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Workshops, Classes, Courses & Group Events

Much of our time, energy, and resources are devoted to our Apprenticeship Program and supporting our Apprentices on their journey. In addition, we host public courses and workshops (listed below) on a variety of outdoor skills, traditional craft, and in-depth self-reliance.

2018 Field Courses & Classes

Field Courses are held at our 300-acre Field Site near Ward, Colorado. Front-country Classes are held near our office in Lafayette, Colorado.

Willow & Rawhide Pack Basket

August 18 - Craft a beautiful 'primitive' pack basket from wild-harvested willow and rawhide. Along the way, you'll learn to sustainably harvest materials, heat-bend wood, how to work with rawhide, and the pros and cons of various strap options.

Primitive Trapping

July 14 - Sometimes called 'passive hunting', trapping is far more calorie-efficient than its hunting cousin. It's a skill that the student of longterm survival will absolutely want to learn and practice.

Primitive Survival Weapons

June 16 - Learn to make and use a handful of primitive survival weapons including thrown weapons, spears, bolas, and the atlatl. Go home with the beginnings of a primitive arsenal.


October 12, 13 & 14 - Tan your own hide (metaphorically-speaking) in our 3-day hide-tanning course, where you'll turn deer skins into brain-tanned buckskin.

The ‘Wallet’ Survival Knife

July 15 - Learn the basic blacksmithing techniques of annealing, shaping, hardening, and tempering as you craft your own wicked-sharp 'wallet' knife that's guaranteed to be the sharpest knife you own.


Carve your own bow in our 4-day course: Learn to split/season wood, proper bow design, tillering, and finish work.

Outdoor Skills 101

Outdoor Skills 101

May 26 - Basic skills are being lost. Rekindle that know-how with our introductory outdoor course: knots, knives, fire-making, navigation, and more!

Fire & Ice: Winter Woodlore, Bushcraft & Survival

February 10-11 - Learn to build emergency wintertime shelters, make fire in any conditions, ‘make’ water, stay warm in winter, and signal for help.

Groups & Corporate Events

Gone Feral takes the Management, Marketing, and Sales team from Boulder Beer Company out for a day of fun, learning to make fire.

Survival: The Original Team-Building Exercise.

We host groups at our 300-acre Field Site north of Ward, Colorado, amid the wildness of the upper Montane forests of the Rocky Mountains. With so much space so close to home, it’s easy to get away from it all yet not spend half the day in the car.

Whether yours is a group of 2 or 200, we’ll guide your tender feet along the paths of wilderness survival – to wilderness thrival. Packages are custom-designed to meet the needs and size of your group.

The goals of Gone Feral’s private wilderness survival programs are to:

  • Teach quality, core and advanced skills in a safe wilderness environment
  • Offer life-expanding, alternative activities for modern professionals
  • To show clients a great time, amid the beauty of the Colorado Rockies