Black Swamp Bushcraft Gathering

(formally the NW Ohio Bushcraft Campout)

June 1-4th 2023 (Bluffton, OH)

A working bushcraft and experimental archeology event where we build structures and simple machines to learn the techniques our ancestors use to not only survive, but thrive in a primitive world.

The skills we learn from the Black Swamp Gatherings will give us a leg up if we ever happen to find ourselves in a survival situation.

What you can see and do:

  • Primitive Wooded Camping (Hammock Friendly)
  • Outdoor Skills Workshops – we’ll be building throughout the gathering
  • Chuckwagon Meals – We don’t have the 2023 details hammered out quite yet, but Dinner and quite possibly other meals and coffee should be available for the campers.
  • Campfire Socializing – Wind down each night with a fire and conversation.


Attendance is free, but the expectation the group projects will be collaborative.

Our Chuckwagon chef accepts donations for the food he’s providing.