Jack Mountain Bushcraft School Online Learning Academy
Because You Need To Trust Where You Get Your Information
Welcome to BushcraftSchool.com, the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School Online Learning Academy. We help people become more skilled, more knowledgeable, more experienced and more confident outdoors by using traditional skills, a few simple tools and field-based experience. Whether you’re looking to go from city slicker to competent outdoor professional, want to experience a remote expedition, or just want to learn a few new outdoor skills, we’ve got you covered.
On this site we offer the same tested, trusted instruction we’ve provided at our field school for over two decades. People use this information to prepare for a course or expedition, supplement their field course, seek certification, and learn at their own pace and in their own place.
Tim Smith, M.Ed.
Founder & Registered Master Maine Guide
There is a problem with learning from the internet and YouTube that people don’t want to talk about. The teaching qualifications of many there consist of their ability to use a recording device and upload those recordings to the internet. Much of the information is just plain wrong and put out by people who don’t know any better. They have no field experience. There is no vetting process. As a result posers and pretenders sometimes generate large followings, often to the detriment of their followers.
If you’re like me, when you take your kid to the doctor you want someone who has the appropriate training and experience, not someone whose background consists of having a bunch of followers on the internet.
Unlike many YouTubers, we are not aspiring instructors, wannabee guides, hobbyist outdoorsmen, internet celebrities, the ‘flavor of the week’, or reality tv personalities. We are experienced professionals: Registered and Master Maine Guides licensed in the hunting, fishing, recreation and sea kayaking categories with over 2 decades of full-time, year-round experience guiding and teaching.
Cheap and free are the new expensive. Time is precious. How much of it do you have to spend determining if free information is correct? You need to trust where you get your information. We don’t offer information for free because that which has been tested in the field for decades is worth paying for. If you don’t agree, go to YouTube and take your chances. Our reputation is built on more than 2 decades of field experience. Ask around, do your research, then jump on board.