserving food around the world. If you're looking to dive into fermenting, Suzanne Shires of Simple Homestead Living has a session for you. Suzanne will not only cover fermenting at home but also how you can ferment in the wild to expand your wild food options.

If you've been to the GABC Gathering before, there's a good chance you've seen Andy Wylander. He's not only taught classes, but he's also a frequent volunteer at the check-in station. This year, he'll be breaking down what you need to know to up your survival knife skills. Andy will cover how to choose a knife for everyday carry, bushcraft, and survival tasks, plus the skills you need to effectively use those blades.

Samuel Kelly of Twin Hawks Outdoors first joined us at the 2023 Fall Gathering, and we're excited to have him back. This year, he's sharing his tried and tested knowledge of primitive hunting techniques in a session on building the atlatl. Each participant will leave the class with a handcrafted thrower and two darts that they can use to further explore this ancient hunting tool.

If you've been to a GABC event or even kept an eye on the blog, there's a good chance this next instructor needs no introduction. Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen, Ph.D., has taught numerous courses at past events and frequently helps us expand our plant knowledge across a variety of topics. During the Gathering, you can learn firsthand about the useful trees, bushes, weeds, and mushrooms from Merriwether.

Last but certainly not least, we will have multiple instructors from the Fuel the Fires training group. They'll be covering a wide variety of topics, including Cooking with Wild Foods, Introduction to Canning, Leadership Fundamentals, and more.

In a couple of weeks, we'll be back with the full class schedule once it's completed. Don't miss out on these opportunities to expand your bushcraft, survival, and homesteading skills! Get your tickets below!


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