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Briar Patch Outdoors

What to Bring

These courses can be taken with no additional gear other than clothes, a tent, and a sleeping bag. However, certain items are recommended.

Rain Gear
Water Bottle
Mess Kit
Pocket or sheath knife
Notepad and pencil

Anything else needed will be either provided or noted for the specific course.

Some Thoughts on Gear…


Durable and comfortable are words to keep in mind. Nothing should be tight. For trousers, Army type pants are very good. Long pants are better in the woods than shorts. I do not recommend nylon or other synthetics because they are dangerous around camp fires. Plan on getting dirty! Shoes should be intended for hiking or sports. They should be broken in BEFORE you come to Briar Patch. We recommend a hat of some sort, depending on the weather. Bring a couple more pair of socks than you think you will need.


We like SIMPLE tools. A Swedish Mora knife is wonderful. Pretty much anything you are comfortable with will work, as long as it is sharp. Feel free to call about specific recommendations.

- Woodsrunner Tips -

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Briar Patch Outdoors
219 Holmes Street
Durand MI 48429
(989) 288-0168

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