Jason Drevenak, Primitive Skills Instructor
Name: Jason Drevenak
Occupation: Bushcraft Instructor
Place of Residence: Hedgesville, West Virginia
Background and Personal History: Jason grew up on his family’s homestead in West Virginia hunting, fishing, hiking, building shelters and making tools. After serving as a medic in the Army and subsequently returning to college, he made a career of teaching people how to engage with the outdoors through various businesses.
Now, his wife and he have returned to the family homestead to re-wild. They have quit their fancy jobs and are raising wheat and goats while they run a nonprofit bushcraft school to pass along some of their skills and knowledge. Jason also regularly teaches primitive skills at gatherings up and down the East Coast.
Current Projects: The North American Bushcraft School teaches classes in ancient fermentation, basket-making, hide-tanning, flint-knapping, fire making among others. Its members are currently trying to attain total food sufficiency for themselves and their business.
Other Fun Facts: Jason’s wife, who will feature in many of his blogs, is a graduate-degree-holding marine biologist from the Virgin Islands who is less sure of the couple’s choices than Jason is. This leads to more hilarity than he can describe in a fun fact.
More places to find Jason on the Web:
The North American Bushcraft School
The North American Bushcraft School Facebook page