Randall's Adventure Training Advanced Bushcraft class for 2018 is a 3 day class that my wife Moriah and I took in March. The weather was a little bit colder, and damper than we had expected, and in classic fashion, I forgot to bring a bunch of stuff, to include the rain fly for our tent, chairs, and various other things. Luckily I had a 20'/20' tarp! As I understand it, every Bushcraft class is a little bit different, and I even got to see a few subjects covered at students request (more on that later), so what you see in this review may give an accurate concept of the types of things taught, but not necessarily EXACTLY what is taught, nor how. Of course, this is 2018 so we started the day bright and early at 0800 with a little bit of waiver signing etc. We then went to what is called bum camp, to begin our training! First, we got into construction of a short term shelter. By short term I mean something thrown together with little to no materials on hand for a nights sleep, possibly with no sleeping bag etc. I always wondered how you would easily and quickly make the door, and I was happy to see that that was a big part of what we talked about at the end! Did I mention that it was cold!? Then we moved a little bit into try sticks with some simple notches, as well as a bit of education on a few different ways to use your knife (safely). This was followed by making a pot holder, which was actually very valuable to me, as their method was much easier than what I had been doing. I believe after that we broke for lunch, I'm still a bit fuzzy on how the exact timeline played out with all that, but we were always given plenty of time to eat. After that we went into making some traps- this could have been some of the most valuable information of the class for me personally, as no matter how much I learn about primitive trapping, I have never had certain aspects of more realistic trapping and placement explained to me, that was awesome! And it led to some REALLY exciting lessons later in the class! After setting up a little trap line, by request, primitive hooks were covered a bit, as well as how to make hooks from paper clips, and then we got into FIRE! We started fire with the fire roll, this was quite the challenging task for me! But Moriah successfully got it! James was able to dedicate time to her while she was working on it, and was really able to (kindly) push her beyond what she knew that she could do, resulting in a success, a HUGE win for anybody struggling with a task! James also showed us a few other primitive fire techniques and materials. James really likes fire building, and his passion for what he was doing is unquestionable, and the number of things that I learned from him outside of what was laid out in the curriculum was incredible! Day 1 ended with everybody feeling accomplished and learned, and led to what could be the best part of Randall's Adventure Training, the fellowship and meal afterword's! Talk about some awesome instructors and awesome people to just hang out with!