Class Gear List

Badlands Fieldcraft

This gear list is for both classes I offer.

Please see this article for an example of how I personally pack for class.

Navigation and note taking – Land navigation is a big part of these classes. By the end of them you will be able to navigate at a professional level and I have to ensure you have the right tools to do the job. Because of this I will be teaching using the Suunto MC2NH compass and will require every student to have one. If you have other compasses you like to use feel free to bring them and use them, but you need to have the MC2 at a minimum.

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The Bush Tactics Course Description

Badlands Fieldcraft


Proto – a combining form meaning “first,” “foremost,” “earliest form of,” used in the formation of compound words.

Tactics – A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal.

Throughout history small bands of men have had to work together against nature and threats from other men to protect their homes and families and to seek out resources. The successful ones did this using team work and tactics that have lived on in different forms to eventually become what is known today as small unit tactics.

“Indian scouts watching Custer’s advance” – Frederic Remington

Over time these prototactics have been used over and over, with adaptations, to work for the end users. By studying these prototactics small teams can learn the most applicable skills to ensure their survival as they attempt to accomplish their goals.

Apache fighters – Yahnozha, Chappo, Fun…

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