Black Swamp Fall 2023 Bushcraft Gathering
November 2-5th 2023 (Arrival starts Noon on the 2nd)
A working bushcraft and experimental archeology event where we build structures and simple machines to learn the techniques our ancestors used to not only survive but thrive in a primitive world.
The skills we learn together at 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 Woodland Camping (Hammock Friendly)
- Outdoor Skills Workshops – we’ll be building multiple projects throughout the gathering.
- Campfire Socializing – Wind down each night with a fire and conversation.
- Trade / Barter Blanket – Bring your unwanted outdoor gear for trade and barter.
Black Swamp Gathering 2023 Projects:
- Viking House Improvements – the Viking House needs a roof.
- Bushcraft Meat Smoker – A multi-tear smoker using materials the landscape provides.
- The “All Night Fire” Lay – Based on a promising technique seen online, we’ll put this method to the test in the hopes to create a fire that burns throughout the night without maintenance.
Attendance is free, but we’re accepting donations for tools, supplies, and camp maintenance.