Adirondack-style Pack Basket Weaving Class
An Adirondack-style Pack Basket is a truly functional piece of basketry: a treasure you will use for years! Join us in this all-levels class for an excellent introduction to weaving. On the first day, students will weave the basket, experimenting with naturally-dyed rattan, and on the second day, the group will finish the rim and attach the straps. You will leave with a gorgeous, sturdy pack basket, ideal for harvesting, hiking, and camping! No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up.
Food and Water: Water will be provided but you will need to provide your own food of your choice. We recommend quick field expedient meals such as Wise Food, Survival Cave Food or MRE’s. They can quickly be made at our primitive camps and won’t slow down the learning process. You can ship these meals to the course location if you don’t want to carry them. We will store them until you arrive.
Minimum Survival Gear Required:
Bring your gear with you. We do not provide you with gear unless you purchase it from us ahead of time. You don’t need much equipment for our courses, though good equipment does speed the learning process up greatly! You don’t have to buy our gear to attend the course, but you need survival gear of equivalent quality.
Fixed blade knife, outdoor clothing, boots, overnight camping gear, small backpack.
Check our full Recommended Items List for more suggested gear options!
Instructor: Kirsten Zulyevic (aka Survival Betty)
Length: 1 days/0 nights (overnight option available)