Events

Black Swamp Winter Camp 2024

Dates:
February 9-11th 2023 (Arrival starts Noon on the 9th)

Location:
Robertson’s Farm
4575 Ohio 103
Bluffton, OH

During Winter Camp we’ll be testing our metal in the cold and hopefully snowy conditions. A hot tents and stove is recommended, but I’ve done winter camping without.

We’ll spend a portion of our time maintaining the group fire. Cutting, chopping and burning wood to keep warm. But it’s also a great time to test out your winter gear to see if it will keep you warm and dry.

Planning to hold some target practice, cook some group meals, and a probably work on a few bushcraft projects.

What you can see and do:

  • Primitive Woodland Camping (Hammock Friendly)
  • Bushcraft! – utilize resources off the landscape to build one or more projects, alone or in a group.
  • Bushcraft Meat Smoker – Somewhat of a tradition, bring some sliced and seasoned meat to for the smoker. Just a pound or 2 is fine, we’ll share in the jerky among the camp.
  • Campfire Socializing – Wind down each night with a fire and conversation.
  • Trade / Barter Blanket – Bring your unwanted outdoor gear for trade and barter.
  • Target Practice – Bring your firearms, ammo, and safety equipment. We’ll have a few steel targets set up away from camp for a little bang and clang action.

Winter Camp Projects:

  • Nothing set in stone – feel free to craft, share skills, or just socialize.
  • 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.

Tickets:

Attendance is free, but we’re accepting donations for tools, supplies, and camp maintenance.


Black Swamp Gathering 2024

Dates:
May / June 2024

Location:
Bluffton, OH

What you can see and do:

  • Primitive Woodland Camping (Hammock Friendly)
  • Campfire Socializing – Wind down each night with a fire and conversation.
  • Trade / Barter Blanket – Bring your unwanted outdoor gear for trade and barter.
  • TBD

Black Swamp Gathering Projects:

  • TBD

Tickets:

Attendance is free, but we’re accepting donations for tools, supplies, and camp maintenance.